Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Guest Column: Past generations of so-called 'unattended' children turned out just fine

We could just stop and think: "There but for the grace of God go I."
By Gwen Fulcher Young

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Guest Column: My prayer for Paine

Unfortunately, the many positive accomplishments at Paine never receive great press.
By Matthew Hutcherson and Ph.D.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guest Column: Rediscovery: Monetary policy often is not sufficient to spark economy

We need vast "structural reform." But our current policies move us in the opposite direction.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Guest Column: No smoke, but there could be fire: E-cigarettes might not be the answer

The public, government regulators or even the health-care community have no clear understanding of what the consequences of e-cigarettes might be.
By Samir N. Khleif, M.D.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Column: Georgia Military College has bright future, especially under new leader

Georgia Military College is a great place to learn and to grow.
By Perry Smith

Column: Georgia's U.S. Senate candidates should get serious about the deficit

Georgia deserves a responsible discussion on how to balance federal revenues and spending. We haven't heard one yet.
By Ed Conant

Column: Is racism the problem in Augusta's government? No -- it's everything but

Government discourse has gotten way too contentious - and personal.
By Bob Young

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Guest Column: Habersham County drug raid disaster highlights need for police reform

How many more casualties must the drug war claim before public officials finally agree that enough is enough?
By Andrew Gargano

Column: Another brave Dyess exemplifies extraordinary heroism

The first person to tell the story of Japanese atrocities was an Army Air Corps pilot named Ed Dyess.
By Perry Smith

Guest Column: Superintendent runoff pits Big Business against parents and teachers

On a deeper level, the race illustrates a fundamental disagreement over the purpose of education and over who, rightly, should be in charge.
By Jane Robbins

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Guest Column: Agencies at SRS are reaching the summit of nuclear waste cleanup

This is one climb that's really worth the view.
By Ken Rueter

Guest Column: Family traces father's emotional journey on, after D-Day

My father, 1st Sgt. William G. Presnell, landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day plus six, June 12.
By Ed Presnell

Friday, July 4, 2014

Column: For foundation, every day is Independence Day

Seven years ago, while at a friend's family lake house at Clarks Hill, my son Casey, who was 27 years old, was riding a four-wheeler and hit a pine tree head-on going down a trail. Everything ...
By Gail Patty

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Guest Column: Envy and the paranoia of income equality - economic impact is startling

There is nothing mysterious, illicit, conspiratorial, malicious nor exploitative in the core of this simple process.
By Ph.D. and William Beranek

Guest Column: Award recognized Augustan's work with seniors

Please help us thank Helen for her vision, as together we can help her continue to meet this urgent community need.
By Kathleen J. Ernce

Guest Column: Child Enrichment ready for even more volunteers

Experience the joy of saving children's lives, and you will be hooked on Child Enrichment.
By Dan Hillman

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Guest Column: Harm of minimum-wage laws is neglected and poorly understood

Subjecting these hard-pressed youths to low wages and opportunities with limited long-run potential still is a fruitful application of their efforts.
By Ph.D. and William Beranek

Guest Column: As vet care lags, we all are 'diminished'

Even if you don't care about what is happening to the nation's vets, ask yourself this: Am I next?
By Fredrick C. House, M.D.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Column: Don't be part of the problem with political media and Internet lies

We need more truth and comprehension in our political process.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Guest Column: Fence stood as testament to father's dedication to quality, hard work

Daddy wasn't a product of the instant-gratification generation.
By Tom Ansley

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