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Lately much has been written about the climate crisis in the editorial page of the Caledonian Record. There are those who dispute the fact that the climate crisis is real. Some believe it is not severe enough to take action. Still others believe that action is necessary, just not by the government because they believe in limited government and free market solutions. Renewable energy particularly seems to ignite the ire of these folks. Yet, when it comes to fossil fuels, I noticed that their beliefs in limited government and free market solutions go up in smoke.

This February the theme of Black History Month is “African Americans and the Vote”. It celebrates the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 15th Amendment, which guaranteed the right to vote in the United States, regardless of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude”, and acknowledges the challenges that black Americans face within our democratic processes. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In the context of these two historic events that strengthened our democracy through increasing inclusion and overcoming discrimination, English teacher John Mackenzie offered some reflections on a personal hero who overcame discrimination and paved the way toward a brighter future: South African leader Nelson Mandela.

So, Have You Made Out Your Last Will and Testament? I hope the document remains locked away unused for many years, but my brother and I finally got around to meeting with a lawyer and helping our mother make out her last will and testament. ...