• To get technical about it ...

    In Sunday’s “Today in History,” there was an item on Churchill referring to the “Iron Curtain” in his speech on March 5, 1946. It should be noted that on Feb. 5, 1945, a year earlier, the term “iron curtain” was published in a German newspaper by Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels. Churchill wasn’t the first, just more popular.

    Thomas Hampton


  • Thank you to my clients

    To all of my clients at “Creative Styles”:

    I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that I had the privilege of knowing during my years at “Creative Styles” — May 2007 to December 2016. Your loyalty, caring, compassion, generosity and, most of all, friendship has meant so much to me. You all have a very special place in my heart.

  • Thanks for your contributions

    The Community of Catholic Women at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills would like to thank the following businesses and artisans for their contributions to our Tricky Tray on Feb. 18.

  • You want change, you must change

    We seldom outgrow the child inside. Who we were as children stays with us, in one capacity or another. We carry our past selves into adulthood.

    An aggressive child will grow up with aggressive characteristics throughout their life, unless they believe there’s a different way, and wish to change. Too many don’t.

  • Great job with kayak launch

    Kudos to those responsible for finally providing a suitable kayak launch site at Hunter Springs Park. 

    It’s a most welcome addition to this nicely rehabilitated park, and has the potential to become its crown jewel attraction.

  • An ironic American tragedy

    The results are in.

    In 2016, Alexander Hamilton’s great American experiment, the test of the function of the Electoral College, failed. It allowed what it was designed to prevent “a foreign power has raised a creature of their own to the chief magistracy of the Union.”

  • There’s no hope for Obamacare

    If you notice Democrats smirking a lot, there’s a reason. They can’t wait to attack the Obamacare replacement plan.

    They’ve already publicly declared it an act of “sabotage” without knowing what’s in it, just like they declared Obamacare was wonderful without knowing what was in it.

  • Here they go again
  • Mocking Melania was out of bounds

    How low can Trump-haters stoop? The latest shot of verbal slams and despicable comments of nastiness is shameful.

    First lady Melania Trump said the Lord’s Prayer at the opening of President Trump’s Melbourne rally on Feb. 18. She spoke clearly as she calmly read the words and made no errors. She was proudly pronounced and prayed with obvious heartfelt emotion.

  • Radicals won’t accept results

    Locally, many writers keep engaging in vitriolic, “the sky is falling” writings against President Trump. One writer in particular is comparing every and all Trump actions to Nazi atrocities. Others, not having anything of any import to say against the president, chide his “petulant, childish” insistence that his inauguration crowd was bigger than Obama’s.