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Hillary has only herself to blame

The Democrats have a simple explanation for Hillary Clinton's loss - the Russians did it.

December 31, 2016 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


More useless than socks on a pig

The only thing more useless than socks on a pig are New Year's resolutions. Our intentions are applaudable but our follow-through usually leaves a bit to be desired. Still, that should not keep us from trying. I mean, what else is there to do while lying prone on the couch with a snoot full of black-eyed peas and collards and watching the Yada-Yada Bowl?

December 30, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Seeing red flags

There is a really good reason to support Senate confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state: Tony Perkins opposes him. Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council, otherwise known as the Bedroom Busybodies. He blasted out a statement condemning ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as a person who "not only led the charge to open the Boy Scouts to gay troop leaders but whose company directly gives to Planned Parenthood."

December 29, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Christ still found in Christmas

Wow! I hadn't noticed, how much things had changed during Christmas, until Friday night after a drive in Ludowici, where I live. Boy, was I surprised as I was looking at my neighbors' Christmas decorations, ranging from various Disney Characters, like penguins, characters from "Frozen," Winnie the Pooh, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, even a sly looking fox, and those little hot-dog dogs. Some people even had green, red and black dots projected onto their homes and lawn.

December 28, 2016 | Carolyn Leonard | Opinion


Christmas isn't over until tree is mulched

Merry Christmas to all! If you are feeling a little down already because you think the holiday is drawing to an end, rejoice. The Twelve Days of Christmas are just beginning and they are more than the never-ending Christmas carol we all know - or sort of know. I get a little confused after "the five golden rings" verse. The song is said to be a secret catechism, created in the middle ages when practicing Catholicism was illegal. Each present was a secret way to remember the gifts of faith. The partridge represented Jesus. The turtle doves represent the Old Testament ...

December 27, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Hillary got run over by a businessman

Editor's note: Here's a Christmas poem from regular letter-writer Len Calderone, a staunch conservative. If you're in the mood to sing it, Calderone said this exercise in political commentary is based on the lyrics of "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer."

December 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Fake stories influencing the news

Most people think of the mainstream media as the scum of the earth - and most of us are - but we do at least try to check out information before we go with a story.

December 26, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


The party of American workers

In the course of a couple of tweets, Donald Trump may have ended the image of the GOP as the party of corporate America.

December 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Comet Ping Pong

Most people think of the mainstream media as the scum of the earth - and most of us are - but we do at least try to check out information before we go with a story.

December 24, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Christmas wishes from Dick Yarbrough

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 23, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Thanks, and may God bless each of you

Editor,

December 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Good news for Christmas

There have been some interesting political stories to tell this year, but two of the most interesting happened last week in Georgia's neighboring states to the south and east.

December 22, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Castro’s death sparks hope here and on the island

For me, the death of Fidel Castor was one of those "where were you moments." I was visiting my Cuban-born parents in Chattanooga, Tenn., when the news broke. It was Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Opinion


Don't consider your tree trash after Christmas

Merry Christmas! This special day is just a week away, so it is time to get your presents bought and wrapped. And just remember: Christmas is more than a day. It is a time to savor the wonderful feeling the season brings. Enjoy it, enjoy your family, and enjoy your faith! Wouldn't it be nice if we could carry these warm feelings throughout the year?

December 20, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


You can do better, Hinesville City Council

Editor: Recently the city council of Hinesville and the Liberty County Board of Education voted to lower the millage rate.

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


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Hitting the reset button on Russia

President Barack Obama has finally had it with Russia. It only took eight years of cold reality - topped off by the Russian interference in the ...

January 21, 2017 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


President Tweety Bird

Let's call him President-elect Tweety Bird. Donald Trump clearly has decided that he will continue to utilize his stream-of-consciousness Twitter messages to intimidate others ...

January 20, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


National issues crowd out thoughts on broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 20, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Thoughts on the national political scene

I hope you will forgive me, but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 20, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Juliet meets her match

1998 was a hard year for Juliet Stoughton. Sure, she almost single-handedly ended the political career of would-be mayor Raymond Cooper, seriously contemplated a protest ...

January 19, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Healthcare a potential crisis

To get an understanding of the major problem facing state legislators this year, you have to have been watching a town hall meeting televised on ...

January 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


General Assembly gets down to work

The first official week of the legislative session is one that sets the tone for the work that will get done during the Georgia General ...

January 19, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Even hypocrisy has a weight limit

Editor:

January 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Opportunity knocking for state

Opportunity is knocking as the door opens on Georgia's 2017-18 legislative session. In a state with a Republican governor since 2002 and GOP majorities ...

January 17, 2017 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Help keep water clean

About 50 years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency was born because of concern about pollution, particularly air and water pollution fears.

January 17, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for Jan. 16

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. Call 876-3733. You ...

January 16, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Opinion


Good-bye to pioneer of broadcast entertainment

There is an old Chinese proverb that says "When an old man dies, a library burns down." With no man was this truer than it ...

January 14, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Trump should expect little honeymoon

Forget about the honeymoon being over. There won't be any honeymoon.

January 14, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


It's time to defund the United Nations

We've come a long way from Daniel Patrick Moynihan excoriating the UN's 1975 "Zionism is racism" resolution in one of the finer exhibits ...

January 13, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Keep them honest in 2017

When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would "drain the swamp" in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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