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Today's Opinions

  • 11-12 We Won political cartoon
  • The real reason tourism here stinks

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    Most of you will be happy to have this election over with if for no other reason than to stop hearing Mitch and Alison berate each other a thousand times a day.

    Me? I can finally stop listening to local politicians tell us what they will do to fix our tourism dilemma.

  • A deal almost too good to be true

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I can’t help but marvel at the unbelievably good deal the group that sold the industrial park property to the EDA received — a deal that is certain to get even sweeter over time.

    I have all the documents on how the deal went down and even I can barely believe it!

  • Nightmare brewing for local Democrats?

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    If the interviews I’ve conducted over the past couple of weeks are any indication, Thursday’s candidate forum at the middle school has the potential to be informative and entertaining.

  • When misinformation leads to mistrust

    As Americans, we often rely on the expertise of others to make an informed decision. If you have cancer, you visit an oncologist to give you variety of options on how to treat the disease. If you car isn’t running properly, you take it to a mechanic. If you have chronic soreness and stiffness, people often visit a chiropractor. With the same logic, we trust the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be experts in the spread of contagions and limiting the spread of contagious diseases such as Ebola.

  • Get ‘blanking’ signs off intersections

    Column as I see ’em …

    I ranted a bit last week about the non-existent enforcement of the new city/county sign ordinance and should have mentioned the following: those campaign signs candidates and their supporters are putting up all over the county aren’t supposed to be traffic hazards, are they? Several in particular are getting way under my skin, not because of who they represent but because they block the view of an already sketchy intersection.

  • Football team’s hazing went entirely too far

    The details of the most bizarre high school hazing event I have ever heard of were recently reported at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey, where upperclassmen reportedly sexually assaulted freshman football players by lifting the victims by their feet “while a finger was force into his rectum,” according to NJ Advance Media.

    So far, six have been charged in connection to the locker room assault, according to NJ Advance Media. The remainder of the football season has been suspended.

  • 10-15 cartoon