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It's not about Hillary being a woman

February
11
,
2016
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THE ONLY REASON it took so long for Hillary Clinton’s supporters to play the “sexist” card is that suddenly she’s losing. And not only losing, but being beaten by a senior citizen socialist who only a few weeks ago had been...

Media should have left bikini issue alone

February
10
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IF WE SOMETIMES wonder why the mainstream media have lost touch with their audience and are in so much trouble, there might be a clue in an issue that arose during the Jian Ghomeshi trial. ...

One promise that should have been broken

February
9
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. POLITICIANS often get in trouble for not keeping their promises, and sometimes for keeping them. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in the latter category after announcing details Monday of plans to...

Horse sense totally lacking in this case

January
30
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE LAW can often be an ass, and those enforcing it equally so. Theresa Nolet is an animal advocate in Penticton who devotes her life to rescuing horses in need. She became known in Kamloops a few...

Oops, there goes another daily newspaper

January
25
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE CITIZENS of Nanaimo are going to feel a whole lot of hurt next week. The Vancouver Island city will be without a daily newspaper when the Nanaimo Daily News closes Friday after 141 years. Black...

One big difference between O'Leary, Trump

January
19
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WHETHER OR NOT Kevin O’Leary is Canada’s answer to Donald Trump is making for good water cooler and coffee klatch talk since he acknowledged last week he’s thinking of taking a run...

Tribute to Bowie proves CBC worth the cost

January
12
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT SEEMED Monday as though the tributes to the late rock star David Bowie would never end. Indeed, they didn’t, and no doubt will continue today and for many days to come. Everyone from...

Making council meetings a soapbox on Ajax

January
11
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THERE'S NO reason for Kamloops City council to worry about being swamped with people wanting to talk about Ajax if it opens up its delegations to allow discussion of the topic. But it will...

Guns and bombs arguments have similarities

January
7
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WHEN YOU think about it, the National Rifle Association and Kim Jong-un have an eerily similar outlook on the world. North Korea announced Wednesday it has tested its first hydrogen bomb. The...

B.C.'s two-party system wins another round

January
6
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE RESIGNATION of one-time Kamloops resident Dan Brooks as leader of the B.C. Conservatives shows just how tough it is to crack B.C.'s two-party system. Brooks was elected leader in April...