Can You Spare A Dime?

September 6, 2008

Voices: Nickels and dimes September 05, 2008 12:00 am — Anyone ever wonder where the term “nickel and dimed to death” comes from? Imagine my surprise when an article in the Globe (“Sales tax collection higher than expected”) gave me the answer once and for all. One cent for the city, 1/2 cent for public…

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Policy or Pandering

August 22, 2008

Voices: Policy or pandering? August 21, 2008 09:46 pm — Richard Monroe, Democratic candidate for Congress from Missouri’s 7th District, uses almost 700 words to regurgitate the Democratic National Committee talking points of “Big Oil is Bad, Alternatives are Good” in his guest column in the Globe on Aug. 8. What’s so disingenuous is all…

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Losers They Are Not

August 19, 2008

Voices: Losers they are not August 18, 2008 09:03 pm — In his zeal to convert guest columnist Wynne Krell to the Democrat party, Charles C. Smith plays loose with history (Globe, Aug. 10). I found it ironic that in a letter titled “Let’s work together” he labels Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and…

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This can’t be right.

July 26, 2008

Voices: Different outcomes July 25, 2008 11:06 am — Let’s see if I’ve got this right. (Globe, front page, July 19) A 25-year-old gets drunk and hopped up on drugs. Then, still under the influence, he pops behind the wheel of a car endangering countless others. He wrecks said car, resists arrest and provokes the…

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Pride In New Home

July 20, 2008

Voices: Pride for new home July 19, 2008 11:36 pm — Being born with an aluminum grain shovel instead of the proverbial silver spoon, I was obliged to work nights this past Independence Day. As I drove to work that afternoon and settled into the routine, my mood was less then joyous. A mood, mind…

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Words To Think About

July 3, 2008

Voices: Words to think about July 02, 2008 10:00 pm — Jealousy, envy, hypocrisy — just a few words Ron Hutchison should have perhaps thought about before his ad hominem attack (Globe, June 22) on George Will’s column (Globe, June 16). To take issue with Will’s column would have been one thing, but to use…

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