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Government reform should be on every candidate’s agenda

As the presidential candidates go at it over the next several months, we'll be hearing a lot about what the federal government ought to be doing. Unfortunately, we'll likely hear next to nothing about how it should go about it. The need to reform how the federal government operates ought to be high on the campaign agenda every four years. Instead, it rarely gets mentioned.

July 10, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


Good shows on Fort Stewart, mostly

I'm not much of a country music fan, but I have to say Martina McBride did a wonderful job at her July 4 concert on Fort Stewart.

July 10, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Sky is not falling: Affordable Care Act will protect families

Since the June 28 U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's opponents have pulled out all stops in an effort to gain political traction around the notion that the health care law is bad for America.

July 09, 2012 | State Rep. Al Williams Guest columnist | Opinion


TSPLOST will help workers with buses

Editor,

July 09, 2012 | Robert Wetmore Hinesville | Opinion


We the Unwashed wouldn’t call lawmaker lobbying reform ‘silly’

Everyone seems comfortable with the relationship between lawmakers and lizard-loafered lobbyists except We the Unwashed. But then, what do we know?

July 05, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


TSPLOST has ‘local’ in mind

In just under four weeks, Georgia voters will weigh in on a referendum that will have profound impacts on their wallets, their roads, local jobs and regional transportation.

July 04, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Sales tax will help Georgia’s economy

Editor,

July 04, 2012 | Leah Poole CEO Liberty County Chamber of Commerce | Opinion


Keep spice out of communities

Last week, the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy adopted an emergency rule classifying newly discovered compounds of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as spice, as Schedule I substances under the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

July 04, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Getting outside big part of area’s appeal

Long days at the beach, leisurely walks in the early morning hours, nights of fireworks surrounded by men and women who serve or have served our nation - what's not to love about the first week of July in Coastal Georgia?

July 03, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


TSPLOST asks more than it would return

Editor,

July 03, 2012 | Mike Sims Blairsville | Opinion


Another knife for all occasions

I thought I had seen about all the "super knife" commercials that there could possibly be with all the marvelous things a blade could do illustrated in high definition.

July 02, 2012 | Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion


Health reform, road tax are Democrat scams

Editor,

July 02, 2012 | Roger A. Wells Liberty County | Opinion


Obamacare should be repealed no matter what Supreme Court rules

While popular opinion has already coalesced against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the final answer may come soon.

June 28, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion


Menu isn’t what’s threatening women’s longevity — men are

I recently read several news reports about a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the Imperial College in London that says while women are still expected to live longer than men, the gap is closing. The study concludes that the life expectancy for a woman in Georgia increased by fewer than three years, while a man's expectancy increased more than 5 1/2 years.

June 27, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Southeast Coast needs more deepwater ports

Warning: Deepwater ports along the nation's Southeastern coast must have more depth. Failure to do so could be hazardous to the country's economic health.

June 27, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


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Thoughts from Mr. Murder and Mayhem

I've earned a nickname from my colleagues in the news business over the years and it's not one I really relish, but nonetheless ...

May 14, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Guest columnist | Opinion


Corporations will still game tax system

For all the concerns raised by economists and others about the House tax plan, it is generally assumed that the proposal will reduce the gaming ...

May 12, 2017 | By Gary Kalman Columnist | Opinion


There is hope in fight against seismic testing

The very disturbing process of using seismic testing off the Georgia coast to find oil deposits, as is being proposed, coupled with the absolutely frightening ...

May 11, 2017 | By Roy Hubbard Columnist | Opinion


Hogs not happy with comparison to politicians

A few years ago, I decided that what this country needed was an organization that specialized in both in-depth analysis of major political developments as ...

May 11, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Counting the days to failure

Those who worry that they are closed-minded because they can't conceive of agreeing with anything Donald Trump says or does can stop beating up ...

May 09, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Good to see NAACP joining fight

Editor: Sure is good to see someone else joining this fight for the students, teachers, and staff of Liberty County Educators.

May 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Food waste is a pressing issue

Recycling is important, but there are two other pieces of stewardship that are equally significant. The wise reuse of resources and household items, and simple ...

May 08, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Trump's saber rattling having effect

Donald Trump's saber rattling may or may not deter Kim Jong Un, but it's had an effect south of the border.

May 06, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


No. 1 in more than just football

There are few people, places or things for which I have more passion than the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of ...

May 05, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Another governor, another idea for schools

We have seen this all before, many times.

May 04, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Oppose big oil, seismic testing off Georgia

I was going to write an article on vultures. However I have another, pardon the pun, bone to pick.

May 04, 2017 | By Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


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