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Wrong kind of room service

The rise of the Internet and the massive expansion of telecommunications networks have allowed individuals access to goods, services, and one another on an unprecedented level.

December 13, 2007 | By Nathan Tabor Columnist | Opinion


Lynch: Iraqis stepping up efforts

When the (3rd Infantry) Division arrived in Iraq in March, an area due west of Baghdad was a hotbed of Shia extremists. Nahrawan was so overrun by Shia criminals and militias that we could not attack it without the proper combat power.

December 11, 2007 | By MG Rick Lynch Columnist | Opinion


Family is key to student achievement

Being involved in a child's education is not a part-time job. Parental involvement stretches from the classroom to the living room and every place in between. It is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week pursuit that lasts throughout the year.

December 11, 2007 | By Kathy Cox Columnist | Opinion


Sins of unplanned growth

Nealry three years ago when I had an editorial published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution (Economy & environment form a team, Dec 20, 2004), little did I know how topical those remarks would become by 2007.

December 11, 2007 | By David Kyler Guest Columnist / Center for a Sustainable Coast | Opinion


Political 'base appeal'

EDITORS: The word "and" in "believe and support" in graf 10 and the second "flip" in "flip-flop-flip" in graf 13 are italicized.

December 11, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez Columnist | Opinion


Why not try consultation?

Congress and President Bush often do not see eye to eye, but does Washington need to be paralyzed as a result? Two recent dramas - a face-off over appropriations measures and Congress' failure to override the President's veto of children's health insurance legislation - bring that question into prominence.

December 11, 2007 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Licensing human beings

Democratic presidential candidates are tripping over the driver's-licenses-for-illegal-aliens issue like a bunch of old slapstick vaudevillians.

December 11, 2007 | By Sheldon Richman Guest Columnist | Opinion


Federalizing the U.S. military

New federal legislation shows the Bush administration has begun systematically putting in place authorization for the president to federalize the National Guard and use the U.S. military in domestic emergency situations.

December 11, 2007 | By Jerome R. Corsi Guest Columnist/WorldNetDaily.com | Opinion


Be thankful each, every day

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It's a time to reflect on and be thankful for all of the good things you have.

December 11, 2007 | By Bryan Golden Guest Columnist | Opinion


A gift for Richardson

As Thanksgiving approaches, we should find a way to show our appreciation to House Speaker Glenn "Romeo" Richardson and his loyal House members.

December 11, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Why not 21?

Renewed public discourse about the advisability of lowering the legal drinking age, largely fueled by former Middlebury College President John M. McCardell Jr., has opened a different front in the war on substance use and abuse among young people.

December 11, 2007 | By Stephen Wallace, M.S. Ed. Guest Columnist | Opinion


Too much rain, too little rain...and the consequences

None of us who lived it will ever forget the fourth of July in Georgia in 1994. It started overcast and we were told there was a "chance of rain." The Peachtree Road Race went off without a hitch, with most runners rejoicing for the cooler temperatures and a few touches of misty rain. But, by the time the Braves were ready to take the field for their game that night at the old Fulton County Stadium, the mist had turned to a torrent.

December 11, 2007 | By George Israel Guest Columnist | Opinion


Demonstrate the true holiday spirit

Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, "What did you get?" Much less frequently asked is, "What did you give?"

December 11, 2007 | By Bryan Golden Contributing Writer | Opinion


What is up with all the factory recalls

Are terrorists working in our factories?

December 11, 2007 | By Dot Moss LImerick Plantation | Opinion


Rudy Giuliani, New York cowboy

Rudy Giuliani's downfall in the Republican primary fight has been much predicted, but little in evidence.

December 11, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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Don't miss small business conference

Editor, National Small Business Week was May 4-9, but the must-attend event for small business entrepreneurs this month is the Mayor's Small Business Conference on May 20.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Centennial celebrations lead down Memory Lane

You are going to have to give me a little scat room today. I am having an attack of the nostalgias. Going down someone else's Memory Lane can be as boring as a lecture on the life cycle of guppies, but this has been a reflective few weeks for me. My beloved Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia and the campus chapter of my college fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, both celebrated their 100th anniversaries this past month in Athens.

May 07, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


It is time to restructure Georgia schools

On May 22, my youngest child will graduate from high school, and I am ecstatic to see her turn that tassel and move on to her next chapter in life.

May 07, 2015 | By State Rep. Valencia Stoval Special to the Courier | Opinion


Them's some strong words

Once on "The Andy Griffith Show," Ernest T. Bass tried to join the Army. Several times, Barney says comically, "He's a nut!"

May 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Tell officials how you feel about pipeline

Someone asked the question, "Is Buddy Carter beholden to oil?" Would approximately $400,000 from a super PAC in Texas that represents big-oil interests mean anything? After all, the folks in Texas want Georgia to have good representation in Washington.

May 06, 2015 | By Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


Worry about what rain can wash into waterways

April certainly was the month for showers this year.

May 05, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


The concrete road less traveled

What if you were told that 95 percent of Georgians are using a product that may not always be the best value for money?

May 05, 2015 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Tuition hikes cloud goal of increasing grads

A college education in Georgia just got less affordable. Tuition is rising again in the wake of cuts in state funds for the university system. The HOPE Scholarship covers far less than it used to, and many students do not receive it. A college degree is more important than ever, yet it may be priced out of reach for many students.

May 04, 2015 | By Claire Suggs Guest columnist | Opinion


Baltimore police arrests serve justice

Editor, I, along with many other Americans, breathed a sigh of relief at the news that the six officers involved in the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore will face multiple charges. The death has been ruled a homicide. This is a great day for the cause of justice in our country.

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


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