Opinion

  Should President Donald Trump quit? A large percentage of Americans voted against him and continue to dislike him. About all of the Democrats in Congress are against him and there are certainly Republicans who aren’t Trump fans. I was recently in France and there are plenty of people in that...
The modest Social Security benefits increase planned for next year is a reminder this safety-net program should be just one element in a person’s retirement plan. “Should be” is an important qualifier, however. For too many people, they are at a point in life where they have no other option to turn...
Until our national leaders serving at Washington, D.C. are required to pay the same premiums for the same health care programs as the U.S. citizens that they serve, there will be no real cost reduction plans in health care. There’s simply too much fast money offered to decision-makers by...
The U.S. Supreme Court recently approved parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries, it was reported. Governments in the six countries identified reportedly do not assist U.S. officials in trying to determine if those countrymen traveling to the U.S. are known to be...
In nearby Marshall County, the county commissioners there recently said no to the idea of allowing a public vote on a proposed sales tax increase to help fund the local hospital – Community Memorial Healthcare. A new half-cent sales tax on every dollar was the proposal pitched to put on the next...
  President Donald Trump has renamed terrorists from monsters to losers.  I agree. People such as 22-year-old Salmon Abedi who contrive to inflict such a heinous act as the carnage he recently inflicted in Manchester, England, is the worst of pathetic world losers. Abedi joins now a long list of...
  In the midst of a self-inflicted tax cut disaster at the state level, Kansas lawmakers decided in 2015 they wanted to share their pain by forcing a tax lid upon city and county governing bodies. Starting in 2018 (with budgets now being finalized), the local governing bodies are limited to general...
Here in Holton and Jackson County, much of what’s good about our country today, I think, is reflected in our normal, everyday lives. Some times, however, it is easy to take it for granted. Take summer, for example. Summer in a small town means things like kids swimming at the local pool to cool off...
In the first months of 1967, January through May, leading up to the graduation of the local high school classes, the following news made headlines in The Holton Recorder: *United Telephone to upgrade rural phone services to reduce party lines *Dial phones planned for Mayetta and Denison *Lake Nebo...
President Donald Trump and members of his administration are intensifying their efforts to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, it has been reported. It’s a matter of national defense and national security. The Trump administration...

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