• A Christmas to remember

    It certainly goes as quickly as it comes, the Christmas holiday. Was it not that long ago that it couldn’t come fast enough? How slowly time passed the nearer Dec. 25 became — just like molasses on a cold winter’s day. While out shopping last …

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  • Names from Christmas Past

    This unusual editorial cartoon appeared in the Guard and several other Arkansas newspapers during the Christmas season in about 1971. I had been cartooning for the Guard for eight years, and had recently re-joined the staff after getting married and working two years as editor …

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  • If we ever needed Christ in Christmas, it is now

    This year, the politically correct gestures of seasonal salutation (Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, etc.), which for too long have served as substitutes for the real thing, have become vacuous, stale and boring. This year, somehow, they seem especially inadequate to express the sentiment we so …

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  • Did we make it?

    Well, today is the day that the world is slated to end. If you’re reading this on Saturday then you have survived. I hope I did too. I, like many others, have been swept up in the whole “doomsday” prediction on Dec. 21 so I …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Flags at Oil Trough I recently drove through Oil Trough and noticed the flags at the fire station. They were at half-staff and I’m sure it was in honor of the Connecticut victims. That is good and respectable but the problem I have is that …

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  • Gun control won’t prevent tragedy

    It’s not tougher gun control, stupid. No matter how much tougher we make our gun laws we’ll never prevent future tragedies like last week’s murder of those innocents in Newtown, Conn. We won’t stop future Newtowns if we outlaw every military-style assault weapon in America. …

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  • Whoever is responsible, it’s not the guns

    Who should be watching for the people who would do such tragic, horrible things as senselessly slaughter young children in their classrooms, such as happened last week in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.? In that particular case, it appears it was the shooter’s first …

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  • Sacrifices to the gun worshippers

    Journalists often exaggerate by using the phrase “shattered lives.” But when it comes to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, it isn’t an exaggeration. What parent in their worst dreams could EVER think that when they kissed their little child goodbye in the morning, two …

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  • Abortion doesn’t unrape you

    After two GOP Senate candidates saw their campaigns implode following their controversial comments about abortion and rape, some Republicans have encouraged their party to de-emphasize abortion. But anti-abortion leaders disagree. Faced with polls saying eight in 10 Americans think abortion should be legal when a …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Dear Editor: The horror of last Friday’s events in Connecticut reminded me of the horror I experienced when my youngest child, who had just turned 5, was hit by a car.  I remember my heart felt as if someone had grabbed it with both hands …

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  • Giving away Christmas

    I was working on a humorous Christmas story when the news came about the massacre of 20 children in Connecticut, along with the deaths of many adults that gave their lives to protect the children in their care. My two youngest daughters are about the …

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  • Secular Humanists bid all a ‘Merry un-Christmas’

    That “most wonderful time of the year” has arrived, and with it, most predictably, another round of attacks (yawn) by Secular Humanists doing their best to destroy the season by removing the Christ child from the creche. Yes, these are the same people who think …

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