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  • The government’s assassination of Israel’s character - opinion October 21, 2021 6:03 pm Foreign Minister Yair Lapid outdid himself on Monday evening. Yes, the “alternate” premier slated to replace Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the helm in September 2023, took the opportunity of a special parliamentary session commemorating the 26th …
  • Will Kohavi's political ambitious impact military considerations? - opinion October 21, 2021 6:02 pm Remember the video of George W. Bush sitting in a Sarasota classroom on the morning of September 11, 2001? There was Bush, watching a group of second-graders read from their textbooks, when Chief of Staff Andrew Card walked to the front of the room, leaned …
  • Realizing the legacy of Jonathan Sacks - opinion October 21, 2021 6:02 pm Next week, thousands around the world will gather in person or online to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Dr. Lord Jonathan Sacks (1948-2020). His yahrzeit falls on 20 Heshvan, October 25-26. The erudite and eloquent Rabbi Sacks was a …
  • Will the Arab gas pipeline bring energy to Lebanon, bypass Iran? - opinion October 21, 2021 6:02 pm The exacerbating crisis in Lebanon is deeply troubling to the regional as well as the international arena, and is producing creative attempts designed to help Lebanon, while at the same time, is preventing the strengthening of Iranian influence in the …
  • Don't cancel Israeli rabbi for bridging gap with Reform Jews - opinion October 21, 2021 6:02 pm Rabbi Eliezer Melamed is a respected Israeli Orthodox halachic authority whose numerous works on Jewish law are presented so clearly, have been so widely embraced, that they are regularly included in K-12 curricula throughout Israel. What has not attracted …
  • Is this a new dawn for Swedish-Israeli ties? - opinion October 21, 2021 6:02 pm Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde landed in Israel on Sunday, in the first official visit to Israel on that level in 10 years. Her Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, stated following their meeting that a new page has been turned in Swedish-Israeli relations …
  • Abraham Accords: Is the Israel-Arab circle of peace expansion over? - opinion October 21, 2021 6:02 pm A week ago, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted the foreign ministers of Israel and the UAE, Yair Lapid and Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the State Department. Although Blinken announced that the intention was to “discuss accomplishments since …
  • OECD Two Pillar package – Is free trade finished? - opinion October 21, 2021 6:02 pm The OECD presented on October 8 an updated version of its “Two Pillar” package of proposals for reforming international taxation of larger multinational enterprises (MNEs). On October 13, the G20 Finance Ministers endorsed the package, saying it will “ …
  • Tackling antisemitism on social media: Adopt IHRA’s definition - opinion October 21, 2021 6:02 pm Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube pledged last week to do more in the fight to reduce the spread of online anti-Jewish hate. Their commitment, made at the International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance conference in Sweden, came after new research confirmed that …
  • Opinion: Private psychiatric facilities should have to provide patient stats October 21, 2021 5:58 pm By Faith J. Myers The stories of patient mistreatment in locked private psychiatric facilities recently gained national attention. Celebrity Paris Hilton testified Feb. 9, 2021, to a Utah Senate Committee concerning her traumatic experience in private …
  • Opinion: Capitol’s shoe mandate tramples individual liberties October 21, 2021 5:58 pm Does the barefoot rights movement have Gov. Dunleavy shaking in his boots? I’ve been a member of this community some 37 years now. There’s something inspiring about treading the halls of our state Capitol building and knowing of the perseverance of so many …
  • Opinion: Anele tried, and failed, to make a point using Michelle Williams October 21, 2021 5:40 pm Anele Mdoda recently addressed her so-called “beef” with former Destiny’s Child band member Kelly Rowland and tried to make a point using another band member, Michelle Williams. But Anele got it wrong.  Speaking to podcast host Macgyver Mukwevho, Anele …
  • Inspector allows care home and retirement flats to be built but its design has divided opinion October 21, 2021 5:09 pm A care home and retirement flats nicknamed "Buckingham Palace" will be built in East Molesey after a planning inspector overturned its refusal. Elmbridge Borough Council refused permission for the existing care home to be knocked down and …
  • Opinion | Asylum for Haitians is not optional October 21, 2021 4:54 pm Just before Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s murder last July, I was reading the definitive history of the country’s great revolution: CLR James’ “The Black Jacobins.” James’ work as a consummate historian and as a radical inspired many mid-20th century …
