Opinion: ‘Sad commentary’: No agenda here

As you might know, Carmel’s anti-discrimination ordinance was sent by city council to committee for additional study, and it may well be back on the council agenda soon. This isn’t about that. What it’s about are a few letter writers who questioned our comment in this space Aug. 18: “It’s a sad commentary, though, on how low society has plunged.” For those wondering, that is all we meant; there is nothing hidden there or otherwise. We do believe it is within a business owner’s right to decide with whom she or he transacts business. For instance, at Current we exclude advertising of an “adult” nature.

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Thumbs up to Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson, who last week said he and some fellow party members are “very interested in putting together mechanisms that allow people to climb out of dependency and to become strong parts of the fabric of America.” Wouldn’t that be something?

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Once Vice President Joe Biden declares his intention to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency, all you-know-what is going to break loose in Iowa, where Hillary Rodman Clinton has a commanding lead, according to recent polling, and in New Hampshire. That race could reduce Republican hopeful Donald Trump to a sideshow, which many believe he already has become. This also might become President Barack Obama’s chance to be a kingmaker and keep himself in the conversation. And remember, he’s not exactly turning cartwheels over Clinton’s race for the Oval Office.

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Current, as a result of Labor Day, will arrive in your mailbox on Sept. 5 instead of Sept. 8. The U.S. Postal Service is closed on holidays, and Labor Day is Sept. 7, a day on which our papers are sorted for delivery at post offices. Regular Tuesday delivery resumes Sept. 15.

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