Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Library’s Oathout congratulated on promotion

    On Perry County Chess Club’s 36th anniversary, we gratefully acknowledge and thank Mr. Larry Oathout for his compassion, kindness, courtesy and professional service.

    Larry is a uniquely multifaceted community resource.

  • LETTER: Bible provides best blueprint for life

    If you want to be part of the Kingdom of God, you have to go by the kingdom’s rules.

    Homosexuality is a sin, according to the kingdom’s rules, the Bible. My opinion does not matter. What matters is what God thinks.

    Tell City

  • LETTER: Bike-athon raised money for St. Jude’s

    The Cannelton Teachers Association wishes to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital a huge success.

    This year’s bike-athon was the fourth-highest for fundraising in the 35 years the bike-athons have been held, raising a little over $4,000. We know that this would not have been possible without the help of many individuals and businesses.

  • COLUMN: Indiana’s high-school grads and economic opportunity

    Indiana Youth Institute

    High school graduation ceremonies this month are celebrating the Class of 2012, and Hoosier graduates can learn an important lesson from the past before they take their next step forward.

    An intriguing correlation exists between today’s economic trends and the economic developments of 100 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Our government’s problem

    Center for Congress

    Americans get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly at a Las Vegas hotel or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes. As well they should. Such conduct wastes money and drains Americans’ respect for their government.

    Washington’s routine for such embarrassing revelations is for executive and legislative officials to express shock, demand an investigation, and vow that such shenanigans will never happen again.

  • EDITORIAL: NYPD violates constitutional guarantees

    The New York City Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims is as outrageous as would be a similar scrutiny of Catholics or members of any other faith.

    New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks proved New Yorkers could not rely solely on the federal government for protection, according to an Associated Press story published Wednesday in the Evansville Courier & Press.

  • LETTER:Third-graders learn about advertising

    Each year, third-graders in my classroom have ended our economics unit by designing advertisements for local businesses. This not only teaches the students about the significance of advertising, but also teaches them about the importance of providing crucial information, and editing their work and then editing it some more. 

  • LETTER:Dogwood Fest’s success in Rome due to many hands