Herald Independent- RSS OPINION Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/OPINION http://heraldindependent.com/section/OPINION Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:33:30 EST 1800 Throw out the incumbents http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/5244466/Throw-out-the-incumbents Why do we settle for mediocrity?We here in Fairfield County should take great pride in the fact that during the “Drawdy Park Fiasco.” Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Candidate throws hat into ring for council seat http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/5211631/Candidate-throws-hat-into-ring-for-council-seat My name is Billy Smith, and I'm running for the District 7 seat on Fairfield County Council. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School board member will not seek re-election http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial-home_top/5156926/School-board-member-will-not-seek-re-election I take the opportunity to inform you that I will not seek re-election to the position of trustee for the Fairfield County School Board, District 5. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Councilman ready to step down after 32 years http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-opinion_columns/5157249/Councilman-ready-to-step-down-after-32-years When I was first elected to Fairfield County Council in 1982, council members were elected in a countywide race. Therefore, as I campaigned, I traveled across the entire county and got to know the people. I learned the many regional differences, and I... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hubris, hamartia, and nemesis in the Shinseki tragedy http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/5099649/Hubris-hamartia-and-nemesis-in-the-Shinseki-tragedy GLEN COVE, NY — In classic Greek tragedy, the protagonist is a good and decent man, but he has an inherent and fatal flaw (hamartia). He often succumbs to pride (hubris) through his belief in his own ability to correct the errors that result... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST The noninterventionists told you so http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/5099640/The-noninterventionists-told-you-so Contrary to popular belief, there is no satisfaction in being able to say, “I told you so.” This is especially so with Iraq, where recent events are enough to sicken one's stomach. Yet it still must be said: those who opposed the... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST