• Living in the shadows of wind farm turbine tyrants: Opinion: Struan Stevenson 26 Sep 2020 05:37 THE single-track road from Barrhill in South Ayrshire to New Luce in Wigtownshire, winds through conifer forests and across desolate moorland, where cattle and sheep graze. A few miles from Barrhill, a potholed track leads for almost a mile to Dochroyle …
  • Opinion: Fidelma Cook: Don’t wait to draw up a bucket list – live now instead 26 Sep 2020 05:37 WE used to have an art mistress who after a quick tour of our works locked herself in the supply cupboard for the rest of the lesson. There was only silence but we knew she was chain smoking by the smoke coming from under the door. We visualised her, shoes …
  • Alan Cumming is right, the English can be nasty about the Scots, but let’s be honest, we’re equally horrible to them. Opinion: Neil Mackay 26 Sep 2020 03:20 I’M a huge fan of Alan Cumming. He’s theatrical talent and showbiz sparkle made flesh. Elegant, witty, clever, cool. He’s captivating on stage. There should be more of him on TV and the big screen. But nobody’s perfect. A few days ago, he had a pop at the …
  • Opinion: Mark Smith: Voting Labour is now the only option left for me 26 Sep 2020 03:20 I REMEMBER the first time I voted Labour. It took me a while. I was 45 years old. It was the 2015 General Election. Labour’s most disastrous result in Scotland ever. I couldn’t have chosen a worse time to do it. I decided to vote for the party just as …
  • Opinion: Rebecca McQuillan: If Covid has taught Britain one thing, it’s how devolution works 26 Sep 2020 03:20 There was a telling exchange on BBC Newsnight earlier this week. The former health secretary Jeremy Hunt raised concerns in an interview with Emily Maitlis about the divergent messages given to the public by the devolved administrations and the Government …
  • Sorry, folks, but 10pm deadline on pubs is not the end of the world – Opinion: Doug Marr 26 Sep 2020 03:20 THE Scottish Government has long had an ambivalent attitude towards alcohol. On one hand, it recognises that Scots consume more than we should and is helping us cut back. Supermarket early birds and night owls can’t buy a bottle of wine with their …
  • News24.com | OPINION | We lost a gentle soul in Songezo Mjongile 26 Sep 2020 03:05 Busani Ngcaweni reflects on the life of former ANC Western Cape secretary Songezo Mjongile who died earlier this month after a battle with colon cancer and a tribute written by City Press Editor Mondli Makhanya. Dear Mondli Makhanya, There is no doubt that …
  • News24.com | OPINION | A TRC is needed at KwaSizabantu Mission 26 Sep 2020 03:05 Peet Botha writes that a TRC option is needed at KwaSizabantu Mission in the wake of the recent allegations to ensure that the 1 500 people employed there don't lose their jobs.  The frankness of the revelations by News24 has surely forced all levels …
  • Opinion: Trump's 2020 campaign strategy is psychological warfare 26 Sep 2020 03:02 The manipulation of information has always been key to the success of authoritarians. Such leaders don't merely disseminate propaganda at a dizzying rate, but expertly withhold information that counters their principal aim: to maintain themselves in …
  • Opinion | COVID pandemic in Maharashtra is alarming 26 Sep 2020 02:33 Image Source : INDIA TV Opinion | COVID pandemic in Maharashtra is alarming In my show ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ on Friday night, I showed a viral video of Om Prakash Shete, who used to be OSD to former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, describing the …
  • Opinion: App State is Hot Hot Hot 26 Sep 2020 02:33 App State released a banger of a video called “Appalachian is Hot, Hot, Hot” back in 2005 to promote the university’s “coolness” and “hipness.” Without meaning to, “Hot, Hot, Hot” became a warning for what is to come: climate change. In the High Country, …
  • Opinion: Virus Count 26 Sep 2020 02:33 As of Sept. 13, Appalachian State has been one of the few large public colleges to not go fully online in North Carolina. This is a good thing for the educational experience, and the university claims it’s because we’ve been following the rules so well. …
  • Opinion: They Aren't Shy About Politics in Kimberly 26 Sep 2020 02:28 People aren’t shy about their political views in Kimberly.  Earlier this week I posted a photograph from a house where the residents make it clear they aren’t voting for Donald Trump.  It’s like a liberal billboard. The state is already firmly in Mr. Trump …
  • Avoiding politics is political, no matter what Rabbi Sacks says - opinion 26 Sep 2020 02:07 In a recent interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offered a critique of contemporary political and religious culture in America. In particular, he attacked so-called “cancel culture” and the refusal to …
