Editorials
Voter ID laws need to protect honest voters
“It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” English jurist Sir William Blackstone, “Commentaries on the Laws of England,” circa 1765. Requiring some form of picture...
Oct 15, 2014 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s hoping the forecast changes for Ham Festival
Weather is at its best when it’s easily ignored. Trigg County celebrates the 38th Ham Festival this week, and the folks who will line the streets of downtown Cadiz will probably get a little wet an...
Oct 08, 2014 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two decades later, Barkley still right about who should be role models
“I am not a role model.” – Charles Barkley, 1993 Twenty-one years after Sir Charles pointedly reminded parents that they, instead of him, should be role models for their children, has anything chan...
Sep 24, 2014 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let’s stick to real complaints
“Now watch this drive.” – President George W. Bush One of the most annoying talking points is feigned outrage about presidential golfing and vacations. Such complaints are to legitimate grievances ...
Sep 03, 2014 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ice Bucket Challenge: a good idea misused as the latest Internet fad
The Internet can be a tool – just as easily, it can be a weapon. I’ve used this space several times to bemoan online hoaxes aimed at creating panic. It doesn’t take much browsing time to find someo...
Aug 27, 2014 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire ... not this time
Saturday afternoon, an interesting article was posted on the Facebook page of the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office – “County Police v. the Elected Sheriff” by Former Sheriff C.R. Smith, Jr., of Orange...
Aug 06, 2014 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The more things change, the more they stay the same
By now, I hope the residents of Trigg County are accustomed to receiving a free copy of The Cadiz Record every once in a while. This is the second of three editions this year that will be mailed to...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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A quick update on gas prices
A reader recently asked me what it would take to create a regular feature updating local gas prices. It’s one of those things that’s fallen through the cracks, unfortunately, but the stars aligned ...
Jul 23, 2014 | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Space must again be a focus
“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 astronaut, July 20, 1969. “I don’t think I’m alone when I say I’d like to see more and more planets fall u...
Jul 16, 2014 | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Should be obvious, but ‘Redskins’ is racist, racist, racist
I find myself in a strange predicament this week. There is a topic that’s been a bit of a hot-button issue in our country that I haven’t written about yet. I feel strongly enough about said topic t...
Jul 09, 2014 | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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