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Brenda Looper

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Assistant Voices Editor

Assistant Voices Editor

Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

OPINION: Time for action

posted: 05/23/2018 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Oh, how I would love if I never again had to write about yet another school shooting. But just like the idea of an elected leader carefully considering the impact of his words, the day has passed when we could say, "Hey, no kids died today."

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: The big fake-out

posted: 05/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

We all reach a point where we just can't take any more. I am well past that on several fronts, but one more than others.

Simple answers

posted: 05/09/2018 2:31 a.m. Discuss

You know that sound. That somewhat maniacal laughter you hear when all is quiet, and sometimes traveling above the din of everyday life. That’s me. Sorry.

OPINION: It's an outrage!

posted: 05/02/2018 2:45 a.m. Comment 1

There's a reason I impose a news semi-blackout for myself on weekends: outrage fatigue.

BRENDA LOOPER: It is to laugh

posted: 04/25/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

When the news of the world is too depressing--not just because of wars, death and famine, but the fact that some people insist on living in their own version of reality that has nothing to do with the real thing--I have a place to retreat to in my mind.

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: Matter of facts

posted: 04/11/2018 3:10 a.m. Comments 19

I could easily do a column on the idea that illegal aliens are trying to cross the border to take advantage of DACA (which they can't--DACA recipients have to have lived in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, been under 16 when they came here, and under 31 as of June 15, 2012), but I won't.

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: Blinders off

posted: 04/04/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

As is only appropriate, the day after April Fools Day is now International Fact-Checking Day, an observance that began last year. Someone has to be there to confirm that Burger King is not offering a Chocolate Whopper (dang it!), and that Lego is not coming out with a vacuum designed to pick up those plastic bricks and sort them by size and color (sorry, parents).

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: Fakes run amok

posted: 03/28/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Your eyes may deceive

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: You may ask ...

posted: 03/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Do you know how it feels to get the flu again just after you thought you got over it? I do, and it wasn't fun.

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: Buy me a Coke

posted: 03/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

I'm not the superstitious sort. Really, I'm not. But sometimes ...

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