Mark Twain

Please take time to read Constitution

Mark Twain once said, “The classics are something everyone talks about but no one reads.” The same can be said of our Constitution. We are abysmally ignorant about the document ...

To financial oblivion we go

I think I’ve stumbled onto a truism. Mark Twain referred to our federal legislature as “that grand old benevolent asylum for the helpless!” I think he hit the nail on the hea ...

Mark Twain on Congress

There is no better time than right now to remember one of our great American men of letters, Mark Twain (1835-1910), who said: “It could probably be shown by facts and figures ...

Let authors’ words stand

Technology is truly phenomenal. A publisher simply enters “replace _____ with ____,” checks a box “wherever the first word appears”, and instantly replacement text appears ...

Don’t be a slave to correctness

I appreciated Kathleen Parker’s editorial on the “N-word” (Another View, Jan. 11). I certainly agree with her. The N-word was what the blacks were called in those days and ...

Huck Finn: Should ‘slave’ replace the N-word?

Use the N-word, and in most cases, expect a backlash. But remove such usage from literature, and expect a far bigger backlash. An N-word-free version of “The Adventures of Huckl ...

Newspapers: No defeat, no surrender to naysayers that be

Radio killed newspapers. Then TV killed newspapers. And when that wasn’t enough, the Internet came along and put a knife in our collective heart. “The report of my death was a ...

Learn about pageants before you talk about them

This is in response to the letter written by T.J. March (Your Views, April 10). I don’t think you researched too well on the local pageants. Why didn’t you check with the dire ...