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Trump relation with son-in-law too much

For those of us who have found it difficult to say anything nice about Donald Trump, here's something: He clearly is a family man. No, that is not a joke about any of the mafia associations he inevitably accumulated during his rough-and-tumble construction days in New York and elsewhere. Nor is it a snarky comment about his cavalier approach to his various marriages. That's his business.

February 26, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Trump tweet exposes judiciary

As you might have heard, Donald Trump tweeted at a judge.

February 25, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


It would be better to have Russia as a friend

Editor: We need to ask ourselves if Russia is really our enemy? During WWII, they were our ally. While we attacked Germany from the west, Russia advanced on them from the east, causing Hitler's downfall. Then, while General MacArthur was planning the invasion of Japan, Russia moved against Japanese forces in Manchuria.

February 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Keeping dolphins in Georgia Aquarium is cruel

The Georgia Aquarium claims to be an educational facility. I haven't seen it yet, even though I've visited it several times.

February 24, 2017 | By Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


Dr. Melvin Pender is bona fide hero, y'all

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years of age); a Bronze Star recipient with two tours of duty in Vietnam, retiring as a captain after having joined the Army at 17; a college graduate; a member of 11 halls of fame; a coach; an author and motivational speaker; a cancer survivor and a devout Christian. A list of remarkable achievements to which many of us would aspire but which few, if any of us, could ever equal. He has.

February 23, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Election will indicate Trump's standing

During the first weeks of the Trump administration, a recurring theme has been the president's sinking popularity in the polls.

February 22, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Senate amends budget to give raises to LEOs

It was a very busy and productive week at the state capitol as we are nearing the halfway mark this legislative session. We deliberated legislation this week that could affect certain business practices, the economy and healthcare in Georgia. With each decision I carefully considered the impact on your family and future for the betterment of our community.

February 22, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Maj. Cribbs was one of the best

Count me as one of the many saddened Monday to learn of the death of Maj. Thomas Cribbs, perhaps the finest cop I ever knew and probably ever will know.

February 22, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Grow your own insect repellent

I had three bug run-ins this week. Today I was attacked by fire ants and my foot is swollen. A couple of days ago, I was attacked by sand gnats in our yard. Last night I was attacked by mosquitoes while walking my dog, Munson.

February 21, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Administration is stirring hate

With his executive order to build that southern-border barrier, President Donald Trump simply was keeping his campaign promise, placating his millions of anti-Latino bigot followers and not really causing any sudden problems - except maybe forever antagonizing Mexico.

February 18, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Perdue already knows how to drain swamps

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a severe shortage of broccoli.

February 18, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Judge Gorsuch is the anti-Trump

If President Donald Trump is a budding authoritarian, as his critics allege, one of the safeguards is Judge Neil Gorsuch.

February 17, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Thanks for history symposium support

Editor: I would like to personally appreciate those sponsors and members of the greater Liberty County Community for their overwhelming support on February 6 to witness and partake in the First Susie King Taylor Symposium.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


State Senate honors firefighters, Girl Scout cookies

The Senate assembled this week to consider a wide range of legislation and we passed several bills that could affect our district. We also had the opportunity to welcome several distinguished groups to the capitol.

February 16, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Would someone actually kill A.J.?

Three weeks had passed and still no one had seen or heard a peep from A.J. Fryerson. Something was amiss and the good folks of the Valley were starting to wonder what had happened to the town complainer.

February 16, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


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The new age of unilateral rule

The Trump administration has been exhaustingly eventful, but almost none of the events have involved Congress.

June 27, 2017 | By Rich Lowery Syndicated columnist | Opinion


The rules of the swamp

"If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with bulls--t." That's just one of the rules of the Washington Swamp. A ...

June 26, 2017 | By Bob Franken Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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


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