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Today's Opinions

  • Writer takes issue with reasons for high gas prices

    It seems that the national news media have been prepping citizens to the idea that gas prices at the pump will once again reach $5-plus this summer.

    Keep in mind that Washington politicians deregulated the commodities exchange in 1998, giving billionaire speculators a free hand to buy and sell all the oil they want.

    Prices have nothing to do with supply and demand anymore.

  • Rockwood sewer bills ­— why do they run so high?

    Having moved back to Rockwood after 53 years, I am devastated over my sewage bills.

    Water and sewage are on the same bill. I need to know why the sewage bill is two or three times higher than the water bill.

    Being on a fixed income, it’s hard enough on me to pay a bill that I feel is fair.

    These sewage bills are totally unfair. The meter and pipes have been checked for leaks. There are none.

    What can we residents do to get our sewage bills lowered?

    I have no idea where to go, what to do, or who to talk to.

  • Newspaper’s calendar helps get out word

    Thank you for putting our singing in the paper this past year and many years before.

    It is the only way many of the people who come to our singing know who is going to be there to sing and when they will be there.

    Thank you again for all your help.

    Gene Lawson
    Dogwood Church Family
    Dogwood Baptist Church

  • Writer takes issue with Democrats on many issues

    When people jump on the ignorance of the Supreme Court, they should wear a light shoe.

    Three sitting judges (including the last two) were appointed by Democratic presidents and Senate.

    Justice Ruth Ginsberg told officials in Egypt that they should look at the Constitutions of other countries such as South Africa and Canada as a model because ours isn’t relative to today.

    I will agree that this judge, appointed by Clinton, is stupid. I also agree that Justice Kegan should recluse herself from any review of health care matters.

  • Doctor has no plans to move to Midtown cluster

    I am the family practice physician at Kingston Health Associates at 900 Waterford Place in Ladd Landing, Kingston.

    My nurse practitioner, Deborah Upchurch-Howard, and I would like to assure our patients that we will be remaining in our current location. Despite the moves of many other health care officies, we will not be moving to Midtown or any other location at this time.

  • GUEST OPINION: Tobacco case: Feds’ warnings went too far

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    The federal government can require that tobacco companies warn the public about health hazards, but it can’t force them to scare smokers out of the habit.

    That was the finding recently by Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., who struck down a Food and Drug Administration rule as a violation of the First Amendment. Leon had earlier issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the FDA from requiring the new warning labels on cigarette packs.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Facing plain truths about oil prices, and Islam

    Well, here we go again, kind reader, — caught up in the net of nefariousness woven by the big oil companies and their Wall Street speculator/bail-out beneficiary, allies — in a constantly escalating upwards ride in the gasoline price balloon.

    Remember last time, when all the wise talking heads “explained” to us dummkopfs how the price rise was all simply an aspect of the free enterprise system, governed by the law of supply and demand?

  • Religious liberty and politics — tread carefully

    Everyone wants religious liberty for themselves, but that does not mean they believe in religious liberty.

    Religious liberty exists only when people give to others the same religious freedom they want for themselves.

    This recognition should be especially promoted by Christians, for Christ said, “What ever you would that others should do to you, you do the same to them.”