Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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.

Bob Young: The 'M' word: Why aren't more politicians talking about our money?

I'm looking for someone who will talk about my money and understands why this is important to me.
By Bob Young

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Column: National draws: CSRA includes six centers of gravity for America

It is remarkable that the CSRA is America's center of gravity in six arenas.
By Perry Smith

Guest Column: Old vs. new: What actions will be required of Augusta's next mayor?

Unless Hardie Davis is willing to get down and dirty - a failure on Mayor Deke Copenhaver's part, I think - he will not be successful.
By Grady Abrams

Guest Column: To improve 'woefully dated' Aiken County schools, '1 Cent Makes Sense'

It is not complicated. After all, these are public schools we are talking about. It is the public's obligation to take care of them.
By Turner Simkins

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Guest Column: Vocal performance will be provocative

The Augusta Choral Society has begun to program repertoire that is more contemporary and dramatically appealing.
By Porter Stokes

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Guest Column: Full mission of GRU's Cancer Center falls under many varied definitions

A successful cancer center is defined by being something more than the sum of all these parts.
By Samir N. Khleif, M.D.

Guest Column: Misconceptions persist about immigrant workers

As National Hispanic-American Heritage Month draws to a close Oct. 15, this column is to set some facts straight about my Spanish-speaking brothers.
By Mario S. Enriquez

Guest Column: Fear of the word 'black' stirs skepticism about struggling HBCUs

Anything goes, as long as you don't call a school "black."
By Walter M. Kimbrough, Ph.D.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Guest column: '4 years 4 U' plan helps GRU improve graduation rates

We must ensure not only student access, but also student success. The future of our community, our state, and our nation demands it.
By Dr. Ricardo Azziz and Dr. Robert G. Boehmer

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Guest column: Physician assistants help strengthen doctor-patient relationships

The team approach will bring about a balance between health-care costs and health-care delivery.
By Joseph Soparas, P.A.-C/L

Guest column: Class of '64: Annapolis produced admirals, CEOs - and this writer

Little did we know, when we reported aboard the Naval Academy more than half a century ago, that these common experiences would bind us together.
By Ed Conant

Guest column: Targeting lessons from WWII still applicable in modern warfare

Allied airpower was not decisive in Europe but its contribution to the victory was very significant.
By Perry Smith

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, Sept. 28, 2014

Guest Column: Spay/neuter plan vital

Responsible pet ownership starts with spaying and neutering animals.
By Lorna Barrett

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Guest Column: Poor federal implementation spoiled sound Common Core initiative

Common Core standards never were intended to become convoluted, but the process got hijacked by the implementation framework.
By Frank Roberson, Ph.D.

Column: Air power, while a powerful tactical tool, has its limits

Air power may well play an important role in winning battles, but everyone should be skeptical about its role in winning the peace.
By Perry Smith

Guest Column: Transportation is the foundation for Georgia's continued prosperity

We must continue to be willing to make the sometimes difficult decisions to maintain and grow a transportation network that will secure Georgia's economic future.
By Don Grantham

Guest Column: Excise tax would be severe step backward for Augusta manufacturers

This particular tax imposes a tremendous and disproportionate burden.
By Derrick Lindgren
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