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Today's Opinions

  • Attitudes to Accomplish Your Goals
  • ‘Is God powerful?’

    A few weeks ago, I got an email at work with the subject line: “Is God powerful?”
    I thought the email would be about God’s power, but it was a political come-on to people of faith to vote for a certain candidate, who supposedly was God’s choice and to please send money.
    Actually, the email lost me at “the great state of Pennsylvania is wrestling with its destiny,” since I live in Florida.
    Not that I don’t care what happens in Pennsylvania, but Florida has enough issues to keep me awake at night.

  • Shop local on Small Business Saturday

    By TOM UNDERWOOD
    Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions.
    According to the survey, only 7 percent of Americans said they trusted Congress a great deal or quite a lot, compared with 29 percent who trusted the presidency.
    Small business, on the other hand, came in second, with 62 percent of those surveyed considering it trustworthy. The only organization to score higher, not surprisingly, was the military.

  • What you need to know about new Social Security statements

    No matter how far away you are from retirement, it’s important to understand your Social Security benefits – and there’s a particularly good reason to do it now.

  • New study looks at discipline issues

    Last week, the Department of Education released its latest annual report on school safety, a study that gives the public a truly comprehensive look at the discipline issues our students, teachers, staff and administrators face.
    Overall, the news is good. Nearly 90 percent of the 660,000 students who attend public schools were not involved in any infractions in 2013-14, and of the remainder, only a small percentage was engaged in violent behavior.

  • Anatomy of an apology

    The Huffington Post online site posts a “cute kid note of the day.”
    One of the most popular notes is called “I Am Sorry Ben.” It goes:
    I am sorry Ben. I didn’t mean to hurt you. I feel like crap.
    I love you and I was trying to hit Chris. I hate my choice I made. I rally (sic) hope you except (sic) my apollogee (sic). When I throo (sic) the sizzors (sic) I was aiming for Chris. I hope you start to feel better soon.

  • The trip(s) to bountiful

    Editor:
    It’s the journey. Not the destination. For sure.

  • Kentucky a leader among states in historic preservation

    When it comes to keeping history alive, few states can match Kentucky.
    The Kentucky Historical Society, for example, will celebrate its 180th birthday in 2016, the same year our country will mark the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. That legislation kicked off the modern era of protecting and promoting the hundreds of thousands of artifacts and sites that, collectively, tell the story of who we are.