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W Gregory Ward, Author at Valley Times-News

Opinion

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I think we should talk about Ruth Ginsburg. She was an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court who died Friday after a long ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:27 pm

Opinion

Let’s take a Sunday ride

These weekly newspaper visits were initially conceived of as a series called “Sunday Rides”. I thought it might be fun to see how many interesting ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:37 pm

Opinion

From riots to revival

When the king was killed in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the characters observed “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece”. That about sums up the unrest ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:02 am

Opinion

Strive to keep our language clear

As you can tell from my time with this newspaper, I am a scribbly sort, a lifetime fan of the word, a happy purveyor of ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:41 am

Opinion

We all could use a little bit of rest

The story loosely goes that someone once asked noted columnist and proto-conservative William F. Buckley, Jr., how he wrote three columns a week. He responded ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:10 am

Opinion

Would you stand for this?

It has become popular among professional athletes to kneel during the national anthem. The effect is a sort of shock show. It is intended to ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:36 am

Editorials

High-speed internet is critical

Chambers County communities without reliable broadband internet are at a distinct disadvantage and suffer in many ways. However, in the midst of a pandemic that ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:46 am

Opinion

Start of school signals the end of summer

School starts in a few days. To me, that always signaled the end of summer. Before you remind me—someone already has—technically, fall doesn’t begin until ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:43 am

Opinion

Dear Portland, Oregon

We’ve never met in person, but after watching the riots that seem to be tearing you apart, I thought we should talk. Did you know ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:00 am

Editorials

Possibly worse than a root canal

If you remember, we opened the column two weeks ago with me and my dentist talking during my root canal. That was fun. If you ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:53 pm

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