  • Opinion | Fill the Supreme Court vacancy 26 Sep 2020 01:03 The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said, “you can disagree without being disagreeable” regarding her unlikely friend Justice Antonin Scalia. Though my views land far closer to Scalia’s than hers, I’d be remiss to not acknowledge the impact she …
  • Opinion/Preston: Senate should not repeat injustice of 2016 26 Sep 2020 00:52 President Donald Trump has the right to nominate someone to fill a vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Senate has the duty to advise and consent on the nomination. Yes, these duties were already in existence back in 2016 when President …
  • Opinion/Guest View: Reality exists. We can’t scream it away 26 Sep 2020 00:52 Years ago, elsewhere, I was appointed to represent a woman I will call Mrs. Smith in a child welfare case. I was new to town. All the other lawyers grinned at me when I got my appointment. You couldn’t help knowing Mrs. Smith if you worked in that court. …
  • Opinion: Spending is the Quakes’ only way out – and now John Fisher knows it 26 Sep 2020 00:51 The San Jose Earthquakes and forward Chris Wondolowski are looking for answers to their poor form on the pitch. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe) by Joel Soria So, the word is out. There is a long-term vision of the San Jose Earthquakes that is unlike anything …
  • Best of BS Opinion: Modi's twin test, Brexit & nostalgia, and more 26 Sep 2020 00:24 How far will the new farm reform laws help farmers get better returns for their produce? Global history shows that farmers will respond to those crops where their share of the take is higher, says T N Ninan. The hope for the success of the freeing up of …
  • Opinion: Why be Zionist?  26 Sep 2020 00:21   Israel’s supporters should feel confident that standing up for the world’s only Jewish state, while acknowledging there are difficult challenges, is the right thing to do.     A growing number of university professors across the country along with so- …
  • Opinion: Jewish anti-Zionist myths are unfair 26 Sep 2020 00:21 Zionism is a movement that says the Jewish people have value.   Only two out of every 1,000 people on earth today are Jews. They are outnumbered by at least some people among the remaining 998 either who want Jews and Judaism destroyed, or who don’t care  …
  • Opinion | Could a Trump Electoral College scheme work in North Carolina? 26 Sep 2020 00:09 Could Donald Trump and Republicans circumvent the 2020 election results with “faithless” Electoral College electors who defy American voters? In North Carolina, at least, it’s unlikely. The Atlantic reported Wednesday that the Trump campaign is “laying the …
  • Sports-betting operators shouldn't have to 'hold' 10% of wagers | Opinion 25 Sep 2020 23:35 Evan Davis is the managing director of sports betting and gaming for SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory. In November, Tennessee will join 19 other jurisdictions around the country where betting on sports through legal, regulated channels can occur. But it’ …
  • Opinion: Carleton needs to improve its online course delivery 25 Sep 2020 23:34 It’s been two weeks since Carleton began its online fall semester, and many students feel as if the university’s promise to deliver a high-quality online education worth its cost in tuition is not being met.  Since the announcement back in May that …
  • Opinion: Consumerism is to blame for smoking out climate change progress 25 Sep 2020 23:34 As the West Coast of the United States is ablaze, Canada’s western provinces are left blanketed in smoke—both repercussions of the reality of climate change.  Burning fossil fuels is the main contributing factor to global climate change. Releasing carbon …
  • Cash for votes case still awaits ‘legal opinion’ 25 Sep 2020 23:17 Express News Service VELLORE: 17 months since a case was booked against DMK MP Kathir Anand, son of DMK general secretary Durai Murugan, in connection to “cash for votes” by the district police, the status still remains “pending for legal opinion”. The FIR …
  • Opinion/Letter: Messner missed his first opportunity to demonstrate courage 25 Sep 2020 22:23 Friday Sep 25, 2020 at 4:29 PM Sept. 22 -- To the Editor: In a Portsmouth Herald op-ed of September 17, Republican nominee for the US Senate for NH, Bryant Messner, criticizes Senator Jeanne Shaheen for her lack of bipartisanship. Messner argues that the …
  • Opinion/Letter: Remote learning just doesn’t work for elementary school children 25 Sep 2020 22:23 Friday Sep 25, 2020 at 4:34 PM Sept. 23 -- To the Editor: I know we're living through crazy times right now. I can't even imagine how stressful it is for our teachers, school board and school leadership. We have all been thrown into this situation …
