Vote "No" on Fast Track by Franciscan Action Network
Stopping the fast track of the Trans Pacific Partnership deal has become the priority of many non-profits due to questions it raises when it comes to important issues such as labor, the environment, human trafficking, and immigration. Trade deals this big are too important to be done in secret--especially when potential partner countries do not have the same standards as the United States. Signing off on such a deal could even look like the United States is condoning bad behavior.
Jun 7, 2015 - 3:20:33 AM
Giving the gift of Freedom
This week an email was received from Guy Rodgers, Executive Director of "ACT! for America" in which he is encouraging Americans to help financially support his organization by purchasing gifts from participating companies who will give a percentage of their proceeds to ACT! for America.
Sep 17, 2013 - 7:13:36 AM
Why is military retirement taxed, while the retirement benefits offered to member of the U.S. House and Senate are not?
Jul 18, 2013 - 10:57:20 AM
The Muslim future of Paris?
The following was received in an email. It relates to Public Muslim Prayer activities in Paris - activities which are contrary to law and which Christians may not engage in without prosecution. Filmed via hidden camera in 2010, it spells out The Muslim future of Paris. CBN.com video.
Jun 8, 2013 - 11:30:19 PM
What to do on a slow news and article day? Resurrect!
What do you do on a slow Sunday when you only have two articles by Milt Gross to publish? ... I went into the article manager at Magic City to see if I had also posted it there and lo and behold I had. So I decided to resurrect it and republish it today.
Feb 17, 2013 - 12:30:47 AM
The Greatness of Chicago
The following was received in an email and best efforts to determine whether it is a hoax have turned up nothing. Except that is for reference to troops in Iraq - unless the figures were for 2011 - but I was unable to find figures on casualties for that year. There is an extra note at the end that might surprise some readers. - R.P. BenDedek
Jan 13, 2013 - 12:05:20 AM
A Tribute to Veterans. By Jerry Calow
A song of Tribute to all veterans written by Jerry Calow
Nov 25, 2012 - 12:15:44 AM
Letter Concerning P.O.D. Global Warming Fallacies
I recently published two photographs of the Day related to Global Warming entitled 'Carbon Emissions and Global Warming' - and - 'Global Warming Fallacies'. Since then I have received an email from 'Paul' who thanked me for publishing the articles and who provided me with some additional information, which I now pass on to the readers of Magic City Morning Star News. R.P. BenDedek
Jul 1, 2011 - 1:35:06 PM
Canadian Cry for Help - Letter to the Editor
Editorial Comment: The Author of this letter wished to draw attention to his plight and so his letter has been published. He provided two googlesites links but I have no access to these in China so cannot check them out.
Jun 18, 2011 - 1:17:33 AM
Silver Lining Theory of History
Apparently bin Laden was allowed to live free of discovery in his Abbottabad compound for six years. Shocking, say outraged Americans and anti-terror experts.
May 11, 2011 - 12:10:26 AM
A Reader's Comment about Bin Laden
They may however be considered offensive. In a democracy one has the right to be offended by another's words, but for the 'Marxist demi-gods' in society, the words above would probably be considered more offensive than anything Bin Laden ever actually did.
May 11, 2011 - 12:07:10 AM
American slob culture strikes again!
Let's have a good wallow in woolly thinking... Joe Scarborough began his morning show today lamenting the attempt by both parties to claim credit for the intelligence that resulted in the execution of OBL.
May 5, 2011 - 12:10:47 AM
From a Fifth Grade Class
Hello! My name is Harley A. I am a fifth Grade student from Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying geography and history of the United States.
Mar 27, 2011 - 11:49:35 AM
Write-In Phil Merletti for State Representative
As a former Augusta Republican legislative candidate myself, I ask you to write-in Phil Merletti of Lee on March 1st for Maine State Representative in House District 11, which includes over 30 towns, townships, and territories from Princeton to Woodville.
Feb 10, 2011 - 6:00:44 AM
Are you following the events in Egypt?
I find it simply mind boggling to think how easily fundamental Islam is able to topple governments across the middle east. This has wide implications for this region and the entire world.
Feb 2, 2011 - 1:30:23 AM
Left-leaning direction of the Christian Civic League of Maine
My heart sank when I read what Dan Ohlson wrote in his article entitled, The Future of the Pro-Family Movement (Oct. 2010). When he said the pro-family movement needs to "offer a more encompassing message that can build new coalitions and bring support from people and groups with which it has not typically aligned itself," I began to get very suspicious.
Feb 1, 2011 - 5:35:31 AM
Everyone is a philosopher?
Loughner was about as political as a fungus. Why did he do it? You don't want to know, i.e. you don't want to snorkel around in the toxic swamp and drug-addled confusion of this creature's deranged mind.
Jan 14, 2011 - 12:07:11 AM
"A Letter to Sunshine Patriots."
I have to listen to Joe Scarborough complain about the cost in blood and treasure of the counter-insurgency in Afghanistan. One is reminded of Senator Reid's memorable announcement vis-a-vis Iraq. Reid stood up in the well of the U.S. Senate and boldly proclaimed that "The war is lost!"
