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Brenda Looper

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Assistant Voices Editor

Assistant Voices Editor

Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

Just not my type

posted: 01/18/2017 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Among the many things that have required adjustment since we lost Stephanie as the Voices/editorial assistant is getting letters sent by snail mail or fax or that are hand-delivered into our computer system.

Commentary: BRENDA LOOPER: To tweet, or not

posted: 01/11/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

There are many reasons I don't tweet. Being thin-skinned isn't one of them.

Words in exile

posted: 01/04/2017 3:04 a.m. Comments 4

Every New Year's Eve, I wait impatiently for one thing ... and it ain't the ball-drop. No, I wait for the Lake Superior State University List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.

Commentary: BRENDA LOOPER: More memories

posted: 12/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Little did I know when I asked for Christmas stories just how many would come in. In addition to a few more printed today, I thought I'd share some from a few readers who were a little too early, and one of my own as well. (By the way, if you have New Year's memories or resolutions, send 'em on!)

I wish I may

posted: 12/21/2016 2:58 a.m. Comments 5

As Christmas is just a few days away, I thought I'd share with you my wishes for the days ahead. Pardon me if you've heard this before, but some things bear repeating.

Commentary: BRENDA LOOPER: A new normal

posted: 12/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 25

Oh, how I wanted to move on from fake news, hyperpartisanship and dubious sources. Alas, apparently that's not to be.

Commentary: BRENDA LOOPER: Conspiracy trap

posted: 12/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

On this date 75 years ago, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, killing 2,403, crippling the Pacific fleet, and destroying 188 planes. The following day, the U.S. declared war on Japan.

Commentary: BRENDA LOOPER: Ill-defined words

posted: 11/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Like me, former U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder is concerned that some words have been shunted from their primary meanings. Regarding "elite" or "elites," Snyder said in an email, "I fear we've taken a word that used to mean top-notch, like an elite military unit, and turned it into a term of denigration."

Column: BRENDA LOOPER: A false alarm

posted: 11/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Of the many things I'm thankful for in this week of Thanksgiving, I suppose I should be thankful for fake and misleading news, since it certainly keeps me hopping.

Commentary: BRENDA LOOPER: Reality check

posted: 11/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 35

I apologize in advance: I won't be funny today, at least not intentionally. Instead, very seriously, I make this plea: Cut it out, and get a grip.

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