Goodbye to peace through strength?

President-elect Joe Biden named his national security team last week. Antony Blinken will be nominated for secretary of state; Jake Sullivan for national security adviser; Avril Haines for director of national intelligence; and Alejandro Mayorkas for secretary of homeland security. All but Sullivan will require Senate confirmation. How that goes depends on how the two runoffs in Georgia go; if Republicans, led by Sen. Mitch McConnell, win control of the Senate, all of Biden's nominees will face more scrutiny than they would from a Democratic Senate headed by Sen. Charles Schumer.

Today is the 339th day of 2020 and the 74th day of autumn.

Today is the 337th day of 2020 and the 72nd day of autumn.

Christmas spirit

Salisbury Pharmacy Intern Cadren Reed carefully places Christmas ornaments on a Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.

While COVID-19 may be turning the world upside down, the giving spirit in Clinton remains alive and well!

Christians in the Middle East need us

Archbishop Bashar Warda is a man of hope, humility, courage and defiance. Christians will stay in the Middle East, like it or not, he says – even if there is little or no room for them among Muslim leaders in the region.

PPP deductibility must be fixed now

The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back — but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program, which funneled money to workers through small businesses.