Stories by Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hotchkiss: Enough tricks: Cut the frivolities and concentrate on sound government

Here's a neat trick for Congress - getting back to work.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hotchkiss: You going to eat that? There are few excuses to waste perfectly good food

Helping save wasted food isn't a waste of time.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Hotchkiss: This is a recording: When is it smart to catch a teacher being dumb?

However the Greene County case ends, I hope someone remembers to record the results.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Hotchkiss: Justice finally speaks, to ask an important constitutional question

A lot of the same people who were aghast that Thomas said nothing were aghast that he actually said something.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Hotchkiss: Law officers protect our backs each day - it's time we protect theirs

If you're a taxpayer, you should be outraged.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Hotchkiss: Profiles in laziness: Spanish worker takes a top prize for apathy

City officials finally figured out he was gone when the deputy mayor showed up to present Garcia with an award for 20 years of meritorious service. But he couldn't find him.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Hotchkiss: Flat wrong: Famous people's pronouncements often sound famously dumb

I have a great litmus test to determine whether celebrities are geniuses: Geniuses typically don't walk around crowing about what geniuses they are.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Hotchkiss: It's an honor just to be nominated: A guide to sprucing up your résumé

I'm going to let you all in on a semi-secret: You can be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Hotchkiss: Rank amateurs: 'Stolen valor' perpetrators insult America's real heroes

Stolen valor is a malignancy that insults every person who wore a uniform honorably.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Hotchkiss: Do unto others as you would have others in the checkout line do unto you

Some people advocate mandatory military service. I think everyone in their late teens or early 20s should be required to wait tables for at least six months.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

Hotchkiss: Anybody can grow up and run for president -- and when I say 'anybody' ...

With this huge field of candidates, please choose wisely this election season.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Hotchkiss: High-school teacher left inheritance of the importance of citizenship

I never got to thank Mr. Turpin, but I like to think I honor him every day simply by remembering what he taught me.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Hotchkiss: Embarrassing TSA miscues wrap air travelers in an insecurity blanket

I will concede that not all TSA officers are bad. Like Henry Kissinger reportedly said about politicians: Ninety percent of them give the other 10 percent a bad reputation.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Hotchkiss: Should state Supreme Court tell Klan to clean the road or hit the road?

The program isn't - and shouldn't be - blindly obligated to provide no-questions-asked outdoor advertising to any participants.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Hotchkiss: Tempest in a coffee pot: Red cup doesn't mean someone hates Jesus

There's an important difference between the mere absence of Christmas and the active suppression of it.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Joe Hotchkiss: Comic goes tragic: What jughead decided to make Archie a political tool?

Must we drag politics into everything?
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Joe Hotchkiss: Pardon me for not being all broken up over Hillary being 'dead broke'

Don't make your financial uncertainties sound anything close to the real, honest, sweat-of-the-brow struggles of two working parents.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hotchkiss: Did he really say that? Historical figures get hijacked through misquotes

I can understand people getting taken in by certain misquotes. They can be so clever and so appropriate that you want them to be true.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Joe Hotchkiss: Tests' wording gets 'A' for political correctness, 'F' for freedom of thought

No one seems to be doing anything to steer the tests back toward common sense.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Joe Hotchkiss: Curiously worded test questions smell awfully like product placement

Why mention brand names on kids' tests? How is that supposed to improve pupils' minds?
By Joe Hotchkiss
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