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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


Seeking justice in ‘fast, furious’

In the early morning hours of Dec. 15, 2010, border patrol agent Brian A. Terry died in the desert of Peck Canyon near Rio Rico, Ariz. Terry had been shot during a firefight with five suspected illegal aliens.

June 26, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion


School reform is in the air

The statewide results for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test were released June 14 by the Georgia Department of Education. John Barge, the state school superintendent, is happy and hailed the good work of Georgia teachers.

June 26, 2012 | Macon Telegraph | Opinion


Center thanks donors

Editor,

June 26, 2012 | Dr. Alan Baroody LMFT Executive Director, Fraser Counseling Center | Opinion


How do you read this area’s economy?

Too many "for sale" and "for rent" signs make me nervous. Since my husband and I invested in the community with our first home purchase last July, I'm often thinking about home values and "rentability."

June 25, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


State gasoline tax needs overhaul

Good for the governor. Nathan Deal has refused to tolerate the upward movement of Georgia's sales tax on motor fuels, which is supposed to be adjusted every six months to reflect the prices per gallon. Basically, he kept pump prices from going up 0.8 of a cent on July 1.

June 25, 2012 | Rome News-Tribune | Opinion


No new taxes until community recovers

Editor,

June 25, 2012 | Joe Gillam Hinesville | Opinion


Is the private sector doing fine?

At a press briefing June 8, President Obama shrugged off a question about his failed economic policies by insisting "the private sector is doing fine."

June 21, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion


Methodists vs. secularists

I received a press release last week from the Secular Coalition for America, a group of "atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans" announcing plans to establish a chapter in Georgia to lobby state lawmakers.

June 21, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Great Recession has been hard on middle class

Welcome to 1992. That's where most middle-income families found themselves in terms of household wealth after three years of recession, 2007 to 2010, wiped out two decades of gains.

June 20, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


Myths, truths about T-SPLOST

Janet: I hate this traffic! Imagine all the things we could accomplish if we weren't sitting in traffic all day. Why can't our political leaders do anything about this mess?

June 20, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Traffic stop a reminder of good men

When you see the lights start flashing in the rear-view mirror, your stomach sinks. Instantly, you know that whatever plans you had for the evening are about to be delayed.

June 19, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Keep dogs safe

Editor,

June 19, 2012 | Tanya McCarty Liberty County | Opinion


Army deserves to celebrate

On Thursday, Fort Stewart celebrated the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army. We'd like to join in wishing not only the Army a happy birthday, but also take a moment to honor all the men and women who have served and are serving now.

June 18, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


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Georgians faring badly under Hudgens

Georgia's insurance commissioner has several official duties, but two things he oversees have a significant impact on most consumers: auto insurance and health insurance.

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Thoughts on sports, and coverage

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