Nov 27, 2010 - 12:23:19 AM
Obama Wears an Empty Suit
Obama is neither a good man nor a bad man. He is simply a cipher, a man devoid of conviction
Nov 13, 2010 - 12:23:40 AM
American Patriots' Movement Demands Obama's Removal
The American Patriots' Movement announces that in the best interests of the American people that President Obama immediately resign from the office of the President of the United States of America
Nov 10, 2010 - 12:27:02 AM
Open Letter to Kennebec Journal.
On the day before the Gubernatorial election, the Kennebec Journal ran the most offensive editorial cartoon I have ever seen.
Nov 9, 2010 - 12:17:54 AM
Reader Disagrees with Photo of the Day.
One reader has disagreed with information provided in the September 1st Photograph of the Day. We welcome both contributions and feedback on all subjects.
Oct 20, 2010 - 12:20:49 AM
International Terrorism Plot Filed in US Supreme Court
The collaboration of the Courts, the Congress, and the Executive, to suppress the terrorism plot and seditious conspiracy within the government, and thereby to provide impunity to some 15,000 law-breaking government officials, serves to demonstrate the failure of the system of justice and governance of the United States.
Sep 3, 2010 - 5:25:14 PM
Opinion Piece A Poorly Disguised Bit of Personal Animosity
The opinion article "Is the Pope Catholic?" by Romulus (Aug 22, 2010) is
a very poorly disguised bit of personal animosity that should be dealt
with privately rather than sowing discord in such a public fashion.
Aug 26, 2010 - 2:45:49 PM
Something is clearly wrong in America
As a Populist, I am dead set against socialized medicine, but while a fry cook loses the use of his hand for the lack of $500, the U.S. spends $11 billion a month on the wars in Iran and Iraq, and Wall Street swindlers earn several million every week.
Aug 6, 2010 - 7:55:47 PM
A Call for The Canadian Red Ensign
With the recent passing of Canada's last known surviving World War I Veteran, John Babcock, I wish to stand up for our Canadian heritage and request that the Canadian Red Ensign fly forever at both the Canadian War Museum and the National War Memorial in Ottawa, alongside the Maple Leaf Flag.
Jul 25, 2010 - 12:22:04 AM
Letters about 'Photographs of the Day'
A couple of viewpoints regarding the Photographs of the Day content.
Jul 7, 2010 - 12:09:03 AM
BenDedek Safely away from Baotou.
Despite the fears, I am OK. I left Baotou early morning May 19th to start my journey back to Australia, and since that time have not had time to access the internet.
May 26, 2010 - 3:37:28 AM
Radical, awesome totally tubular days!
On March 16th here at Magic City Morning Star News in the Entertainment section, an article entitled: Growing up without a cell phone! was published. One of our readers forwarded the article on to various friends, one of whom sent in this letter. To appreciate the comments better, you might want to read the original article first. R. P. BenDedek
Apr 5, 2010 - 12:20:46 AM
States Rush to Legalize Sports Betting & Expand Gambling for Revenue
How taxpayers can be expected to trust their state governments to invest in struggling enterprises, already in the red, in order to prop up their cash-strapped states, many nearing junk-bond status due to irresponsible governing, remains the $64,000.00 question.
Mar 13, 2010 - 9:39:00 PM
Complaint about Magic City Anti-Male Joke
A letter of Complaint about the status of men and 'jokes' written about men.
Mar 1, 2010 - 1:10:40 AM
New Healthcare Infrastructure Would Subjugate Americans
The proposed layout of agencies or its hierarchy by the Obama administration and presently encased in H.R. 320 and its various renditions thereafter, is draconian in nature at best.
Feb 23, 2010 - 2:08:02 AM
Americans are not a particular people
You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone inPakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.
Feb 11, 2010 - 12:10:00 AM
John 'J' not John 'E' Walsh.
I am John J. Walsh, a relative nobody. John 'E' Walsh was born in America (check out wikipedia), whereas I was born in Ireland, did some growing up in Australia, and have for many years now lived in the good old U.S. of A.
Feb 3, 2010 - 12:21:47 AM
Letters Re: M. Stevens-David Stories
If you have enjoyed reading a particular article, irrespective of the identity of the author, don't hesitate to write in and let us know. Everyone appreciates both encouragement and a kind word now and then.
Jan 28, 2010 - 12:15:13 AM
Letter to the Editor: Haiti?
This morning I looked down through the various Magic City News columns and articles -- and found no mention at all of Haiti.
Jan 25, 2010 - 12:56:10 AM
Open Letter: President Obama and Cabinet Members
An open letter addressed to President Obama and his Cabinet regarding three criminal cases filed in the United States Supreme Court on January 6, 2010, against high level US government officers and Congressmen.
Jan 19, 2010 - 12:14:58 AM
Assisting Editor is on the Road
I want to thank everyone who has written personal emails to me for all the encouragement that they have given me and for the 'extra' contributions that they have made. I also hope that our Editor shall be fit to return to duty soon. I wish him a speedy recovery from his illness!
Jan 17, 2010 - 3:05:51 AM
Regarding T.C. Spencer's article
That which made us different to others is now called 'base culture'; Unenlightened and common. Thank God I am a common man. I have more Marxist societal values in my commonality than in my intellectualism.
Jan 17, 2010 - 12:15:17 AM
I'm in favor of the referendum
I was against the idea of such a referendum. But if the allegations of what I think would be scandalous wrongdoing by the governor in helping those wealthy who have financially aided his political career are true, I'm in favor of the referendum.
Jan 11, 2010 - 12:15:56 AM