  • OPINION | Europeans wouldn't have survived without the help of Indigenous people October 21, 2021 4:22 pm Editor's Note This opinion piece was submitted in response to a previously published opinion piece entitled “Columbus was merely the first to do the inevitable” that made several insensitive claims about Indigenous peoples. The previously published …
  • OPINION | Do we always need to tell both sides of the story? October 21, 2021 4:22 pm Editor's Note This opinion piece was submitted in response to a previously published opinion piece entitled “Columbus was merely the first to do the inevitable” that made several insensitive claims about Indigenous peoples. The previously published …
  • OPINION | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: His death not proof | Was good start, but... | One-sided comments October 21, 2021 4:13 pm His death not proof The news of Colin Powell's death had hardly been announced before the foil-hatted anti-vaxxers started pointing to his passing as "proof" that vaccines are useless and potentially harmful. This is not surprising ... these …
  • OPINION: No, Netflix watching is not a hobby October 21, 2021 3:57 pm We’ve almost all been here before. It’s the first week of class, your teacher is asking around the room for everyone’s names, you squirm in your seat awaiting the answer you know will inevitably come next. It does. In a spine-chilling change of tone, your …
  • Opinion: A political refugee from Myanmar brings powerful story to new home in Coralville October 21, 2021 3:37 pm People migrate to the United States for many reasons. Often it’s because of oppressive conditions in their home country. That was the case for Ko Ko Lwin. An environmental engineer from the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, he arrived in Coralville this …
  • GUEST OPINION: Constitutional County proposal requires due diligence October 21, 2021 3:26 pm The Bremer County Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 27 included the third discussion at board meetings of a proposed resolution as presented by proponents of a Constitutional County. Members of this group have had other informal contact (we sometimes call …
  • Torres: Haitian gang goes too far with latest kidnapping | Opinion October 21, 2021 3:08 pm Titusville missionary Joe Hurston, who lived in Haiti for roughly 20 years, believes the Haitians arefed up with the gang violence that's ruled the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere for far too long.  That became clear this weekend when once …
  • Opinion: Plan now for federal infrastructure dollars October 21, 2021 3:06 pm Connecticut municipalities that haven’t already begun the process need to start planning right away if they are going to get a piece of the federal infrastructure dollars that are likely going to be spread around the nation.In particular, it seems …
  • Opinion: Half-Earth Day ’21 and Delmarva Oasis by Rob Etgen October 21, 2021 2:58 pm Wow – these past few months have brought some tough news for the Eastern Shore – and for the planet. In August, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (234 scientists from 66 countries) released a new report which has been called “ …
  • Did Covid-19 push public opinion in a more left-wing direction? October 21, 2021 2:30 pm On the anniversary of the first lockdown, I wrote a piece for the New Statesman magazine about how far the pandemic was “resetting” our relationship with work, leisure, welfare and care. I spoke to a range of people whose lives and values had changed …
  • Opinion | It’s chicken dancing season October 21, 2021 2:24 pm For no explainable reason, when I was a kid, I watched the movie “Pure Country” — a cheesy, poorly acted, terribly written love story starring George Strait with a ponytail — at least two dozen times. I think we — several friends and some family joined in …
  • Opinion | Refusing bail to Aryan Khan is unjustified October 21, 2021 2:21 pm On Wednesday, the Mumbai NDPS court gave an order which surprised everybody. The NDPS court judge V V Patil rejected the bail petition of superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who is in Arthur Road central jail for the last 13 days. The judge had …
  • Can Detroit lead the green mobility revolution? | Opinion October 21, 2021 1:50 pm Over the past two years, businesses along with state and regional policymakers have become familiar with a veritable alphabet soup of federal programs. If not for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), the …
  • Opinion: Our View- Tennessee’s embarrassment October 21, 2021 1:37 pm Seriously, Tennessee? One fourth-down play at the end of the game doesn’t go your way and hundreds of fans, especially in the student section, decide to get a head start on cleaning up the stands by throwing water bottles onto the field? The misbehavior, …
