Don’t be suckered into debate fracas

Don’t fool yourself; the Democrats and the mainstream media don’t want to cancel the next two presidential debates because they are worried about Americans’ delicate sensibilities. Are you kidding me? They know the ailing Joe Biden is hanging by a thread, and they’re scared.

Views of the notorious RBG

If Ken Starr, in The Wall Street Journal, praises his late friend Ruth Bader Ginsburg as humane, conscientious and just plain nice, that’s good enough for me. We can talk later about who’s going to take her Supreme Court seat and when.

Cooling off on protest

We live in the age of assertion. Nothing requires proof -- least of all a claim about racial injustice, such as, “ ‘Law and order’ is just another name for an excuse to come down hard on people of color seeking affirmation of their long-disregarded rights.”

Americans against unconstitutional COVID-19 orders

Good news: The anti-mask mandate movement is gaining steam. Americans yearning to breathe free are waking up from their pandemic stupor. Common sense and constitutional principles, now more than ever, are vital to a sovereign nation’s health.

Professional sports are letting us down

Nearly 30 years ago, in a 1993 Nike commercial, professional basketball legend Charles Barkley fired the first shot at the “role model” concept popularized by Columbia University sociologist Robert K. Merton in the aftermath of the 1960s counterculture movement.

With the initial COVID-19 surge in cases and mortality in the rearview mirror (thankfully) for both New York and Florida, we finally have a clearer picture of the outcomes in states that took very different policy approaches — especially when it came to nursing homes.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Subscriber Kathy Baxter asked the Dispatch Record to run the following “Loos Tales” Opinion column, written by Kelli Loos, from the Aug. 31 High Plains Journal. The column is reprinted with permission from the author, who was substituting for her husband, Trent, that week.