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Minimum wage turns 100

June marks the 100-year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. And while there is nothing new about low-wage work, we should take this occasion to recognize an even more dispiriting fact about the low-wage work: It could have been a thing of the past.

June 11, 2012 | By Christine Owens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Midway’s water stinks

Editor,

June 11, 2012 | Len Calderone Midway | Opinion


U.S. destroying self for energy

Anyone who has witnessed the coal extraction process known as mountaintop removal has been shocked. The name is perfectly descriptive - tops of mountains are blasted away and bulldozed into valleys to expose underlying coal seams that can be cheaply and efficiently extracted. MTR is violence and destruction on a scale we associate with war, not industrial activity.

June 07, 2012 | By Bruce Ferguson Guest columnist | Opinion


Golden Isles don’t need ‘Dr. Beach’s’ approval

Have you ever heard of Florida International University? I must admit it doesn't come to mind when talking about institutions of higher learning.

June 07, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Unemployment worries include shortages in skills

Even with Georgia's and the nation's employment picture slowly getting brighter, there still aren't enough jobs. But what's at least as much a problem, certainly in the long term, is that there are high-skill jobs available and a shortage of workers qualified to do them.

June 06, 2012 | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Homelessness is local issue we can help with

I lived in Hinesville for more than a year before I knew there were any homeless people in the community.

June 05, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Jekyll just getting started

Editor,

June 05, 2012 | Steve Croy vice chairman, JI Authority | Opinion


School choice will improve education

America has tried everything to improve its educational system, and it has failed. Everything.

June 05, 2012 | The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Don’t accept D.C. scandals

Americans rightly get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly in Vegas or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes. Such conduct wastes money and drains Americans' respect for government.

June 04, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


Congressional action needed to help beat pancreatic cancer

Editor,

June 04, 2012 | Beth Willis-Stevenson Hinesville | Opinion


Preserving ‘In God We Trust’

"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

May 31, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Explaining voter anger to Speaker Ralston is not easy

KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!

May 31, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Jekyll’s new convention center is welcome addition

Two decades ago and earlier, many Georgia business and civic organizations were fond of holding their annual meetings and conventions at Georgia's state run Jekyll Island near Brunswick. But that all changed as the state - which bought the island in 1947 - allowed the convention facilities to deteriorate. Convention business left Jekyll.

May 30, 2012 | The Times-Herald, Newnan | Opinion


Kingston’s right about military sponsoring sports

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st, has a keen eye or divining rod for pinpointing fat and wasteful spending in the federal budget.

May 29, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Boring is as boring does, it’s not the place

There's nothing to do around Hinesville. It's a claim I've heard probably a thousand times since moving here and one I still don't understand.

May 29, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


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Summer reading list with environment-friendly books

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July 18, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Gestures drive relations home

If you see a balding curmudgeon driving around somewhere with a certain finger extended at the world, pay no mind. It's just me, having ...

July 17, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


She's very much alive, thank you

Editor: Enjoyed the June 28 article in the Courier headlined "A craft and a passion" featuring a dear friend, David Swinford. However, a couple of ...

July 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Depending on the wild Atlantic and Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream is a virtual river that is 50 miles wide and over a mile deep. It is one of the most studied currents ...

July 15, 2017 | By Roy Hubbard Guest column | Opinion


God bless America, and how is everybody?

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

July 14, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated humor columnist | Opinion


Drinking vodka not treason, yet

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

July 13, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


A dozen gardening hacks to keep things pretty

When I was growing up, the word "hack" meant a couple of different things: cutting something, like hacking a log, or someone that is unprofessional ...

July 11, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


It is time to end the partisanship

Lately I've been thinking and that can be a dangerous thing.

July 10, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


It really isn't cooler in...

If you read Wednesday's paper, you likely saw the letter from longtime Midway critic Len Calderone comparing that city to Pooler.

July 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Successful PBJ campaign keeps it simple

Editor: I'm not sure who coined the phrase "keep it simple," but we did, and the community response was tremendous. During the past three ...

July 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Humor: Tech support suggesting USA reboot

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

July 07, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


City council holding Midway back

Editor:

July 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


The good Rotary does locally shows

Editor:

July 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


God bless America, and how is everybody?

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

July 06, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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