Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Guest Column: As vet care lags, we all are 'diminished'

Even if you don't care about what is happening to the nation's vets, ask yourself this: Am I next?
By Fredrick C. House, M.D.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Column: Don't be part of the problem with political media and Internet lies

We need more truth and comprehension in our political process.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Guest Column: Fence stood as testament to father's dedication to quality, hard work

Daddy wasn't a product of the instant-gratification generation.
By Tom Ansley

Guest Column: VA scandal offers a glimpse into disaster promised by Obamacare

We must fix the problems at the VA, ensure quality care for veterans and, ultimately, repeal Obamacare before it's too late.
By U.S. Rep. Paul Broun Jr.

Column: If he had a hammer: Augusta's next mayor needs stronger powers

Change means simply going back to what we were supposed to have - a strong mayor.
By Bob Young

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Guest Column: Black presence in state GOP is growing stronger

Our goal at the Georgia Republican Party is to set in motion a movement that outlasts us. To do that, we must continue to be a party that's multifaceted.
By Leo Smith

Guest Column: Is debate truly dead? Hear all sides

The next time I disagree with someone, I'm going to try my best not to enter into the conversation with my emotional buttons already pushed.
By Benjamin P. Casella

Guest Column: Abandoning hate speech and opening dialogue is key to understanding

The right to free speech under the law is a freedom from government interference with speech. Still, we also hold it deeply as a value outside of the law.
By Imam Jamal Daoudiand the Rev. Ellen Francis, O.S.H.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Guest column: Publisher makes powerful case for the importance of reading and books

Too many African-Americans don't read books, don't know the last time they picked up a book, and say they're too busy to read.
By Edward Maner

Guest column: Ideological purity or a stronger economy? Partisanship hurting progress

Rigid positions prevent commonsense solutions that will help the economy. Needed changes are resisted by extremists from the left and right.
By Ed Conant

Monday, May 26, 2014

Guest Column: Fundraisers help animals immensely

Fundraising events are a great way to spread awareness of the responsibilities of pet ownership, and to stop the cycle of animal abuse and neglect.
By Lorna Barrett

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Guest Column: Blocker-Adams' campaign downfall touches on fears all of us share

We had counted on Helen to continue her campaign to save face. In the end, however, she had no other viable choice than the one she made.
By Grady Abrams

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Guest Column: Pediatric ER serves wide two-state area

We invite you to join us for an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.
By Natalie Lane, M.D.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

United effort made concert roaring success

The support shown to our charity through this experience was immeasurable.
By Sean Frantom

Guest Column: Many reforms are under way in private probation industry

By continuing to enhance transparency and accountability, private probation providers will best be able to benefit offenders, courts and the communities we serve.
By Mark Contestabile

Guest Column: Broaden search for school leaders

School districts mired in low expectations, entrenched bureaucracy, poor student performance and unmanageable finances are finding success in candidates with business credentials.
By Bob Young

Guest Column: Acclaimed Augusta Warrior Project poised to go nationwide

A symposium this week in Augusta could dramatically improve how America cares for an important part of its citizenry - our veterans.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Guest Column: Take time to thank government workers during special week

Most people are attracted to government jobs out of a sincere desire to serve others and make our community a better place.
By Saundra J. Reinke, Ph.D.

Guest Column: With race as an eventual underlying issue, which candidate can best sway the majority?

There always has been a race problem, and probably always will be. But we have a choice in whether to be a part of it.
By Grady Abrams

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