September 21, 2014

OPINION: Calling Hitler a socialist shouldnít be controversial

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
Itís my fault really. I started a fight on Facebook by saying something I believed to be inconsequential and non-controversial. At least, I thought the part where I stipulated that Adolf Hitler was a socialist was not …

Censure movement about theatrics rather than common sense

Danedri Thompson
Guest Columnist
The appropriate way to remove people from office is at the ballot box – not in a three-ring circus that serves as an echo chamber of egos.
Unfortunately, that’s not how a loud minority of people …

Labor unions show selfish disregard for nation

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
The labor unions need to get in line behind the rest of us.
According to a Washington Post story, labor unions are warning Democratic leaders that they are in danger of losing support of union members if …

Big-foot-sized carbon footprints in store for 2014

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
With the new year right around the corner, I’m making plans to lessen my carbon footprint to approximately the size of Al Gore’s carbon footprint. If I’m lucky the Nobel Peace Prize voters will take notice.
Former …

Conservatives cede middle ground with silence

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
Conservatives are ceding the middle ground to liberal talking points every day. It’s not that we aren’t principled – it’s that conservatives, by nature, seek not to offend. By doing so, we’re losing a very important battle …

Back-to-school time means unhappy teachers

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
It’s back to school time, which comes with a litany of prayers for teachers and complaining about how tough a role teaching truly is.
My favorite example is a whiny Florida teacher’s essay that went viral in …

COLUMN: Social media paints ugly picture of Gardner

Danedri Thompson

Columnist

I grew up in Gardner. With brief stops in other communities to work for newspapers, airlines and attend college, this has been my life-long home. I’m married to another Gardner kid, and we chose to make our …

Americans in a strange land that used to be sane

Danedri Thompson
columnist
Everyday, I feel more and more like a stranger in a strange land. And it’s about to get worse. I hate to quote the completely idiotic Michael Moore, but occasionally, it’s necessary: Dude, where’s my country?
We’re …

Advice for the discerning high school graduate

Danedri Thompson
columnist
Dear Graduate,
I have some good news and some bad news for you as you prepare to collect your high school diploma this weekend.
The good news: Other than the piece of paper that declares you a …

Evil triumphed in Pennsylvania clinic

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
I’m writing this grisly column because my news junkie brother did not recognize the name “Kermit Gosnell” when I used it in conversation the other day.
I’m writing this column to give voice to the dozens, perhaps …