By Lynda Hollenbeck, senior editor of The Saline Courier
Did she or didn't she? That is the question.
And, of course, I'm making reference to Beyonce's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the inauguration of President Obama.
A huge controversy has erupted since it was revealed â€” perhaps that's too strong a word, so I'll rephrase â€” since it was implied that the singer was lip-syncing in her performance on Inauguration Day.
Some have come to her defense with the arguments that the weather was cold and it's difficult to sing well in an outdoor setting in the first place.
Who is to blame for our $16 trillion national debt? Thatâ€™s easy, I am. So are you. So are our neighbors, friends, family members and community leaders. We, the taxpayers, allowed this reckless fiscal spending to get so far out of hand.
How many ways does federal spending touch your life? Whether it is through Social Security and Medicare, or a new stretch of I-30 asphalt, federal funding affects us all in some way or another.
One of the perks of being the editor of a small town newspaper is seeing what goes on behind the scenes of everyday life. There are voices out there that would have you believe the county is full of nothing but dirty politicians, meth addicts and shoplifters. Saline County is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. However, from the view of one who is privileged to see residents at their best every day, I say those who think poorly of our community have a very skewed perception of humanity.