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Opinion

We must respect one another

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have never been very political. I am 59, Roman Catholic and come from a devout Irish family whose grandfather, father and brother served in law enforcement. I was brought up Democrat, raised to respect my faith, my family and my country. What guides my vote more than ...

History in the Hills: Hancock County history

Local Columns

Any regular reader of my column will already know of my love for Williamsburg in Virginia. As a historian, Williamsburg was like Disneyland to me. The experience of visiting a place with so much history and a living sense of the past was captivating. Lucky for me, that feeling has generally ...

Abortion harms society

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Science has revealed that at the very moment of conception, a unique person is created, an individual genetically different than any other human being ever created or who ever will be created. That is a fact of biology that cannot be denied. Any time a life in the womb is ...

Cards are stacked against us

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Did you ever watch a movie where we are at war, God against Satan, Americans against socialists or communist and you think the good guy is going to win? Then you realize it’s real and the cards are stacked against you. It’s not just Republicans against Democrats ...

Who is God?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Who is like the God our lord? He is kind, tenderhearted, understanding, caring, patient, forgiving, merciful, loving, beautiful, amazing, awesome, glorious, powerful, gracious, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-present, wise, the way, the truth and the life. He is our strength, ...

Looking back at bloomers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As one of the foremost crusaders for woman’s rights during the 19th century, Amelia Bloomer championed causes such as women’s suffrage, temperance and a greater role for women in the everyday affairs of running the nation. She became the deputy postmaster of Seneca Falls, ...