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The Augusta Chronicle | Editorial Page Editor

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About Me

Michael Ryan was named editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle in July 2002. He previously spent 19 years at The Topeka Capital-Journal in Topeka, Kansas, the last decade of which he spent as editorial page editor. He won first place in editorial writing in the state of Kansas seven times. Since he arrived, The Chronicle’s editorials have won first place in Georgia four times – and in 2005, the Chronicle not only won first place, but second and third as well, sweeping the editorial writing category for the state’s largest newspapers. While in Topeka, he had extensive experience covering the courts, and wrote a column on legal affairs, winning the Liberty Bell award from the Topeka Bar Association. He also covered county government and law enforcement. Just prior to leaving Topeka, readers of The Capital-Journal named him Best Newspaper Writer, despite the fact that his editorials carried no byline. He grew up in Kansas City and went on to attend Washburn University of Topeka. He has a wife of 26 years, Susan, a daughter Amanda, 20, and a son Kevin, 16. Michael has just published a novel called The Last Freedom, on the real life of Holocaust survivor Dr. Viktor Frankl. In his research for the book, Michael was granted rare access to Dr. Frankl’s lovely family in Vienna, Austria. Viktor Frankl was author of Man’s Search for Meaning, one of the Top 10 most important books of all time, according to the Library of Congress.

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5 years 19 weeks ago

There's no comparison to auto insurance. First, as has been noted by others here, it's not a right to drive a car on public roadways, it...

5 years 20 weeks ago

Taylor -- You're right. Illegal would've been a better word.

5 years 22 weeks ago

Austin, you took the words right out of my mouth. It's insane to have that much traffic and no traffic light -- especially when the...

5 years 23 weeks ago

"I could care less if they scan me and pat me down as long as it keeps myself and my family safe..."
Ah, but therein lies the rub...

5 years 24 weeks ago

He should use Enterprise. They pick you up!

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