Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Guest Column: A true gold standard would re-establish American fiscal responsibility

While it is difficult to conceive of politicians voluntarily relinquishing their power to micromanage our economy, I remain optimistic.
By William Beranek Ph.D.

Guest Column: Is a certificate of need needless? Hospital issue still ripe for debate

Clearly this is still another issue with room for reasonable people to disagree.
By Craig Kerins. M.D.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Column: The next 20 years: Delph exercise helps people bring future into focus

Delphi exercises are especially powerful.
By Perry Smith

Guest Column: CSRA shouldn't allow Paine College to waver in its academic mission

Paine must continue on a path of significance in this community, the state, the nation and the world.
By Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Columbia County food pantries feed a need not everyone knows about

We appreciate all the support given to Columbia County Cares.
By David Iverson

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Guest Column: Capitalism has been long deprecated, but its spirit takes a deserved bow

The primary thrust of Western social organizations is some form of free-market capitalism.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Guest Column: An old dog taught me a new trick about the importance of giving

I offer to everyone in the CSRA the opportunity to experience the personal transformation that giving to others creates.
By Faye Hargrove, Ph.D.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Guest Column: Ruling for South Carolina's rural schools is encouraging for reform

Time has expired. What we do now in education must matter - and it must produce results.
By Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Georgia GOAL positively transforming both lives and communities

We are moving from a one-size-fits-all approach to one that respects the desire of parents to choose.
By Lisa Kelly

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Guest Column: Harison Heights celebrates 15 years of assisted living for people with disabilities

Today, we have made strides, but in many cases, our society continues to set aside people with disabilities.
By Beth Miller

Guest Column: Raising the minimum wage also will increase job losses

These suggested minimum-wage hikes will adversely affect employment of unskilled workers, those that society aims to help.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Guest Column: Uh-oh, it's that time again: Uncontrolled envy is a dangerous emotion

Fairness, however defined, is the principal motive behind the ubiquitous effort to reduce inequalities.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Guest Column: How do you cultivate good, 'un-rotten' apples in the teaching profession?

Too much blame is placed on the teacher for the poor ratings in educational advancement, as compared to other industrialized nations.
By Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.

Column: Winning cultures: Learn the five keys to long-term sustained success

Developing a winning culture does not happen overnight.
By Jeffrey W. Foley

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Guest Column: Amendment B will help state's injured

Please vote "yes" to help support this opportunity for better lives for people with disabilities in this community and throughout Georgia.
By Beth Miller

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Guest Column: Ruling on nuclear waste throws storage scenarios into dangerous doubt

A potential downside to this new rule is that it may help sustain the atmosphere for not dealing with the permanent storage issue.
By Clint Wolfe, Ph.D.

Guest Column: A restored NIH budget is good for our health

We appreciate the support of our state and our community in this and all our endeavors.
By Peter F. Buckley, M.D.

Guest Column: Morris Museum is a powerful 'center of gravity'

The Morris Museum of Art exemplifies a particular kind of museum - the "museum of community service"
By Geraldine Rinker, Ed.D.

Guest Column: What the government isn't telling Americans about Ebola outbreak

I've had it with our federal government's obfuscation over the Ebola threat.
By William G. Caput, M.D.
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