Vaccines, Kristi Noem, General Milley and drug addiction: top columns

In today’s fast-paced news environment, it can be difficult to keep pace. For your weekend read, we’ve started compilations in case you missed some of the top USA TODAY opinion pieces of the week. As always, thank you for reading me and for your comments.

– USA TODAY Opinion Editors

By Ray Marcano

“The two most common reasons anti-vaccines give for not getting vaccinated are absurd. Vaccines, they say, are too new and they don’t know what they’re putting in their body; and they don’t want to. not their employers telling them they have to get the vaccine because it violates their personal freedom. “

By EJ Montini

Instead of sympathy cards, she would suggest that you write a note… to your husband, wife, son or daughter, mother or father. Not a text. Not an email. A note. On paper. With a pen. Then put it in an envelope and write the address on the front, attach a stamp in the upper right corner and mail it. “

By Kristi Noem

We will not be forcing COVID-19 vaccinations in South Dakota. The Biden administration does not have to impose vaccination on the American people by executive order or rule. Biden has no constitutional authority to do so. The case law cited by those who support Biden’s actions does not defend what he does. These cases are based on the public health powers of states and local communities. This is a key distinction. Under the 10th Amendment, public health is left to states: “Powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to states, are reserved to the states or the people, respectively. “

By Raj Tawney

“The majority of my classmates were mostly white and I had always established myself as a multiracial American – born to a Puerto Rican and Italian-American mother and an Indian immigrant father in 1987. My olive complexion, my Bushy eyebrows, dark brown curly hair, and the fun sounding name made me an easy target for kids who were already looking for physical differences – their own kind, minus a few misfits I have become close to. “

By David Mastio

“Reassuring his Chinese counterpart that no attack was coming from the United States, Milley promised to call and warn of an impending American attack if Trump ordered one. Such a call would inevitably have cost the lives of American troops tasked with following the orders of the legitimate commander-in-chief. Milley’s efforts to thwart the potential demands of an imbalanced president have become a betrayal of the men and women he commands. “

By the editorial board

“This fall, women outnumber men on two- and four-year-old college campuses by the millions. Almost 60% of students are women while only 40% are men, an education gap that is growing. has been deepening for decades. The problem has become even more significant. especially as total enrollment has fallen by more than one million students in the past five years. The Wall Street Journal reports that ” men accounted for 71% of the decrease. ”

By Tonia Ahern

“I always wanted to be a parent. Growing up, I knew I wanted to one day keep, raise and love my own children. I wanted to start a family. And I did. My husband and I built a house with it. five beautiful kids in Cape May County, New Jersey. We own a construction business in town. We are friendly to our neighbors and active in our community. But no one prepares parents for a child with related disorders to the use of substances. “

Mike Thompson, USA TODAY

By Eileen Rivers

“As the rate of COVID-19 in the United States quickly exceeds 150,000 cases per day, Biden’s latest show of force is almost as bad as President Donald Trump’s failure to do what so many other leaders have Done after the world got to the depths of the initial outbreak – take the virus seriously, push as hard on a mask warrant as her powers would allow, and tell the public to stay home. “

By Thuy Dinh

Elston explores his transnational trajectory through the stories of four grandmothers – the author of Vietnam and that of her husband from America. ‘Rendezvous at the Altar’ examines gender roles, parenting, aging and death in a multicultural family. Elston’s novel gives us hope to show that when one world ends, another not only begins, but also multiplies. The small backpack that Elston took with him it outside of Vietnam has turned into a world without borders and with multiple splendours. “

By the editorial board

Whether it’s his much-vaunted empathy, an intelligent stable of advisers, nimble internal polls, or a combination of all three, Biden seems to embody a virtue that author Harper Lee described in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ the idea that “You never really understand a person until you look at things from their perspective… until you step into their shoes and walk around in them.”

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