April 24, 2014

Dr. King’s lessons for the climate justice movement

Jose´-Antonio Orosco
Guest Columnist
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize.  One of the most striking aspects of his acceptance speech is the hope he expressed in humanity’s ability to overcome war.  This was no …

The Gardner News offers its legislative agenda

Many entities, especially public or taxpayer funded entities, offer legislative agendas to elected officials. The agendas put forth items of concern and areas in which legislators may expect a visit from a lobbyist on their behalf.
The Gardner News doesn’t …

NAFTA failing Mexican citizens, forcing them to America

Manuel Perez-Rocha
Guest Columnist
Twenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans.
Of course, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs have vanished since automotive and tech companies moved their production across the border in …

A joyful goodbye to 2013; no one will miss it

Marta H. Mossburg
Guest Columnist
If 2013 were a beauty pageant, it would be the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. If it were a movie, it would be “Titanic.” If it were a song, it would be “Wrecking Ball” by Miley …

Crystal ball murky on what 2014 holds

It’s that time of year again. It’s the time where media outlets reflect on the passage of time and attempt to predict things to come.
People in the media make a lot of lists at this time of year. There …

Shrimp farmed in ponds treated with chemicals make a toxic cocktail

Jill Richardson
Guest Columnist
Shrimp cocktail makes a great finger food for holiday parties. Right? Only if you have no idea how those crustaceans were produced. Because if you did, you wouldn’t want to eat shrimp again.
Before I go …

Big-foot-sized carbon footprints in store for 2014

Danedri Thompson
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 …

Good tidings of great joy to all people

Luke 2:1-20
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyre’ni-us was governor of Syria.)
And all …

Alcohol, patriotism and the NFL: The best hope for tailgaters

Lee S. Wishing
Guest Columnist
I was disturbed at what I recently witnessed at a Buffalo Bills football game. The Bills hosted their cross-state rival, the New York Jets, in Orchard Park, N.Y. I had attended many Bills games years …

Another train wreck headed for the White House

Merrill Matthews
Guest Columnist
Do you think the Obamacare rollout raises important questions about government mandates, confusion, penalties and just how well bureaucrats can manage complicated issues? It’s not the only one. There are a number of similarities between Obamacare …