Opinion

05/16/2017 - 2:44pm
Canceled for 2017       It's that time of year again when we find out which of our favorite TV shows will be returning for the fall season. For the most part, this year's culling has been pretty light. Most of the mainstays of genre television will be back again for another season next fall.      But for some shows, this is the end. Whether...
05/16/2017 - 2:41pm
Leave the soil and the people alone     The worms, they work for me. I don't pay them a wage or enslave them at the point of a gun. I just leave them alone. They get hungry and burrow through the ground eating protozoans, bacteria, rotifers, and decaying plants and animals. All this life in the soil functions to aid their fellow...
05/16/2017 - 2:41pm
Sunrise Homes thanks community for support after fire destroys apartment complex To the editor:      On April 2, the Sheffield community experienced a great loss when the north building of the Sunrise Homes caught fire and was a total loss. It contained five apartments plus a laundry room. Four of the apartments were occupied,...
05/09/2017 - 3:14pm
“… They didn’t stop to think if they should”       There’s a quote in Jurassic Park where chaos theorist Dr. Ian Malcom says to the scientists behind the park’s attractions, “your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if...
05/09/2017 - 3:13pm
Serious Sam      The health care system is turning into a bit of a mess. Marketplace insurers are fleeing the state. Wellmark is raising premiums at unsustainable rates.      And we know who is to blame for all of this.      Sam.      That’s probably not their...
05/02/2017 - 3:35pm
Freedom, Not Just Freedom of Speech     I moved to Oakland for college during some interesting times.     This was a time when leftists were proud of their advocacy of free speech. Across the city limits, Berkeley was even known as the home of the free speech movement and the scent of tear gas. Well, things have...
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