Opinion Archive

Rick Houser:
He made me smile

When I look back over the years of my youth and of all the adventures I experienced and the interesting people I have met, one name always comes back. One person I knew could take any day or situation and turn it into enjoyment and so much fun that I always ended up with a [ Read More ]

Kathy Kelly:
Divest from war, invest in people

All Trump, all the time. With a punishing, disorienting barrage of executive orders, President Trump is reversing hard fought gains made in environmental protection, health care, women’s rights, immigration policy, and nuclear weapons reduction–with even more executive orders promised. In his inaugural speech, Trump proclaimed, “America First.” The U.S. does rank first in weapon sales, [ Read More ]

Lee Hamilton:
Can the media hold the politicians accountable?

If you watched Donald Trump’s recent press conference, you may have overlooked a telling and worrisome moment. A CNN reporter tried to ask the president-elect about the extent of his ties to Russian officials. “No! Not you. No! Your organization is terrible,” responded Mr. Trump, and moved on to the next question. The fact that [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Terri Schlichenmeyer
‘Silver City’: It’s where you should be going out west next

You know exactly where you’re going. You’re pointed in the right direction, thanks to a compass that’s moral, innate, or in your pocket. You’re traveling at just the right pace and nothing can deter you – except, as in the new novel “Silver City” by Jeff Guinn, the man who’s about to kill you. Cash [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover
Should moral judgment be used when choosing Hall of Famers?

Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez will enter this year’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown,New York. As a baseball fan, I agree with the selections. I am old enough to have watched and admired all three men during their careers. I am especially a fan of [ Read More ]

Rick Houser
The sweet spot

Growing up in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s was a time I will never regret having the opportunity to experience. From our farm and the neighborhood to the towns and the business folks that caused them to function on a timely and a routine basis. During those year, the town of Felicity was home to [ Read More ]

Brett Milam
A ginger in the sun

I’m Brett Milam, the new editor at The Clermont Sun and I’m a rookie. That may seem like an unusual way to introduce myself and certainly not the most surefire way to imbue confidence in The Sun readership, but let me explain. My university commencement speaker in spring 2016 — some people do actually pay [ Read More ]

Tiffany White
New Year’s Evolution

Every January gyms are packed full of people starting on their New Year’s resolution of losing the extra fifteen pounds they gained the year before, but by February and March people start to abandon their resolutions and gyms die down. Most of the population set goals that are not easily obtainable and often times, with [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover
The value of educating children at an early age

Last week was hectic. Besides working, I spent time preparing my grandson for preschool by completing his paperwork and getting his physical completed. He will soon attend a special program that is affiliated with a local school system. At three, he is a busy little fellow. These days, he spends his days doing what the [ Read More ]

Rick Houser
I took to this immediately!

In 1955, my sister Peg began attending Wilmington College. She was the first of my family to venture into the big old world outside of Fruit Ridge Road. Even though Wilmington was only about an hour away at the time,  when you are five it seemed like she had moved to the other side of [ Read More ]

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