November 1, 2014

OPINION: Individuality goes the way of the Dodo bird

Danedri Thompson

There’s a bright orange and blue building in town, and I hope it stays that way. The colors aren’t ones I would choose for anything – shoes, curtains, a rug, a sweater – but they’re unique and interesting.…

OPINION: A holiday poem

’Twas the week before Thanksgiving and all through the town,
No residents were spending. They were keeping expenses down.

Residents’ wallets were tight – not quite filled with cash,
While elected officials were planning to raid all their stash.

City …

OPINION: Iowa voters’ decision should spark debate

There will be much written and said in the coming days to explain the story of the 2010 election. Much of the punditry will focus on the massive red wave that swept the nation turning much of the U.S. electoral …

OPINION: Social Security gravy train wreck looms

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Granny, please don’t fall for this bribe.

In the face of what’s sure to be overwhelming political losses in November, Democrats are promising to offer Social Security recipients a one-time payment of $250.

Seniors are angry they …

OPINION: Time to take off the rose-colored economy glasses

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Our shaky economy appears to be growing slowly on sand instead of rock.
Finally, the American media is starting to report that although it appears the recession is behind us, there will be a new normal with …

OPINION: Obama presidency awakens public

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Maybe some good can come from Barack Obama’s presidency.

Don’t get me wrong – the man has been a disaster for this country. When he stepped into office, the country was loaded with debt, and instead of …

OPINION: It’s I-told-you-so time on health care overhaul

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Well, duh. This is the sort of oversight that occurs when members of Congress fail to read thousands of pages of legislation to overhaul one-sixth of the American economy.

The few of us in the American populace …

OPINION: Honesty necessary in discussion about public education

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

The time for an honest discussion about the state of American public schools has been ripe for quite some time – even President Barack Obama has noticed.

He spoke on Monday  to NBC’s Today Show expounding on …

OPINION: Quran-burning controversy exposes liberal hypocrisy

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

If nothing else, we can thank the Rev. Terry Jones for exposing the blatant hypocrisy of President Obama and liberals.

The Rev. Terry Jones planned a Quran-burning event in Florida on Sept. 11. The pastor with 50 …

OPINION: One angry Tea Partier

Pundits from every corner of the United States are busy trying to describe the Tea Party movement.  Meanwhile, some members of Congress and the political class are eagerly attempting to drive the Tea Party Express. In fact, one former Congressional …