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Hillary has only herself to blame

The Democrats have a simple explanation for Hillary Clinton's loss - the Russians did it.

December 31, 2016 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


More useless than socks on a pig

The only thing more useless than socks on a pig are New Year's resolutions. Our intentions are applaudable but our follow-through usually leaves a bit to be desired. Still, that should not keep us from trying. I mean, what else is there to do while lying prone on the couch with a snoot full of black-eyed peas and collards and watching the Yada-Yada Bowl?

December 30, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Seeing red flags

There is a really good reason to support Senate confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state: Tony Perkins opposes him. Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council, otherwise known as the Bedroom Busybodies. He blasted out a statement condemning ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as a person who "not only led the charge to open the Boy Scouts to gay troop leaders but whose company directly gives to Planned Parenthood."

December 29, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Christ still found in Christmas

Wow! I hadn't noticed, how much things had changed during Christmas, until Friday night after a drive in Ludowici, where I live. Boy, was I surprised as I was looking at my neighbors' Christmas decorations, ranging from various Disney Characters, like penguins, characters from "Frozen," Winnie the Pooh, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, even a sly looking fox, and those little hot-dog dogs. Some people even had green, red and black dots projected onto their homes and lawn.

December 28, 2016 | Carolyn Leonard | Opinion


Christmas isn't over until tree is mulched

Merry Christmas to all! If you are feeling a little down already because you think the holiday is drawing to an end, rejoice. The Twelve Days of Christmas are just beginning and they are more than the never-ending Christmas carol we all know - or sort of know. I get a little confused after "the five golden rings" verse. The song is said to be a secret catechism, created in the middle ages when practicing Catholicism was illegal. Each present was a secret way to remember the gifts of faith. The partridge represented Jesus. The turtle doves represent the Old Testament ...

December 27, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Hillary got run over by a businessman

Editor's note: Here's a Christmas poem from regular letter-writer Len Calderone, a staunch conservative. If you're in the mood to sing it, Calderone said this exercise in political commentary is based on the lyrics of "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer."

December 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Fake stories influencing the news

Most people think of the mainstream media as the scum of the earth - and most of us are - but we do at least try to check out information before we go with a story.

December 26, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


The party of American workers

In the course of a couple of tweets, Donald Trump may have ended the image of the GOP as the party of corporate America.

December 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Comet Ping Pong

Most people think of the mainstream media as the scum of the earth - and most of us are - but we do at least try to check out information before we go with a story.

December 24, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Christmas wishes from Dick Yarbrough

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 23, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Thanks, and may God bless each of you

Editor,

December 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Good news for Christmas

There have been some interesting political stories to tell this year, but two of the most interesting happened last week in Georgia's neighboring states to the south and east.

December 22, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Castro’s death sparks hope here and on the island

For me, the death of Fidel Castor was one of those "where were you moments." I was visiting my Cuban-born parents in Chattanooga, Tenn., when the news broke. It was Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Opinion


Don't consider your tree trash after Christmas

Merry Christmas! This special day is just a week away, so it is time to get your presents bought and wrapped. And just remember: Christmas is more than a day. It is a time to savor the wonderful feeling the season brings. Enjoy it, enjoy your family, and enjoy your faith! Wouldn't it be nice if we could carry these warm feelings throughout the year?

December 20, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


You can do better, Hinesville City Council

Editor: Recently the city council of Hinesville and the Liberty County Board of Education voted to lower the millage rate.

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


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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


Veterans deserve VA that does its job

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

April 07, 2017 | By Sen. Johnny Isakson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Brocolli up the nose ends political career

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I inform you today that I am not now nor will I become a candidate for ...

April 07, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


The people don’t matter

I wish I could tell you that Georgia's lawmakers are getting better at the way they handle the people's business, but that would ...

April 06, 2017 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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