OPINION: Beware hate groups that hide negative causes behind religion
With all the world’s ills to choose from, some find evil in coffee cups and holiday greetings.
OPINION: I love the clarity of Thanksgiving
Allow me to pay tribute to the proud perspicacity of the plucky pilgrims in this pacific paean to our peculiar propensity for plumpish poultry on the 4th Thursday of November.
GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes
With Thanksgiving only a day away, many of us express special thanks for the many blessings we have received and will receive. This is also the time of the year that everyone starts planning for Christmas decorations in our homes and communities.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: The Thanksgiving holidays are always a sentimental and sobering time
At Thanksgiving, I often think about the image Ben Franklin had of the turkey. It has long been reported that Franklin preferred the turkey over the eagle as our national bird.
OPINION: More people can marry, but millennials arent
More Americans than ever are eligible to marry the person of their choosing. Yet, for some reason, my generation is increasingly electing to forgo this right. In fact, Americans age 18 to 34 are less than half as likely to be married today as our counterparts were 50 years ago.
OPINION: America has a president whose wartime leadership is apparently inspired by Rachel Maddow
It is almost beyond belief: A commander in chief, in a time of national testing, deploying limbless soldiers as a rhetorical trump card against his political opponents. In Turkey, Obama expressed more obvious relish for his own partisan battles than for the nation’s military goals.
OPINION: The stampede started quickly
Even as stunned Parisians were still placing flowers at the sites of the terrorist atrocities that claimed more than a hundred lives and injured hundreds more, a couple of American governors had announced that Syrian refugees would not be welcome on their turf.
OPINION: How about blaming the spoiled fruit of liberalism?
College campuses are again in turmoil. According to The New York Times, “Racist, sexist and anti-Semitic incidents on and near college campuses from Dartmouth to Wisconsin to Stanford this fall have provoked worries by education and civil rights leaders that such acts are on the increase.” That wasn’t a story in yesterday’s newspaper. That was a story in the Times edition of October 31, 1988.
OPINION: Hearing a favorite old song is a treat, not a requirement
Some local radio stations could use a little programming help when it comes to their playlists.
OPINION: Obama's priorities lie elsewhere -- climate change and closing Gitmo
Barack Obama, titular head of the free world, has responded to Paris with weariness and annoyance. His news conference in Turkey was marked by a stunning tone of passivity, detachment and lassitude, compounded by impatience and irritability at the very suggestion that his Syria strategy might be failing.
OPINION: A recollection of the execution of Marcus Ray Johnson
Thursday night, I sat in the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison’s death chamber watching Marcus Ray Johnson being prepped for his execution. The precision and ritualization of the step-by-step process had an almost religious air to it, and will remain with me for the rest of my life.
HISTORY: Vivien Leigh once said, 'Dear Lord, I'm so grateful I'm still loved.'
As Thanksgiving nears, stop and give thanks for what you have.
LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: As a child, Thanksgiving Day was magical
Times change and each holiday is different. None less special than the last, just in different ways. We are thankful for them all. But as I always do, I will take the time to remember a different day, of how it used to be.
HEALTH & FITNESS: The holidays can be a time of procrastination on health
The best way to beat the odds is to start now, before the new year. Find success by following a better strategy.
Makes me feel good to meet someone like you
Knowing how to appreciate those sights and sounds when one is on the deer stand is all that really counts.
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Letters to the Editor
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- DUANE 'BANJO' DAVIS: Unborn babies deserve humane treatment, too
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- DAVID SHERMAN JR.: A world that is beauty-obsessed
- RON VARGO: Roger Marietta has been there when needed
- KERMIT S. DOROUGH JR.: Chad Warbington would be good steward
- TOM CONNELLY: Easter Seals provides critical services to those with disabilities
- FREDDIE POWELL SIMS: Roger Marietta is a champion for Ward 4 and Albany
- BOB LANGSTAFF: Chad Warbington best choice for Ward 4 commissioner
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