COLLINS – The Merry-Go-Round of life is spinning rapidly


I THINK IF WE TOOK all the hot air being generated by people discussing solutions to our problems, we would be able to provide heat for the world without having to extract anything more from the earth.

So much talk and so little action. And what actions we do take, seem to be panic-produced and mostly ineffective.

All levels of government are trying to figure out how to deal with the homeless, the opioid problem, safe injection sites, affordable housing, the high cost of living, fair wages, and so on and so on. We’re so overloaded with problems, we have no idea where to start in terms of solutions.

We don’t want people to take bad drugs, so we agree to safe injection sites. Addicts can get high safely, and then we let them back into the streets. We try to get them to agree to treatment when maybe we should be forcing them to have treatment.


Doug Collins has had a wide background in the broadcast industry, having done virtually every type of news and sports broadcasting, including news anchor, sports play-by-play, and editorialist. His “One Man’s Opinion” aired on TV from 1973- 2013. He retired from his management roles in the station in October, 2018, but continues to write his column. In 2019, Doug was awarded the Freedom of the City.

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