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Constitution is in jeopardy

In 1887, historian Lord Acton said, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

November 10, 2011 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Be grateful to our veterans

The United States military has been in the news a lot lately, from the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" to the Dec. 31 deadline for all troops to return home from the war in Iraq. Such politically charged topics can bring strong opinions to the forefront. But Friday will be the one day when everyone should put their opinions aside to honor the nation's veterans and active-duty service members and give them the respect that they deserve.

November 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Ham hock mission thwarted by revolution

When I awoke Monday morning, it was as if I had been in one of those fogs I used to experience back in the 1960s. As I stood in front of the mirror with a tube of toothpaste in one hand and my toothbrush in the other, wondering why I came into the bathroom in the first place, it all started coming back.

November 09, 2011 | By Vic Waters Columnist | Opinion


With age comes appreciation for life

It may sound cliche, but I'm reminded more and more often these days that the older I get, the less I know. Conversely, however, I also have noticed that as my age climbs, so does my appreciation for the people and blessings in my life.

November 09, 2011 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Shout-outs to newsmakers, farewell to Sheila

Oops! I left the "t" off the Rev. Bryant Wright's name in last week's column about the possibility of the Southern Baptist Convention dropping "Southern" from its name.

November 09, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Recycling is natural, easy

Recycling and recycling education are the focus for Keep Liberty Beautiful during November. Our local program is participating in an annual campaign, America Recycles Day, on Nov. 15 to encourage Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products.

November 08, 2011 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


Drug sentencing reform was overdue

The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 resulted from a powerful combination of social and political forces. The war on drugs fervor of the 1980s (and '90s), the emergence of crack cocaine and the growing political popularity of mandatory sentences, especially for drugs and drug-related crimes, all seemed to reinforce one another. The cocaine overdose death of basketball star Len Bias and the violence that accompanied the crack epidemic only added to the reaction.

November 08, 2011 | By Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Civic center's Halloween was fun

Editor, The Dorchester Village Civic Center was renovated to provide enjoyment for our community. Hundreds recently took part in the Halloween haunted schoolhouse and the haunted hayride, which was made possible by the many volunteers who worked endless hours before and during the four-night event.

November 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


The good, the bad, the ugly internet

The good news is there is a world of free data available to us at the stroke of a computer key. It moves to us like lightening.

November 07, 2011 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Welcome, baby Anastasia

My daughter, Anastasia Mae, was born Thursday, making me the proudest mama in the world. Maybe there are a few moms out there who would challenge me for the title but at this point, with my sweet baby girl sleeping happily on her daddy's chest, I feel I have a pretty good handle on it.

November 07, 2011 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


One vote carries a lot of weight, go use it

Many Liberty County residents have an important job to tackle Tuesday at the polls. Here's hoping they buck the recent low-turnout trends and rise to the occasion. There sure is a lot at stake.

November 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Country endangered by apathy

We are getting too lazy in America. We have more enthusiasm for "Dancing with the Stars" than we do for the political issues that mold our lives and the well-being of our families. To overcome apathy, we need principles and the interest to carry through with those principles.

November 05, 2011 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Lions and tigers and bears, oh my

On Oct. 18 in Zanesville, Ohio, the owner of a privately owned wild animal park opened the cages of dozens of lions, tigers, bears and other exotic animals allowing them to escape before he committed suicide.

November 03, 2011 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


U.N. should not be in charge of Internet

The United States has run the Internet since the late 1960s when it first emerged as a communications network among U.S. defense agencies and research labs, and considering the Internet's ubiquitous presence worldwide, the United States has done a remarkable job.

November 03, 2011 | By Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


If you're fed up, get out and vote

Editor, This is not a partisan statement. I am foregoing my usual Democratic rant and instead am attempting to plead with everyone to go to the polls and send the message that needs to be sent to the powers that be. I am talking to the Tea Partiers, the occupiers, the birthers, the non-birthers, the Democrats, the Republicans, the Libertarians, the independents, African-Americans, whites, Hispanics, Asians and people of any other races, creeds or religions. If you're a registered voter, you have been given an opportunity of historic importance. The voters can take back the power.

November 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


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Remembering April 4, 2005

I'll always remember April 4, 2005.

June 21, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Senior contributor | Opinion


Thoughts on Fathers Day from a new dad

Nineteen months ago, my world changed. Nineteen months ago, I became a dad. My world revolves around a tiny human who's made big changes ...

June 20, 2017 | By Kevin Larson Guest columnist | Opinion


The real wonder of ‘Wonder Woman’

In the new "Wonder Woman" movie, the heroine is mystified by the ways of humankind - and she doesn't even read the internet.

June 18, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Syndicated columnist | Opinion


The 'wonder' of a movie

In the new "Wonder Woman" movie, the heroine is mystified by the ways of humankind - and she doesn't even read the internet.

June 17, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


God bless America, and how is everybody?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

June 15, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Trump's secret weapon against North Korea

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

June 15, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Learn from Kansas

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C. but out to the west in Kansas.

June 14, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Thanks for community support

Editor: On behalf of the board of directors of Seven Ministries of Liberty County, Inc., I would like to once again thank the community for ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


America being made great again?

Editor: To the betrayed:

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


People NEATen neighborhoods

In my job I get to hang out with some pretty neat people. Particularly, volunteer leaders, who are not only neat, but who work to ...

June 13, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Covering the POTUS is rarely fun

One of the most coveted jobs in the news business is covering the president of the United States.

June 12, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Hard telling, not knowing

My dad has a saying that used to drive me crazy when I'd ask him a question for which he didn't have an ...

June 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


What to do when attacked on the job?

I've wrestled with this my entire career: What do journalists do immediately after we're attacked while lawfully doing our jobs? It takes place ...

June 11, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Don't fear or tax the robot

We have seen the enemy, and it is the robot.

June 09, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Feeling unfailing and unconditional love in America

My high school graduation was on a recent Saturday.

June 09, 2017 | By Jingyue "Jorja" Wu International student and guest columnist | Opinion


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