Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 3

Good morning! If you live east of I-95, you know what to do: be safe, and go with the contraflow.

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Quick Item Terri, It’s not east of I-16 that’s evacuating, it is I-95. However East bound I-16 is being closed to east bound traffic this morning between Dublin and I-95 so there is that.

Will Durant
Will Durant

If sports betting becomes legal then there is no reasonable argument against poker, a game which skill counts more than luck. You aren’t even playing against the house but against each other. Legalize all of it, but having played in other states’ poker rooms it is beyond my reasoning on why we would curtail this freedom. If adults want to play a game between themselves then the only interest the state should have is just like the house, to get their piece of the action. The state’s proceeds however? Education seems to be a maw that can never be filled.


As long as we keep asking educators to also be baby sitters, therapists, security guards, mentors, hygienists, nurses, nutritionists, transportation professionals, entertainers, paralegals, and every other thing that we refuse to address otherwise, we should pay them accordingly.

Maybe it’s anecdotal, but the level of kids with behavioral problems seems to be increasing dramatically. Is that for social/cultural reasons? Or is there an environmental issue we need to identify?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I think it a combination of a change in parenting and much greater personal freedom. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way… Read more »