Articles from the Opinion section archive

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Column: Georgia's U.S. Senate candidates should get serious about the deficit

Georgia deserves a responsible discussion on how to balance federal revenues and spending. We haven't heard one yet.
By Ed Conant

Column: Is racism the problem in Augusta's government? No -- it's everything but

Government discourse has gotten way too contentious - and personal.
By Bob Young

Joe Hotchkiss: Comic goes tragic: What jughead decided to make Archie a political tool?

Must we drag politics into everything?
By Joe Hotchkiss

Editorial: Net losses?

Do we want a vital segment of the economy subjected to the bureaucratic whims of Washington?
By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Letter: Obama's true colors show

He didn't tell us socialism/communism would be part of his promise to fundamental change to America, but many understood this anyway.
By Robert Smock

Letter: Democrats deceive blacks

The Democrat Party has convinced blacks that Republicans are bigots, biased and prejudiced against any race other than Caucasian, which they are not.
By S. V. Cloke

Editorial: Leadership, in a rudderless world

You needn't claim sides politically to see that this world needs a strong, secure America - one that is not ashamed to be strong and secure.
By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Letter: Democrats' answer? Spend

The border crisis offers yet another opportunity to create even bigger government.
By Thomas Deutschle

Letter: It's God, not 'higher power'

Evangelicals have made a lot of mistakes. But if your editorial staff cannot grasp what evangelicals are about, you are part of the problem.
By Ed Payne and M.D.

Editorial: Wanted: a servant leader

We hope the next administrator understands his or her job is only made easier when a spirit of openness is fostered with the public.
By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff

Letter: Support secular morality

Religion frequently makes people's rights contingent on how they are born and what they believe.
By Alex Rice

Letter: Lies come from both sides

Be halfway fair in that kind of editorial. We know a lie when we see one, on both sides of the aisle.
By Jim McGaughy

Editorial: Don't wag your tail yet

Hopefully, the department's rescue-friendlier policy will lead to more thorough and innovative kill-reduction methods. It's called being proactive.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Editorial: Historic change

There is no debating Israel's natural and inherent right to self-defense.
By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff

Letter: What about dying babies?

Let's show that we love babies more than we love dogs.
By Vern Simon

Letter: Reading is empowering

Reading is a pathway to success.
By E. Maner

Path out of poverty

This nation’s leaders have taken $20 trillion from Americans to fund the War on Poverty since 1964. It’s time to change the war strategy.

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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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