August 29, 2014

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: 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: Flight attendant’s glorious resignation sparks happy memories

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

He didn’t do the right thing, but I get it.

Steven Slater, a Jet Blue flight attendant, cursed passengers over an airplane’s public address system before grabbing a few beers, yanking open one of the plane’s emergency …

Missourians should send McCaskill message she’ll understand in 2012

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Seriously, Missouri, would you do something about Sen. Claire McCaskill?

I would never presume to tell the good folks just east of here what to do (fire her), but one of your senators is quickly becoming a …

Column: Palin-haters green with envy

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

To hear some people talk, you’d think Sarah Palin personally accosted them in a dark alley. I’m fairly certain that isn’t the case for many of the people who react to the mere mention of her name …