Opinion Columns & Blogs

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Do unto others

It’s reassuring to know that “others” are out there, separate from our kind. Helps us to feel more secure, part of an identifiable group whose members are closer kin to us. And, therefore, better than those others.

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Robert B. Simpson: Giving up on guns

It’s sad that a nation famous for forging ahead, defying the odds, and finding solutions to problems is defeated. But some of the loudest voices insist that’s the case. Each time there is a new mass shooting, anguished cries for some effort to be made to control the gun saturation of the country are met with the familiar insistence that it can’t be done, you just can’t get there from here.

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Solomon, the ’60s, and taking a knee

After church last Sunday my husband Bill and I sat outside our local bookstore reading the New York Times. Bill glanced up from the sports section and said, “I hate all this kneeling during the national anthem. Can’t they protest some other way? I mean, the national anthem,” he added, emphasizing the last two words. “If they don’t like our country, let them get on a plane and go to Australia.”

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We stand for the Anthem, and for the right not to

I have two outstanding students, who both happen to be football players for LaGrange College. One’s black, and one’s white. One’s liberal, and the other is conservative. One’s a “skill position” player while the other battles in the trenches. One thinks players should take a knee in protest, and the other wants to proudly stand for the National Anthem. But both support the rights of players to kneel.

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