Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

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

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

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Guest Column: Truett Cathy's impact reached beyond his business and touched people

We'll miss Truett, but his legacy will live on through the many people he has touched.
By Tim Echols

Guest Column: 'Why is child sexual abuse awareness stuck in the 1950s?'

You can help bring awareness to child sexual abuse and help to prevent it - and we all can help to protect children from it.
By Dan Hillman

Guest Column: Is terrorism just the old communism?

Similar to the Cold War, our fears today are that terrorists only wish to invade our borders, overthrow our allies and destroy our freedoms.
By Matthew Hutcherson, Ph.D.

Guest Column: We are focused on the wrong question about domestic violence

Visit for more information on this issue in the CSRA, and to find out how you can help.
By Daniel Eubanks

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Guest Column: With MOX program's many drawbacks, its support remains puzzling

Politicians' claims for MOX's advantages do not seem verifiable.
By Rose O. Hayes, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Is Federal Reserve really driving stock prices? The assumption is dubious

It is coming in vogue to criticize the Federal Reserve System's monetary stimulus as doing little for economic recovery, but much to increase stock prices.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Column: The mistakes executives make: Failing to plan is planning to fail

If the CEO is not committed to an institutionalized planning process, he or she likely will become merely a caretaker.
By Jeff Foley

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Guest Column: Paine College will emerge successfully from restructuring -- no problem

Should Paine expect removal of accreditation status? Certainly not!
By Matthew Hutcherson, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Give groups access to suffering animals

Welcome to Augusta - home of the Masters Tournament and Augusta's animal prison.
By Michele Wacker

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Guest Column: Recent editorial on religious free speech obscures the real answers

While you may not agree with the mission of groups that support church-state separation, in this case they have a valid point.
By Frank Carl

Guest Column: Facing the real causes of our slow recovery -- high taxes and red tape

The inadequate pace of private investment spending has been choked by our blunderingly punitive tax and regulatory policies.
By William Beranek Ph.D.

Guest Column: To avoid another Ferguson, we must 'be real' with one another

We are not perfect by any means, and never will be. But I think we should, every day, strive for that mark.
By Grady Abrams

Guest Column: Being a Girl Scout volunteer can have a huge community impact

We can't wait for you to become a Girl Scout volunteer!
By Sue Else

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Guest Column: Augusta is a 'premiere' destination -- so get on up and sing it, everyone!

Please continue to support those who have the vision to, as the Tuskegee Airmen told us, "look far beyond our supposed station in life."
By Bryan Williams

Guest Column: Radical Islamist action rekindles possibility of Kurdish independence

The recent onslaught of ISIS militants has resurrected fresh conversations about Kurdish independence.
By E. Randall Floyd

Guest Column: Sales and use tax on ballot would benefit Aiken County schools greatly

We look forward to having informed conversations about the election, and having an opportunity to share the achievements of Aiken County public schools.
By Elizabeth Everitt, Ph.D.

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Column: Say 'no' to higher taxes

The mayor and commission should show some backbone, just say "no" to the property tax increase and act like grown-ups with money they did not earn.
By Bob Young

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Guest Column: Discussion on city finances must move to the next level

What certainly can detract from a positive trajectory is the uncertainty of the financial condition of Augusta-Richmond County.
By Susan E. Parr, GCCEand Larry Jones

Guest Column: Retelling the past can be harder than you think

Interpreting the data means that I apply my own life experience to James Brown's.
By Naeemah Clark, Ph.D.

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