Why do Americans think we are changed for the worse because of 9/11?


In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, it was common to say that the United States was a changed country because of the trauma inflicted by the terrorist attacks. According to a poll released this week by ABC News and The Washington Post, many Americans don’t believe the attacks changed the ...

You can’t ‘debunk’ facts, Mr. Fisher

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to Mr. Fisher’s letter on Sept. 9: I respect your right to an opinion. You can disagree with “Author,” no problem. But debunk. No way. I will reply to your letter’s opinions in order. As I stated in my prior letter, get two economists and you will ...

Dems trashing American work ethic with spending bill

Local Columns

The humongous bill that Democrats in Washington, D.C. are assembling this week is a slap in the face to Americans who work, pay taxes and support their families. The bill demeans work ethic and glorifies government handouts. It sends a message that work and self-sufficiency are for suckers. ...

Divided by war, united by a song

Local Columns

Sometimes it is the strangest things that can take opposing sides with vastly different objectives and provide an unforeseen area of commonality. In this particular case it was a song. It became popular during one of our nation’s most divisive times, the Civil War, and gave each side ...