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Freedom can also lead to bad behavior

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July 10, 2012 | Joseph B. Stuart Hinesville | Opinion


Government reform should be on every candidate’s agenda

As the presidential candidates go at it over the next several months, we'll be hearing a lot about what the federal government ought to be doing. Unfortunately, we'll likely hear next to nothing about how it should go about it. The need to reform how the federal government operates ought to be high on the campaign agenda every four years. Instead, it rarely gets mentioned.

July 10, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


Good shows on Fort Stewart, mostly

I'm not much of a country music fan, but I have to say Martina McBride did a wonderful job at her July 4 concert on Fort Stewart.

July 10, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Sky is not falling: Affordable Care Act will protect families

Since the June 28 U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's opponents have pulled out all stops in an effort to gain political traction around the notion that the health care law is bad for America.

July 09, 2012 | State Rep. Al Williams Guest columnist | Opinion


TSPLOST will help workers with buses

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July 09, 2012 | Robert Wetmore Hinesville | Opinion


We the Unwashed wouldn’t call lawmaker lobbying reform ‘silly’

Everyone seems comfortable with the relationship between lawmakers and lizard-loafered lobbyists except We the Unwashed. But then, what do we know?

July 05, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


TSPLOST has ‘local’ in mind

In just under four weeks, Georgia voters will weigh in on a referendum that will have profound impacts on their wallets, their roads, local jobs and regional transportation.

July 04, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Sales tax will help Georgia’s economy

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July 04, 2012 | Leah Poole CEO Liberty County Chamber of Commerce | Opinion


Keep spice out of communities

Last week, the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy adopted an emergency rule classifying newly discovered compounds of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as spice, as Schedule I substances under the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

July 04, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Getting outside big part of area’s appeal

Long days at the beach, leisurely walks in the early morning hours, nights of fireworks surrounded by men and women who serve or have served our nation - what's not to love about the first week of July in Coastal Georgia?

July 03, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


TSPLOST asks more than it would return

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July 03, 2012 | Mike Sims Blairsville | Opinion


Another knife for all occasions

I thought I had seen about all the "super knife" commercials that there could possibly be with all the marvelous things a blade could do illustrated in high definition.

July 02, 2012 | Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion


Health reform, road tax are Democrat scams

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July 02, 2012 | Roger A. Wells Liberty County | Opinion


Obamacare should be repealed no matter what Supreme Court rules

While popular opinion has already coalesced against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the final answer may come soon.

June 28, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion


Menu isn’t what’s threatening women’s longevity — men are

I recently read several news reports about a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the Imperial College in London that says while women are still expected to live longer than men, the gap is closing. The study concludes that the life expectancy for a woman in Georgia increased by fewer than three years, while a man's expectancy increased more than 5 1/2 years.

June 27, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


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Playing the fool

April Fools' Day has come and gone, but on the first of the month, I kept marveling at how - starting even before he ran, continuing ...

April 15, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Thanks for helping students learn to grow

Editor: The Long County High School Career Technical and Agriculture Education Department would like to thank the Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District for their ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Remembering what Easter week is all about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 14, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Enacted bills impact health care, education jobs

The 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly adjourned during the early morning hours of March 31 and many bills have been sent to Governor ...

April 13, 2017 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


GOP in a fight in the sixth

There's never been an off-year election like the one happening in the 6th Congressional District, where voters will pick a replacement for departed congressman ...

April 13, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Hinesville cleanup will be April 29

We are in the middle of our part of the national Great American Cleanup. Hundreds of area residents have joined up to cleanup more than ...

April 11, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


A reason to be 'Liberty County proud'

Editor: The theme for National County Government Month for 2017 is "Brilliant Ideas at Work." This theme could easily have been written to acknowledge the ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


In praise of 'Bull Dog' Leon

Editor: My oh my, this BoE fiasco seems to be like the Energizer Bunny - it just keeps going and going and going.

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Piling on is fun

Let's dispense with the sanctimony and admit it: Most of us really enjoy piling on. I know I do. There are few things more ...

April 09, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Veterans deserve expanded choice, better VA

During his campaign, President Trump repeatedly made a commitment to our veterans to improve the way our nation takes care of them.

April 08, 2017 | By Sen. Johnny Isakson | Opinion


Republicans can't do much worse

There's stumbling out of the gate, and then there's what Republicans just did on health care.

April 08, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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