Stories by Michael Ryan

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Ryan: Patriots, do your job!

New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick likes to exhort his players, "Just do your job!" It's good advice for other kinds of patriots, too.
By Michael Ryan

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

Ryan: Living in infamy: Must we have to see mass killers' mugs over and over?

The wide-eyed lunacy in the face of the Aurora shooter couldn't go away fast enough for my taste.
By Michael Ryan

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Ryan: Now is the time for all good Jodi Lotts to come to the aid of their country

She is, in short, running for all the right reasons.
By Michael Ryan

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Ryan: To heal our nation, does America need a doctor?

Now is the time to explore a new way forward.
By Michael Ryan

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Ryan: 'Brush' with greatness: 'Chronicle' cartoonist has new book, higher profile

Not so much because of his celebrity as for his considerable body of work, it seemed a good time to put out of book of his best cartoons ever.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Column: Will we ever get the space to build?

We've got a huge population of black males in this country who simply don't trust society - and many who don't even buy into it.
By Michael Ryan

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Michael Ryan: What can our youth do for our country? We want them to tell us

We need to pass the torch, the eternal flame of freedom, to the next generation.
By Michael Ryan

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Column: Standing against Islamic nihilism isn't hate -- it's self-preservation

There are differences between us. Sometimes the distinction is as stark as life and death.
By Michael Ryan

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Ryan: Concerned about America? It's time to actually do something about it

Lots of folks tell me they're sick and sleepless over the direction of the country. But not one has offered what he or she is doing about it.
By Michael Ryan

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Michael Ryan: CPAC's pure conservatism turned heads, changed minds

Contrary to the dismissive messages coming out of the national media, I find the conservative, constitutional position vastly more compelling.
By Michael Ryan

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Ryan: Strength and heart: Departing sheriff still commands respect

Ronnie Strength no doubt learned a lot from his sheriff's deputy dad, but the most important thing may have been to know when to call it quits.
By Michael Ryan

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

Michael Ryan: Work filled with reward, responsibility

In helping prepare today's guide to the editorial page, I was reminded again of how very rewarding and meaningful this job is.
By Michael Ryan

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Michael Ryan: In your words: Mountain of mail opposes university name

Is "also ran" what our leaders want for our new university's name? It's obvious the people don't.
By Michael Ryan

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010

Saving the Miller is a project worth undertaking

For some people, Augusta's Miller Theatre was where they saw their favorite movies. For others, it was the location of their first dates.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Local Harry Potter fans bring imaginary game to life

Local Harry Potter fans will be excited to know that the wizarding sport of Quidditch does not just exist within the pages of J.K. Rowling's franchise. An adaptation of the game of broomsticks ...
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

Teen's abstract art has concrete recognition

According to Stephanie Forbes, 18, one word describes her art and herself -- abstract. "I've been creating things ever since I can remember, but I only seriously started painting last year," the ...
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009

Georgia SAT score decline reported

Is this generation of high school students getting dumber? According to data released by the College Board, the administrators of the SAT, they are -- six points more stupid.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Teen Spotlight: Macey Samples

Macey Samples, 16, is a rising senior at Greenbrier High School
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Xtreme Profile: Kirsten Newlin

Kirsten Newlin, a 17-year-old rising senior at Augusta Preparatory Day School, has been hooked on theater since participating in the Augusta Players Youth Theatre's production of Bye Bye Birdie.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pop heroes should remember their own

Chris Brown batters his squeaky-clean R&B image. Michael Phelps smokes his all-American Olympic halo away. How much should society punish these fallen heroes?
By Michael Ryan
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