  • Opinion- Missoula Central Labor Council endorses Mayor John Engen for re-election October 21, 2021 1:21 pm Mayor Engen actively pursued and won the support of a diversity of community organizations who endorse candidates, that now includes the strong support of the Central Labor Council. His opponent, Jacob Elder, has shown no interest in the labor community, …
  • Opinion: Vaccine mandates help anti-vaxxers get the shot while saving face October 21, 2021 1:02 pm Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Author of the article: Amy Kaler Some hospital staff observe the more than 100 people that showed up Sept. 13, 2021, for a national day of protest against mandatory vaccinations at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Photo by Ed …
  • Opinion: An oncologist relays what matters most to patients at the end October 21, 2021 12:40 pm I have never died. But as an oncologist, I have witnessed many patients’ last breaths. When I attend in the hospital, I am sometimes called to “pronounce” a death. The ritual surpasses strange. Where thousands of times in my career I have listened to and …
  • Opinion: American health care: Climbing from world’s worst to first October 21, 2021 12:40 pm Another year, another damning report for American medicine. In August, the Commonwealth Fund ranked U.S. health care dead last among 11 of the world’s wealthiest nations (for the seventh time in seven reports since 2004). Compared to its global peers, the …
  • In My Opinion: Public spaces are vital to a community’s health and happiness October 21, 2021 12:39 pm The Leslieville Flea takes place at the newly opened Riverside Common park on Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo by Alan Shackleton. By ALAN SHACKLETON BEACH METRO NEWS EDITOR As you can see by the photo accompanying this column, I was out on the weekend for the …
  • Opinion: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to right the wrongs of her internship program October 21, 2021 12:25 pm As the competitive application season rolls around for those aspiring to be a congressional intern this spring, college students are putting the final touches on their resumes and hoping for the best. The famous picture of former President Donald Trump’s …
  • 21 years after 'dying,' Shimon Ohana celebrates son's bar mitzvah - opinion October 21, 2021 12:17 pm I might have forgotten the upcoming anniversary if I hadn’t run into Avi Rivkind in the Zoti Coffee Shop in the Hadassah Ein Kerem mall, where medical staff recharge their caffeine. Twenty-one years this week. The Second Intifada. In September 2000, the …
  • How 'the New York Times' descended from news to nuisance - opinion October 21, 2021 12:17 pm As a youth growing up in America in the 1980s, I had a decidedly complex and often uneasy relationship with The New York Times. For a news junkie both by birth and by training, life in the antediluvian days before the Internet offered a considerably …
  • New song explores how compulsions upend your life - opinion October 21, 2021 12:17 pm The WhatsApps pop up with depressing inevitability: 3.27 minutes of a grandchild playing the piano or reciting a poem. A response is expected; especially if the sender is your boss. So it was with reluctance that I opened the link from Dr. Alisa Rubin …
  • Why do we exist? Understanding the Torah's missing verse - opinion October 21, 2021 12:17 pm There is a verse missing from the Torah, a verse that is the most important of all – without which the Torah is not complete! The absence of this verse is deliberate – for there is no way to write it. Why? Because it would violate the principle that the …
  • Lionel Messi refusing to look Thierry Henry in face suggests opinion doesn't go both ways October 21, 2021 12:09 pm Thierry Henry was asked to name the best player he ever shared a pitch with and selected his former teammate at Arsenal, Dennis Bergkamp, without any hesitation Video LoadingVideo Unavailable The video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now Messi trains with …
  • OPINION | WVU dining choices are seriously disappointing October 21, 2021 11:46 am For those who have endured the WVU on-campus dining changes over the years, it is no surprise that a good amount of students are disappointed with our current situation especially in comparison to what it once was. It seems that as our school continues to …
  • OPINION | Duo Mobile provides security, but also frustration, distraction and just plain annoyance October 21, 2021 11:46 am Duo Mobile fights an invisible enemy, both in its most literal intention to combat breaches in security, and in the fact that, to the best of my knowledge, no one is trying to log into my WVU portal and do my calculus homework for me. And yet, each day, …
