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Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 7:57 AM

It has become more popular than ever to disagree with a ruling of the United States Supreme Court.Most people disregard these complaints as the sour grapes from those on the losing side. But you have to look no further than Plessey v. Ferguson to see that sometimes the court decisions are less than perfect and should be completely retracted. Unfortunately, that can take decades.The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified 147 years ago. The intent...

Posted Jul 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Ashland School District officials are kicking around the idea of altering the synthetic turf plans for Walter A. Phillips field to accommodate a soccer pitch that is wider than 60 yards. Whether the final dimension will reach the 70-yard width...

Posted Jul 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

American valuesWhat ever happened to America's value system? My perspective has always been about teamwork, helping others, learning, building America, as in phenomenal...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 8:06 AM

Living with uncontested racism creates at least two significant outcomes in a multicultural society.It curtails and prolongs the victim’s full participation in their community’s social and economic life, and it harbors...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 7:24 AM

From time to time, democracies with free elections seem to enter a time of uncertainty and distrust. After watching the news media during past election years we should get used to it. Those out of office know they can’t get into...

Posted Jul 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues. Among us, there are pinks and turquoises and even purples. And these voters...

Posted Jul 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The standard template for launching a presidential bid has become familiar and de rigueur. The newbie candidate appears before a crowded room of enthusiastic supporters, many holding glossy signs with his or her name on it. The candidate stands...

Updated Jul 25, 2015 at 12:27 PM

In Valladolid, Spain, there is a large, elaborate monument to Christopher Columbus. Columbus is kneeling in the prow of a small barge; a figure representing Faith is standing behind him holding a cross and chalice. All this sits atop a globe...

Posted Jul 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Pit bull attacked usHow very ironic we opened our Tidings on July 20 and saw your front-page article, as the day before at the same time my husband was leash walking our little Sheltie. Both were jumped and repeatedly...

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 7:14 AM

After professional golfers wrap up their competitive season each year, the best and most popular among their ranks get to participate in what has been called the “Silly Season.”They play skins games, father-son...

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 6:48 AM

Lawyers are often not held in high esteem, unless of course, you need one. “Go Set a Watchman,” the new novel by Harper Lee, has done nothing to improve the image of lawyers. More than a half century ago, Lee...

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