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    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: President Obama: It’s in our national interest to return to Iraq

    One of the first lessons in studying policy making is that a single event can change everything. Vice President Chaney and others in the Bush Administration wanted regime change in Iraq before they came to power but did not have the political means (opportunity) to implement that policy. September 11, 2001 created those means.

    By Dr. Arthur H. Garrison Columnist |

  • Columns

    Thrivent Financial Column: September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, Think about your needs, protect your family

    Think you don’t need life insurance? Think again!

    From Thrivent Financial |

  • Opinion

    Up to Speed with David Barr: Who will make it to the final four?

    Hello readers, Brad Keselowski took most of the drama out of Richmond, leading all but 17 of the 400 laps in route to an easy win. With the win, Keselowski picked up his series-high fourth win of the season and will enter the Chase as the top seed. This season the Chase will be different. After the first three races, the four lowest drivers will be eliminated from title contention. After another three races another four will be eliminated and so on and so forth until we have the...

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  • Opinion

    WTIM: Music Around Town: Sept. 10 edition

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

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  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Beauty and horror co-exist in violent modern western ‘The Rover’

    “The Rover” is so bleak an experience that many viewers will understandably be forced to turn away. An opening title card informs us that the events depicted begin 10 years after a global economic collapse, and the Australian setting brings to mind the similarly desolate landscapes of the “Mad Max” films. If anything, “The Rover” is more harrowing. Only faint shadows of society remain in this hell on earth.

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  • Columns

    A dessert to savor summer

    Fall needs to stop encroaching on Summer. Lately I’ve been thinking of Dylan Thomas’ poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” and, specifically, it’s celebrated line, “Rage against the dying of the light.” Although Thomas wrote the poem for his dying father, I can’t help but think how its words are also applicable to the shortening of Summer daylight, the shortening of Summer in general, and how we all should be raging against the growing trend of marketing Fall upon us all too...

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  • Opinion

    From the Item editor: Enjoying my second Taste of Hamburg-er Festival

    Last year it was all about surviving. This year it was all about enjoying. With my second Taste of Hamburg-er Festival under my belt, I can say that I certainly see why people get so excited about it.

    Shea Singley
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  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: the rural commuter’s worst nightmare

    Come with me folks, as we travel down the scenic back roads of rural Berks County. As we journey along the winding way, passing bucolic farms and quaint homesteads, spying furry little woodland creatures and yielding to the occasional pedestrian or cyclist, every now and then our peaceful serene sojourn is interrupted by one of the most terrifying sights known to man.

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: The Eagle Point School

    Reprint: 1986 Pennsylvania; 1993 in Kutztown Historical Society newsletter; 2012 in Berks County TV web site.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: ‘Venus in Fur’ offers sexual politics worth submitting to

    “Venus in Fur” is a movie that revels in deception, a conceit that extends from the filmmaker to the subject matter to the audience, and back again. Suggesting the sexual role-playing equivalent of a Russian nesting doll, the film was adapted from the eponymous stage play by David Ives, which was itself inspired by the controversial Austrian novel “Venus in Furs” – and that’s only the start of the mysterious intrigue at play.

    By Robert Humanick |

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