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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

Midway’s water stinks


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


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


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


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

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March 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Senate passes bill creating joint defense commission

This week under the Gold Dome, bills that passed the Senate and the House were sent to the other chamber for consideration on what we ...

March 06, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion

The British are not coming, folks

Editor: The tragedy of repeated school shooting angers and depresses me, as I am sure it does most. I cannot fathom the depth of despair ...

March 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Keep trash out of gutters, let rain have the drain

Storm drains. You may take them for granted but you've just got to love them.

March 05, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Bear, Moe, you will be missed

The past couple of weeks have been tough. Two weeks ago, a friend of mine and former co-worker from the Hinesville Fire Department, George "Bear ...

March 05, 2018 | By Mike Riddle Special to the Courier | Opinion

NRA, Delta is ready when you are

If I were running Delta Airline, I'd end discounted tickets for everybody and blame it on Georgia's Republicans. I'd say I did ...

March 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Children would benefit from running their own sports

Thirty years ago, I offered a free (expenses-only) speaking engagement to any community that would abolish adult-organized-and-run children's sports programs (except those run by ...

March 02, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

Adopt a highway, help reduce litter

Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of our family homes where we live, we need to take care of our community ...

February 27, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Senate tackles tax, broadband bills

This week in the Senate, we heard 19 pieces of legislation on the floor. Our days were filled with long mornings in chamber and longer ...

February 27, 2018 | Sen. Blake Tillery Special to the Courier | Opinion

Fort Stewart is important to state, nation

Georgia is proud of our eight elite military bases that represent every branch of our armed forces. Between our active-duty members, military reserve members and ...

February 27, 2018 | By Casey Cagle Guest columnist | Opinion

A trip to SC and a correction

As I wrote this Friday morning, I felt a good bit under the weather, so excuse in advance whatever silly mess I made of this ...

February 26, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Arm teachers with these...

You want to arm teachers with guns to stop school shooting and intruders?

February 26, 2018 | By Patrick Underwood Guest columnist | Opinion

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