- Letters to the Editor
- Friday, March 28, 2014
In Your Opinion: Guns are needed to ensure freedom
There are hundreds of things you can touch on a daily basis that are more dangerous than a gun.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
In Your Opinion: 'Tinkersons' are no 'For Better or For Worse'
I have to agree with Jan Contello. "The Tinkersons" is lame and boring. Bring back "For Better or For Worse."Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Being uninsured isn't worth the risk
This is not politics. It's just common sense.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In Your Opinion: America becoming a socialist state
There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important!Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Bernanke is no Paul Volcker
A month or so back, The Daily Star featured a piece by Clive Crook, a Bloomberg Associate who equated the actions of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke with those of Paul Volcker in 1979 to 1980. Nothing could be further from the truth.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
In Your Opinion: Obama is usurping Congress' authority
Last summer, President Obama used executive orders to enact 23 gun control laws. The media were saturated with commentary regarding these laws. However, most missed the exponentially more significant issue; Obama disrespected the Constitution and every citizen by circumventing our legislative process for his own political agenda by abusing executive privilege. During his State of the Union address, he promised more of the same! Gun control is one of many issues confronting America, but the issue does not trump the process.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: U.S. should send troops to Ukraine
I see no reason why we do not send troops all around Ukraine and do the same thing that Putin did!Continued ...
- Monday, March 24, 2014
In Your Opinion: Pipelines have dangerous past
It would have been appropriate to point out, in the article on the history of the propane pipeline in today's Star, the two disastrous failures of the line:Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Column on fashion struck a chord
I have just finished reading Emily Popek's commentary, "In defense of 'ladies wearing pretty dresses,'" and feel the need to respond. I too, as Ms. Popek, have been fascinated by fashion from the time I was a young girl. Early pictures show me as young as 5 or 6 years of age, carrying purses, wearing hats, and yes, wearing "pretty dresses." I remember fondly of selecting fabrics for new outfits in which my mother would painstakingly produce from her Singer sewing machine.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 22, 2014
In Your Opinion: Support healthy choices at school
March is National Nutrition Month, and a good time to focus on giving kids healthy school food choices. Students usually consume up to half of their daily calories in school, so access to nutritious meals and snacks is important for their health and ability to learn.Continued ...
- Friday, March 21, 2014
In your opinion: Choices are easy in next election
While the elections are eight months away, I feel strongly about the choices we will have in the four most visible races.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
In Your Opinion: Reality is better than reality TV
There are indeed many alternatives to cable television, as Monday's (March 10) front page article makes clear. However, the article did not mention a most fulfilling and delightful alternative: interaction with living, breathing, real human beings.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
In Your Opinion: Lessons taught by Norma Hutman
In March 2011, Oneonta lost Norma Hutman. I had the great fortune to work with Norma in readers' theatre and to get invited to her big, grand old house several times. For a while, I was sad that the house no longer stood or that her theatre troupe, Snark and Bandersnatch, folded. These days, I think its fitting. Norma's house was filled with relics from her life; without her in it, it just wouldn't be right. Similarly, there was so much of Norma in S & B that any attempt to carry on would fall pretty short of expectations.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: College for inmates is good investment
Thank you for reporting that local state politicians, Seward, Tenney, Lopez and McGee, oppose the governor's proposal to provide college education for prisoners.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In Your Opinion: We need freedom to reject aberrant lifestyles
Editor Sam Pollak's recent column (March 1-2) sardonically questions people of faith who in good conscience would not provide services to same-sex couples. He cites the recently vetoed Arizona legislation that would grant this right. Pollak attaches language such as "bigot," "hate," "fear," "prejudice" to those who would support such legislation.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Bring back 'For Better or For Worse'
Please put back "For Better or For Worse" and take out the new comic you are running. It is neither a very interesting nor a funny comic, and my friends and I very much miss "For Better or For Worse."Continued ...
- Monday, March 17, 2014
In Your Opinion: Check chimneys often for creosote
A scary thing happened recently. We had a chimney fire. Our woodstove got burning too hot and the creosote in the chimney began to burn.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: U.S. should help Americans first
The money OUR government gives to foreign countries as aid is $55 billion, not $55 million. That's 55 thousand million distributed to 180 countries. That is 5 percent of our federal budget.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 15, 2014
In Your Opinion: Nanny state has undesired impact
In thinking of what our citizen/government relationship has seemingly changed into over the last 80 years, I'd like to ask some questions.Continued ...
- Friday, March 14, 2014
In Your Opinion: Beers tournament was fun, worthwhile
Hi, my name is Alex Funk. I am a member of Boy Scouts Troop 49 in Hobart.Continued ...