- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)9
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)7
- Japanese restaurant up and running; owner surprised by fondness of sushi here (2/24/17)1
- SoutheastHEALTH, Washington University School of Medicine announce collaboration (2/24/17)21
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)48
- City issues precautionary boil order near Arena Park (2/23/17)
- Former KFVS12 reporter talks about recovery from eating disorder (2/23/17)11
- $22M bond issue would alter Jackson schools (2/22/17)13
- Two men crack market with local cage-free eggs (2/26/17)6
President has earned Nobel
Congratulations to President Obama and to the United States for his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Shame to those who denigrate the president's achievement and who put politics above patriotism.
The same folks who cheered when the United States did not win the bid to host the Olympics are jeering now. In both instances they are opposed to good things for the country they claim to love.
They miss the point of the Nobel Peace Prize. Many people are saying the president has not achieved enough in so short a time to justify the prize. That is simply not true. What the president has achieved is to turn the United States 180 degrees from aggressive, unilateral action to a position of consultation, diplomacy and interaction with the rest of the world. Because we are the central power in the world, this move, which he has already accomplished, has moved the world closer to peace.
The Nobel Peace Prize has already been earned and has been well-earned.
JOHN L. COOK, Cape Girardeau