Military mama: Apology for lacking deployment sympathy

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I committed the cardinal sin of military spouses the other day. No, I’m not talking about the unfair stereotypes of cheaters and gold diggers that are the exception, not the rule. I’m talking about diminishing another spouses’ deployment blues. The words came out of my mouth before I even had a second thought, my response […]

Awareness important tool in fighting cancer

Clyde Davis Before getting into this column, I need to make a correction and apology. To my Lutheran colleagues: It seems probable the Martin Luther incident never occurred — the punch in the nose over Holy Communion. The church history professor from whom I heard the story is very likely no longer alive; he was […]

Apology owed to Sooner fans, coach

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Some rambling thoughts while wondering if somehow “Star Wars” and “The Wire” could be combined: • First things first: I was wrong. In my column last week, I criticized Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops for attending the Duke-North Carolina basketball game when his home school was ranked higher and playing […]

Alcoholism latest public figure cop out

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Maybe we ought to give Prohibition another try. Granted the attempt to outlaw drinking wasn’t exactly a success back in the 1920s, but maybe it’s time to have another go at it. Don’t we owe that much to the public figures who have become the unwitting victims of fool juice […]

Senate apology historic, but disappointing

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Ordinarily, I am not conflicted about apologies. I’m for them. But the feelings are more complex with last week’s Senate apology for decades of inaction while an estimated 4,700 Americans, most of them black, were lynched. As they died, skinned alive, burned alive, dancing at the end of ropes, as […]

Senate apology accomplishes nothing

By Mona Charen “The U.S. Senate last night approved a resolution apologizing for its failure to enact federal anti-lynching legislation decades ago, marking the first time the body has apologized for the nation’s treatment of African-Americans.” — The Washington Post, June 14 “There may be no other injustice in American history for which the Senate […]

Apologies only count when genuine

By Helena Rodriguez Saying “I’m sorry!” has become so easy nowadays that it often loses its real meaning. It is the genuine “sorries” that are the hardest to express in words. And even harder, is knowing when to say “I’m sorry!” Do you apologize when you are not truly sorry just to make peace with […]