Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Column: Webinars impart valuable lessons in character development

The marvelous Character Development Program of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has been slowly introduced into the curricula of middle schools and high schools around America.
By Perry Smith

Damon Cline: May cause irritation: Instead of thoughtless rudeness, try courtesy

I can't guarantee you that following my 10-point plan will bring you riches or eternal happiness, but I can promise you will be much less likely to get shot.
By Damon Cline

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Guest Column: On school choice, Georgia is a model

If every state was like Georgia, America would have more to celebrate about its educational progress.
By Andrew Campanella

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Guest Column: Citizens should stand with corporate sponsors to support United Way

Please join the employees of Plant Vogtle and continue to support United Way of the CSRA. Lives depend on it.
By Randy Johnson

Guest Column: While conditions improve, hold VA accountable

I will not rest until we return to providing veterans with the quality care they so rightfully deserve.
By U.S. Rep. Paul C. Broun, M.D.

Guest Column: For a large-scale farm development to succeed, it involves communication and compromises

The Walther episode has reinforced my belief that we can grow our agricultural economy and protect our environment at the same time.
By Hugh Weathers

Guest Column: As elections near, voters should take ownership of special opportunity

As citizens of a democracy, each of us should welcome the election process and pledge never to fail to vote.
By Daniel J. Craig

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

Guest Column: Donations for spaying, neutering would help curb animal overpopulation

There really is something you can do to help. Be a part of the solution.
By Lorna Barrett

Guest Column: Fast-track authority on trade would prove disastrous for American jobs

The last thing that any member of Georgia's congressional delegation should do is support fast-track and give up their constitutional authority to protect us from another damaging trade deal.
By Jerry White

Guest Column: Necessary compromise on the new budget exposes both good and bad

It is startling that working-age members of both political parties do not protest their own party voting against their long-term financial interests.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Column: Increasing excise tax on cigarettes would harm convenience stores

Convenience stores, like most retailers of consumer goods, sell products at very low margins.
By Jim Tudor

Column: Bitcoins and Federal Reserve notes: What are the differences?

In many ways, Bitcoin transactions resemble ordinary dollar exchanges for goods and services.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Column: Historic meeting of three organizations scheduled for Augusta

It is fitting that the meeting of the leaders of these three organizations take place in Augusta.
By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Column: Augusta is poised for a prosperous 2014

I pledge to you all that I'm fully committed to working as hard as possible to make great things happen for Augusta in the coming year.
By Deke Copenhaver

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Guest Column: Obamacare is forcing many home health agencies to slash services

Costs to Medicare are going to increase, and seniors are going to be denied needed health-care services.
By Rick W. Griffin

Guest Column: Football christens new chapter at Paine

Not only will we attract new students, but we are thrilled to give our alumni something else to cheer for.
By George C. Bradley and Ph.D.

Guest Column: Positive polls signal bright future for nuclear energy

People who live near nuclear plants tend to show even greater support for nuclear power than the general public does.
By Clint Wolfe and Ph.D.

Guest Column: Downtown Augusta enjoyed prosperous 2013, with bright hope ahead

When downtown remains vibrant and healthy, Augusta reaps the benefits. We thank you for the opportunity to serve.
By Cameron Nixon

Guest Column: Is it hot in here or is it just confusing? Climate-change issue muddled

Competing claims about how hot it is, who's responsible (if anyone is) and how that will affect us do nothing to clear the air.
By Bob Young

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Guest Column: The first investigative reporters? Shepherds delivered the good news

If this event happened today instead of 2,000 years ago, would it have been front-page news?
By Bonnie Alba