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November 3, 2016
Reader Opinion: Vote positive
There is an upside to electing our leadership by citizen voting, it is participation in democracy. Some people may feel that we don't have a great choice among candidates, but we have much more than do the people of many nation-states.
November 3, 2016 - 9:15am
October 26, 2016
Reader Opinion: Grassroots democracy
Like many of you I couldn't survive this campaign season without the TV remote's mute button. This is worst I've seen. I watched debates to see where the candidates stood on issues. Gave up. Researched proposed legislation and emailed the candidates for their position. No luck. ...
October 26, 2016 - 10:06pm
October 25, 2016
OPINION COLUMN: Living - and dying - in America
We are fortunate to live and die in America. Billions of people have died from starvation in third world countries. Millions have died in war torn places and never knew a moment of real peace during their lives. So many live and die in harsh nations where daily life is mere survival....
October 25, 2016 - 9:45am
October 20, 2016
Africans say - Trump's rigged election comments a "gift to dictators"
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 20 (Reuters) - If Donald Trump is interested in rigged elections, Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti says he could teach him a thing or two. Biti was arrested for treason and detained for a month after daring to suggest his party had defeated President Robert...
October 20, 2016 - 11:36am
Trump says he may not accept election result, in challenge to U.S. democracy
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday would not commit to accepting the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential...
October 20, 2016 - 9:50am
September 22, 2016
Reader Opinion: Inherited wealth
Accumulating wealth has, unfortunately, become the focus of this nation in the last several decades. During that time there has been a slow shift from the concerns of a healthy democracy for the welfare of the entire nation of citizens, to a market driven morality, defining priorities...
September 22, 2016 - 9:39pm
September 7, 2016
U.S. warns Russia against interfering with Western politics
OXFORD, England, Sept 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned Russia against interfering with Western "democratic processes" and accused Moscow of aggressive behavior aimed at eroding the international order. He did not elaborate on what Russia might be...
September 7, 2016 - 10:57am
September 6, 2016
President Obama defends Kaepernick's right to protest even if message obscured
HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was exercising his constitutional right by refusing to stand for the national anthem, although he added that the nature of the protest could make it hard for some to hear his...
September 6, 2016 - 8:29am
July 18, 2016
Reader Opinion: Governance and economics
I generally do not respond to other letters, but recently I was inaccurately labeled so I felt I should. The inaccuracy comes from a basic misunderstanding of the difference between economic systems and systems of governance. The three economic systems we have been familiar with are:...
July 18, 2016 - 8:31pm
May 26, 2016
Reader Opinion: Memorial Day
Memorial Day is one of those special days for this nation and, like many of our national holidays, it is focused on the celebration of democracy. The focus is on those who served in the military throughout our history, and especially about those who gave their lives to help preserve...
May 26, 2016 - 10:26pm
April 18, 2016
Reader Opinion: A will and a way
We all know the old saying, "Where there's a will, there's a way." Once there is enough will to do something, the way will become apparent. We also know that when there is no will there is no way.
April 18, 2016 - 7:51pm
March 23, 2016
Reader Opinion: The American story
We all know the American Story. It is about the Declaration of Independence, forming a democratic nation when no one thought democracy could work, developing a constitutional government to sustain that nation and then to move toward improving our democracy sometimes by controlling...
March 23, 2016 - 11:47pm
March 8, 2015
Guest Opinion: Out of control
We all understand about control. Self control is something we learn as children, that we can't just do whatever we want, whenever we want. We must think of others and learn to follow a set of guidelines to get along with others and get on in the social world, whether that is our family,...
March 8, 2015 - 11:04pm
February 25, 2015
Reader Opinion: Paradigm shift
Paradigm shift: a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions. It is time for a paradigm shift - perhaps far past time.
February 25, 2015 - 8:56pm
June 18, 2014
Democracy is on the ropes. So what are we going to do about it?
June 18 (Reuters) - Democracy is taking a bashing. On almost every continent, attempts to extend the right of people to choose their own government is running into deep trouble. In Iraq, Egypt, Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and many other countries, democracy is being overwhelmed...
June 18, 2014 - 4:47pm