I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser This week just ended was filled with news, ranging from fires in the Amazon to hurricanes in the […]

Curmudgeoning

By Blaney Pridgen All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser A lyric from a Gilbert and Sullivan musical:   Be eloquent in praise of the very dull old […]

Liberation of Paris

Special to the Advertiser  By Elizabeth Joiner All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser On August 25th of this year Paris will celebrate the 75thanniversary of its liberation […]

Religion, Politics, and “Paying It Forward”

Religion, Politics, and “Paying It Forward”

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser This column is a rewrite of one first run by this newspaper in July 2017, and it is […]

The New Colossus

The New Colossus

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser One of the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was the 100-foot high statue of the Greek […]

Bishops United Repudiates Christian Nationalism, Systemic Racism

Bishops United Repudiates Christian Nationalism, Systemic Racism

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser Words can, and occasionally must, make a difference. This is one of those occasions. Our Episcopal Bishop of […]

Rural Broadband

Rural Broadband

By: Scott Cooper All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser Like me, you may have heard it said that trying to bring Broadband Internet capabilities to rural areas […]

If We Just Talk of Thoughts and Prayers

If We Just Talk of Thoughts and Prayers

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser This week’s reporting included news of not one but two mass shootings by men wielding military-style high capacity, […]

What is Impeachment?

What is Impeachment?

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  Should President Donald Trump be impeached? That is a political question, and depending on your politics, you might […]

Which Recent Presidents Have Increased Deficits The Most?

Which Recent Presidents Have Increased Deficits The Most?

By: Robert Sott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser We frequently hear that our “out-of-control federal government with their deficit spending is passing a huge debt along […]

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