August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Opinions

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Uncle Al

He might have won the Nobel Prize before I was born. Back in 1940, when he was a researcher at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston (as in, "call Uncle Al at the BI"), he was studying the effects of infection on the heart and circulatory system. More...

Are laws being overlooked?

To the Editor: There are water problems in Letcher County and others in eastern Kentucky, like fuel oil getting into the rivers and streams. More...

Water board must use caution

The private citizens who are in charge of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District were acting in the best interest of the county's taxpayers last week when they voted to temporarily delay taking action on the Letcher Fiscal Court's plan to turn More...

The invisible achievement

SYDNEY, Australia The hardest slogan to sell in politics is: "Things could have been a whole lot worse." No wonder President Obama is having trouble defending his stimulus plan. More...

Children should not be props on reality TV

In the beginning, "Jon & Kate Plus 8" had a sweet charm. The little ones would scamper and shout toddler things, as their harried parents tried to keep order. This was Americana for the 21st century. More...