Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5003/Columnistsen-usWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:14:20 EDTWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:14:20 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssSympathy for victims can be misdirected - and backfirehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/604498.htmlVictims aren't always virtuous. That's a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their own. But those they help don't always turn out to be very grateful.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTBetter days are already herehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/604499.htmlThe annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood are already headed back to school.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTTo ID or not to ID?http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/604500.htmlEvery election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it comes to voter ID laws. This year is no different.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT6 Christmas Gifts to Make During Summerhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/604470.htmlIf you don't have an abundant garden this year, don't worry. You can still make these wonderful, summery gifts to hold on to for Christmas. How wonderful it will be when you welcome the holiday season and your gifts are ready to go.Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT'I am tired of Donald Trump'http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/604471.htmlI have a confession to make. I am tired of Donald Trump. At this point, November can't come fast enough. If we could cancel September and October, I'd do so in a heartbeat. In this, I'm hardly alone. Other pundits have said as much.Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT