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A fiery protest

Relative Truth by BRETT MARINO For most, setting one’s self on fire in protest is so far outside the realm of reality that to attempt to have any type of compassion or understanding for the individual is simply impossible. It’s an act that shows so much anger and desperation, yet at the same time so […]

One-term limit for all in office?

The Way I See It by DON WEST Ok, I’ll admit that I am one of many who have said that our elected in Washington are accomplishing nothing. I have said that they are too focused on their own agendas to stop and look for a solution somewhere in the middle. Be they left-wing or […]

Why are pimps and porn a part of Common Core?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH The school assignment was straightforward enough: “How to Write a Check.” It’s something we all need to learn at some point in life, right? The worksheet featured the image of a blank check and instructed students where particular information should be written: The month, day and year; the name […]

Much respect, Israel

Relative Truth by BRETT MARINO Addressing the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated: “Israel will never acquiesce to nuclear arms in the hands of a rogue regime that repeatedly promises to wipe us off the map. Against such a threat, Israel will have no choice but to defend itself. I want […]

Slaughter the aristocracy

I’M JUST SAYIN’ by SHEILA SMITH It’s a new day in America. Obamacare has officially bound and gagged us all and the government has “shut down” (though taxes are still being assessed). We all know, thanks to public huffing and puffing from both parties, that Obamacare is what led the government to turn off some […]

European vs. American football

Relative Truth by BRETT MARINO About a week ago, I walked into a local bar to watch a football game, a European and true “foot” ball game. The United States was playing Mexico and I was looking forward to the always exciting rivalry match. As I walked across the length of the bar I noticed […]

Wisdom during a time of absurdity

Relative Truth by BRETT MARINO There are many important events happening in the world this week: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani made his case to the United States by writing a letter to the Washington Post that included his stance on a number of issues including Iran’s nuclear program. On Capitol Hill, House Republicans will vote […]

Francis continues to open doors

Relative Truth by BRETT MARINO In his short time as pontiff, Pope Francis I has opened many doors of dialogue previous have chosen to keep shut. From the resignation of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, to being the first pontiff from the New World, his plain dress, and announcement that he is not to judge […]

Thankful for the good times

The Way I See It by DON WEST Over the recent Labor Day weekend, there was a gathering of friends. This group of friends has a history, a history that goes back to when our children were young, our energy was high, and few days or nights passed that didn’t find us together for one […]

Will it never end?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH Twelve years later, I find it difficult to read stories chronicling that day. I have never watched any documentaries or movies based on the events. It is too much for me, and I am not sure why, and I wonder if it is selfish of me to say it […]

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