Opinion

January 11, 2013

When it became known that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) was President Barack Obama’s likely choice as the next secretary of defense, a skirmish broke out between supporters and detractors that was reminiscent of the recent, vitriolic presidential campaign. Now that the president has formally nominated Mr. Hagel, it is time to ignore the slogans CONTINUE »

BY Phil Jacobs
January 11, 2013

I can’t get Newtown, Conn., out of my thoughts. It’s only been a little more than two weeks since Adam Lanza shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and started killing children. The other day, I read another tragic story about the killing of a young girl. She wasn’t a soldier on the front CONTINUE »

January 5, 2013

Rosellen Fleishman (“Artistic Controversy,” Letters, Dec. 21) damns the “Ultra Orthodox marginalized fanatics” for requiring that pictures of semi-nude people be covered up at a exhibit CONTINUE »

January 4, 2013

The mothers drove their children to school that day Before they left, “have a good day” they all did say Not knowing what the day would have in store Having faith everything would be OK for sure. The good Lord did give and 20 souls he took From a small public school named Sandy Hook. CONTINUE »

January 4, 2013

The recent demonic event in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and seven adults were murdered, has surely effected a good majority of our citizens. Dec. 14, 2012 will — and should — be remembered by us. The families of those who died will forever be traumatized. There were many heroes that day, and I include CONTINUE »