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Obamacare should be repealed no matter what Supreme Court rules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


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


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Humor: Unlocking Weinstein's cell phone

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November 11, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Graduating from school in three terms

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November 10, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Time for Mr. Answer Man

Hey, what time is it, boys and girls? It is time for Answer Man! The show that gives you the straight skinny to whatever has ...

November 09, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Royko’s classic on Veterans Day

Editor's note: The late and great Chicago Tribune columnist Mike Royko, a veteran of the Korean war, wrote this column in 1993 about Veterans ...

November 09, 2017 | By Mike Royko Guest columnist | Opinion


Bipartisanship is still possible

Back in 2001 and 2002, there was no Democrat more hated by Georgia Republicans than Roy Barnes, who was then the state's governor.

November 09, 2017 | By Tom Crwaford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Increased police presence will cut crime

Editor: I am writing to discuss safety in Liberty County neighborhoods, particularly those neighborhoods of Hinesville.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Clear out clutter to make room for holiday gifts

What is in your closet? My hall closet is a mysterious place. I do not know what happens every few months. All sorts of things ...

November 07, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Cutting butter with a nuclear chainsaw

Editor: With abundant justification, much has been written about the colossally expensive, publicly subsidized, 30-billion-dollar fiasco known as the Plant Vogtle nuclear power-plant expansion. That ...

November 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Running from the Russians

Writing about something before it happens for publication after the fact is a pain in the you-know-what, but here I am doing it anyway.

November 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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