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OPINION
December 4, 2020


Time to Buckle Down
They didn't want to do it because who really wants to ask other adults to do things they apparently do not want to do.

Who wants to be described as bullies, or worst yet, be described as Nazi-like for imposing restrictions on what some feel are their Constitutionally protected liberties?

Who wants to wear a mask, practice social distancing, stay at home and not even go out Christmas shopping?

But then, again, who wants to end up on a ventilator?

Who wants this to be their last holiday season?

Who wants to feel guilty the rest of their lives for maybe infecting a loved one because you just hated wearing a face covering while grocery shopping?

Good questions. Timely questions.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

No relief for drug prices
If you were hoping that this was going to be the year of government action to lower prescription drug prices, I'm here to say that is not going to happen - even though the House of Representatives passed far-reaching legislation almost a year ago that would allow Medicare to begin negotiating drug prices for beneficiaries.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

It's Reality
We think a lot of issues with vote counting our president expressed this past week would be easily solved if he would come out of the White House and talk with some of the very people he is accusing of misdeeds and corruption that in his mind results in voter fraud.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Hope is Elusive in Troubled Middle East
Where is the hope for the Middle East? No matter how hard we try, it is hard to find grounds for optimism about the future of this troubled region. The Middle East has been a focus of American foreign policy for decades. The time, talent, and resources that the United States has spent on challenges in the Middle East are staggering, and the progress only modest.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Thanks, Matt
We have a new hero among our roster of public officials we admire and respect here in Jennings County. We've covered quite a few governmental meetings over the years we have been reporting news, with most of our attention in government being focused on the City of North Vernon.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Newspapers get my vote
There is more content available today about the upcoming election than likely in any previous cycle. While we could fill this page with media sources that have some type of information about the election, most people find their election information on social media (like Facebook and YouTube), cable news networks, major broadcast television networks, talk radio, major public broadcast networks, local television, national newspapers, local newspapers or news websites.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A new partnership
We are anticipating what will happen with the new "partnership" between the City of North Vernon and Historic Landmarks. An article in last week's and today's Plain Dealer & Sun reports how this historical preservationist group has been offered 504 East O&M Avenue by its present owner Jerry Greene, who said his plans to renovate the building became financially impossible because of the financial impact of COVID on his livelihood.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Elections are Fundamental
Elections are the hallmark of representative democracy. As a nation, we put a great deal of faith in elections, and the voting process. We abide by their results. Elections are fundamental to our system of government. We commit to a peaceful transfer of power to the election winners. Elections are the way we do business and make many key decisions.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Act to help media
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A Lasting Legacy
No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States...nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." - the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution enacted in 1868 after the Civil War.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020


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