  • Opinion/Letter: Esther Kennedy is a good person who is being treated unfairly 25 Sep 2020 22:23 Friday Sep 25, 2020 at 4:43 PM Sept. 24 – To the Editor: There is a battle going on between Good and Evil. We see it play out on the national stage and now we see it locally. On one side, we have Esther Kennedy. Esther is someone who has spent countless …
  • Opinion/Letter: The more I learn the more I agree with Esther Kennedy 25 Sep 2020 22:23 Friday Sep 25, 2020 at 4:45 PM Sept. 24 -- To the Editor: The more I learn about PopUpNH and its costlier than expected consequences to the Portsmouth taxpayer, the more it appears that Esther Kennedy is closer to being the heroine, rather than the villain …
  • Opinion/Letter: Our city manager deserves praise for her leadership during COVID crisis 25 Sep 2020 22:23 Friday Sep 25, 2020 at 4:52 PM Sept. 24 -- To the Editor: Our city manager has risen to the challenge of COVID and been the leader we hired her to be. She has inspired, motivated, and guided City staff to cut through red tape and fast-track permitting so …
  • Opinion/Letter: Time to go low? 25 Sep 2020 22:23 Friday Sep 25, 2020 at 4:55 PM Sept. 24 -- To the Editor: "Earn bonus points for triggering liberals." That reportedly is the pitch being made on a Trump Facebook page to attract people to a Seacoast car caravan that is routed through so-called …
  • Opinion/Letter: Trump is denying a peaceful transfer of power 25 Sep 2020 22:23 Friday Sep 25, 2020 at 4:59 PM Sept. 24 -- To the Editor: We have reached a point with our president, Donald Trump, which is untenable. He is denying the Constitution and the backbone of our Democracy--the peaceful transfer of power between presidents, a …
  • Opinion/Letter: The Path To Justice 25 Sep 2020 22:23
  • Opinion/Guest View: Lessons from a friend in challenging times 25 Sep 2020 22:23 Just three weeks ago I lost my closest friend. Former Gov. Stephen Merrill and I had been friends and even law partners during the 42 years I knew him. He was a life-long Republican and I am a life-long Democrat. Party differences never mattered to us. We …
  • Opinion/Guest View: Cities and towns will need help to survive financial impact of COVID-19 25 Sep 2020 22:23 The COVID-19 financial impact on towns and cities across New Hampshire continues to cause concern for the entire state, particularly as municipalities begin next year’s budgeting process, facing unknown expenses and revenue factors. To make matters worse, …
  • Opinion: Western Canada finds little to love in Liberal throne speech 25 Sep 2020 21:14 Two: A commitment to revisit a fundamentally unfair stabilization formula. The economic situation across Canada, but especially in the West, has changed considerably since the formula was last revisited by the previous federal government. When the Liberals …
  • Guest Opinion: Housing over parking lots? Time to look into it 25 Sep 2020 21:05 Palo Alto is in a financial crisis due to the loss of tax revenue resulting from the pandemic. And the hoped-for housing dream in the North Ventura area has devolved into what are leftover sites now that the Fry's Electronics building on Portage Avenue …
  • Opinion: Breonna Taylor and perpetual Black trauma 25 Sep 2020 20:37 By Charles M. Blow, The New York Times Published 2:11 pm CDT, Friday, September 25, 2020 A cyclist waves a Black Lives Matter flag as he protests the lack of criminal charges in the police killing of Breonna Taylor, in downtown Louisville, Kentucky on …
  • Opinion: Another step toward Middle East peace 25 Sep 2020 20:27 The status between Israel and Bahrain is no longer ambiguous. Less than a month after the United Arab Emirates forged a peace agreement with the Jewish state, the Kingdom of Bahrain followed suit. Representatives from all three countries were on hand at a …
  • Opinion: Trump's use of 'the big lie' with COVID-19 echoes autocrats past and present 25 Sep 2020 20:27 In the 1920s Adolf Hitler coined the term "the big lie," meaning the use of a falsehood so huge no one would believe a leader could dare promote it were it not true. From then on the phrase "the big lie" became a standard description of …
  • Opinion: Movie Review of Antebellum with spoilers 25 Sep 2020 20:25 **SPOILERS BELOW** Antebellum is a very suspenseful movie filled with horror and mystery; it will have you trying to fit the pieces together as the movie unfolds. Even though the movie wasn’t well-received by critics, I personally enjoyed the movie as it …
  • OPINION: Caribbean wouldn’t tolerate external interference on Republic status 25 Sep 2020 20:22 Sir Ronald Sanders By Sir Ronald Sanders Of all the fanciful reasons imputed to the decision of the government to make Barbados a Republic, shedding its monarchical status with Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State, the most surprising has come from the …
