Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Smith: America's wars in the past 75 years comprise a study in existential threats

America has faced dozens of threats during the past 75 years, but only a few can be described as something that could end the America that we know and love.
By Perry Smith

Young: Fitting tribute: Augusta would be ideal site for state veterans cemetery

I see no reason why we cannot be successful. We have a need. We have the resources. We have the commitment we have made to our warriors.
By Bob Young

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

Smith: Recollections of Pearl Harbor - looking back 74 years

Out the back of the truck, I saw lots of smoke and some airplanes, but the only noise I remember was the noise of our fast-moving truck ...
By Perry Smith

Column: Give sick kids a gift of healing during holidays

As you celebrate all the joy and wonder of the Holidays with your loved ones this year, I hope you will have the many families spending their holidays at Ronald McDonald House in your thoughts.
By Betts Murdison

Hotchkiss: Embarrassing TSA miscues wrap air travelers in an insecurity blanket

I will concede that not all TSA officers are bad. Like Henry Kissinger reportedly said about politicians: Ninety percent of them give the other 10 percent a bad reputation.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Column: Become a better leader in three simple steps - commit, know and plan

Learning to lead is a journey. I wish you the best!
By Jeffrey W. Foley

Guest Column: Educational equality is needed for all of South Carolina's children

I offer several recommendations to ponder, for expedient execution.
By Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.

Hotchkiss: Should state Supreme Court tell Klan to clean the road or hit the road?

The program isn't - and shouldn't be - blindly obligated to provide no-questions-asked outdoor advertising to any participants.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Smith: From books to charities, opportunities abound during season of giving

This is a splendid time to count our blessings and to be generous.
By Perry Smith

Column: Enrollment doesn't show big picture of Augusta University's bright future

Check out what we offer and see what's in the works. I'm sure you'll be as amazed and impressed as I have been.
By Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.

Column: After fourth Republican debate, cuts in crowded field can be made

Cruz continues to show his depth. He can be the candidate who can respond and relate to everyone!
By Larry Salomone

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Column: Renovations, repairs at Imperial Theatre unearth interesting history

This work has been made possible with the assistance of the special-purpose local option sales tax funds that were approved by voters in 2009.
By Charles Scavullo

Column: Should America's war on poverty be abandoned and a real war begun?

When we grasp how free-market capitalism actually works, a real war on poverty can be launched, one with a much greater chance at success and still retain personal freedom.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Column: Consider including Child Enrichment in your holiday giving this year

I understand the horror of child abuse, both physical and sexual. Augusta has hundreds of perpetrators of both kinds, right here, now.
By Dan Hillman

Hotchkiss: Tempest in a coffee pot: Red cup doesn't mean someone hates Jesus

There's an important difference between the mere absence of Christmas and the active suppression of it.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Guest Column: America's current veterans crisis is one Hillary Clinton cannot ignore

How can we trust Hillary Clinton to fight for us when she won't even acknowledge the problems we face?
By Thomas McInerney

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

Column: Amid dysfunctional consolidated government, can mayor rise to lead?

This community has been in need of strong mayoral leadership for some time. Is our mayor up to the challenge?
By Brian Green

Column: Veterans' sacrifices don't stop with military service

As national commander of the American Legion, I meet veterans all of the time who have demonstrated tremendous heroism yet blend in our communities without fanfare.
By Dale Barnett

Column: Paine will continue to be an agent of change

Through my knowledge and experiences, I was able to embrace integration and help others do the same.
By Ruth B. Crawford, D.H.L.

Column: Candidates 'interviewed' again in third debate, and Cruz wins out

The media will say he is not electable, but his debate performance shows he is uncompromising and electable.
By Larry Salomone
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