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Execution vs. jail time

Death penalty enthusiasts rally America's unquenchable thirst for retribution against the morally inept, erupting in a frenzy with the increasingly high-profiled child sexual predation across the nation!

March 13, 2007 | By Nancy Bezanson Columnist | Opinion


The nonscandal of CEO pay

High executive pay hasn't quite reached that status of a bipartisan "crisis," but it's approaching it. The Democratic senator from Virginia, Jim Webb, fulminated against it in his response to President Bush's State of the Union address.

March 10, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Other opinions

It's not surprising that a push for four-year terms of office would garner wide support from Georgia's state senators, who are currently up for election every two years. Whether that desire for longer terms should get the OK of Georgia voters is another matter entirely.

March 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Opinion


Big Brother ideology returns

"Government has an obligation to protect its citizenry," Sen. Carl Kruger boldly declares with his recent introduction of legislation in New York, "to ban the use of gadgets such as Blackberry devices and video games while crossing the street" (Reuters 02/07/2007).

March 10, 2007 | By Nancy Bezanson Columnist | Opinion


American suffering from ADD

America is suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) on a national scale. Maybe it is due to the fact that most Americans today have grown up with television and their attention span runs only a short time due to commercial breaks. Americans expect instant gratification within a very short span of time.

March 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Opinion


Support troops despite war debate

U. S. troops are tasked with a very difficult and vital job, and it is up to us - the American people - to let them know how much we appreciate their sacrifices and efforts on our behalf.

March 08, 2007 | Sonya Campbell-Kurth | Opinion


Advancing student achievement

Only when we design education around the individual needs of children will we achieve excellence. I have visited several schools throughout the state this session to share details of two of my priorities, which revolve around the fundamental belief that no two children learn at the same pace or in the same way.

March 06, 2007 | By Casey Cagle Georgia lieutenant governor | Opinion


Peachtree, a mood changer

Vision is one of those 20th-century words you don't hear much now, at least not in these parts. So when the v-word popped back into the headlines last week, some of us old-timers switched off the Weather Channel and took notice.

March 06, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Other opinions

Once again some members of the Georgia General Assembly are trying to create another hoop for Georgians to jump through to get information that by rights belongs to them.

March 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Opinion


Other opinions

Republican Congressman Charlie Norwood dies at 65

March 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Opinion


Tragic courage of John McCain

A funny thing happened to convention-defying political courage, at least in the case of Sen. John McCain.

March 03, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Weed out Washington polticis

How can you declare a plant that occurs naturally on this planet that is provided by our creator for some divine purpose illegal?

March 03, 2007 | By Nancy Bezanson Columnist | Opinion


Can 16 be the new adult?

When Alexander the Great was 20, he started his campaign to conquer the known world. Joan of Arc was 17 when she led a victorious French army at Orléans. Cleopatra became queen of Egypt when she was 18. Tutankhamun was 18 when he died as pharaoh of Egypt. By this age, he sired two children and ruled for 9 years. Hong Tiangui was the last king of the Heavenly Kingdom of Taiping (China) at the age of 16. History is full of young important leaders.

March 01, 2007 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


'Made in America' label a rarity

"Made in America." Where are our labels in the market place? Have you noticed they are nearing extinction in our department stores.

March 01, 2007 | By Nancy Bezanson Columnist | Opinion


Georgia in begging mode

What happened? Just four months ago, Georgia was on top of the world. The Peach State had $500 million more than it needed to fund services. Plans had been carefully laid to take care of Medicaid, PeachCare (poor kids' medical needs) and state employees' pension funds.

February 27, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


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Candidate best-equipped to represent us has military experience

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July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Parents differ on bedtimes

My toddler has a late bedtime. I may even be playing it fast and loose with the term "bedtime." My husband and I try to get our 2-year-old to bed by 9 p.m., but really, what time she actually goes to sleep is anybody's guess.

July 07, 2014 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


Beware of crazy — it runs in the genes

My grandmother - Daddy's mother - sometimes was called "crazy" by others who didn't quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label because it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee-and-cake conversation.

July 07, 2014 | Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Appetizers can enhance a restaurant’s reputation

A restaurant's appetizer can influence my decision to make a return visit. Even something as simple as the dry-roasted peanuts I wolf down while waiting for my Five Guys burger is something I consider before deciding which burger joint to visit.

July 03, 2014 | Randy Morton | Opinion


Ga. has role in fighting terrorism

On Sept. 11, 2001, our way of life in the United States changed forever.

July 02, 2014 | By Buddy Carter State Senator | Opinion


Help on the way for dealing with the humor-impaired

The things you learn while surfing the Internet in desperation for column material.

July 02, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


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