  • Bob Cabana: The path to the moon goes through Florida | Opinion 25 Sep 2020 19:25 When NASA’s Apollo astronauts first touched down on the lunar surface in 1969, the whole world watched and cheered. I was in awe as a young midshipman at the Naval Academy — it was an achievement for all of humanity. Now we’re on the cusp of landing the …
  • Opinion: Gaming recommendations for quarantine 25 Sep 2020 19:19 During the pandemic, people have spent a significant amount of time inside their homes, leaving only to eat or buy stuff that makes staying inside bearable. Fortunately for those lacking some quality entertainment, gaming can make time alone sufferable by …
  • OPINION: We should not let the democracy of our nation erode under our watch – APP 25 Sep 2020 19:07 Tahira Blanchard APP Interim President - Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 11:54 AM Interim president of the Alternative People’s Party, Tahira Blanchard. Photo taken from APP websiteIn a July 18, 2007 statement to Parliament on the occasion of the opening …
  • ZESA Tariff Increase Was Extremely Insensitive – Opinion 25 Sep 2020 18:26 By Faith Zaba POWER utility Zesa on Wednesday increased electricity tariffs by 50% with immediate effect. Hard-pressed Zimbabweans, who are surviving from hand to mouth, now have to brace themselves for a round of steep price increases across the board, …
  • Opinion: FinCEN Files should trigger outrage 25 Sep 2020 18:22 I am furious. In what kind of society are we living when the news that numerous banks are facing allegations that they helped to shift some $2 trillion (€1.7 trillion) of dubious origins around the world elicits little more than a shrug of the shoulders? …
  • Marsy's Law for Tennessee will advance our criminal justice system | Opinion 25 Sep 2020 18:14 Bill Hagerty, the former U.S. ambassador to Japan, is the Republican nominee for the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Tennessee. Tennessee should join with other states and support Marsy’s Law. Named for Marsy Nicholas, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend while …
  • A healthy society is an educated society. Celebrate early literacy in Tennessee. | Opinion 25 Sep 2020 18:14 James Pond is president of Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF). September is Early Literacy Month in Tennessee. With many young students not entering classrooms this September, early literacy initiatives are carrying even more importance. We have …
  • Here are solutions for investing meaningfully in Tennessee schools and children | Opinion 25 Sep 2020 18:14 Rev. Dr. William Terry Ladd, III, is pastor of First Baptist Church East 8th Street, Chattanooga and board chair of Pastors for Tennessee Children Amy Frogge is executive director of Pastors for Tennessee Children and a former Nashville School Board member …
  • Opinion: An app that will require some trust 25 Sep 2020 17:56 As COVID-19 spikes once more in cities around the U.S., a wave of contact-tracing smartphone apps is rolling through states to provide an additional tool in curbing the pandemic. The state this month launched a mobile app, COVID Alert PA, that uses …
  • Opinion: Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg should be obsessing over helping Pennsylvanians, not sticking it to Governor Wolf 25 Sep 2020 17:56 The problems facing the commonwealth and requiring action by the state legislature are enormous. Pennsylvania's August unemployment rate was 10.3% -- 2% higher than the national average and nearly double what it was in March. State utilities reported …
  • ‘Speak Out’ reader opinion: Riot gear and body cameras 25 Sep 2020 17:01 McCarty Park’s new equipment late: Aurora is proposing an acceptable playground for McCarty Park, one of its so-called legacy parks. The problem is the Disability Act has been in effect for 20-some years. As the second biggest city in the state, you are …
  • News24.com | OPINION | The need for masks: The battle against Covid-19 is far from won 25 Sep 2020 16:52 It's not time to ditch your mask, as Covid-19 remains a reality despite the country moving to Level 1 of the lockdown, writes Amil Umraw. As much as the health response to the Covid-19 pandemic has seen feverish preparations of hospitals and the …
  • Speak Out reader opinion: Senate wrong to move forward with hearings on Ginsburg replacement 25 Sep 2020 16:28 David, you have apparently forgotten that President Obama’s nominee was submitted nearly 10 months before the election in 2016. The Republicans, who controlled the Senate, could have held hearings, as they were obligated to do, and then could have voted …
  • Opinion: Let's stop politicizing the coronavirus. Look to science and facts to keep one another safe. 25 Sep 2020 15:58 For most of us around the world, the last six months have been, to say the least, difficult and confusing. And now many of us are experiencing "pandemic fatigue." As a physician, I’m frequently asked by family, friends and colleagues, “How are …
