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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM
The volunteer coordinator of Ridgeland’s new Farmers Market has asked the city to pay him, and officials rightly have some reservations.
  • EDITORIAL/Reforming health care
    No one is guaranteed a tomorrow, but expectations run pretty high for happy days in the here and now. Americans consider first-rate health care a right tucked somewhere in the Constitution, between baseball and free hot dogs. 
  • It’s appropriate that the U.N. special rapporteur devoted to adequate housing has visited encampments in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Mumbai — and San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley.
  • Did former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg just take a page out of the playbook of Sen. Ed Muskie from half a century ago?
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 17: 8-16
    As we have been going through Exodus, I have pointed out the stories are full of typology. By typology, we mean Biblical events that point to patterns of truth about Christ and the Christian life. Clear examples are the Passover and the Manna from heaven. The Passover Lamb, whose blood caused death to pass over the homes of Israel, is identified with Christ being the sacrifice for sin (John 1), and the manna points to Christ being the only way of life with God in this fallen world (John 6).
  • DUNCAN/The Death of Abraham
    Turn to Genesis 25:1-11. The story of Abraham is the story of a man who was the friend of God. The fullness of his life was based upon that redemptive friendship which he had with the living God. As we read about the final stages of Abraham's life, several questions arise: “What is going to become of Abraham's descendants?”,
  • It’s not any less awful for being so familiar. 
  • Saturday, in Pittsburgh, a Sabbath celebration at the Tree of Life synagogue became the site of the largest mass murder of Jews in U.S. history. Eleven worshippers were killed by a racist gunman.
  • BUCHANAN/Cut the Prince loose
    Was the assassination of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald still getting as much media coverage three weeks after his death as it did that first week after Nov. 22, 1963? Not as I recall.
  • These numbers, adjusted for inflation, trail only the cost of hospital services when it comes to changes in the prices of consumer goods and services. During the same period, inflation stands at 55 percent. 
  • Is the INF Treaty so important that the Russians should be allowed to cheat on it without consequence?
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