thesuntimes.com http://www.thesuntimes.com/section/Columns thesuntimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:52:09 +0000 Sharen Jergenson: Let the sunshine in! http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140308/OPINION/140309581/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Sharen Jergenson http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140308/OPINION/140309581/-1/Columns Paul Rawlings: Smart guns http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140308/OPINION/140309582/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Paul Rawlings http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140308/OPINION/140309582/-1/Columns Jerry Jackson: THINK THROUGH THE MINIMUM WAGE ISSUE http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140307/OPINION/140309586/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:06:49 +0000 Jerry Jackson http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140307/OPINION/140309586/-1/Columns Matthew T. Mangino: Supreme Court weakens Fourth Amendment http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309814/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309814/-1/Columns American courts have long acknowledged that the occupant of a home has a reasonable expectation of privacy within the walls of that home and, at times, even directly outside those walls.
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Mark L. Hopkins: Can the government define marriage? http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309950/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:04:10 +0000 By Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309950/-1/Columns Paul Rawlings: SHAME, DOING NOTHING ILLEGAL, I HAVE BEEN HONEST http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140301/OPINION/140229409/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Paul Rawlings http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140301/OPINION/140229409/-1/Columns Kent Bush: Worst kind of racism - when bigotry masquerades as humor http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229397/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:41:00 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229397/-1/Columns I guess that is why I'm never happy.
Not only is racism doing quite well, somehow we are rediscovering it as some free speech issue. I guess every pendulum swings both ways. I thought that civil rights and racial equality was one of those areas that we would show actual growth and not just a societal swing.
But apparently some people are just not happy with America's progress in the area of civil rights, and they are [...]]]>
Jerry Jackson: BUYING VOTES AND NUMBERS http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229414/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:32:09 +0000 Jerry Jackson http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229414/-1/Columns Matthew T. Mangino: Firearms soon to be leading killer of young people http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229579/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229579/-1/Columns For the last two decades, motor vehicle accidents have been the leading cause of death for young people. However, gun deaths are not far behind. The statistics for 2010 are startling: 6,201 young people between the ages of 15 and 24 were killed by guns, while [...]]]> Kent Bush: How many ‘sinners’ are we allowed to refuse service to? http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229541/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:44:44 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229541/-1/Columns I reread the first book of the Bible today, and I did not find the Second Amendment in Genesis. Surprisingly enough, Jesus had little to say about free market capitalism, although he did anger many fishermen and bakers when he kept multiplying fish and loaves to feed thousands of people.
Was that the first welfare system? I guess doctrinally, we will leave that claim as "plausible."
I got a less than pleasant email from a preacher [...]]]>
Rick Holmes: Florida’s dangerous men http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140226/NEWS/140229585/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:23:43 +0000 By Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140226/NEWS/140229585/-1/Columns 1. George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin after confronting him as he walked through a gated community on a rainy night. A jury bought Zimmerman's self-defense argument, but subsequent events make him look anything but innocent. Both his ex-wife and his girlfriend have charged him with [...]]]> Mark L. Hopkins: Mother Nature shakes our world http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229745/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:48:49 +0000 By Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229745/-1/Columns Paul Rawlings: THE LIES CONTINUE http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140222/OPINION/140229905/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Paul Rawlings http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140222/OPINION/140229905/-1/Columns Matthew T. Mangino: Governor joins chorus of death penalty opponents http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229967/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229967/-1/Columns Brown then jumped on an airplane and went to meet a woman in Palm Springs, Calif. He was torturing her when she escaped and notified police.
Brown spent more than 16 years on Washington's death row. As he lay strapped to a gurney awaiting lethal injection, he protested what he perceived [...]]]>
Jerry Jackson: THE SNAP PROGRAM AND PRODUCTIVITY http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140221/OPINION/140229913/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Jerry Jackson http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140221/OPINION/140229913/-1/Columns Kent Bush: Far beyond double standard for women in U.S. politics http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140218/NEWS/140219517/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:28:40 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140218/NEWS/140219517/-1/Columns I knew one day a minority would break through the glass ceiling and end the lineage of old white presidents. But I had always believed that a woman would win first because racism though admittedly more latent than 50 years ago still persists. Geraldine Ferraro was chosen by Walter Mondale as a running mate 30 years ago. I mistakenly believed that meant women had a better shot.
But for women [...]]]>
Charita Goshay: ‘Celebrity’ tag makes mockery of tragedy http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140219547/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:59:33 +0000 By Charita Goshay More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140219547/-1/Columns Perhaps this works as a starting point:
Celebrity?
It's been clear for some time that what now qualifies as celebrity has very little to do with talent, pluck, drive, ambition, or any of those other Broadway-baby adjectives. [...]]]>
Paul Rawlings: Republican regulation nonsense http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140215/OPINION/140219617/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Paul Rawlings http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140215/OPINION/140219617/-1/Columns Jerry Jackson: The forgotten crises http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140214/OPINION/140219641/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:09:14 +0000 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140214/OPINION/140219641/-1/Columns Philip Maddocks: House forced into awkward role of not putting nation at risk http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219656/-1/Columns?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:48:51 +0000 By Philip Maddocks More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219656/-1/Columns He did his best.
Even an unmanageable House of Representatives functions at least twice a year, Mr. Boehner said. And just because you don't always do the same thing over and over again, it doesn't mean you're still not insane, he pointed out.
"We're doing our best in what is a [...]]]>