Randy Blaser was a community journalist for nearly 30 years, including 22 years as an editor for Pioneer Press. He has won numerous journalism awards …Read More
Are we giving up our liberty in order to obtain a little safety? That’s the question raised by revelations last week that our government, via the National Security Administration, is collecting all sorts of data Americans use daily texting on their smart phones, talking on their cell phones and searching on their computers.
The Boy Scouts of America last week took a giant leap forward for some, but backward for others, when it decided to allow openly gay boys to participate in Scouting.
The 25th anniversary of the Laurie Dann shooting spree on the North Shore passed last week with little need to note the fateful date. All of us who lived through it and still have kids in school are reminded of it nearly every day.
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If your son comes home from summer camp without his shooting merit badge, blame President Obama, who will immediately blame Bush. I’m only half-kidding about blaming Obama and Bush. But no matter which true believers you believe, the little guy ends up getting hurt.
While you’ve been busy bailing water out of your basement, scratching together enough cash to pay taxes, and hoping the FBI stops a loser/terrorist before they can blow up your kid, here’s what the state has been doing to make life better for you.