Sunday, November 19, 2017

Opinion

Our duty on Earth: sharing, caring, helping those in need

How prominent, powerful, important and great do you think you are, and for that matter I am?The universe we both live in is big, very big. It is 14 billion years old, made up of about 100 billion galaxies (clusters of stars). Each single galaxy conta...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Editorial cartoons for Nov. 16

Editorial cartoons for Nov. 16

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Editorial: Vets should not have to wait years for benefits

Editorial: Vets should not have to wait years for benefits

American military members hurt in service to their country should not have to wait a lifetime for the benefits they deserve. But that’s a reality of the disability process at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which hasn’t made payi...
Published: 11/14/17
Marcus: If Republicans believe Moore’s accusers, why not Trump’s?

Marcus: If Republicans believe Moore’s accusers, why not Trump’s?

WASHINGTONQuestion for Republicans: If you believe the women now, why didn’t you believe the women then?Specifically, if you believe the women accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, why did you ignore the women who accused presidential candidat...
Published: 11/14/17

Column: Hey, Facebook, some guy stole my life!

Recently, I found myself looking at something very strange — a Facebook page full of pictures of myself.This might not have been strange had I been looking at my own Facebook page.But I wasn’t. I was looking at the page of someone allegedly named "Br...
Published: 11/14/17

The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

Wrong side of historyIn the Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan writes that "feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right?" Read "Bill Clinton: A Reckonin...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/17/17

Editorial: Deputies’ rescue reflects best in law enforcement

The bravery two Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies showed a week ago is a credit to them and reflects the professionalism of the office.Deputies Benjamin Thompson and Trent Migues responded at dusk Nov. 11 after 82-year-old Leona Evans of Webster...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Perspective: How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ works

Perspective: How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ works

When Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon this month, her victory was about more than just an athletic achievement. Of course, it’s a remarkable one: She’s the first American woman to win in 40 years, and she did so in a blistering 2 hours...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Perspective: A link between alcohol and cancer? It’s not nearly as scary as it seems

Perspective: A link between alcohol and cancer? It’s not nearly as scary as it seems

By AARON E. CARROLLThe headline had some of my friends in a panic.Citing evidence, the American Society of Clinical Oncology warned that even light drinking could increase the risk of cancer.Once again, we’ve been told that something we eat or drink ...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/17/17

Selected readings from the left and from the right

We live in a partisan age, and our news habits can reinforce our own perspectives. Consider this an effort to broaden our collective outlook with essays beyond the range of our typical selections.FROM THE LEFTFrom "Reflections of an Affirmative-Actio...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/17/17