Some Common Cents for August 23 2013

August 28, 2013, by Shelley deClerk

Being a competitive bunch, we have turned it into an “Alabama vs. Auburn” contest, where Tide fans put their offerings in a red box, and Tiger fans put theirs in an orange and blue one. There is a week to go, and it is way too early to declare a winner. Now, I love food drives like this, and particularly like to win them. So much so, I took my kids to the Wal-Mart on...

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Some Common Cents for August 16th 2013

August 21, 2013, by Shelley deClerk

With Egypt falling apart at the seams this week, I have thought several times: “you know, maybe having Hosni Mubarak over there wasn’t such a bad thing after all.” When you add the current turmoil in that country with the situation in Syria; the less than friendly folks in Iran, and whatever is going on in Libya, Americans should probably be questioning why we are as involved in that section of the world as we...

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Detroit’s tough choices affect nation

August 15, 2013, by John Norris

Detroit declared bankruptcy a couple of weeks ago, and the headlines were lousy with it. Although this is a major problem, it now seems to have been relegated to the back pages. What is your take on what Detroit means for the rest of the country?  The only people surprised by Detroit’s bankruptcy were city employees and pensioners, and they shouldn't have been. This has been a slow motion train wreck for a very long...

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