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Is the private sector doing fine?

At a press briefing June 8, President Obama shrugged off a question about his failed economic policies by insisting "the private sector is doing fine."

June 21, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion


Methodists vs. secularists

I received a press release last week from the Secular Coalition for America, a group of "atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans" announcing plans to establish a chapter in Georgia to lobby state lawmakers.

June 21, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Great Recession has been hard on middle class

Welcome to 1992. That's where most middle-income families found themselves in terms of household wealth after three years of recession, 2007 to 2010, wiped out two decades of gains.

June 20, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


Myths, truths about T-SPLOST

Janet: I hate this traffic! Imagine all the things we could accomplish if we weren't sitting in traffic all day. Why can't our political leaders do anything about this mess?

June 20, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Traffic stop a reminder of good men

When you see the lights start flashing in the rear-view mirror, your stomach sinks. Instantly, you know that whatever plans you had for the evening are about to be delayed.

June 19, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Keep dogs safe

Editor,

June 19, 2012 | Tanya McCarty Liberty County | Opinion


Army deserves to celebrate

On Thursday, Fort Stewart celebrated the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army. We'd like to join in wishing not only the Army a happy birthday, but also take a moment to honor all the men and women who have served and are serving now.

June 18, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Long 911 needs work

Editor,

June 18, 2012 | Beverly Calhoun Ludowici | Opinion


Odds are Will the Winner wishes he was Mork from Ork

For a guy more uptight than a bullfrog in boiling water, state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, can be a hoot.

June 14, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Plan has vision of new Midway

How would you like to live in a city that has a historic turn-of-the-century charm? How would you like to live in a city with a downtown park, bike trails and well lit streets? How would you like to live in a city that would attract businesses and jobs?

June 13, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


Area needs TSPLOST

Editor,

June 13, 2012 | Allen Brown Hinesville | Opinion


‘Recovery summer’ fizzles again

Two years ago President Obama kicked off "Recovery Summer," promising the American people that we would really start to see the impact of his "stimulus" and economic policies. If May's jobs report is an indicator, it looks like we'll be waiting again this summer.

June 13, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion


Downtown Hinesville on a Thursday p.m.

Maybe not everyone's idea of a perfect date is a city council meeting and a stroll through the farmer's market. Then again, I'm not everyone.

June 12, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


End lobbyist gifts to lawmakers

There are those who believe the state and the majority of its citizens are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to lawmaking during the 40-day session of the Georgia General Assembly.

June 12, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


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


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Some on both sides want to stifle the press

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August 04, 2017 | By Eric Schulzke Guest columnist | Opinion


Humor: Where to film the sequel to ‘Animal House’

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

August 04, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Russia behind missing socks

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

August 03, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Help homeless kids in our region

Editor:

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


From television star to preacher

Mama was always proud for people who pulled themselves up and did well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them and delighted in ...

August 03, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Buddy Carter’s big moment

The biggest political story in the nation, the defeat of Obamacare repeal legislation, featured an unlikely appearance by a person you would never expect to ...

August 02, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Lead, follow or get out of the way

Is it just me? Is it my imagination that since the slow poke law was enacted last year, more drivers took it to mean they ...

August 01, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Downside of heavy rain is stormwater runoff

I have never seen this much rain in the summer. Brief summer thunderstorms are certainly common, but these recently are gullywashers and go on for ...

August 01, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Reading is fundamental to liberty

"Reading is fundamental" was a popular slogan when I was an elementary student in Los Angeles during the 1970s. Today, parents, teachers and tutors stress ...

August 01, 2017 | By Gerard Robinson Guest columnist | Opinion


The knot that tolls for thee

Uh-oh. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said somebody needs to snatch a what out of who?

July 31, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Fighting family violence

Wearing the uniform, the respect, the benefits, the purpose; serving in the United States military is a commitment that comes with great admirability. Military families ...

July 30, 2017 | By Misti Darden Guest columnist | Opinion


Were it not for 'Trees,' this might not be

If you are a regular observer of this space, you are no doubt familiar with the story I am about to share. I have told ...

July 29, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


The septic tanks of Glynn

In the news: If you think you're getting overdeveloped in our area, imagine being in Glynn County, where county commissioners recently approved a developer ...

July 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Kemp’s early season errors

When you look over the Republican field of candidates for the governor's race, two names stand out as front runners: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle ...

July 28, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


State tax breaks seem only for the wealthy

Is Georgia doling out too many tax breaks?

July 28, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


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