Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Column: Grading the candidates

This is broken into three categories: As, Bs and Cs.
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Column: Republican candidates must focus on Obama's foreign-policy shortcomings

The Obama Doctrine's emphasis on peace through leading from behind has not worked.
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

Column: Immigration, tax reform emerged as strong Republican debate topics

Outlining a Fair Tax or flat tax may win over primary voters, but how will it affect general election voters?
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Column: Grab your cameras -- Theodore Roosevelt is coming to Augusta

If you arrive before the time of his presentation, you will be greeted at the door by Mr. Roosevelt.
By Perry Smith

Guest Column: Donations go far in rescuing, protecting animals

When people are struggling, the pets in their care suffer. We can help.
By Lorna Barrett

Column: To counter dying roots of American order, we must return to our past

To resolve our country's ills, we must examine the present through the past.
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.

Guest Column: Relationship repair: Keep dialogue open between police, community

Positive, proactive police-community relations are critical to uniting our communities and to keeping our citizens safe
By Edward J. Tarver

Guest Column: 'Never Again Is Now' rally drew thousands in name of racial, spiritual unity

When more than 20,000 people from all 50 states and five foreign countries show up for a sermon, the public might be interested.
By Pam Shumway

Column: Themes permeated candidates' forum

So here we have a very serious constitutional debate between religious liberty in the context of free exercise, and the equal-protection clause.
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Column: Jindal, Graham win undercard debate

Jindal finished first because of Graham's focus on war and foreign policy.
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Ryan: To heal our nation, does America need a doctor?

Now is the time to explore a new way forward.
By Michael Ryan

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Guest Column: Can Georgia's small businesses afford new salary rules? Not likely

The new rules could be crippling - particularly those outside metro Atlanta or engaged in lower-wage industries.
By Matthew R. Simpson

Guest Column: As pupils strive to improve, effort is the factor that defines performance

Effort was the single factor found to be commonly associated with expected success.
By Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Augusta has reached 'the fierce urgency of now' in its path to progress

Good retreats end with an action plan. No longer can we avoid the tough stuff.
By Hardie Davis Jr.

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Column: Presidential candidates must protect academic and religious freedom

Presidential candidates must not embrace programs that can be perverted to extinguish the independence of private schools.
By Jane Robbins

Smith: Highest medals rightly honor selfless heroes

One of the ways to understand why individuals take action to save the lives of others is to examine the acts that earn America's highest award for civilian heroism.
By Perry Smith

Column: To help rebuild the safe nation we deserve, we must draft massive help

We have become so disenchanted that we are willing to give serious consideration to billionaire Donald Trump to be the Republican Party nominee for president.
By Grady Abrams

Ryan: 'Brush' with greatness: 'Chronicle' cartoonist has new book, higher profile

Not so much because of his celebrity as for his considerable body of work, it seemed a good time to put out of book of his best cartoons ever.
By Michael Ryan

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Guest Column: Know Civil War's cause

People fight wars over ideology. They fight if their deepest-held beliefs are threatened or challenged.
By Pam Shumway

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Guest Column: Brick by brick, help build a generous community

All around us there are organizations composed of talented and generous people dedicated to making our community a better place.
By Shell K. Berry
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