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The Great Wall may have nothing on Trump’s

Ancient China built a great wall. It is vast, and there are those who believe it to be observable from space. I have walked upon it myself. It is remarkable. Trump, in a technologically more advanced time, wants to build a wall which might rival China’s.

But it is not his wall that concerns me. I worry about the wall developing in our government. In the past decade, we have seen the Republicans stonewall everything that the once dominant Democrats tried to enable. And now we see the Democrats stonewalling everything the now dominant Republicans strive for.

Now, it’s ‘No Muslims Need Apply’

The first Irish immigrants who sought refuge in the United States during the 1850s potato famine were the poorest of the poor, a despised minority capable of little more than unskilled labor.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 2-9-17

If you voted for Donald Trump ...

If you voted for Donald Trump last November and are happy with what he is doing, then this letter is not for you.

On the other hand, if you voted for him and now find yourself confused or disillusioned, then this letter is for you.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — February 1917

SALISBURY — Charles F. Wanger has sold his garage and blacksmith shop to Dwight Brinton of Falls Village.

TACONIC — Mr. Kelsey has installed a counter in the post office and is displaying a varied assortment of cigars, candy and periodicals.

SALISBURY — John Lamson of the U.S. Navy who has been visiting his parents here was recalled to Charlestown, Mass., on Monday to rejoin his ship.

TACTIC — Roads are all open after the storm in this section.

Give Region One initiative a chance

When an adult begins a new job and starts with a training period, the last thing she or he would want would be to be judged and assessed on the first or second day as to skill and mastery of that position. There is a learning curve, no matter what new activity one takes on, and each of us needs time to understand and internalize any task with which we are unfamiliar. 

So it is with students in elementary and high school, too, who take on so much new information in each school year that it can be daunting, even for them, whose brains are still growing and adding cells.

Global Warming

Longing for some sense from chaos

The land of the free and the home of the brave. I have wanted to support our new president. But I have two huge issues.

Mexico: When I was a child, at an age of perhaps eight, my father took us in our Studebaker station wagon to Tijuana, Mexico. He had bought some bags of candy. He wanted to show us, his children, how much different our lives were as Americans from those of other parts of the world.

Welcome to Dystopia on the Potomac River

In 1949, George Orwell wrote “1984,” his enduring novel about the totalitarian state of Oceania, where thought was controlled with the help of “Newspeak,” and its reduction of the English language to simple concepts that reinforced the power of the state.

In 2017, on its third day, the Trump Administration enriched American thought with the introduction of “alternative facts” courtesy of the administration’s accomplished doublespeaker, Kellyanne Conway.