- 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)
- SoutheastHEALTH, Washington University School of Medicine announce collaboration (2/24/17)19
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)48
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Annual father-daughter dance provides some fun bonding time (2/19/17)1
- City issues precautionary boil order near Arena Park (2/23/17)
- $22M bond issue would alter Jackson schools (2/22/17)13
Labor Day marks unofficial season change
Monday is Labor Day, that holiday set aside for honoring honest toil in the earning of our bread. Honoring labor goes back to at least Biblical times. The Lord said in the New Testament, "Come unto me all who labor and are heavy laden."
The rise of the trade union movement is one of the great chapters of the American experience. Free and independent labor unions are hallmarks of a free society, among the chief distinguishing features between free societies and totalitarian ones.
Of course Labor Day also signals the unofficial departure of summer as eyes turn toward cooler days and nights, lower utility bills, football games and all the coming delights of autumn.
Happy Labor Day to one and all.