  • Opinion: Two Milwaukee doctors prescribe voting from home during the coronavirus pandemic 25 Sep 2020 15:57 It’s getting dark as you rush to the polls after work on election day, Nov. 3. It starts to drizzle as you hunker down at the end of the line that stretches around the block. You overhear people saying two poll workers called in sick with COVID-19 symptoms …
  • Cramer Gives His Opinion On BioXcel, Schrodinger And More 25 Sep 2020 15:36 On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round," Jim Cramer said that BioXcel Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: BTAI) has all the great buzz words. It's biopharma and artificial intelligence. Cramer is willing to bless it as a spec. Schrodinger Inc (NASDAQ …
  • Opinion poll: What’s your favorite European cuisine? 25 Sep 2020 15:20 European cuisine is hugely diverse, with every country boasting its own specialties. Italian and French are among the most internationally renowned cuisines. A little less well-known is Slovenian cuisine, but this small Balkan state is becoming a nation of …
  • Opinion: Montreal, Say Yes to Free Public Transit 25 Sep 2020 14:42 In late August, Phil Washington, the CEO of Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, announced that Los Angeles is researching the possibility of becoming the first major city to scrap transit fare entirely, with a pilot proposed for as early as …
  • Opinion: Safety top priority for COVID-19 vaccine development 25 Sep 2020 14:36 A staff member displays samples of the COVID-19 inactivated vaccine at Sinovac Biotech Ltd., in Beijing, capital of China, March 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei) BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- As scientists around the world are racing against time to …
  • Trump's push for 'patriotic education' ignores the complexity of our national story | Opinion 25 Sep 2020 14:30 History is not about exceptionalism. It is about confronting the past to help inform the present. Individuals who only wish to espouse an exceptionalism narrative are ignoring a fundamental truth that must be shared: There are always victims as well as …
  • OPINION | Kenney's overly heated criticism of new federal throne speech undermines his message 25 Sep 2020 13:25 Graham Thomson is an award-winning journalist who has covered Alberta politics for more than 30 years. This column is an opinion. For more information about our commentary section, please read our FAQ. It's probably fair to say Premier Jason Kenney has …
  • Opinion: Smart solutions needed to create circular economy for plastics 25 Sep 2020 13:23 Continued collaboration with stakeholders, including governments, are key to making a circular economy a reality. Industry has embraced targets to make plastic packaging 100-per-cent recyclable or recoverable by 2030 and 100 per cent reused, recycled or …
  • OPINION: Bring Austin Tice, my journalist brother trapped in Syria, home by Thanksgiving 25 Sep 2020 12:37 I was at the beach with my family when my brother Austin called. His schedule at Georgetown Law School had prevented him from joining us. I slipped into an empty room at the little house we were renting and listened, astonished, as he told me he was …
  • Opinion: Graeme Roy: Will the new Job Retention Scheme work? 25 Sep 2020 12:22 History is likely to judge the UK Government’s furlough scheme as one of the most effective policy responses to any economic crisis that we have seen in recent history. Over nine million workers in the UK have benefited, including around 800,000 in …
  • Opinion: Who the hell does Yvette D’Ath think she is? Campbell Newman? 25 Sep 2020 12:06
  • CoG: We'll seek legal opinion on dissolution of Parliament debate 25 Sep 2020 11:57 Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya at a past function. [File, Standard] Governors will seek a legal opinion on the Chief Justice David Maraga’s advisory to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament for failing to enact the two-third …
  • COVID-19 is making addition worse but could offer a blueprint for treating it | Opinion 25 Sep 2020 11:03 Erin S. Calipari, Ph.D., is a Vanderbilt University assistant professor in the departments of Pharmacology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as with the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Center for …
  • Alexander, Blackburn should protect Tennessee Walking Horses from soring | Opinion 25 Sep 2020 11:03 Keith Dane is the senior adviser of equine protection for the Humane Society of the United States, and a lifelong horseman. Even in the midst of our political discord, we can say one thing for sure about Tennesseans of all political persuasions. They agree …
