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TEA PARTIES: Spread the blame

In over 500 cities and towns — including Sulphur Springs — Americans are rising up in protest today over President Obama’s handling of the economy and a scary escalation of tax policies. Dubbed "tea parties," in the spirit of the famous Boston uprising in 1773, these peaceful protests should be applauded as a citizenry in action.

But the blame has to go much further than President Obama. If fingers are to be pointed, then they should also be aimed at President Bush, the entirety of Congress, our state leaders and, perhaps most importantly, ourselves.


GOING ‘GREEN’: Can we afford it?

America wants to go green. It is a worthwhile project that should get the attention and support of every man, woman and child. Quite frankly, our planet depends on it.

But the question remains: At what price do we brave this change to green? It is a question facing the Sulphur Springs City Council right now. It is also one without an easy answer.


CHILD PROTECTION: A job for us all

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We have all heard the stories and seen the reports. The statistics stare back at us like a terrible B-grade horror movie. Our children are not always safe from harm and the simple fact is that we have to do more than we are doing to bring about change. 

And there is no better time to make those changes than in April, which is designated Child Abuse Awareness, Prevention Month.


RISING DEBT: We must get control

Following in the footsteps of those who came before him, President Obama is showering the U.S. markets with cash in hopes of turning around a struggling economy. Economists are divided on just how effective the strategy will be, but there is one thing for certain: The U.S. debt mark is climbing — and that is never a good thing.


POWER GRAB: President Obama must not overstep authority

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President Barack Obama has now gone where few, if any, American Presidents have gone before — for all intents and purposes, he fired the CEO of a publicly-traded U.S. company. 

We have reached very scary waters.

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