Like everyone, I am deeply disturbed by what I see play out on our TV screens. Not since the 60’s does it seem like American society has been in such tumult. It seems at every turn there is suspicion and friction, distrust and fissure. It’s hard to keep a certain degree of humor, let alone one’s mental equilibrium. Can I have a Trump supporter as a friend? Can they have me as one?
To give our readers a little perspective on what local residents were thinking over the past year, the COURIER has collected the results from a number of our most popular archived polls. All the polls published today involved a minimum of 500 participants—and in some cases over 1,000—all reviewed for accuracy.
Can a Christian say sincerely, “Thanks be to God for President Donald J. Trump”? Christians cannot only try to say it sincerely—they must find ways to say it with conviction. The reason it is necessary to thank God for the president, even if one disagrees with his policies and his behavior, is that Jesus commanded his followers to love their enemies.
I’m sure our readers are well aware of what happened in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday as thousands of pro-Trump protesters stormed their way into the Capitol during the vote to confirm Joe Biden as president. Four people killed, with many others injured as lawmakers ducked for cover, then fled the Senate and House chambers to safety.
Twain had it right—markets are inherently unpredictable in the short run. That’s what makes the entry decision agonizing. We see two primary approaches to solving the problem. Which one is best depends on the psychology of the individual investor.
On December 21st at 7:00 pm, Claremont Heritage will present its virtual holiday program, The Gift of Traditions – A Claremont Heritage Carol. The program will be broadcast free on YouTube. Traditionally, Heritage presents a holiday program in early December as a thank you gift to its membership for their support. Proceeds from donations and sponsorships will fund the 3rd Grade Local History Program that Heritage provides all third-grade students in Claremont.
When I was younger I used to look down my nose at Christmas letters. According to the Smithsonian, the tradition started soon after World War II and proliferated with the more widespread use of copy machines. My gripe stemmed from what I perceived to be the sender’s need to brag about their latest acquisition, promotion, travel destination, or love connection.