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WHITNEY: Viewers learn about requirements of mothering

WHITNEY: Viewers learn about requirements of mothering

A 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year job that requires back-breaking labor, sleep deprivation and constantly tending to the needs of another human being, all while earning a net salary of $0 annually. In this context, it seems obvious that we’re talking about parents, or more specifically, mothers. But relabeled as “manager of operations” in a classified job listing, the […]

JIM CREES: Colbert gets a new job

JIM CREES: Colbert gets a new job

So … Stephen Colbert has been tagged to replace David Letterman as host on the CBS Late Night TVshow. This is apparently big news. Fine. I have to report that I really don’t care all that much. I liked Colbert on Comedy Central. “Of course you would!” you say. “You’re a bleeding-heart liberal!” Whatever. Still, […]

JOHNNY MCCLODDEN: Lake County poor?

TO THE EDITOR: Look at what is being done in the poorest county in the state… Lake County. We have for years produced some of the most productive citizens, bar none. The school system has evolved into one, that is, one that can state to the whole world “The people here want the best for […]