Cynthia M. Allen: Confronting our nation’s racial discord? It’s not brain surgery

Cynthia M. Allen: Confronting our nation’s racial discord? It’s not brain surgery

For the first 55 minutes of the first Republican primary presidential debate, it was easy to forget that Ben Carson was a participant.The soft-spoken ...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Charlotte Observer: A more urgent need for new drone rules

AUG. 21, 2015 — In June, a Southwest Airlines pilot looked down as he approached Love Field in Dallas to see a drone just “a few hundred f...

August 24th, 2015 |  


Christine M. Flowers: What isn’t true about ‘anchor babies’ and the 14th Amendment

Christine M. Flowers: What isn’t true about ‘anchor babies’ and the 14th Amendment

I had a former “anchor baby” in my office the other day. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? It’s that almost my...

August 24th, 2015 |  



Jim Krumel: Lima loses a legend in Richard Smallwood

Jim Krumel: Lima loses a legend in Richard Smallwood

A smile, a big hello, and a twinkle of the eye always greeted you when you walked into Richard Smallwood’s barbershop.Always.Dick was a barber i...

August 23rd, 2015 updated: August 23rd, 2015. |  


Meghan Daum: In a way, we all work for Amazon now

Meghan Daum: In a way, we all work for Amazon now

Maybe it all started with the drone tease. Remember back in 2013, when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced plans to someday make deliveries via “Oct...

August 23rd, 2015 |  


David Trinko: Summer of snoozing comes to an end

David Trinko: Summer of snoozing comes to an end

The calendar may say the days get shorter and the nights get longer ever since the start of summer.But the coming week will turn that all around in my...

August 23rd, 2015 |  


Letter: Trump is conflict waiting to happen

Voting for Donald Trump as the Republican candidate is a huge mistake. As history teaches, it is not a great idea to follow someone solely based on pe...

August 23rd, 2015 updated: August 26th, 2015. |  


Letter: Law or lawlessin Mercer County

Serious questions need to be asked of Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey following the recent story about the tazing of a Mendon man.In the past year in ...

August 23rd, 2015 |  


Carter: My work’s not done

Carter: My work’s not done

ATLANTA (AP) — Cancer in his brain is forcing Jimmy Carter to slow down, but the 90-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is insisting on keeping up...

August 23rd, 2015 |  


Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘All lives matter’ — words of moral cowardice

Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘All lives matter’ — words of moral cowardice

This is a column about three words of moral cowardice:“All lives matter.”Those words have risen as a kind of counter to “Black lives...

August 23rd, 2015 |