History Lesson

History Lesson

BY KAREN WEBB I am about to get up on my soapbox again, so look out. Earlier this week I had a post shared with me on Facebook. It had two young African American girls standing on a U.S. flag and had the usual comments from mostly Caucasian...

The Roots Of Our Evils

The Roots Of Our Evils

BY VERN TURNER When did the money meme become the driving force in everything we do? It seems that everything we talk about in our human discourse centers around money, or, more accurately, the shortage of it. Since humans invented the concept...

Spin Machine

Spin Machine

BY SHARON MARTIN Listening to the chairman of the Republican Party a couple of Sundays ago, two things were clear: 1. Power is more important to the Republicans than policy or people. 2. The GOP holds the Clintons to standards that they reject...

Scoop And Toss

Scoop And Toss

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Raising cattle provided a nearly endless supply of “organic fertilizer” for our garden and flower beds. Gathering the fertilizer from our corrals, pastures and pens was relatively labor intensive but it paid huge dividends...

Robbing The Poor

Robbing The Poor

BY SHARON MARTIN Ever hear something that just stops you dead? On NPR, Mara Liasson was discussing political polls. She said that Republicans don’t poll well on women’s issues. That’s easy to explain – unequal pay, attempts to control women’s...

Elwood P. Dowd

Elwood P. Dowd

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Jimmy Stewart’s 1950 portrayal as Elwood P. Dowd featured a carefree and kind man whose best friend was Harvey, a 6-foot, 3½-inch rabbit. The movie was a humorous approach to mental illness, sanatoriums and the somewhat...