February 14, 2016

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 hundreds, of tiny victims for whom no one is calling press conferences, making Facebook memes Continue Reading

Maybe Mayans weren’t predicting doomsday, but the end of reason

Danedri Thompson Columnist The Mayans may have been onto something. If you’re reading this, chances are the world did not or will not end on Dec. 21. Maybe the Mayans weren’t prophesying the death of all people, but instead the death of common sense and reason. It sure seems like the world has turned on Continue Reading

Council appointee couldn’t be bothered to vote

Danedri Thompson columnist It’s high time the Gardner City Council make changes to the way it appoints to the council. We’re down another one, with the departure of appointed member Brian Broxterman, and the community’s new appointee to the city council appears to have only voted three times in his adult life – or at Continue Reading

Graduates, your elders are smarter than you

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 high school graduate, few people will remember of care what you did at GE High. Continue Reading

Conservatives cede the 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 – that for the hearts and minds of the American people. Nowhere is this more Continue Reading

Twitter may change how we communicate

Danedri Thompson columnist Will 140 characters change the world? I’m beginning to be a believer. If nothing else, Twitter may change the way we live in it. Of course, this is coming from an addict, and I find myself using the micro-blogging site for just about everything. Signing on to Twitter is like joining a Continue Reading

New policies make playing by the rules for losers

Danedri Thompson columnist A lifetime of playing by the rules just looks dumber and dumber every day. The way to get ahead in America these days is to make terrible choices. That’s how you get your very own government bailout. Instead of working hard, going to school, waiting to be married before I had children, Continue Reading

OPINION: Playing by the rules is for dolts

Danedri Thompson submissions@gardnernews.com A lifetime of playing by the rules just looks dumber and dumber every day. The way to get ahead in America these days is to make terrible choices. That’s how you get your very own government bailout. Instead of working hard, going to school, waiting to be married before I had children, Continue Reading

OPINION: Sophie’s Choice: earn less money or take Obamacare

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com There may be a case to be made for earning less money. But that medicine for avoiding the Obamacare mandate on health insurance is a bitter pill to swallow for hardworking Americans. Neal Kumar Kaytal, President Obama’s solicitor general, defended the health care law’s individual mandate last week in a federal appeals Continue Reading

OPINION: What 2011 graduates need to know

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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 high school graduate, few people will remember or care what you did at Gardner-Ederton or Continue Reading