Opinion Columnists

How to turn a drought into a disaster

California is in the midst of a severe, protracted drought that is producing significant costs and conflicts. Read more

What do we learn from ‘Bar Rescue’?

Reality television has spawned numerous shows about restaurants and bars, including “Bar Rescue” and “Restaurant: Impossible,” which focus on failing restaurants. Read more

Is responsible parenting a bad thing?

The Messenger recently reported on the Troy Junior Women’s League Books for Babies program, which donates children’s books to the Troy Public Library. Read more

Victoryland decision is justice served

Last week’s verdict that VictoryLand be allowed to reopen is justice served. Read more

The Supreme Court, raisins and economic freedom

The past week witnessed a number of momentous decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more