  • OPINION | Duo Mobile may seem silly, but data security is serious October 21, 2021 11:46 am As students, we have access to literally everything WVU through our portals. Whether that be homework assignments through eCampus, paying our tuition bill, or even checking our grades. To do all of this, we have to use Duo Mobile. While Duo may be a seem …
  • Legal Opinion Affecting 1,800 Oahu Landowners Is Secret For Now October 21, 2021 11:41 am Four months ago, the Hawaii Land Use Commission asked for an attorney general’s opinion on whether the City and County of Honolulu followed state law when devising a plan that will change property rights of 1,800 Oahu landowners and affect 41,000 acres. …
  • EMA grants positive opinion on Tetra Bio-Pharma's Qixleef Orphan Drug Designation application October 21, 2021 11:34 am
  • Opinion: For battered, once-mighty Dodgers, talk is cheap against Braves with season on brink October 21, 2021 11:22 am LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers tried to say the right things Wednesday night. They tried to sound optimistic. They tried to convey hope that their season will stay alive. Sorry, not a soul fell for the act. It’s over. The Dodgers won 106 games in …
  • Opinion: Latinas can't wait the 200 years it will take to close the wage gap October 21, 2021 11:16 am October 21 is considered Latina Equal Pay Day. It’s not exactly an honor. Latina Equal Pay Day is the last of several commemorative days marking the ongoing wage gaps for women in the United States — and represents how far into 2021 the average Latina must …
  • Opinion | What if Trump’s Grip on the GOP Isn’t as Strong as It Seems? October 21, 2021 10:59 am Trump’s rallies are still remarkably well-attended — part political events, part Grateful Dead concerts, part Andrew Dice Clay sets. The recent one in Alabama may well have been the largest political rally in state history, with roughly 50,000 people on …
  • OPINION | DEAR ABBY: Discovery of ring complicates imminent engagement October 21, 2021 10:56 am Dear Abby: Over the weekend, while I was cleaning and reorganizing our bedroom, I found the engagement ring my boyfriend plans on proposing with. I didn’t know he was planning to ask the big question, and I’m thrilled. I haven’t even hinted that I know …
  • Opinion – Agoraphobia in Charlotte? Leadership, governance and opportunity October 21, 2021 10:50 am By Bill Schubart The recent community skirmish, around Evergreen Family Health no longer coming to Charlotte, sheds light on deeper issues roiling the town some are now calling “Charnot.” Bill Schubart Governed by a Selectboard, Zoning Board and a variety …
  • Opinion: Cleveland Browns have a Baker Mayfield dilemma – and it's not just the QB's injury October 21, 2021 10:48 am As Baker Mayfield writhed in pain Sunday during the Cleveland Browns’ loss to the Arizona Cardinals, having reinjured his previously dislocated left shoulder, the quarterback found himself in the middle of yet another unfortunate twist in a season that …
  • News24.com | OPINION | Craig Watt-Pringle: Sex vs rape ruling - Attacks on judiciary are unwarranted October 21, 2021 10:48 am Criticism levelled against judges following their ruling on sexual consent is misinformed and proceeds from the incorrect premise that the version of the complainant constituted the factual basis for the judgment, or ought to have done so, writes Craig …
  • Guest opinion: The local solution for poverty is right under our noses October 21, 2021 10:16 am
  • OPINION: The triple entendre of ‘Squid Game’ politics October 21, 2021 10:12 am Warning: Spoilers ahead. A few weeks ago, a viral infection swept across campus. I am not referring to the flu that infected half the campus population — which includes me. No, I am referring to the circle, the triangle, and the square — the South Korean …
  • Dpty PM Reznikov assesses Venice Commission's opinion on bill on transition period as positive October 21, 2021 10:10 am Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov considers the Venice Commission's opinion on the bill on the foundations of state policy for a transitional period and notes the strengths of …
  • Opinion-in-brief: Sadiq Khan expansion of ULEZ comes at the ultra-worst time October 21, 2021 10:04 am Londoners need more time and help to prepare for Sadiq Khan’s expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone. Covid restrictions only ended three months ago, and few have had a chance to recover, let alone prepare for the charge. City Hall has offered little …
  • Opinion | Workers Are Getting Scammed. Biden Can Do Something About It. October 21, 2021 8:52 am This exploitation reflects the troubling emergence of a new threat to Americans already struggling to make ends meet: debt imposed by companies on their own workers or taken on by workers as a condition of doing the job. Gig economy drivers often finance …
