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Temperatures up in Iraq

Greetings from Baghdad.

August 11, 2007 | By MG Rick Lynch Special to the Courier | Opinion


Bush legacy will be defined by Supreme Court

Johnson is identified by Viet Nam, Nixon by Watergate, Carter by a lousy economy, Reagan by ending the Cold War, H. Bush by Desert Storm, and Clinton by Monica Lewinsky. So by what will George W. be identified?

August 09, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Opinion


Abandoning the fight against al-Qaida

"America good! Al-Qaida bad!"

August 09, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Middle route to school integration

When it comes to race in America, the instinct of left and right is to be clear-cut - binary, even. On or off, up or down, yes or no. Black or white, so to speak.

August 09, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez Columnist | Opinion


Blog: Help for our troops

I have emailed Jack Kingston two times now. I feel that I have been pushed to the side or "swept under the carpet.

August 09, 2007 | By Kathy_Weaver70 Blogger | Opinion


Fairness Doctrine threatens our rights

Even while we are busy defending our Second Amendment rights against efforts to enhance the Brady Law, there is a movement afoot to restrict our First Amendment rights as well … a movement that can make the defense of our liberties much harder.

August 07, 2007 | By Larry Pratt Special to the Courier | Opinion


Shaping policy is hard work

You can interpret the Senate's recent rejection of the immigration reform compromise several ways.

August 07, 2007 | By Lee Hamilton Special to the Courier | Opinion


Burying the 'N-word'

I'm sure, by now, many of you have seen it, read it or heard about it.

August 02, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Opinion


Learning to identify a xenophobe

I've been getting a ton of mail about my column of last week. My main point: "All the posturing about illegal immigrants is really an attack aimed at everybody whose name ends in 'ez.'"

August 02, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez Columnist | Opinion


Civilization tipping toward catastrophe

In the 16th and 17th centuries, the West was convulsed by religious wars that, in the words of historian Paul Johnson, "were without redeeming features and were destructive of the Christian faith itself, as well as human life and material civilization."

August 02, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Our Dr. Phil goes to war

Congressman Phil Gingrey phoned the other night to tell me and a few dozen other folks the war in Iraq was going a lot better than we had been led to believe.

July 31, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Structural imbalance of talk radio

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk-radio pioneer, has been called many nasty things before, but never a "structural imbalance." That's the fancy term a liberal think tank uses to characterize his success - and to dress up its proposal for counteracting that success through new government regulation.

July 26, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Xenophobia: Fear of 'the others'

A supposed letter to the editor making the rounds of the Internet compares today's immigrants (bad) with the immigrants of yesteryear (good). A good response to that fantasy is a Teddy Roosevelt quote that several readers have sent me:

July 26, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez Columnist | Opinion


Eminent domain protection meek

This month marks the second anniversary of the infamous Kelo v. New London decision, a case where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the taking of private property (the practice known as eminent domain) from an individual or a group of individuals and giving it to a private entity on the basis of economic development is a legitimate function of government.

July 24, 2007 | By Jason Pye On behalf of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation | Opinion


LCHS classmates reunite

By Marjory Varnedoe

July 24, 2007 | By Marjory Varnedoe Guest Columnist | Opinion


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Salute a man trying to better the world

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Bad drivers must pay for choices

Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities due to brain and spinal cord injury.

October 29, 2014 | By Paige Havens Guest columnist | Opinion


Will 10,000 landowner or 65,000 visitors pay for projects?

I read with interest a recent column submitted to the newspaper concerning SPLOST and ad valorem taxes. While I fully support one's right to free speech and voting, I am troubled by incompleteness and/or inaccuracies in material discussed. While the kinder and gentler side of me attributes this to "just a small misunderstanding of the true facts," I feel it's necessary to accurately inform readers on these matters.

October 29, 2014 | By Joey Brown Guest columnist | Opinion


Don't extend MidCoast's runway

Editor, The Liberty County Commission and Development Authority leaders poured millions of dollars into MidCoast Regional Airport. Now they are spending millions more to extend one of the four runways from 5,000 to 6,500 feet. Why? Are they planning on implementing nonstop commercial air service?

October 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Assembling the pieces of life's puzzle

This happened years ago. Mama was alive then, so it's been seven or eight years. I hadn't thought about in almost that many years but when it came to mind the other day, I took to studying on it and how the circumstances and opportunities of life's journey can be so fascinating.

October 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Leave the baby-growing to friends

OK, I admit it - a few months ago, I suffered from a very short-lived bout of baby fever. I'm happy to announce, however, that I've fully recovered.

October 28, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


All needed to keep waterways clean

"Water, water everywhere" is especially true for a coastal county like ours.

October 27, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Common Core math is too confusing

Editor, Why are we dumbing down our children? Our high schools send 90 percent of students out the door without the most basic skills high school is supposed to teach. High-tech businesses won't locate to Liberty County because of our inability to provide educated workers.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


State questions on Nov. 4 ballots

While most voters are familiar with the candidates on the Nov. 4 general-election ballot, many are unaware of the ballot's three referendum questions.

October 23, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Voter apathy should be illegal

Editor, Our country is in a precarious position. Our government is intruding in our personal lives, and our religions are under attack. The government is ignoring the invasion from south of the border, as well as the dangers imposed by ISIS and other terrorist groups.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Governor shares view on education

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


News of deaths is good Southern gossip

Yes, I know that I am, occasionally, prone to embellishment. But trust me when I say this is the law and the gospel: I have a longtime friend who only calls me when someone dies. Most times, I know the person, but sometimes I don't have a clue the person ever existed.

October 21, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Do your part to conserve, clean water

This month, we are making a positive difference for our local waterways by participating in the statewide Rivers Alive waterway cleanups.

October 21, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Protect your family -- get flu shots

Go get a flu shot. Also, make sure you're children get flu shots. It's a plain and simple set of instructions, but following them could save a life. Please, go do it.

October 21, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Nation doesn't need more 'boots on ground'

The talking heads and politicians love to use the term, "boots on the ground." It sounds macho.

October 16, 2014 | By Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


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