Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok testifies before the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform. ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge In a recent editorial, The Blade was outraged that an FBI agent had an opinion (July 15, “How not to hold a hearing”). If you think that investigators of the local, state, or federal police agencies do not have opinions you are mistaken. When investigating wrongdoing they have strong opinions. Agent Strzok has not been found to do anything improper despite his feelings for Donald Trump. PAUL FRANKELHolland Click here to submit a letter to the editor Nosing into world elections common I am not here to defend President Trump. I too wished he would have spoken up and said this will not be allowed going forward. But let me share with you a potential reason why he didn’t speak up: A lot of countries, including the United States, try to influence … [Read more...] about To the editor: Investigators have their opinions too
Guest Columnist Mary O'Hearn lives in Parma and is recently retired after working nearly 40 years in various positions in the human services profession. She is now an aspiring artist and volunteers when able to at her church. Mary O'Hearn, retired human services professionalPhoto Courtesy of Mary O'Hearn Although I wanted to respond to Rabbi Nosanchuk's column in the March 22 editions of the Sun News, I did not do so. However, when I read Mr. Berry's response in the May 3 edition, it really motivated me to write this. People of all faiths have differing convictions about abortion. While I understand the rabbi's concerns, there seems to be an automatic assumption that an unwanted/untimely pregnancy will result in a cascade of bad consequences. Instead, it would be helpful if we all realized that there are organizations and people that want to help women through problem pregnancies so that they can establish helpful, even thriving lives for themselves and … [Read more...] about A deeper look at the reasons behind abortion: Mary O’Hearn (Opinion)
opinion George F. Will Washington Post Writers Group Published 10:44 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 “This human nature is shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection.” — Peter De Vries SUMMIT, N.J. — Or from reading the “public letter of admonition” sent by the U.S. Senate’s Select Committee on Ethics to Robert Menendez, the Democratic incumbent seeking a third full term representing New Jersey. Nationwide, Democrats are defending 26 Senate seats, Republicans only nine. Five Democratic incumbents are running in states that 21 months ago experienced Donald Trump swoons: He won Missouri by 18.6 points, Indiana by 19.2, Montana by 20.4, North Dakota by 35.7, West Virginia by 42.1. In New Jersey, which Hillary Clinton carried by 14.1 points, Menendez was supposed to be safe. The Republicans’ most recent presidential victory in New Jersey was in 1988. In the subsequent seven elections, the Democratic presidential candidates’ … [Read more...] about Opinion: Will NJ send a Republican to the Senate?
Sunday July 22, 2018 12:01 AM There are many opinions in the editor's email inbox. One of the things I've learned since taking this job is how much Reading Eagle readers care about their paper. And they are quick to share their feelings with their editor.Some write to tell me how much they enjoy it.Linda Landell of Reading sent me a personal card saying she liked the new weather format: "Much easier to read."Some offer words of encouragement.After I wrote about the shootings at The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, expressing pride in the newspaper staff's determination to publish after a deadly attack, I got an email from Susan Washington that made my month."I just want to say that I think your column was/is right on the money," she wrote.She said she was "very, very concerned" about the disparagement of journalists and the "fake news" mantra. "I think that you & your fellow newspaper people are what is one the most critical roles in saving our democracy. So with much … [Read more...] about Garry Lenton: Readers offer their opinions on the weather, politics and our mistakes
opinion Rick Joseph Published 2:38 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 In the relentless swirl of public education policy, the voice belonging to the classroom teacher is one that must be heard. As those who enact policies that impact students in classrooms throughout Michigan, teachers know what works and what doesn’t. Teachers must be at the table. The Michigan State Teacher of the Year (MI-STOY) Network, comprised of state Teachers of the Year and finalists for the award, seeks to influence education policy decisions at the federal, state and local levels. Michigan has recognized these educators — who serve as advocates for the profession by visiting schools throughout the state and serving on the State Board of Education — every year since 1952. They strive to offer opinions not only informed by metrics, but by years of practical classroom experience. They also seek to motivate all educators to pursue opportunities to share the reality of their daily life in the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Michigan Teachers of the Year raise their voices