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Demonstrate the true holiday spirit

Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, "What did you get?" Much less frequently asked is, "What did you give?"

December 11, 2007 | By Bryan Golden Contributing Writer | Opinion


What is up with all the factory recalls

Are terrorists working in our factories?

December 11, 2007 | By Dot Moss LImerick Plantation | Opinion


Rudy Giuliani, New York cowboy

Rudy Giuliani's downfall in the Republican primary fight has been much predicted, but little in evidence.

December 11, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Self-reflection by Barack Obama

When it comes to self-reflection, Barack Obama is an overachiever. At age 46, he has already written two memoirs when most people in public life - sometime at the end of their career - will be lucky to write one.

November 29, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Vouchers or school choice?

The voters of Utah said no to school vouchers on Tuesday. More than 60 percent of voters refused to ratify a bill passed earlier by the state legislature. It would have provided taxpayer-funded vouchers for each government-school student, ranging from $500 to $3,000, depending on family income. Students currently in private schools, unless they came from low-income families, would have been ineligible.

November 29, 2007 | By Sheldon Richman Columnist | Opinion


Defeat of Dream Act is no joke

If you don't know whether to laugh or cry about the absurdities of anti-immigrant hysterics, the recent antics of anti-immigrant hysteric Tom Tancredo will have you doing both.

November 29, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez Columnist | Opinion


On the path to good citizenship

"My job is to make the country work, and help it to come together."

November 27, 2007 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Running for a bad job

By this time next year, the United States will have elected a new president, and Georgia will probably have the same two senators.

November 27, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


JFK"s assassination changed liberalism

From a distance of nearly 50 years, the liberalism of 1960 is hardly recognizable. It was comfortable with the use of American power abroad, unabashedly patriotic and forward-looking. But that was before The Fall.

November 24, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Woodstock was a life saver

John McCain scored a standing ovation at the last Republican presidential debate when he attacked Sen. Hillary Clinton for proposing - unsuccessfully - to spend a million taxpayer dollars on a museum commemorating the 1969 Woodstock festival.

November 24, 2007 | By Sheldon Richman Columnist | Opinion


Bush blunder prolongs Castros tyranny

Not the least of the Bush administration's foreign-policy fiascos is its inability to influence change in Cuba in a period when Cubans are pleading for change.

November 22, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez Columnist | Opinion


'Why don't you people understand'

By now you have probably figured out the mussels in Apalachicola Bay are really red herrings.

November 22, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Drowning in Georgia's water woes

"It is remarkable how many political 'solutions' today are dealing with problems created by previous political 'solutions'," conservative commentator Thomas Sowell wrote recently on the fires in Southern California. Sowell could have been talking about Anyplace, USA, but his point certainly is especially poignant when it comes to Georgia's ongoing water challenges.

November 22, 2007 | By Benita M. Dodd and Harold Brown Special to the Courier | Opinion


Establish a national valor database

After watching the film "Saving Private Ryan," that showed scenes of the U.S. cemetery in Normandy, France, Monty McDaniel became curious about the grave of his uncle, who is buried there.

November 17, 2007 | By Army Times | Opinion


A learning paradise

Since its 1956 opening as an affiliated school to Hangzhou University in China, Xuejun High School has evolved into an award-winning provincial model school in the city of Hangzhou, one of China's most important tourist venues about 120 miles southwest of Shanghai.

November 17, 2007 | By Dr. Holly Robinson Columnist | Opinion


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Lawmaker accuses Chamber, others of favoring predators over children

"Liberty and justice for all." These five words that conclude the Pledge of Allegiance are recited countless times every day across the United States, including every morning at your State Capitol in Atlanta.

March 26, 2015 | By State Rep. Jason Spencer | Opinion


Commission is opportunity to improve Georgia schools

I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you. I will explain.

March 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


American dream thrives

You may be surprised to learn that people sometimes disagree with me. You may be equally surprised that sometimes I see their point in the disagreement. Sometimes I agree with that disagreement.

March 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Opinion


Help sought to kill transportation bill

Editor, This is an open letter to the taxpayers of Georgia.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Will lawmakers trust citizens who elected them, open markets?

Every member of the Georgia Legislature was elected in November. Thus, one would expect those legislators to hold the citizens who elected them in high esteem; after all, they were wise enough to elect them, right?

March 24, 2015 | By Jeffrey Dorfman | Opinion


Bogeymen hiding in the closet of school choice debate

Two bills in the Georgia Legislature would allow thousands of Georgia parents the opportunity to choose better educational options for their children.

March 19, 2015 | By Benjamin Scafidi | Opinion


Midway cuts police

Editor, How low can they go? You probably know that I have no love for the Midway City Council. This is one reason why: At the March 9 city council meeting, they didn't fail to disappoint me and let down the residents of Midway.

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Ministers keep answering call

I spent last week helping assess a group of people for a job I couldn't do if my life depended on it.

March 18, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


Going down the area’s dirt roads can teach one a lot

There is Facebook group I recently joined entitled "You are probably from or lived in Hinesville if you remember." I have thoroughly enjoyed learning much about the city, county and things that happened years ago.

March 17, 2015 | By Margie Love | Opinion


Riceboro pending raises deserve reaction

Editor, I saw the following quote on Facebook recently: "I tried to keep silent but my ancestors won't let me."

March 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Convenience is killing our planet

At Keep Liberty Beautiful, we are all about trash this month. Trash pickup, that is.

March 16, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Opinion


The unfinished work of Selma

Last weekend, as I introduced President Barack Obama on the steps of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, I was overcome with emotions. Of course, I reflected on how far we have come over the past 50 years. But one thought could not escape my mind: Those who fight to make it harder to vote don't know what it's like to be kicked, clubbed and beaten for the simple right to cast a ballot.

March 16, 2015 | By U.S. Rep. John Lewis | Opinion


Why are there so few stores in Hinesville?

Editor, Sam's, Costco, Barnes and Noble, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Hallmark, Hancock Fabrics, Staple's, Bed Bath and Beyond, JC Penney, Sears, Dillard's, Macy's, Kirkland's, etc.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Too young, too savvy for pols

It is with regret I tell you that our intrepid public servants in the Legislature have scuttled a bill that would have lowered the age of eligibility to serve as a member of the House of Representatives to 18 years of age and to 21 in the State Senate.

March 12, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


Split private schools out of HS sports to promote parity

Editor, For decades, students at the traditional public schools in Georgia have been denied the chance to win a state championship because the system overseen by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) ignores the fact that there is no parity among traditional public schools, private schools and city schools.

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


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