  • OPINION | TAKEOUT TASTINGS: Hitting the bricks and the food trucks October 21, 2021 6:47 am Take it out from the ballgame, Take it out from the crowd; Buy me some peanuts from a traveling truck — I don't care if it costs more than a buck ... This week we focus on to-go items from two food trucks, plus a previously "uncovered" …
  • OPINION: Germany is showing the world it can do grown-up politics October 21, 2021 5:36 am So it’s official: the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), Greens, and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) are an item. Negotiations towards forming a new German government with the Ampelkoaltion (named traffic-light coalition after their party colours) can …
  • News24.com | OPINION | Jan Hofmeyr: A fragile context requires responsible campaigning ahead of municipal poll October 21, 2021 5:04 am How political parties conduct themselves prior to and after the conclusion of the poll will potentially have long-term consequences for the resilience of our governance system as a whole, writes the author. Photo: Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images The …
  • Best of BS Opinion: Towards zero hunger, pricing reform, and more October 21, 2021 4:07 am Here is the best of Business Standard's opinion pieces for Thursday. The government’s approval of the full privatisation of Air India has raised expectations that the disinvestment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) may be carried out …
  • Opinion: The many sounds of studying October 21, 2021 3:46 am “Studying is so fun!” Said no one ever.  The idea of studying being fun is so foreign because of how stressful it can be and the context it is typically done in. Being that life can be stressful enough, I try to make things easier when it comes to studying …
  • Time for Baker to Abandon Massachusetts Gas Tax Hike (OPINION) October 21, 2021 3:42 am AAA Massachusetts reports gas prices increased in the Bay State by nine cents per gallon in the last week to an average price of $3.27, according to its latest weekly survey. That's up from $3.10 just a month ago and $2.10 a year ago. "Compared to …
  • Opinion | Hookup culture is harmful to the LGBTQ+ community October 21, 2021 3:36 am There’s nothing wrong with casual sex. Yet, over time, hookup culture has become a more complex issue than just a few one night stands. This culture has negatively affected my community in numerous ways and enforces inaccurate representations of the gay …
  • Opinion: Dunleavy’s fiscally irresponsible and deceptive plan October 21, 2021 3:24 am Anselm Staack Dunleavy’s state-paid-for-advertising says that his plan can save the Permanent Fund, the PFD, and simultaneously erase the deficit in five years; it sounds idyllic. The scene morphs to children frolicking in a fairy-tail field of yellow; …
  • OPINION: Florida legislators should consider COVID-19 when reopening to international tourists October 21, 2021 3:17 am With the summer’s highest COVID-19 death rate in the country, Florida needs to prioritize safety over tourism as borders reopen. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/PIXABAY Florida reported the highest COVID-19 summer death rate in the nation, passing 18,000 deaths …
  • OPINION: Postpartum Medicaid extension is long overdue October 21, 2021 3:17 am The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have yet to approve the postpartum extension for new mothers despite overwhelming support. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/ PXFUEL New mothers have a chance to gain access to extended Medicaid with SB 2518 passed …
  • San Antonio wants your opinion on how to spend $229M in ARPA money October 21, 2021 3:08 am SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio will host a series of community meetings to get public input on how it should spend $229.4 million in federal dollars it is receiving through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). During a city council briefing on the …
  • OPINION | Columbus apologia has no place in a newspaper October 21, 2021 2:53 am Editor's Note This opinion piece was submitted in response to a previously published opinion piece entitled “Columbus was merely the first to do the inevitable” that made several insensitive claims about Indigenous peoples. The previously published …
  • North Dakota AG- no opinion on Ward County Second Amendment, COVID-19 mandate issues October 21, 2021 1:58 am WARD COUNTY, N.D. – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office has declined to give an opinion as to whether Ward County has the legal authority to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary, or to ban mandates relating to COVID-19. In the statement, …
  • OPINION: The suburban scourge of lawns October 21, 2021 1:49 am We can do better to promote biodiversity and better use our spaces Lawns are terrible and ugly. Turf grasses are the most heavily irrigated crop in America. Not corn or wheat. Grass. We are so accustomed to the constant assault on the eyes that is suburban …
  • OPINION: Madden is dying and it’s EA’s fault October 21, 2021 1:48 am Over the past decade Madden has gotten worse and worse and it’s because of EA Madden is one of the most popular video game franchises, but over the past decade the quality of the game has devolved to a point where it is almost unplayable. A major reason …
  • OPINION: Emma Stone delivers stellar performance in new “Cruella” October 21, 2021 1:40 am Photo of the “Cruella” poster via IMDb.com. Jamie Blodgett | Contributing Writer The prequel to Disney’s 1996 live-action film “101 Dalmatians” is here and Emma Stone has proven critics wrong with her captivating performance of Disney’s beloved villain. …
  • OPINION: Distance for Dreams heads to Young’s Jersey Dairy October 21, 2021 1:40 am Writer Jamie Blodgett shares her experience at Young’s Jersey Dairy farm. Photo of the Distance for Dreams club courtesy of Blodgett. Jamie Blodgett | Contributing Writer A mere 30 minutes from The University of Dayton lies a fall attraction like no other. …
  • Guest Opinion: Our history won't be silenced October 21, 2021 12:33 am While often diminished and constantly overlooked, our LGBTQ history is rich with significant events, especially throughout the 20th century. The pickets of the 1950s in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia; Marsha P. Johnson at Stonewall; anti-gay …
  • OPINIÓN | Chile: un populista de derecha se enfrentará a un populista de izquierda October 21, 2021 12:20 am CNNEE Nota del editor: Carlos Alberto Montaner es escritor, periodista y colaborador de CNN. Sus columnas se publican en decenas de diarios de España, Estados Unidos y América Latina. Montaner es, además, vicepresidente de la Internacional Liberal. Las …
  • Opinion | Means testing makes policy less effective, not more October 21, 2021 12:12 am President Joe Biden has recently talked behind closed doors regarding the currently proposed infrastructure bill, stating that he would be willing to put certain provisions behind means testing to bring the cost down. Not only does this prevent more people …
  • Opinion: Two people could save US democracy October 20, 2021 11:57 pm They used the filibuster repeatedly to try to carry out McConnell's stated goal of making former President Barack Obama "a one-term president." They are now using the filibuster as their weapon of choice to carry out McConnell's stated …
  • SFU’s Cleaning and Cafeteria Staff Should Be In-House Employees (in Opinion) October 20, 2021 11:54 pm Simon Fraser University president Joy Johnson is currently considering whether the university should end its practice of outsourcing campus cleaning and food services. The choice she makes will tell us whether our university will live up to its recent …
  • Opinion | What good are police? October 20, 2021 10:56 pm Police officers remain popular figures in America. A USA Today/Ipsos poll found that nearly three-quarters of Americans hold a favorable view of law enforcement, and 64% “trust police and law enforcement to handle crime and public safety issues.” …
  • Opinion | The Nov. 2 elections are important October 20, 2021 10:56 pm Did you know we have an election on Tuesday, Nov. 2? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. While Pennsylvania’s appellate judicial elections do not receive nearly as much attention as others, they are vitally important. If you’re worried about your right to …
  • OPINION: Kyrie Irving has every right to be unvaccinated October 20, 2021 10:51 pm Last month kicked off the Brooklyn Nets media day, with one player noticeably missing.  Instead of stepping up to the podium to answer questions, Kyrie Irving answered questions from his home through Zoom. Adding to the already unique circumstances was the …
  • OPINION: Vaccination is not a choice — even for celebrities October 20, 2021 10:51 pm You choose: a shot in the arm or a tube in the throat. COVID-19 vaccination boosters were recently approved by the FDA for those 65 and older, or those with underlying health conditions, as the “new normal” continues to look permanent. Without an increase …
  • Why businesses should follow Tractor Supply's push for diversity, inclusion and climate change prevention| Opinion October 20, 2021 10:51 pm Hal Lawton is president & CEO of the Tractor Supply Company. At Tractor Supply, we are committed to preserving "Life Out Here" for future generations.  Our Mission and Values ensure that we never lose sight of that commitment and are always …
  • Opinion: Eastside businesses should secure financing now October 20, 2021 10:24 pm
  • KT Opinion: A name change won’t hurt Facebook; Zuck’s in the zone October 20, 2021 10:10 pm Facebook faces a credibility crisis and wants to change... its name. What’s in a name? Even Google changed to Alphabet only to grow in size as the dominant search engine that drives the internet of everything. But it’s true that people and governments have …
