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Children often perceive things differently than adults do, and sometimes their unique perspective on life is refreshing. Listening to them prattle on about the latest video game, movie or the make-believe world of their imaginations is quite entertaining — even when you have no idea what they are...
The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, the most-celebrated civil rights decision in our nation’s history, is a reminder of the unpredictable twists and turns that shape American constitutional law. On May 17, 1954, the Court held that racial segregation of...
The perfect cookie is solely based on individual preference. No cookie is judged more closely and regularly than the chocolate chip. Everyone’s perfect chocolate chip cookie is different. Some folks are crisp cookie fans, and others are soft cookie fans. In general, all chocolate chip cookie...
Justice John Marshall Harlan was the only dissenter from the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson, in 1896, in which the majority invoked the “separate but equal” test to uphold segregation laws. Justice Harlan’s immortal dissent became law in the landmark case of Brown v....
Here we are, another election season in another year where everything has gone to hell…and we are all scratching our heads wondering how we got here.  We do this often and we do this well.  We blindly vote, and we check the boxes. We don’t hold their feet to the fire, and we don’t hold them...
Not all landmark Supreme Court decisions are admirable. Some are frankly infamous, including Plessy v. Ferguson. In 1896, in Plessy, the Court constitutionalized racial segregation in the South. The Court’s opinion plundered Black Americans’ newly confirmed rights “guaranteed” by the 13th and 14th...
It is time to replace them   To the Editor: It is time to recall how you felt when you learned your Weston County Commissioners and the county clerk had held a secret vote to replace Hans Hunt. (Was that the only secret vote they had held?)  The reason for the secret vote was the commissioners...
Make your vote count   To the Editor: What is a free lunch? A concept that considers half of the equation. It may indeed be free to the recipient; however, it is certainly not free to the provider. Who benefits from a free lunch? A starving person, certainly; an obese person, not so much. What is a...
Next week’s edition of the News Letter Journal, dated Aug. 11, will once again feature the primary election guide for 2022.  The section will include information from candidates who returned questionnaires presented to them by the News Letter Journal. Each candidate was asked the same questions and...
Vladimir Putin’s infliction on the Russian people of a second Iron Curtain has demonstrated more effectively than any number of seminars and lectures possibly could the critical importance of freedom of the press to governmental accountability. Putin’s nationwide censorship of any news or reports...

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