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Brenda Looper

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Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

BRENDA LOOPER: Lost in translation

posted: 11/25/2015 2:49 a.m. Comments 9

t's been a little while since the Word Nerd has taken over, and she gets a little testy when she doesn't get to pontificate. Since tomorrow's Thanksgiving, it's better to let her have the floor now so I can have a somewhat peaceful holiday.

BRENDA LOOPER: General indignities

posted: 11/18/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

A frame of an old Peanuts strip has Lucy loudly proclaiming "Look out, everybody! I'm gonna be crabby for the rest of the day!!"

BRENDA LOOPER: Blind to reality

posted: 11/11/2015 2:45 a.m. Comments 2

It's been said that time (or love) makes fools of us all. I say those people must not have spent too much time among the hyperpartisan. Partisanship does have an awful habit of blinding people to reality.

BRENDA LOOPER: 'Rithmetic rage

posted: 11/04/2015 2:47 a.m. Comments 5

Politics and math just don't mix, at least judging from the rounding errors and statistical shenanigans blighting the landscape. If that landscape was at least a Claude Monet or Thomas Moran, I could enjoy it a lot more.

An active afterlife

posted: 10/28/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

When I was a kid, Halloween was always a hoot. Whether it was dressing up with my brothers to beg for several pounds of candy, or the old-fashioned carnival my 4-H chapter would host each year, it was good, clean fun. Give up the ghost

The freedom train

posted: 10/21/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Occasionally, we'll get a complaint from someone whose letter was rejected and who believes that newspapers are obligated to print everything they receive. We evil people in the opinion section are obviously censoring them and infringing on their rights, and they will sue us, by God.

Pardon my sarcasm

posted: 10/14/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Sarcasm is a bit of a fine art, especially in that not a lot of people truly appreciate it. Like irony, too many just don't get it.

Bullheaded beliefs

posted: 10/07/2015 2:51 a.m. Comments 3

When I saw the news that the Vatican had distanced itself from Rowan County, Ky., Clerk Kim Davis, I was ... less than surprised.

Reality check

posted: 09/30/2015 3:03 a.m. Comments 3

When I was in high school and college, I was lucky to have history and social studies teachers who truly loved what they were teaching and believed in "warts and all" education--the good and the bad. That meant that blots on our history like Manifest Destiny and slavery would not be ignored, and the effects of jingoism on the understanding of reality couldn't be discounted.

What's the point?

posted: 09/23/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

If there's anything consistent in politics, it's that talking points seemingly never die.



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