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Feeling Better About Voting

Voting is a serious responsibility. This season I started out being complacent, listening to others and taking the easy way out. I did not do my due diligence or thoroughly research all of the candidates. Now that it is time to cast my vote I remind...

 

Danger Of Right Wing Populism

I just returned from a trip to Berlin and Dresden. My days in Germany led to reflections on what is happening in the West. We are seeing two uprisings of right wing populism. In Europe the immediate trigger has been the recent immigration caused by...

 

Fortunate To Have Copelof

Those of us who live here are very fortunate that Maureen Copelof chose Brevard as her permanent home after a successful career of leadership in the U.S. Navy. In her years here Maureen has made significant contributions to the community in roles...

 

Maureen Copelof Is An Excellent Choice

I would like to lend my support to Maureen Copelof in her bid for city council. I am a friend of several former and current council members. I have learned from observing and talking with them that one of the key attributes of a responsible and...

 

Grateful

Would you want a doctor who has lost most of his patients to give you medical advice? Would you want a quarterback who has thrown 40 interceptions and has a 0-15 record advising you on how to be a better quarterback? Would you want a landscape guy...

 

Common Sense Gun Reform

As I sit here watching details of the deadliest mass shooting in U. S. history unfold, I feel helpless that, as of the latest count, 58 have died and over 500 are wounded. Congress refuses to take action to curb gun violence in our society, despite...

 

Copelof Listens

One of the current city council members told Maureen Copelof that instead of going out campaigning door-to-door and listening to what people have to say in her bid to win a seat on the Brevard City Council, she would be better off mailing her...

 

Taking A Knee

Have you been watching Ken Burns’ excellent 20-part series on the Vietnam War? It highlights the role of protest in our democracy. Protest played a role in bringing an end to what now, sadly, appears to be a war that we should never have entered...

 

Copelof Is Committed To Brevard

Of great importance to city council candidate Maureen Copelof is her commitment to maintaining a strong community in Brevard for its residents, visitors and businesses. Maureen brings three qualifications to honor that pledge, especially to city...

 

Printing

In 868 a Chinese monk created a book called the Diamond Sutra. The British Library calls this “the earliest complete survival of a dated printed book.” In 1440, 600 years later, a German, Johannes Gutenberg, invented the printing press. It was a...

 

Copelof For City Council

With early voting for Brevard City Council just around the corner (Oct. 19), it’s important for us to focus on candidates who can make a difference. Maureen Copelof is one candidate poised to make a terrific difference! Since her retirement from a...

 

Kicking Sand

When doctors, lawyers and accountants determined what and when to inform customers about “negotiations” between BCBS and Mission, they sure cured my irregularity problems! All along in this sorry spectacle the two parties jockeyed for pity...

 

Do You Remember?

How many of you can remember a campaign to build a new Community Hospital in Transylvania County? Can you remember hundreds of people at Ecusta and DuPont and other companies donating part of their weekly income for a year or more to ensure this...

 

Copelof For Brevard City Council

It’s that time again! Another election is coming up soon, and this one is special because we get to vote for our own Brevard community members to represent us on the city council and for mayor. Our city council has broad responsibilities that...

 

Consider Copelof

Building a strong community through communication with its residents is Maureen Copelof’s reason for running for Brevard City Council. Maureen is a highly qualified and experienced candidate. She knows Brevard well and understands the issues of...

 

Regarding The National Anthem

As I approach my 93rd birthday and consider the recent displays of disrespect for the flag I consider near sacred, I am compelled to express my thoughts. Having lost my mother and father at an early age, and while WWII was raging, I entered the Navy...

 

Taking A Knee

Whether individuals or groups decide to take a knee, a stand, a vocal position, or even a seat where they are not welcome are all important and inherent parts of American History. Protest is a right and frequently a positive game changer in our...

 

Fly Specs

Looking at politicians, Republicans, Democrats, or Independents, they have lost focus so highly needed in this country. They have been looking at kneeling football players, Confederate flags and statues along with other miscellaneous items. Work in...

 

Tax Cuts For The Super Rich

We must give credit to Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress. They are masterful political strategists. Under the guise of tax reform, they are proposing massive tax cuts - trillions of dollars - for the super rich and peanuts for everyone...

 

I Have A Plan

I have been reading all of the opinions, support, arguments and positive and negative things that are being said about the NFL, players, owners and even the commissioner. It all revolves around “taking a knee” during the national anthem. I am a...

 

Dealing With Important World Events

As an average American voter concerned about my government’s standing in the world, the problems associated with world peace, the current investigations by three Congressional Investigation Committees of our president’s associations with Russia b...

 

Kudos For Family Resource Center

My heartfelt thanks to all those working to streamline the paperwork to be filled out and the access to agencies that must be visited by victims of domestic violence. It was great to read about the support, legwork and paper work that Commissioner...

 

Finding Common Cause

As Donald Trump continues his campaign to divide Americans in order to gain power and attention, we see his attacking a group of African-American football players who protest the injustices, the institutional tragedies committed against black...

 

Taking A Knee Is Wrong

I attended the Saints/Panthers game this past Sunday. Observing the Saints players taking a knee on the ground during the playing of the national anthem made me nauseous. In my opinion, there is a right way and a wrong way to exercise your First...

 

No Respect For NFL

The commissioner of the NFL thinks the league, the game and the players deserve respect? Respect the league: A multiple super bowl winning coach is caught cheating, using electronics to spy on opponents. He gets a very firm slap on the wrist and is...

 

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