Opinions

  • No surprise, but a sad day for all Americans

    Published on January 11, 2021 at 10:50am CST

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Like most of us, I was going about my work day last Wednesday when our country’s Capitol was suddenly under siege by pro-Trump extremists. My first reaction was one of sadness.  Then, I was angry as I watched film of the outgoing president calling for… Read More

  • Review Sen. McCain’s 2008 speech to see what transition should look like

    Published on January 11, 2021 at 10:48am CST

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone One of the grandest and most symbolic traditions in America is the transition of the power of the presidency from one person to another. Usually, when it is clear that a person has lost, he or she contacts the winner and concedes, pledging support for the good of the country…. Read More