  • Opinion: American Girl’s Eid al-Fitr doll outfit opens up opportunities for accurate Muslim representation October 20, 2021 10:10 pm Vivian Jones When I was growing up, many girls would bring in dolls for show-and-tell. The dolls would all mirror their features—straight blonde hair, blue eyes and pale skin. Their dolls represented the “average” American girl. In the early 2000s, I do …
  • Opinion: In the Rose Quarter, restoring people to restore place October 20, 2021 9:42 pm
  • Opinion: Our justice system must become more victim-centric October 20, 2021 9:36 pm (Subscription required) Until legislators act, judges must do more to ensure violent potential reoffenders aren't receiving reduced sentences, particularly when it comes to making use of the probation department, and potentially other assets, in other …
  • LORENZEN & VALDETARO | Two Opinion Columnists Debate Curriculum Reform (1/4) October 20, 2021 7:59 pm Several weeks ago, two opinion columnists got into an argument about curriculum reform at Cornell. They decided to record their disagreement and transcribe it as a discussion column inspired by “The Conversation,” a weekly column between New York Times …
  • Here is how Israel can truly create a shared Jewish-Arab society- opinion October 20, 2021 7:42 pm I am a long-time veteran protester. I have participated in hundreds of demonstrations from the time that I was 13 years old (I am now 65). Demonstrating is a basic civil right in a democratic society. When I was young and lived in the US, I demonstrated …
  • Trump's 'maximum pressure' campaign against Iran was a failure - opinion October 20, 2021 7:42 pm Candidate Ronald Reagan in 1980 famously asked, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” Updating that question, one might ask, “Are you safer from an Iranian nuclear threat than you were four years ago?” Actually, it was about three and a …
  • Time for an Anglo chair of the Jewish Agency? - opinion October 20, 2021 7:42 pm In a couple of weeks, or months, the Jewish Agency for Israel’s 10-member chairmanship selection committee will recommend a candidate to lead the organization, which will then be approved by the Board of Governors. For many Israelis, the Jewish Agency is …
  • Israel needs a clear policy toward China—now - opinion October 20, 2021 7:42 pm Fans of the Hollywood disaster film genre are well acquainted with the pattern that opens up such films: a series of dramatic events scattered in various locations that seemingly have no connection or explanation, and as the plot unfolds and the …
  • Israel can't submit to Biden pressure on consulate, settlements - opinion October 20, 2021 7:42 pm In order to uphold Israel’s legal, moral and sovereign rights and security, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett must withstand Biden administration demands to reopen a US Palestinian-Arab consulate in Jerusalem and “restrain” Jewish building in Judea, Samaria …
  • Opinion: Are all sides in education debates ready to find real solutions? October 20, 2021 7:23 pm Public policy debates always involve competing views among diverse stakeholders. As the 2022 legislative session approaches, there are two questions that should be asked in anticipation of a debate that will surely come — addressing civics and history …
  • Court of Appeal Conceals Identity of Party Identified in Previous Opinion in the Case October 20, 2021 7:01 pm Metropolitan News-Enterprise   Wednesday, October 20, 2021   Page 1   Court of Appeal Conceals Identity of Party Identified in Previous Opinion in the Case First District Panel Denies Bid by Litigant to Issue Its Decision Under Seal   By a MetNews Staff …
  • Opinion: Navalny's struggle goes beyond an anti-corruption crusade October 20, 2021 6:42 pm It is an unpleasant surprise for Russian President Vladimir Putin: his arch-nemesis Alexei Navalny has been awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Many consider it the European equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize.  …
  • Judge Jeanine gives legal opinion about ‘horrific’ train rape, bystanders who filmed assault October 20, 2021 6:29 pm Judge Jeanine Pirro reacts to the story of a woman who was raped on a Pennsylvania train as onlookers stood by and recorded "Justice" host Judge Jeanine Pirro called the story of a woman who was raped on a train outside Philadelphia " …
  • The hubris and humility of Colin Powell | Opinion October 20, 2021 6:16 pm Colin Powell, who died Thursday, was a public servant of extraordinary talent and exemplary integrity. The five presidents he served prized him for his ability to recognize the strategic opportunities and perils in any military endeavor and deliver his …
  • OPINION: Success is an opinion not a fact October 20, 2021 5:48 pm What defines success? Is success having a nice job, car or clothes? Is it having lots of friends and partying? Who decides what success is for us? Success is an opinion, not a fact. Success is not the same for everyone and we need to understand this. It …