  • Opinion: The tide and the tsunami 25 Sep 2020 09:14 Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City About six weeks ago, I wrote about how “dumb money” startup companies hoping to “disrupt” urban transportation, office, and housing markets often …
  • Sushant Singh Rajput died by strangulation theory: AIIMS panel chief refutes lawyer Vikas Singh’s claims, says ‘Can’t make an opinion by seeking marks 25 Sep 2020 07:59 f All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr. Sudhir Gupta responded to the claims of Vikas Singh and told Times Now, “No conclusion or conclusion opinion of homicide or suicide could be made by seeing ligature marks and scene of occurrence. It’s …
  • Microsoft won't try to buy industry dominance | Opinion 25 Sep 2020 07:57 Rob Fahey Contributing Editor Friday 25th September 2020 Share this article When Microsoft first announced its intention to enter the console business 20 years ago, there was a pretty common bit of punditry that predicted that industry rivals would …
  • Opinion: Global climate strikers take on inactive leaders 25 Sep 2020 07:40 Passing by a shop window recently, a giant photo of a young woman wearing an uncertain half-smile caught my eye. Emblazoned beneath her in meter-high letters were the words "the future is bright." A bold statement. In more ways than one. Yet for …
  • Is Anyone Watching The Stanley Cup Finals In September? [OPINION] 25 Sep 2020 06:37 The global pandemic that is Coronavirus has taken its toll on many things in 2020, including the seasons and playoffs of different sports. The NHL, as most other sports, had their season stopped in its tracks at the onset of the virus. As time passed, a …
  • Opinion: Ian McConnell: Better than nothing but tardy Sunak U-turn plan on protecting jobs is full of holes 25 Sep 2020 06:10 When emergency support was first introduced for the UK rail sector in a very fast-developing situation in late March, few if any would have had much idea of what was coming in terms of the huge changes to people’s everyday lives amid the Covid-19 pandemic. …
  • No mandate to give a legal opinion: ACC 25 Sep 2020 06:00 Post Views: 13 Rinzin Wangchuk The Anti-Corruption Commission has written back to the National Council (NC) stating that the commission has no mandate to give its legal opinion over the government nominating Tenzin Lekphel as the next Secretary General (SG …
  • Don't change election laws this late USA TODAY Opinion 25 Sep 2020 04:47 You’re reading the Opposing View, one of two perspectives in Today’s Debate. For Our View, read “Counting absentee ballots shouldn't wait until Election Day.” The only way that our elections will be free and fair is if we keep the process the same …
  • China prepares world opinion for moves on Taiwan Strait 25 Sep 2020 04:25 FPI / September 24, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher As the global death toll from the Chinese Wuhan coronavirus approaches one million people, China wants the world to also know that it is ready to start a war against the 23 million free …
  • OPINION: Student jobs and the need for background checks 25 Sep 2020 03:58 Student job applicants need to be vetted more to prevent harm within our communities CW: sexual violence, racism As a student, there are many ways you can get involved at McMaster University. Whether it’s becoming a representative for Welcome Week, being a …
  • OPINION: McMaster students continue to be failed by mental health services 25 Sep 2020 03:58 Calling for university policy changes should be top priority for mental health advocates By: Anonymous, Contributor At the request of the contributor, a student who went through McMaster’s mental health services, the Silhouette has chosen to publish this …
  • OPINION: The day the lake stood still 25 Sep 2020 03:29 If you were hoping for another hot take to come sliding out of my fingers, this week you’ll be disappointed. Running a newspaper can be a bit of a stressful job, especially when you’re doing it on your own. Emails, tweets, Facebook posts and news releases …
  • OPINION: LOWWSF remembers John Turner, a champion and great friend of Lake of the Woods 25 Sep 2020 03:28 John Tuner, seated left, with LOWWSF directors Polly Craik, Tony Stephens and executive director Todd Sellers in boat off his cottage on Coney Island. Submitted The Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation (LOWWSF) and its directors mourn the loss …
  • OPINION: The cost of water 25 Sep 2020 03:28 Wauzhushk Onigum houses will be moving from getting its water from Lake of the Woods in the taps and drinking delivered bottled water to being provided water by the City of Kenora. While we celebrate a step to ending boil water advisories in my First …
