My Dissent: From First To Last ( ISBN: 978-0-6151-5605-7 )
by Lou O'Malley
A collection of newspaper article opinion columns,
originally published in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
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69 columns in 12 chapters
192 pages (b&w) with illustrations
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Table of Contents CHAPTER ONE: FIRST COLUMNS Shelter ordinance indefensible (August 6, 1994) Let's help those who need a hand (October 9, 1995) CHAPTER TWO: HOMELESS SHELTERS Why ‘end welfare as we know it?’ (Sept. 15, 1996) Six bucks an hour won't pay the bills (April 30, 1997) Most homeless aren't lazy bums (June 4, 1998) Finding place to live is like musical chairs (September 3, 1998) Children need mentoring; you can help (December 21, 1998) We must find a way to value, cherish all kids (March 23, 2000) Pick your motivation: Federal funds or Sermon on the Mount (September 13, 2001) Food drive misses champion of the needy: Leo Frigo (November 22, 2001) Housing shortage crimps working poor (May 23, 2002) Beer Belly Two celebrates community (June 11, 2005) COTS provides important, possibly lifesaving service (January 22, 2006) CHAPTER THREE: DIVERSITY Affirmative action wins because gut reaction fails (April 5, 1996) We owe Hmong a debt of thanks (April 20, 1996) Racism is an ugly reality of everyday life (January 25, 1997) U.S. has lots of room for immigrants (December 11, 1997) Where does rage against homosexuals come from? (August 6, 1998) It may take unpleasantness to get diversity (August 28, 1999) Green Bay ignores its ‘dirty little secret’ (September 28, 1999) Irish find green beer, fake accents offensive (March 16, 2000) Clock strikes 13 for English resolution (June 19, 2002) Symbol of hate unneeded (March 19, 2006) CHAPTER FOUR: VALUES Here's a thought: Put kids first (December 5, 1996) Here's a challenge: Calm colicky babies (March 3, 1997) Teach your children your family values (September 19, 1998) Columnist has learned plenty over the years (February 18, 1999) In our house, all ideas and opinions were open to debate (September 16, 1999) Watch out for old white guys (July 18, 2002) CHAPTER FIVE: EDUCATION Yale isn't out of anyone's reach (October 28, 1995) If kids see you read, they will, too (July 17, 1996) Don't brag about math illiteracy (Nov. 23, 1996) Kids' safety wins over development – in this situation (January 3, 1999) For the sake of us old fuddy-duddies, let's lose the ‘yeahs’ and ‘no problems’ (October 25, 2001) OK, everyone: Read this book (March 14, 2002) CHAPTER SIX: THE LAW Attorney-client privilege is sacred (June 23, 1998) Police chief truly cares about stopping crime (December 14, 1998) Profiling needs to be consistent (August 22, 2002) Constitution is a suicide pact (March 6, 2003) Is it right to disarm Iraqis? (May 29, 2003) Electoral College changes needed (December 4, 2005) CHAPTER SEVEN: SPORTS NFL must decide: Is entertainment worth a death? (September 10, 1999) ‘Lily white’ Lambeau stadium board is troubling (June 29, 2000) Tomatoes entering season's Super Bowl (August 24, 2000) Advisory referendums are the ultimate political fraud (October 12, 2000) Naming rights to dog park would make canine friends happy (October 26, 2000) Bad behavior shouldn't be condoned (August 1, 2002) CHAPTER EIGHT: MEDIA Leave bad manners out of TV ads (April 3, 1997) Hey cable guys, be careful up there (February 24, 1998) Powerful education tool is within our grasp (October 14, 1999) Column about Marathon draws criticism – good! (November 9, 2000) Sharing the wealth of information on the Net (April 19, 2001) CHAPTER NINE: THE MILITARY We must take care of our own (November 11, 1996) Marine pinnings not so outrageous (February 18, 1997) Draft helped shape the lives of several generations (December 16, 1999) Not convinced war's the answer (October 17, 2002) Pentagon brass doesn't want press to tell you war is ugly (January 30, 2003) No matter what you think of the war, we should be paying troops on time (December 4, 2003) CHAPTER TEN: POLITICS Flag burning isn't worth the fuss (June 19, 1997) Read commandments, don't post them (September 15, 1997) A vote for anyone, win or lose, is never a wasted vote (March 2, 2000) It's simple: Dump all state legislators (March 21, 2002) Consider character when casting your ballots (August 15, 2002) Freedom of opinion preserves democracy (November 28, 2002) CHAPTER ELEVEN: HEALTH CARE Medical care limited for needy (June 29, 1996) We need to do something to fix health-care system (January 9, 2004) Good Samaritan Act needed for medicines (January 5, 2005) Medical advocate essential (January 8, 2006) CHAPTER TWELVE: LAST COLUMN He loves, been loved (April 16, 2006)