Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Column: Could new laws reduce criminal gun use? Be cautious of restrictions

There should be reasonable restrictions. But the key word is "reasonable."
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.

Column: Blogs remain reliable, useful way to convey ideas and information online

I am having great fun as I become active on social media.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Column: Fiorina, Jindal tops in 5 p.m. GOP debate

If any Republican candidate can beat any Democratic challenger, the 5 p.m. debate revealed two: Fiorina and Jindal.
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Guest Columnist: Can America avoid economic disaster?

America is headed for a predictable, disastrous economic train wreck, and our leaders are doing very little to stop it. The federal debt has grown from less than $1 trillion when President Reagan ...
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Column: Your leadership blind spots - have you seen them? If so, you can benefit

While we may be able to deny our problems to ourselves, they remain obvious to those working with us.
By Jeffrey W. Foley

Guest Column: Thirty years in, advocate still answers the call to stand against abortion

It will be a long hard pull, but nothing is impossible with God.
By Gary Garner

Guest Column: Dear Tiger: Maybe it's time to back away from golf and humble yourself

Try to forget about the old Tiger. Make a new start.
By Grady Abrams

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Guest Column: Swimmable Water Weekend, GatorFest shine a light on local waters

Taking the plunge can be the first step in realizing how vital and important clean water is to all of us.
By Elena Richards and Marc Yaggi

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Guest Column: Six years in, company continues to fulfill liquid waste mission at SRS

We continue to lead this nation in results and delivering the department's important liquid waste mission.
By Stuart MacVean

Guest Column: Disability rights have become civil rights

We are talking about inclusion and equality - not special treatment.
By Tiffany Clifford

Guest Column: Court decision foreshadows more problems

Sadly, this state of affairs, with the judiciary rising in ascendancy and legislatures declining, was not envisioned by our Founders.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Column: Upcoming C-SPAN programs will highlight Augusta's history, authors

A few months ago, a team of producers and videographers visited Augusta.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Column: Fix not fight: National Strategic Agenda hinges on bipartisanship

Few responsible politicians or citizens would disagree with these goals.
By Ed Conant

Guest Column: Smoking is a toxic behavior affecting those around you

It's time for our local government to make a healthy decision for the majority of its citizens by passing a smoke-free ordinance.
By Martha S. Tingen,Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Guest Column: Rebel, Nazi comparisons unjustified

We need to be accurate, and not mislead by careless comparisons to one of the world's most infamous states.
By Hubert P. van Tuyll, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Most small-business owners actually seek meaning, not time off

Time off is not what the best small-business owners seek. They strive to see their communities improve
By Jeff Annis

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Column: New phenomena have huge impact in expanding world of book publishing

Word of mouth often has been helpful in gaining momentum for a book. If you love a book, talk it up among your family and friends.
By Perry Smith

Guest Column: Residential fireworks are troublesome, dangerous

It is incumbent on city leaders to find a better solution to this troublesome issue. It is long overdue.
By Lorna Barrett

New act designed to further develop state's work force

Within the arena of economic and work force development, Georgia is widely recognized as an economic leader. Over the past couple of years, Georgia has been named the No.
By Ben Hames

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Guest Column: Doubling the minimum wage is fraught with employment dangers

There are unobservable, unintended consequences of a wage boost.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.
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