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Editorials

Another mass shooting — this time in Texas

This editorial is written with a heavy heart — and sense of helplessness. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday afternoon that a gunman had just killed 14 students and a teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio. We also learned many more injured ...

Return ill-gotten profits to the people

Unlike the buccaneers, highwaymen and fuedal land barons of yore, the robbers of the current economy are the oil profiteers, grocery corporations and landlord hedge funds fleecing the working-class people. They must be stopped in robbing the people by the only means of control they understand ...

2022 graduates represent our future

Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. It’s a special time of the year. Not only are we enjoying the warmer weather, but it’s also a time to celebrate new beginnings such as graduations. From kindergarten to college, students can express a sigh of relief as they are ...

Pay homage to those who died in protecting, serving

Police officers in Massachusetts have been running and walking a 425-mile foot beat this week to honor Officer Enmanuel “Manny” Familia, who drowned last year attempting to rescue a drowning teenager last June. The officers honoring Familia are headed to Washington, D.C., where the ...

All of us need healing from pandemic- inflicted trauma

We, all of us who have endured this COVID-19 pandemic, are experiencing the insidious effects of post-traumatic stress, even as the pandemic is still happening, perhaps transitioning into another ingredient in the witches’ brew that is life on Earth. Like the coronavirus, these insidious ...

Keep it civil at school board meetings, with teachers

Mask requirements. Critical Race Theory. “Don’t say Gay.” There was a time not too long ago when controversial topics at a school board meeting were limited to a favorite teacher/administrator/coach not having a contract renewed, dress codes or a an allegedly biased coach. Those ...