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End lobbyist gifts to lawmakers

There are those who believe the state and the majority of its citizens are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to lawmaking during the 40-day session of the Georgia General Assembly.

June 12, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Minimum wage turns 100

June marks the 100-year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. And while there is nothing new about low-wage work, we should take this occasion to recognize an even more dispiriting fact about the low-wage work: It could have been a thing of the past.

June 11, 2012 | By Christine Owens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Midway’s water stinks

Editor,

June 11, 2012 | Len Calderone Midway | Opinion


U.S. destroying self for energy

Anyone who has witnessed the coal extraction process known as mountaintop removal has been shocked. The name is perfectly descriptive - tops of mountains are blasted away and bulldozed into valleys to expose underlying coal seams that can be cheaply and efficiently extracted. MTR is violence and destruction on a scale we associate with war, not industrial activity.

June 07, 2012 | By Bruce Ferguson Guest columnist | Opinion


Golden Isles don’t need ‘Dr. Beach’s’ approval

Have you ever heard of Florida International University? I must admit it doesn't come to mind when talking about institutions of higher learning.

June 07, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Unemployment worries include shortages in skills

Even with Georgia's and the nation's employment picture slowly getting brighter, there still aren't enough jobs. But what's at least as much a problem, certainly in the long term, is that there are high-skill jobs available and a shortage of workers qualified to do them.

June 06, 2012 | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Homelessness is local issue we can help with

I lived in Hinesville for more than a year before I knew there were any homeless people in the community.

June 05, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Jekyll just getting started

Editor,

June 05, 2012 | Steve Croy vice chairman, JI Authority | Opinion


School choice will improve education

America has tried everything to improve its educational system, and it has failed. Everything.

June 05, 2012 | The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Don’t accept D.C. scandals

Americans rightly get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly in Vegas or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes. Such conduct wastes money and drains Americans' respect for government.

June 04, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


Congressional action needed to help beat pancreatic cancer

Editor,

June 04, 2012 | Beth Willis-Stevenson Hinesville | Opinion


Preserving ‘In God We Trust’

"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

May 31, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Explaining voter anger to Speaker Ralston is not easy

KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!

May 31, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Jekyll’s new convention center is welcome addition

Two decades ago and earlier, many Georgia business and civic organizations were fond of holding their annual meetings and conventions at Georgia's state run Jekyll Island near Brunswick. But that all changed as the state - which bought the island in 1947 - allowed the convention facilities to deteriorate. Convention business left Jekyll.

May 30, 2012 | The Times-Herald, Newnan | Opinion


Kingston’s right about military sponsoring sports

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st, has a keen eye or divining rod for pinpointing fat and wasteful spending in the federal budget.

May 29, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


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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


Stop stealing from student-athletes

Imagine you start a new company and hire employees. Would you expect them to work for free? Of course, not! So why does the NCAA ...

April 04, 2017 | By Steve Siebold Guest columnist | Opinion


Earth Day is opportunity to learn, have fun

April is Earth Month. A whole month to renew your interest (if needed) in looking for ways to take care of Earth.

April 04, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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