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<![CDATA[Forum File]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/forum_file_20170624&profile=1064 The reading list

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<![CDATA[THE LAST WORD: Extraordinary word abuse at The New York Times]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/the_last_word_extraordinary_word_abuse_at_the_new_york_times_20170624&profile=1064 I can’t stop myself from keeping a mental list of words and phrases that have been bastardized beyond repair by journalists. They range from the trite, such as... ]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/the_last_word_extraordinary_word_abuse_at_the_new_york_times_20170624 <![CDATA[THE BUZZ: Another try at Trump bites the dust]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/the_buzz_another_try_at_trump_bites_the_dust_20170624&profile=1064 The special election in Georgia's 6th congressional district was going to be President Trump's Waterloo. Democrats were sure of it. So they recruited Democrat Jon Ossoff, even... ]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/the_buzz_another_try_at_trump_bites_the_dust_20170624 <![CDATA[LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Losers continue their childish ways]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/letters/letter_to_the_editor_losers_continue_their_childish_ways_20170623&profile=1064 Why is it that when someone gains notoriety in their field of expertise, likee an acting award, or sports championship, they often feel that they have won the right to pontificate to the masses... ]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/letters/letter_to_the_editor_losers_continue_their_childish_ways_20170623 <![CDATA[LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Will sidewalks and alleys be fully funded?]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/letters/letter_to_the_editor_will_sidewalks_and_alleys_be_fully_funded_20170623&profile=1064 The proposed income tax rate to fund river development and maintenance was to be expected. But to try to sell the increase by including a carrot to fund sidewalks and alleys is disingenuous. ]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/letters/letter_to_the_editor_will_sidewalks_and_alleys_be_fully_funded_20170623 <![CDATA[GUEST COLUMN: The whole world needs America to be great again]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/your-voice/guest_column_the_whole_world_needs_america_to_be_great_again_20170623&profile=1064 For the progressives, prior to the actual election, the very sight of those coming to the Donald Trump rallies and wearing those red hats declaring “Make America Great... ]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/your-voice/guest_column_the_whole_world_needs_america_to_be_great_again_20170623 <![CDATA[EDITORIAL: Whatever happened to repeal and replace?]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/editorial_whatever_happened_to_repeal_and_replace_20170623&profile=1064 There might be something funnier than congressional Democrats complaining about the Republican Obamacare “fix” being drafted in secret, but offhand we can't think of... ]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/editorial_whatever_happened_to_repeal_and_replace_20170623 <![CDATA[LETTER TO THE EDITOR: True tolerance is agreeing to disagree]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/letters/letter_to_the_editor_true_tolerance_is_agreeing_to_disagree_20170622&profile=1064 When it comes to religious freedom, people are confused.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/letters/letter_to_the_editor_true_tolerance_is_agreeing_to_disagree_20170622
<![CDATA[GUEST COLUMN: We're blindly mistreating this precious planet]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/your-voice/guest_column_were_blindly_mistreating_this_precious_planet_20170622&profile=1064 We were just ready to head home from Kokomo’s Seashore public swimming pool. It was 1950 and several years before Dad had the miraculous surgery that corrected his hearing... ]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/your-voice/guest_column_were_blindly_mistreating_this_precious_planet_20170622 <![CDATA[EDITORIAL: Global warming in the classroom]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/editorial_global_warming_in_the_classroom_20170622&profile=1064 There is a bubbling controversy about how to teach “manmade global warming” in the classroom. Is it a scientific certainty about which there can be no dispute? Or is... ]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/editorial_global_warming_in_the_classroom_20170622 <![CDATA[LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jehovah's Witnesses should have permits]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/letters/letter_to_the_editor_jehovahs_witnesses_should_have_permits_20170621&profile=1064 I am writing a letter to say that the Jehovah's Witnesses need to be made to purchase a permit to assemble.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/letters/letter_to_the_editor_jehovahs_witnesses_should_have_permits_20170621
<![CDATA[LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WE don't need a riverfront tax increase]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/letters/letter_to_the_editor_we_dont_need_a_riverfront_tax_increase_20170621&profile=1064 Let's consider other means for riverfront than taxing without representation

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/letters/letter_to_the_editor_we_dont_need_a_riverfront_tax_increase_20170621
<![CDATA[GUEST COLUMN: We can choose to invest in the future]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/your-voice/guest_column_we_can_choose_to_invest_in_the_future_20170621&profile=1064 We have a choice. Leaders have a choice. We can believe in and invest in our future, or we can give up and decline. We can inspire people through hope and vision, or we can use... ]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/your-voice/guest_column_we_can_choose_to_invest_in_the_future_20170621 <![CDATA[EDITORIAL: Think Indiana is a low-tax state? Guess again]]> http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/editorial_think_indiana_is_a_low-tax_state_guess_again_20170621&profile=1064 Indiana hiked its gas tax and vehicle registration fees this year to fund a long-term infrastructure program, so officials have had to tone down their bragging about low taxes a... ]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400 /opinion/editorial_think_indiana_is_a_low-tax_state_guess_again_20170621