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  • For the love of TV

    I love TV. I love getting into a new show and watching to see how it plays out versus what I think might happen. Through most of my childhood, I didn’ ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Fuel tax increase: Signed, sealed, delivered

    At the risk of wearing everyone out on the gas tax issue, I would like to mention a few more things about the passage of last week’s gas tax vote befo ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Bill (O’Reilly) I will

    Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is among those friends of mine I never got to meet. A truthteller with a gift for rhyme and whimsy, S ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Odds and ends

    This week’s column features odds and ends … a collection of thoughts from an editor without 600 words on just a single subject.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Kochs and unions

    Lots of people sure hate the Koch brothers.The Kochs get death threats like this: “If I had a chance ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Senate votes to help vets, improve health care

    Last session, the Legislature approved more property tax relief to those who have sacrificed the most for our country. The Disabled Veterans Property ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Fill-up your car before Sunday!

    The governor signed a bill I opposed Wednesday morning which will take $3.7 million out of Jasper County pockets. An additional 10 cents will be added ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • A racial slur and second chances

    Let’s start at the beginning.A very good place to start.Last Sunday, Lady Gaga brought the Oscar cro ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • The war on drugs, San Francisco-style

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had out-of-towners tell me they think San Francisco is a breathtakingly beautiful city — so why is it that City H ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Facebook February

    February is my favorite month. OK, I have to admit the main reason for my fondness is because it’s my birth month. It makes it easy to love.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Giuliani: nutball or sleazeball?

    I’m trying to make up my mind about Rudy Giuliani: I can’t decide whether he’s a nutball or a sleazeball. For now I’m going with a sleazy nutball, but ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • The future

    Future cars may be driverless and powered by hydrogen. Toyota already has a hydrogen fuel-cell model ready for the market, with other auto makers scra ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:23 am
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    Reader Poll

    Should campers and RVs in Newton have to be parked on a hard surface at a private residence?