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Brenda Looper

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Assistant Voices Editor

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Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

Commentary: BRENDA LOOPER: Conspiracy trap

posted: 12/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

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.

Arrest that misuse

posted: 11/09/2016 3:19 a.m. Comment 1

By the time you read this, we should know who our next president is (please, please, please don't drag this out). Much has been lost in the course of the campaign--logic, courtesy, common sense, decorum, among other things--but for even the most laid-back word nerds like me, one loss hits harder.

Commentary: BRENDA LOOPER: It's all a plot!

posted: 11/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

Election 2016 could just as well be called Conspiracy 2016. There certainly seems to be a conspiracy to drive the more level-headed of us 'round the bend and back again.

Frustrated on facts

posted: 10/26/2016 3:03 a.m. Comments 4

There are many reasons I didn't remain a political science major in college. One of the chief reasons would be because politics (especially as it's now devolved) is too illogical for someone who is obsessed with logic and facts.

Sounds confound

posted: 10/19/2016 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Hay, now! Sew eye here that some peephole think words don't madder. Aisle just bet their hostel to the idea that we pay a tent shun to words. They say it's udder nonsense, neigh, feudal to insist on such!

One sorry 'sorry'

posted: 10/12/2016 2:53 a.m. Comment 1

Let me just get this out of the way right off the bat. I'm sorry if you have been offended by my hunger for fact-checking.

Election rejection

posted: 10/05/2016 3:13 a.m. Comments 9

I imagine that sociologists and psychologists are having a field day with this year's election. That is, when they're not crying over the loss of a sense of reality.

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