  • Opinion: Suicide prevention efforts should take place year-round 25 Sep 2020 03:01 As of 2018, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., with roughly 48,000 Americans dying by suicide each year. In Hays County alone, 35 lives were lost in 2018, and now the COVID-19 pandemic is placing additional stress in people’s lives. …
  • Best of BS Opinion: Mainstreaming of ESG, growing cyber-risks & more 25 Sep 2020 02:53 India had one of the world’s most draconian lockdowns yet it is clear that it did nothing to stem the velocity and intensity with which the infection has spread. With the economy shrinking at an unprecedented rate as a result, it is clear that the …
  • Opinion | Trump Fayetteville rally dives into Supreme Court fight 25 Sep 2020 02:13 Partly due to circumstance, Fayetteville wound up being the place where President Donald Trump dropped big news at his rally on Saturday at the Fayetteville Regional Airport. Trump made it clear to thousands of cheering supporters he intended to nominate a …
  • Opinion | Census Bureau needs more time 25 Sep 2020 02:13 The Philadelphia Inquirer A pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans, and the toxic politics of a presidential election year, have disrupted the taking of the 2020 Census. That’s worrisome for anybody whose life is touched in some way by …
  • Opinion: Berkeley school district should return students to schools as soon as possible 25 Sep 2020 01:43 On Friday, Sept. 18 at 8:59 p.m., Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent Brent Stephens emailed his elementary school community: “Despite the very evident limitations of distance learning for Berkeley’s children,” Stephens wrote under the cover of …
  • Gov. Cuomo: 'I'm Not Going To Trust The Federal Government's Opinion' On Potential Approved COVID-19 Vaccine 25 Sep 2020 01:15 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo weighed in on the pandemic Thursday, questioning whether the Trump administration will deliver a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. The governor says New York state will have its own health officials to screen …
  • WSJ Opinion: Question Time, Mr. Biden 25 Sep 2020 01:05
  • OPINION: Couples Costume Equality 25 Sep 2020 00:55 A few years ago, one of the top trending stories was the overt sexism in children’s costumes; little boys were given options to traditionally masculine careers like firemen, police officers, doctors, etc. and little girls were given options such as …
  • OPINION: The wildfires won’t go away, but our forests might 25 Sep 2020 00:55 Last week the skies in my hometown turned red, then black. My family evacuated our home in Canby, Oregon, loading what they could into our small camper and leaving to stay with friends on the west side of the Willamette River. From 300 miles away in Moscow …
  • OPINION: Panic v. Responsibility 25 Sep 2020 00:55 It recently came to light the White House cancelled the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to send 650 million masks to U.S. residents last April. This plan would’ve put five reusable face masks in every post office box across the country. The idea was courtesy …
  • OPINION: America’s Greatest Threat to Freedom of Thought 25 Sep 2020 00:55 A “pro-American curriculum” is the closest American politics has come toward resorting to fascism.  On Sept. 17, President Donald Trump announced a program dubbed the 1776 Commission. Described as a pro-American curriculum, this so-called patriotic …
  • OPINION: RBG lives on through legacy 25 Sep 2020 00:55 I’ve always enjoyed the idea that someone can live an eternity as long as they are remembered after they die. I find motivation in the thought of being remembered for who I am and what I did long after I die. Hopefully those left behind would find …
  • Opinion/ Guest View: NH Republicans turn their backs on Granite Staters by supporting Trump’s ACA repeal 24 Sep 2020 22:49 When Republicans gathered maskless and close at the Rockingham County Republican "Chowderfest," the candidates stumping there talked about a lot of things. But one issue that’s been notably absent from Republicans’ lips -- especially in the midst …
  • Opinion/Letter: Hoping Maine voters retire Sen. Susan Collins 24 Sep 2020 20:28 Thursday Sep 24, 2020 at 2:13 PM Sept. 22 -- To the Editor: It was with great disappointment that D. Allan Kerr, a person I almost always agree with, has decided to continue to support Sen, Susan Collins. In his September 20 opinion piece, Mr. Kerr seemed …
  • Opinion/Letter: Ken McCord must have learned to debate at Trump University 24 Sep 2020 17:57 Sept. 21 -- To the Editor: In response to Ken McCord’s column on Sept. 18: The writer tries to disguise his point to be that intense partisan lines in today’s political environment is leading to Trump closet voters keeping their heads down and their …