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Today's Opinions

  • SOUDER: Ours is a tenuous freedom – to be sure

    During the past couple of weeks, the whole world seemed to be watching the unfolding events in Egypt. Each night on television, or each morning in the newspapers, Americans watched as the protests began gaining momentum.

    As more and more people took to the streets of Cairo, many wondered if there would be violence and how what was going on there might affect the surrounding areas and even the rest of the world.

  • What we think: Immigration issues can’t be solved here

    The members of our General Assembly appear fixated this term on the idea that they must provide some antidote to the problem of illegal immigration, which is a topical and touchy issue for so many Shelby Countians.

    Two different bills are working their way through the enactment process – the Senate passed its version in January, and the House is doing its part now – and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) has said he believes some sort of measure will come to a full vote.

  • We congratulate: Animal groups’ working together

    What a wonderful concept it was on Saturday night when all the animal support organizations of Shelby County came together for a unified fund-raising events, Monarchs, Mutts and Meows.

    That catchy title – and headliner entertainment – aside, this was a landmark occurrence when the collective power of these niche organizations brought in a crowd so large that some may have had to be turned away.

  • A couple of presidential presences worth celebrating

    On Monday we will celebrate the births of two of America’s most renown presidents: George Washington, who couldn’t screw up a job for which no one had any expectations, and Abraham Lincoln, who dared to allow a nation to screw itself up in order to set it on course to purge itself of crimes against mankind.

    Despite those who disagreed with their views, their tactics and even their legacies, these men are the icons against whom all subsequent presidents are measured.

  • A couple of presidential presences worth celebrating

    On Monday we will celebrate the births of two of America’s most renown presidents: George Washington, who couldn’t screw up a job for which no one had any expectations, and Abraham Lincoln, who dared to allow a nation to screw itself up in order to set it on course to purge itself of crimes against mankind.

    Despite those who disagreed with their views, their tactics and even their legacies, these men are the icons against whom all subsequent presidents are measured.

  • A couple of presidential presences worth celebrating

    On Monday we will celebrate the births of two of America’s most renown presidents: George Washington, who couldn’t screw up a job for which no one had any expectations, and Abraham Lincoln, who dared to allow a nation to screw itself up in order to set it on course to purge itself of crimes against mankind.

    Despite those who disagreed with their views, their tactics and even their legacies, these men are the icons against whom all subsequent presidents are measured.

  • A couple of presidential presences worth celebrating

    On Monday we will celebrate the births of two of America’s most renown presidents: George Washington, who couldn’t screw up a job for which no one had any expectations, and Abraham Lincoln, who dared to allow a nation to screw itself up in order to set it on course to purge itself of crimes against mankind.

    Despite those who disagreed with their views, their tactics and even their legacies, these men are the icons against whom all subsequent presidents are measured.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 16, 2011

    About SPLC’s response

    A hidden agenda
    Mark Potok in his My Word (“Calling a lie a lie is not suppressing free speech,” Feb. 2) appears to have a hidden agenda, just as does his organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center. On the surface this group appears to be fighting the good fight to correct the ills of our society.