Will Rogers Says

● Both parties have their good and bad times, only they have them at different times. They are good when they are out, and each bad when they are in. – 1926

Today is the 22nd day of 2021 and the 33rd day of winter.

Today is the 19th day of 2021 and the 30th day of winter.

The City of Clinton’s mask ordinance that was put in place Nov. 17 to try and help slow the spread of COVID-19 will expire at the end of this month – unless the city council votes to extend it.

Republicans saying enough is enough

There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United “ States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in announcing she would vote to impeach President Trump.

Removing a president who isn’t president?

How do you remove an expresident? He's already gone. That is the bizarre question posed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's quest to re-impeach Trump with just a few days left in his term. Why impeach the president now, as the House seeks to do, when there is not enough time for the Senate to hold a trial and pass judgment on the case before Trump's term expires on Wednesday, Jan. 20?

The peril of having false idols

On the morning of Jan. 5, a best-selling Christian author posted a picture of the Egyptian Coptic martyrs who were beheaded on a beach in Libya in 2015. Above the photo, the author asked: "What price are you willing to pay for what you believe in?"

As we watched events unfold in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, we were sickened when a violent mob tried to overtake the United States Capitol.

Putting my old calendar to good use

Every year I've lived in this house, I've gotten a cloth calendar, hung from a dowel. My mother's mother always had a cloth calendar hanging in the farmhouse kitchen. As soon as the year was over, the calendar would be conscripted into use, usually to cover cinnamon rolls as they rose, to keep them moist until they were large enough to put into the oven.

On the day democracy wept

Cry, the beloved country. There have been multiple American moments of great drama since World War II. Movements to extend rights to minorities, women, the disabled and gays, assassinations, terrorist attack and scandals. But not once – not even when Soviet missiles were being installed 90 miles from American shores more than a half-century ago – have the democratic values been in jeopardy.