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Today’s youth not so bad after all

Last night we were negotiating the dangerous, poorly planned intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and U.S. Highway 75 South when, from out of nowhere a car whizzed passed and darted in front of us in order to make the turn. If I had not reacted quickly and let off the accelerator we might have collided. It so happened that we were headed for the same restaurant and this car zipped into a parking place two cars down from the place we chose.

State of the Union left out creator

As I watched Obama’s State of the Union speech I was extremely impressed because it was full of a sense of improvement that has been produced by hard work, diligence, overcoming tremendous obstacles and it reflected such an encouraging and promising vision for America.

The Super Bowl

The relationship between sports teams and their host cities almost defies explanation. Why should millions of geographically co-located people consider a for-profit business emblematic of their relative worth as a state or city? Mark Cuban doesn’t consider spending money on the Mavericks just so the state will be well represented among its peers. And yet people in North Texas feel like the successes of the Mavs and Cowboys and Rangers and Stars represent some sort of regional validation.

Memories of growing up in the 1930s

When you want to get the full story, the best thing to do when possible is to go to the people who were there or involved. This was the case Monday when a group of Colbert residents, my age and older, got together for a very interesting history session arranged by Wyota Hannan.

LETTER: Environmental issues are nonpartisan

Richard Nixon’s Republican Party created the Environmental Protection Agency in response to the public outcry over the deteriorating condition of our country’s natural beauty. Rivers that once ran clear and clean were so fouled with toxic waste that they began to catch fire and burn.

LETTER: Nobody reads anymore

On Monday evening, we watch “The Bachelor” and “SVU.” On Tuesday, we watch “Chicago Med” and “Agent Carter.” On Wednesday, “American Idol” and “Criminal Minds.” On Thursday, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” Friday, “Hawaii Five-0” and “Blue Bloods.” Saturday “NCIS” and “48 Hours.” Sunday, “Madame Secretary” & “The Good Wife.”

LETTER: Give Ted time in the senate

Ted Cruz has been elected senator in Texas, but had shown nothing so far as our representative from Texas to take and discuss items to Washington, D.C. He just no voted on an issue. He’s done nothing to show he’s a senator, not to mention a president.

LETTER: Time for the Senate to act

When Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States of America, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to do everything in his power to block the president’s agenda. He has, and intends to continue doing so, until his last day in office. This is well typified by his refusal to meet with or even conduct a hearing on the president’s nomination to replace former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

LETTER: Done with politicians

We the people are fed up with the lies and deceit of the greedy politicians who think more of themselves than the people they represent. They are a group of self-righteous individuals who capitalize on every opportunity to benefit themselves. Our voice is being heard loud and clear.