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Posted at 11:01 PM

Last week I recalled the totalitarian state that Mississippi still was in 1964, and ended by noting a minus and a plus of putting current challenges in historical perspective. The drawback is that taking the long view can erode the urgency and passion that characterize immersion in the present. The benefit is that it can impart hope, and thus the courage to go on, when the present seems overwhelming.The younger we are, the harder it is to take a long view. The young have little...

Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 8:43 AM

My less politically fanatical friends have pointed out that while most of the nation is brewing with excitement for the start of football season, I’m preoccupied with the start of campaign season.I can’t seem to...

Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 6:18 AM

Nate Beeler cartoon on Donald Trump.

Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 6:13 AM

Congress is taking on criminal justice reform with zeal. There are approximately 94 bills pending in the House and Senate that deal specifically with sentencing reform. The newly reform-minded Congress is no surprise.The...

Posted Aug 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

This past week on Wall Street was a volatile one for investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, that august barometer for the health of markets, dropped by almost 2,000 points over a one-week period before it began its recovery back into...

Posted Aug 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Oregon is about to once again embark on the insanity that is the kicker refunds to state taxpayers. It is a system that rewards taxpayers with a very modest financial boost, while ensuring that the state will struggle in the next economic...

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 8:59 AM

It’s known as the “senior salute,” and a teen on trial for allegedly raping a freshman at the elite St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, had written up a list of potential conquests.Defendant Owen...

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 6:18 AM

The 38th Parallel dividing North and South Korea is less tense thanks to a sensible new agreement. Pyongyang has expressed regret over land mines injuring South Korean soldiers. The South will curtail loudspeaker broadcasts. The...

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 6:15 AM

Crazy, desperate and armed are a bad combination.Wednesday morning, the world was exposed to two brutal murders from the perspective of the news crew filming a live shot and from a camera strapped to the killer himself.The...

Posted Aug 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Of all the things a community does, installing public art can be one of the most controversial. Ashland has an opportunity to get that process right Sept. 10 when the city's Public Art Commission presents three proposed works it has selected...

Posted Aug 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

 In September, the Ashland City Council will decide on whether to adopt a plan to develop a 93.3-acre parcel of land in Ashland known as the Normal Avenue Development Plan, or NNP. The plan allows for construction of 450 new homes,...

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