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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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"We assume he WANTS to stop ISIS."

Dee, we don't have to assume it. He told us that in a national address.

And you're...

1 year 2 weeks ago

Austin's right. The law is unconstitutional. Perhaps it will take an arrest and court challenge to clarify that.

If there were a...

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This quote from the title character in the movie The American President, written by a far-left liberal, speaks volumes about the...

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This case cries out for an undercover investigation.

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Harley -- I agree we all have the right to say abhorrent things. But we don't have the right to do it anywhere we like. Nor do we have a...

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