Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Column: Pair of books offer life-affirming -- and possibly life-changing -- messages

Soon, many of you will be recommending these books to those you care most about.
By Perry Smith

Guest Column: Proposed Palmetto Pipeline demonstrates no pressing public need

The real property of real Georgians is on the line.
By Bill Sapp

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Guest Column: Session yielded both victories and challenges

When your pocketbook is well-managed, it creates a good environment for job creation and more responsible living.
By State Rep. Barry Fleming

Column: Descent into violence will not solve deeper problems

How will this violence solve tensions between the police and the communities they work and live in? It won't.
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.

Guest Column: Don't allow another priceless piece of Augusta's history to be destroyed

Let's do something that will make us and future generations of Augustans proud of our city, not ashamed.
By Tennent Houston

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Column: Will we ever get the space to build?

We've got a huge population of black males in this country who simply don't trust society - and many who don't even buy into it.
By Michael Ryan

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Guest Column: Income inequality flap is much understated through deceptive data

This difficulty is only the tip of the iceberg.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Rule of law must trump political agendas for liberty to thrive

No American should be willing to sacrifice liberty - our freedom to govern ourselves - for the sake of a political agenda.
By Sam Olens

Guest Column: Charity event offers many opportunity to help animals in need of rescue

Help us make this our biggest event yet. That's truly what friends are for.
By Lorna Barrett

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Guest Column: Volunteers' time, money crucial in successfully battling Alzheimer's

Be one of thousands of Augusta advocates and ask our local and federal leaders to make serious changes.
By Ginny Helms

Guest Column: Help local Boys & Girls Clubs reach further to help at-risk youths

Help us realize our vision by serving even more of our community's children.
By Mark Maund

Guest Column: Important questions linger over nuclear deal with Iran

The final agreement must be judged on the basis of whether it is a solid barrier to the further proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East and globally.
By Sam Nunn

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Guest Column: Top cyber words for 2015

Here's hoping both words are applied in the best possible ways. Our critical infrastructure depends on it.
By Tom Patterson

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Guest Column: Most everyone can do something for Child Enrichment

Volunteers not only "get it," they are it. They are part of the organization, totally committed.
By Dan Hillman

Guest Column: Amid golf, family makes time for faith

Alex and her family will always be champions of faith.
By The Rev. Jerry Ragan

Letter: Activities will honor the victims

Support your local rape crisis center by volunteering, donating and advocating.
By Anne Ealick-Henry

Column: Despite modern controversies, United States still manages to survive

Imagine how our country has managed to survive for all these generations.
By Bob Young

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Guest Column: A suggestion to the kingmakers: Cultivate your ability to compromise

The maturity to make these decisions calls for authorities to have excellent compromising skills.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Guest Column: FEMA wants Georgia to earn funds by crystal-ball storm forecasting

It seems as though FEMA's morals are as bad as their grasp of climate science.
By Patrick J. Michaels

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Column: Regardless of our religious beliefs, surely we all can love one another

Peace be with you all, even and especially to those who will take me to task.
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.
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