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Just My Opinion: Freedom is stronger than fear

On this weekend, when we celebrate both Passover and Easter, we are reminded of those who today – in our country and around the world – are struggling for freedom. I think the words of...

Just My Opinion: If not now…when?

Republicans, who have received millions of dollars in contributions from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun rights’ groups, have said this isn't a time for "politics," but a time for "thoughts and...

Just My Opinion: Celebrating Labor and Labor Day

At outdoor barbeques today, at family gatherings, at the beaches and everywhere that Americans spend their Labor Day holiday, few will reflect upon the sacrifices that made this a national holiday, and on the...

Just my opinion: Winners and Losers – Election 2016

Sitting around the day before this BIG election. Tired of watching the political broadcasts. Dizzy from looking at polls that don’t mean a heck of a lot. Liar this, crook, unfit, inappropriate, FBI who...

Just My Opinion: Three Celebrations, One Underlying Message

The flame from Chanukah’s first candle flickers, the star atop a Christmas tree sheds its light elegantly, and the candles of Kawanzaa’s kinara speak of hardship and of hope. Light. It’s the light that seems to...

Just My Opinion: ‘Send in the Clowns’

What I remember most of my one big day as a clown in Ringling Brothers was the look on the faces of the kids as I climbed into the seats at the old Washington...

Just My Opinion: What are you reading? (Part 3 of 3)

Part three of three of “What are you reading,” answers to a Facebook post in which I asked friends to tell me what they were reading. In these days of “home confinement”...

Just My Opinion: The challenges of COVID-19 on media coverage

When I first started writing for Whats Up Newp, I understood that while my journalism history was virtually all in print, journalism’s future was online. My concern was whether online can replicate...

Just My Opinion: What are you reading? The complete list

A couple of weeks ago I posed the question on Facebook asking what people were reading. I expected a few responses, but instead got dozens, with some great suggestions. 

Just My Opinion… Seeking the truth

Facts are always important and determining what is fact and what is fiction has always been challenging. It will be an even greater challenge this year as the presidential election – primary...

Just My Opinion: Not the time for a government media bailout

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, both from Rhode Island, and more than a dozen of their colleagues are calling on government to provide a bailout for a beleaguered news media,

Just My Opinion: Recognizing the threats and our weaknesses, the opportunities and our strengths

Earlier I had written an angry column, berating those politicians who were late to the game, who delayed taking definitive action that would have begun to test people earlier to determine if...

Just My Opinion: What are you reading?

These are strange and difficult times – the likes of which have become the subject of numerous science fiction books about pandemics, from A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe...

Just My Opinion: What are you reading?

The other day, I asked friends on Facebook what they’re reading in these days of “home confinement.” After all, we do have a bit more time to read, and it’s great to...