Category Archive: Opinion Forum

Sep 27 2014

The Little Train That Won’t: The Republican party’s refusal to invest in America’s collapsing infrastructure is a recipe for disaster.

I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done — can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Train That Couldn’t. I’m talking about Congress. Since the earliest days of our US of A, the most basic task of this legislative body …

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Sep 06 2014

Do you want some hogwash with that burger?

Burger King bills itself as “home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, a tall tale — hogwash. Both meanings apply to Burger King’s current effort to take over Tim Hortons, a Canadian coffee-and-doughnut …

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Apr 27 2013

The baby-faced bomber

Sometimes a picture speaks volumes. Sometimes it’s outright deceptive. The picture of “Bomber No. 2” didn’t look a bit like a mass murderer. A sweet-faced college kid, the former lifeguard, the nice young man described by classmates and friends. It couldn’t be. There must be some outside organization calling the shots. An international conspiracy, perhaps. …

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Jun 05 2012

Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger

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If we really want to narrow our waistbands, we have to narrow the income gaps that divide us. By Sam Pizzigati New York City’s billionaire mayor wants to ban super-sized sodas and other sugar-packed drinks. Some 58 percent of New Yorkers, explains Mayor Michael Bloomberg, currently rate as either overweight or obese. Their excess pounds …

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Feb 02 2011

Poetry on the range

When many of us think of the iconic Texas cowboy, we conjure up images of a rugged wrangler with a quick draw. We think of a man like Augustus McCrae in Lonesome Dove, who said the best way to live life is to enjoy the everyday things “like a sip of good whiskey in the …

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