Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Coming Thursday on the editorial/op-ed pages

The Star's editorial board is taking a look at the plight of Social Security, now that the baby boomers are coming of age:
It’s one thing to tell Americans who just now are entering the work force that the government can’t help them with retirement. And it’s entirely another to tell the 80 million baby boomers who’ve funded Social Security for decades that they may get little in return.
The Star also is commenting on what local animal-control officials are calling an issue that's getting significantly worse -- the problem of stray dogs and cats:
In the end, much of this issue boils down to pet owners’ decisions. Do they have their pet spayed or neutered? Do they have it properly trained? Do they ensure that it doesn’t run free in the streets? What do they consider responsible pet ownership?
And, finally, we're opining on the Clean Water Restoration Act and the need for Alabama's delegation to help its passage:
Perhaps Rep. Bud Cramer, D-Huntsville, could be made to understand the importance of a clean and healthy Tennessee River, since he represents that part of the state. Perhaps his colleague Artur Davis, D-Birmingham, could be made to understand the importance of a clean and healthy Alabama River, since that river slices through his district.
As usual, we'll have a large letters to the editor package and reader-friendly op-ed page.