Articles from the Joe Hotchkiss Columns section archive

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: Wrong number: Calls to 911 aren't always for emergencies

Are Americans getting more stupid? Or are we just hearing about these insane 911 calls more often?
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: 'Honey Boo Boo' reality show shows darker reality on health

Honey Boo Boo's family? They're killing themselves. And the exaggeration is only slight.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: Go directly to jail -- but how tough should it be for inmates?

Imprisonment has to be enough of an unpleasant deterrent to keep people from committing crimes again and returning - but not to a degree that they emerge with more scars.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012

Hotchkiss: When lives fall apart, rehabilitation puts them back together

Their lives would be much different today if it weren't for rehabilitation therapists.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: Youth crime is a price we pay for breakdown of the family

We have to fight for a society that promotes a stronger family unit.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: Facts, evidence don't support rationale for school's new name

What Augustans want, overwhelmingly, is a university name that rightly mentions the city of Augusta.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: With new university under an assumed name, what's next?

"But if it doesn't matter what my name is, why did you need to radically change it?"
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Aug 4, 2012

Column: Freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion

A mayor's monthly breakfast or a soldier doing yard work simply doesn't establish a religion.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: Instead of giving a panhandler a handout, just give him a hand

Is giving money to a panhandler really the most compassionate investment in a human being?
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: Star's death reminds us how much we want 'more Mayberry'

America needs more Mayberry - maybe now more than ever.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: Big government spending dates to the Father of Our Country

From those humble overspending beginnings, America has come to this: a debt now exceeding (as I write this) $15.8 trillion.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: It's not complicated: New reality sets stage to pursue simpler life

Since the economy seriously started going into the tank in 2008, more people have sensibly had to get by with less.
By Joe Hotchkiss

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New chair gets vet off-road to fish

Army veteran Henry Kent's new Action Trackchair has attachments for fishing, with a holder for his fishing pole and a built-in tackle box, but others can be outfitted with gunracks for hunting.