Opinion

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Three Branches

March 26, 2021 Niki Turner 0

Our founding fathers established three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. In a simplistic explanation, the legislative branch — the representatives elected by the people — determine laws that need to be made for […]

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Editor’s Column: Groupishness

March 18, 2021 Niki Turner 0

In his book “The Righteous Mind,” moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt writes about “groupishiness,” the innate tendency of humans to lump themselves together based on likes or dislikes, similarities in culture or appearance, hobbies and habits, […]

Opinion

Editor’s Column: A Sad Milestone

February 27, 2021 Niki Turner 0

The United States marked a sad milestone this week: 500,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19. You can argue about the numbers. You can insist that the doctors who are treating those patients are fudging the numbers […]

Opinion

Rough-drafting history is slow going

February 22, 2021 Niki Turner 0

Local newspapers are often referred to as the “rough draft of history.” This last year has been an interesting one to scribble about. In the decades to come, as science and reason and history come […]

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Editor’s Column: One Good Thing

December 27, 2020 Niki Turner 0

This has been a year of unusual events. The conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in the night sky for the first time since 1226 A.D., is just one of those events. From our perspective on […]

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