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Move U.S. back toward capitalism

I was born during World War II. Since then, I have seen great industrial advances inspired by American business ingenuity. In the 1940s, consumers could buy a car in any color they wanted - as long as it was black. Air-conditioning was supplied by winding down the windows. Most cars had a stick shift rather than an automatic transmission. Motorist music sources were limited to an AM radio with few stations

October 05, 2011 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Better protection is needed

Every parent familiar with the noisy and chaotic, physically, mentally and emotionally demanding reality of taking care of even one or two children – which is to say, every parent – owes respect bordering on awe for those who responsibly take care of many.

October 05, 2011 | By Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Due process? Not for known terrorists

Everybody needs a guru. Someone you can go to whenever you find yourself stuck on the horns of a moral dilemma. Some climb the mountain tops of Nepal to sit before an old guy wrapped in a bed sheet and listen to him prattle about inner beauty.

October 05, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Good, bad news on Georgia waterways

Congratulations to the state Environmental Protection Division for dropping the hammer on King America Finishing by identifying the company as the source of the recent fish kills in the Ogeechee.

October 04, 2011 | By Roy Hubbard Columnist | Opinion


Rules for election coverage

It's that time of year again - election season. And as campaign signs begin to grace more and more business windows and front yards, we wanted to take a moment to familiarize our readers with just a couple of rules regarding campaign-related news coverage and letters to the editor.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


'Don't ask...' repeal is step in right direction

Kudos to the United States for repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which banned openly gay Americans from serving in the U.S. military since it was introduced in 1993. It's about time we brought the military into the 21st century.

October 03, 2011 | By Christie Schroeder Columnist | Opinion


Army wives are only human

I'll grudgingly admit that I sometimes avoid Army wives. Of course, as an Army wife myself, I know that's completely ridiculous.

October 03, 2011 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Thanks to officer for helping child in need

Editor, I am a mother of five children, one of whom is very ill and confined to a wheelchair. After some scheduling confusion Wednesday over the dates of an audition, my son, Tyler, found himself at Snelson-Golden Middle School with no way to call me and no ride home. He bravely began to travel the long road back to Highway 84 and then headed up 84 to the stoplight near the Department of Labor.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Sunshine law serves valuable purpose

Georgia Senate Pro Tempore Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, is refusing to say much about why he and other members of the Senate Committee on Administrative Affairs paid $80,500 in public funds - tax-dollars - to settle a racial bias lawsuit against one of their colleagues in the Legislature. Neither he nor anyone else on the committee is willing to give up the name of the individual who has cost Georgians a small fortune or give up any detail of what prompted the suit.

September 29, 2011 | By The Brunswick News | Opinion


Thanks to Wayne Memorial for care

Editor, I want to thank Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup for the kindness and professionalism extended to my aunt, Mae Hyers, during her stay. Aunt Mae stayed on the fourth floor in three different rooms. Her last room was the Hospice Suite.

September 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Questions surround Davis execution

At 10:51 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, Troy Anthony Davis was strapped to a gurney and injected with sodium thiopental, putting him into a deep sleep. Then Davis was given pancuronium bromide, a muscle relaxant that stops breathing by paralyzing the diaphragm. Finally, potassium chloride was given at a lethal dose in order to interrupt the electrical signaling essential to heart functions, which induced cardiac arrest. At 11:08 p.m., Davis was pronounced dead.

September 28, 2011 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Who cares what Moore thinks of Georgia

In case you were rearranging your sock drawer and missed the big announcement, filmmaker Michael Moore, who is about as relevant as a female appendage on a boar hog, is asking "all Americans with a conscience to shun anything and everything to do with the murderous state of Georgia." I can hear the shudders from Aragon to Zebulon.

September 28, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Waterways need our attention

Fall is here and that means Keep Liberty Beautiful volunteers are gearing up for a variety of activities to promote cleaner, safer waterways and wetlands throughout Liberty County. This weekend, about 35 volunteers kicked off our annual Rivers Alive campaign with a beach cleanup on St. Catherines Island.

September 27, 2011 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


Learning resource only miles away

Thursday was the kick-off of an absolutely fantastic program that continued for four days through Sunday. The program involved the work of scientists and students of marine science and many of its disciplines.

September 27, 2011 | By Roy Hubbard Columnist | Opinion


Higher education, politics don't mix

Hank Huckaby has heard such rumblings before. The University System of Georgia chancellor wants to silence these before they start picking up volume, and bravo to him for trying.

September 27, 2011 | By Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


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Playing the fool

April Fools' Day has come and gone, but on the first of the month, I kept marveling at how - starting even before he ran, continuing ...

April 15, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Thanks for helping students learn to grow

Editor: The Long County High School Career Technical and Agriculture Education Department would like to thank the Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District for their ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Remembering what Easter week is all about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 14, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Enacted bills impact health care, education jobs

The 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly adjourned during the early morning hours of March 31 and many bills have been sent to Governor ...

April 13, 2017 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


GOP in a fight in the sixth

There's never been an off-year election like the one happening in the 6th Congressional District, where voters will pick a replacement for departed congressman ...

April 13, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Hinesville cleanup will be April 29

We are in the middle of our part of the national Great American Cleanup. Hundreds of area residents have joined up to cleanup more than ...

April 11, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


A reason to be 'Liberty County proud'

Editor: The theme for National County Government Month for 2017 is "Brilliant Ideas at Work." This theme could easily have been written to acknowledge the ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


In praise of 'Bull Dog' Leon

Editor: My oh my, this BoE fiasco seems to be like the Energizer Bunny - it just keeps going and going and going.

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Piling on is fun

Let's dispense with the sanctimony and admit it: Most of us really enjoy piling on. I know I do. There are few things more ...

April 09, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Veterans deserve expanded choice, better VA

During his campaign, President Trump repeatedly made a commitment to our veterans to improve the way our nation takes care of them.

April 08, 2017 | By Sen. Johnny Isakson | Opinion


Republicans can't do much worse

There's stumbling out of the gate, and then there's what Republicans just did on health care.

April 08, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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