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home : insight & opinion July 09, 2014

'The Thought Police are coming after you'

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, in his book The Gulag Archipelago, talks about the way the Communist government not only controlled the actions of the people but also monitored their very thoughts.

Monday, June 30, 2014

'Fiscal reason,' balanced budgets first

I read in the May 20 Daily News that the Unit 2 Robinson school district is treading water in respect as to the budget. This is the step before drowning and is not progress.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Common Core moves into 'pure stupidity'
I read with shock the article in the May 15 paper about Common Core.  Place value?  Number disks?  Tape diagram?  Number bond?  Matching expression?  Partial products vertically?  All these terms being used to teach a second-grade student?
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Young CEO entrepreneurs inspiring
 I am still basking in the delight that was the Crawford County CEO Business Trade Show that was held Wednesday evening at the Robinson Community Center.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rural cemetery needs maintenance
In regards to rules and regulations in cemetery care. Weekly mowing, or waiting until grass covers your feet when you walk through it.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Where are the 'non-temporary' jobs?

I ran into a classmate of mine at the hardware store today and the first thing he asked me was when I was going to write another letter to the editor.  I told him I would as soon as something in the paper ticked me off.  Took one hour. 

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Fund Obama library with donations from lefties

I read with great irritation the article in the April 24 paper about Illinois "kicking in" $100 million for an Obama library in Chicago.  $100 million in a state with one of the greatest financially dire situations in the country.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spotlight not helping writer's appetite

Really? Again with the spotlight? I thought that annoyance was gone but apparently the owners of McDonald's think its a great idea. Here's hoping its some oversight and somebody accidentally flipped the wrong switch.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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