OPINION: The Ebola virus has multiplied in a medium of denial
The White House believes it has a management and communications challenge. But the problem is far larger — the inability (so far) to get ahead of the crisis in West Africa with decisive action.
OPINION: To some extent the Obama administration is suffering from self-inflicted wounds
The role of government has turned from an asset to a liability for President Obama. His favorable rating in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll has sunk to 40 percent, the lowest mark of his presidency.
OPINION: Gov. Nathan Deal talks about his plans for a second term
Gov. Nathan Deal faces state Sen. Jason Carter in the Nov. 4 general election.
FAITH: Real friends share important characteristics
We all meet others who take one look at us, make a snap judgment and file us into a category so they won't have to deal with us as persons. They treat us as something less than we are, and if we are in constant association with them, we become less.
OPINION: Republicans are suspicious that the Orman campaign is a ruse by Democrats
Calling Greg Orman a cipher suggests he has no positions, or nothing to say. But on some important topics, Orman outlined policies in more detail than incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, who he is challenging Nov. 4.. Some of Orman’s views, although certainly not all, would fit comfortably within the range of Republican orthodoxy.
OPINION: Republicans controlling both houses of Congress has some downsides
The electoral map is favorable to GOP candidates, with battlegrounds located mainly in states Mitt Romney carried in 2012. Democrats can win only by running well ahead of President Obama’s approval ratings, which range from the 30s to mid-40s.
OPINION: If degrade and destroy are the purposes, deeper U.S. involvement will be necessary
Few would describe Obama’s use of military force against the Islamic State as rash, given the time he took in deciding to act. But the more we learn about this intervention, the more it appears to violate the “dumb” half of the president’s dictum.
This is not a call for deeper U.S. involvement in Iraq and Syria. But if degrade-and-destroy is really the goal, I don’t see how deeper involvement will be avoided.
OPINION: The U.S. opted to import this deadly illness
Ebola is one import America could live without.
DIXIE DIVA: Fire can't destory memories
One of Daddy’s self-penned mantras danced in my head as I looked around. “Kid, never worry over that which money and hard work can replace.”
GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Transplanting takes priority over most other agenda that might be on your to-do list
The days are comfortably warm and the nights are refreshingly cool. All said, nature sends out an invitation to gardeners to get involved throughout the landscape.
OPINION: City Ordinance sparks controversy
Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the city of Houston and its openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is supposed to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination. All well and good, but according to the Independent Journal Review, the ordinance to ensure nondiscrimination, discriminates against those of faith who oppose it.
OPINION: Blankenship chose principle over party, to the dismay of leadership
Dougherty Elections Board member Walter Blankenship is drawing behind-the-scenes heat for a principled decision.
Kosta Vavlas' personality goes beyond his Greek heritage
For those who follow Georgia football, Kosta Vavlas is best known for the peculiar sound of his name on the public address system and his kamikaze style of play on all four of Georgia’s special teams: kickoff, kickoff return, punt return, and punt block.
OPINION: America has decided sex, especially non-procreative, is for rich people
The belief that we can get entire classes of Americans to practice abstinence until they’re financially ready for marriage and children is a right-wing delusion on par with the left-wing delusions that go into socialism: Both rely on a fundamental miscalculation about human nature.
- The late Billy C. Black deserving of Albany State University honor
- Thumbs Up! Oct. 20, 2014
- Squawk of the Day - Oct. 17, 2014
- Ebola victims are people, not faceless statistics
- Thumbs Up! Oct. 13, 2014
- Disease outbreaks require earlier action
- Thumbs Up! Sept. 29, 2014
- A healthy shade of pink perfect color for fall
- Thumbs Up! Sept. 22, 2014
- Shiloh Baptist Church deserving of recognition
Letters to the Editor
- LEIGH ANNE BJERREGAARD: America must return to godly values
- RUBY BRITT: Polls can be deceptive
- JOHN MCRAE: Dougherty County School System response to bullying too weak
- DAVID SHIVERS: Michelle Nunn has 'real work' experience
- WALT SPECHT: Be reasonable when dealing with police
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community support of Albany Area Crime Stoppers appreciated
- JOHN MCRAE: Georgia school superintendent race running below radar of voters
- DUANE DAVIS: Leaders are responsible for what happens on their watch
- WALT SPECHT: Michael Bloomberg campaign donation a concern
- WALT SPECHT: Political cleanup needs a starting point
- Is the city set to kill the multimodal project? 1 comment
- Commissioners bid adieu to the mayor in their own unique fashion 3 comments
- First election prediction? There will be a runoff
- Edwards' little tax problem 2 comments