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  • Ruth Gadebusch, a former naval officer, was recently recognized by the League of Women Voters with its Lipton Award for volunteer work in various community endeavors. She was elected four times to the Fresno Unified School District Board, appointed by Governor George Deukmejian to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and is an emeritus member of the Board of the Center for Civic Education.

Freedom Demands Responsibility

With so many demands in the name of freedom from those who seemingly interpret freedom as letting them do anything and everything that they choose, it is time to think of just how that attitude works [...] Continue Reading

We Can Do Better

Rat-a-tat-tat. Bang, bang, swosh. Another life lost to gunshot. How many? How long are we going to tolerate this loss of life, this loss of talent, this sorrow? How long? How long? A Colorado [...] Continue Reading

Integrity

Integrity! What a beautiful word. Not the word. Its meaning. Random House Dictionary: “soundness and adherence to moral principle and character: uprightness: honesty.” I believe without integrity [...] Continue Reading

On the Edge

Just as we began to relax with the pandemic moving along, we received a rude awakening from Europe once again. This time, it is Russia further intruding into Ukraine beyond the southeastern provinces [...] Continue Reading

A World in Turmoil

Is war inevitable? At this moment in time? Or always ongoing with us humans? Just one century since “the war to end all wars” we are again on the brink. To be sure, we have not exactly had all peace [...] Continue Reading

Opinion and Analysis

Where Hope Prevails While not without its own disappointments and heartbreak, the Olympics have provided us with needed distraction. Watching the clean young faces in dress representing the home [...] Continue Reading

Can We Recover?

Can we recover from the discord, the suspicion, the anger, the fear and such now suffocating our society? We must! But how? How can we restore the meaning of democracy? It’s pandemic. It’s a [...] Continue Reading

Troubling Contradictions

By Ruth Gadebusch Try as I might, I simply can’t understand so many of the right wing’s inconsistent stands. Calling themselves pro life, nowhere is contradiction more true than in their [...] Continue Reading