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 By Mike Pierce    Opinion    December 14, 2017 

Help a child by giving this Christmas

This Christmas gift-giving season is winding down (less than two weeks before Christmas). The economy is finally improving, and the spirit of the...

 

Words attributed to letter writer were not used

I enjoy reading letters selected by the editor for printing in the Independent Record. Not all letters submitted are printed. Some letters contain...

 

Dream worlds of 'idealistic progressives'

I read with amusement Mr. Clothier’s recent column detailing many of the wonderful things that “idealistic progressives” have put upon the...

 

Men of the NFL have shunned the nation

As of this weekend, members of at least 16 teams – fully one-half of the NFL – have protested during the playing of the national anthem, by sittin...

 
 By Mike Pierce    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Intrigued by martial law concept

I am intrigued by Hanes W. Hall’s letter, putting forth the concept of the possibility of the imposition of “martial law” by the president....

 

Trump won, get over it

Referencing the recent Rex’s Ramblings column, it’s obvious on which side of the political aisle he stands. It’s obvious that the author still...

 

If pay disparity bothers you, do something else

I don’t argue with Cindy Glasson’s statistics in her column titled Wyoming, The Equality State. I do believe there’s a gender gap in pay between...

 

What national law was being referred to?

The Ask Around opinion article by April S. Kelley in the latest IR issue leaves no doubt as to which side of the fence she stands. But there are so...

 
 By Mike Pierce    Opinion    August 25, 2016

Punish everyone for one's mistake?

There is no better example of the differences in ideology between the “common folk,” and those elected or appointed to serve those common folk,...

 
 By Mike Pierce    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Did the mountains come first or the river?

Regarding Duane Richter's letter, I do not argue with or dispute anyone's religious beliefs. I do believe that religion and science are not mutually...

 
 By Mike Pierce    Opinion    August 13, 2015

Complaint not valid

Well, it seems there is at least one unhappy person in our community, someone who leads such a melancholy life that he/she can only attain...

 

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