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Today's Opinions

  • Hopes that good defeats evil for real

    By the side of the Road

     

    Now that our long, hot summer and the warm temperatures of autumn are history, I look forward to one of my favorite preoccupations, spending the cold and frosty days ahead in the vicarious world of good books.

    Call it what you will, an escape from the maddening world that surrounds us, or a thoughtful journey into the literary realms which feed our intellectual, spiritual and emotional hunger.

  • General Washington’s Christmas surprise

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    The year 1776 was a pivotal one for the Continental Army under Gen. Washington. They had been defeated at Long Island and driven from New York.  The approaching New Year was filled with desperation, as the revolution appeared to be failing. Many of the men who made up the ranks of the army would soon fulfill their enlistments and were planning on going home. Most were homesick and demoralized. Washington needed a victory or the glorious cause for which he fought would fade into history.

  • Tax avoidance is no religion

    In a case that has lasted more than a year, an Indiana man’s claims he does not have to pay state income tax due to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is imprudent.

    Rodney Tyms-Bey’s case is now before Indiana’s Appellate Court. He faces felony tax evasion charges and owes Indiana back taxes upwards of $1,000. His defense attorney claims the law opened up a whole new world of legal defense.

    According to the Indy Star, Tyms-Bey filed this claim the day the law took effect, July 1, 2015.

  • I was sick and you cared for me

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited.

     

    Matthew 25:36

     

    Stacie Ferraro died Friday. Her obituary is on Page 5. I did not know her well. I’ve known her husband, Tony, for many years. 

  • Workers need 21st-century strategy to ensure future

    This editorial first appeared in the (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star.

     

    The preservation of more than 800 Hoosiers’ jobs restores their hope and eases their worries going into 2017. For most working-class folks, such peace of mind is a daily goal.

    A deal struck between the state of Indiana and Carrier Corp. – brokered by President-elect Donald Trump – led the heating-and-cooling company to keep open its plant on Indianapolis’ west side. The company got $7 million in taxpayer-funded breaks to stay in Indiana.

  • Don’t get cheated this holiday season

    It’s the busiest time of the year for most of us. While retailers enjoy the extra business and we enjoy the holidays with family and friends, it’s also a time that can bring out the worst in scammers and con artists. In particular, all consumers should keep their guard up about scams involving their utility services.

    Here’s what typically happens: A consumer (often a small business) will receive a call from someone claiming to work for his or her utility.

  • Why fake news is dangerous

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.”

    He was talking about why education matters in a representative democracy, but it’s a safe bet that had he known about fake Internet news, he’d have said the same thing – except maybe with more pointed words.

  • Forget recount, let’s move on

    We found the news that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was requesting vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan surprising and disappointing.

    Stein obviously lost the election badly and there is no way that recounts in all of the states she is questioning would even give her the 5 percent of the vote necessary for the Green Party to qualify for federal funds in the next election.