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Maybe it's not the schools afterall

I am trying to remember when our public school system became an inferior way to learn to read, write and cipher. Maybe public schools have always been low-grade, but I must have missed the cue because I got a pretty good education.

November 04, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Don't punish business with tax reform

As a legislator here in Georgia who chairs a committee dedicated to fostering greater economic development and growth, I am completely behind the concept of finally reforming our overly complicated and burdensome tax code. This effort is long overdue in Washington, and if done the right way, tax reform could result in strong economic growth for decades to come.

November 03, 2017 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Bad childhoods can show parents what not to do

I was standing in the lobby of an auditorium in which I'd just spoken, talking with a small group of attendees, when a 30-something woman took me aside and told me that her parents were bad role models. One was verbally abusive; the other, distant and emotionally unavailable.

November 03, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family Psychologist | Opinion


Humor: Beer can aluminium paying better than bank interest

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 02, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Republicans attacking their own party

Several candidates for higher office are employing an old campaign strategy: attack the establishment as being hopelessly corrupt and promise to clean up the mess.

November 02, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Bullies are human, but bullying is not

Bullying is something I know very well. I've experienced every type of bullying you can imagine. I'm still experiencing it to this day.

October 31, 2017 | By De'Lacy Rouse Guest columnist | Opinion


To be understood, seek to understand

In 1943, Abraham Maslow wrote a paper titled "A Theory of Human Motivation." In it, Maslow described a pyramid-shaped figure, representing the most basic needs of humans and what needs take precedence over others.

October 31, 2017 | Patricia Jones Guest columnist | Opinion


Close session tape holds a surprises

Say what you want about the current Hinesville City Council, but it makes for interesting copy.

October 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Make Halloween ghoulishly 'green' in '17

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. When the kids were young, I absolutely loved decorating the house inside and out for this creepy day. We had so much fun with that and with creating their costumes. Our house was for many years a must-see site at Halloween and at Christmas. I know Halloween is now a target for the silly ultra-politically correct crowd. That is sad because for kids and forever–kid adults, it is one of the most fun days of the year.

October 30, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Advice for a president who needs it

Pardon this journalistic equivalent of spitting in the wind but I thought it was important that you hear from one of the "deplorables" who resides on neither the left wing or the right wing. Believe it or not, there are a lot of us in the middle.

October 27, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Heat wave, Trump, small NFL crowds

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

October 26, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Sen. Perdue, the chicken

If there's one thing Sen. David Perdue really hates, it's the federal deficit.

October 26, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Why hunting matters to us

Sitting in complete silence - watching the morning sun penetrate the woods full of Georgia pines and large white oaks - you cannot help but marvel at God's creation.

October 26, 2017 | By Lt. Gov Casey Cagle Guest Columnist | Opinion


Children do not need to worry about things they cannot understand

Q: My son just turned 5 and is starting to ask various questions about parents including why some people have two parents and he only has one. About two months before he turned 2, his "donor" said he wasn't "feeling it" (his exact words) with him and didn't want to participate in his life anymore. How can I explain that to my son?

October 26, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


Balance in life includes caring for community

One of the great pleasures I have in working with Keep Liberty Beautiful is getting to know some truly wonderful local citizens over the years. Particularly, getting to watch young people volunteer at a young age and as they grow up become even more involved with this program.

October 24, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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Bottom line on tax bill

To listen to the Democrats, the American middle class will be lucky to survive the Republican tax bill.

January 06, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Welcome to the year of the Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog. That is, if you're Asian and follow the Chinese zodiac. It rotates between the Rat, Ox, Tiger ...

January 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


2018 will be a year of change in Georgia

This will be a year of major change in Georgia politics.

January 05, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Next time you see a whale...

Editor: The picture of the whale breaching on the front page of your Dec. 30 edition of the paper is a once in a lifetime ...

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


New approach to an old problem

Why would we try solving society's most ancient problems with worn-out solutions? Sexual harassment and assault are as old as any issue can get ...

December 31, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


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