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Opinion

Approaching 2021 with cautious optimism

Editorials

As America begins its trek through the “2021 Experience,” no one should be content with just shallow, general expressions of hope that the next 12 months will be better than the year just ended. If 2021 plays out as an anemic response to the many bad aspects of 2020, the citizens of this ...

Keep fingers crossed 2021 surpasses expectations

Editorials

The Mirror’s editorial of Dec. 31, 2019, began with the observation that “the year that is about to end will be recorded as one of disgust, frustration, sadness and madness — one justifying fear about how it might impact 2020 and beyond in a negative way, both domestically and ...

Figure out funding for state’s roadways

Letters to the Editor

I spent a great number of years serving on transportation committees from the local Chamber of Commerce to various municipal, county and state committees, serving mostly as chairperson because of my understanding of transportation construction, maintenance and enhancements. I was with the ...

Masking at church considers others

Letters to the Editor

During this holiday season, I would like to salute the churches of the area that have made masks mandatory since the June re-opening. It would be a daunting task to try to convince some people that it is necessary to follow the science in light of COVID-19. So many people have perished. ...

US democracy must be protected

Opinion

For nearly 250 years, free and fair elections have been a hallmark of American democracy. In their pursuit to counter a king’s oppressive tyranny, our nation’s founders forged a representative government that gave power not to an elite monarch, but to the people. Since the founding of ...

Drawing line on opioids

Editorials

It seems difficult sometimes to keep up with all the lawsuits against drug companies without a scorecard. But the more we learn about the truly evil practices in which some engaged, the more it seems the punishment cannot be too harsh. A bipartisan congressional report issued in early ...