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Today's Opinions

  • Groundhog Day betting

     

    Phil Junker

    Guest Columnist

     

    Editor’s Note: Phil Junker is a retired outdoors writer who wrote this column a few years ago about Groundhog Day. The annual observance falls this Friday.

     

    If you have a coin in your pocket, you have a predictor of spring about as accurate as Friday’s observance of the ground, which is looked upon for a forecast each Feb. 2.

  • Indy national landmark great way to honor RFK

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and several new books and newspaper and magazine articles have already appeared to reflect that fact.

    We think one of the best ways to honor both men was proposed last week by three Indiana congressmen, Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young and Rep. Andre Carson.

  • ‘Death with Dignity’ worthy of consideration

    Jerry Davich

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    In November, Don Poore turned to his wife Dreana to ask a desperate question.

    “Indiana doesn’t have assisted suicide,” he said. “What am I to do?”

    For months, Poore suffered from intense back pain that only got worse.

  • Democracy demands a right to know

    At the end of their year, corporations create an annual report for their shareholders. They mail it to those shareholders or present it at a meeting of those shareholders. The information helps investors decide on whether they want to increase or decrease their holdings in that corporation.

  • Snow gets to us all

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Snow has a love-hate relationship with those on whom it falls. Many of us cringe at the very word. We hate snow for what it creates and leaves behind: slick roads, fender benders, sidewalks to shovel, wet shoes and cold toes. That’s certainly been the case the past two weeks.

    Many of us have had enough of winter already and it’s not even Groundhog’s Day yet.

  • Proposed bill would deny dignity to the denying

    A new “death with dignity” bill was proposed in the Indiana Legislature this month, similar to one that was introduced last year but never advanced out of its committee. It would allow terminally ill patients, with their doctor’s approval, to seek medication that, when taken, would kill them.

    We disagree and believe allowing physicians allowing physicians to basically prescribe suicide is morally wrong.

  • Trump’s ironic call for tougher libel laws

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist

     

    Donald J. Trump is the master of irony. Take his promise to toughen this nation’s libel laws.

    “We want fairness,” the president said. “Can’t say things that are false, knowingly false, and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account.”

    Really? You can’t say things that are false? This from the man who claimed Barack Obama was born in Africa and that the father of Sen. Ted Cruz had been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

  • Good riddance to Trump’s election fraud commission

    Occasionally, America’s system of democracy exhibits its resilience by purging unworthy attempts to alter it.

    The demise of President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is a shining example.