OPINION: Her rational mind knows to look each day is folly, but the heart is not rational
Each day she peered down at that country two-laned road. Each day, just like the last, she imagined she’d see him round the curve, slow down, and turn into the drive. And, each day now for over 4,000 days, he did no such thing. … It would not be the way this story ends. She’d already heard the ending.
OPINION: Can men and women ever just be colleagues?
The publication National Journal anonymously surveyed female congressional staffers on what it’s like to be a woman on the Hill, seeking out the good, bad and ugly. Alas, there was more than enough ugly to go around.
OPINION: Karma lurks for those who belittle others
“Old” may be a state of mind, but it’s also a state of being.
OPINION: A GOP nominee will need to demonstrate lessons learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Republican candidates should set the bar for intervention high, but they also need to describe how they would return to the strategic offensive within the boundaries of this recognition. The alternative to invasion and occupation is not retreat.
OPINION: Americans’ trust in mass media has generally been edging downward
The rules of the road to journalistic success have changed dramatically, as has the definition of journalist. Today, one can self-identify as a journalist without any background or experience.
FILM COMMENTARY: Mad Max update sets bar for franchise sequels this summer
Starring Tom Hardy as the title character and introducing Charlize Theron as one-armed warrior woman Furiosa, the latest installment in director George Miller’s game-changing action series is every bit as innovative and wild as the original “Mad Max” in 1979.
FEATURES COLUMN: Jimmy Harris a gentleman of the river
When you meet a man on the river, more than likely you can expect that you are being introduced to a gentleman. There are exceptions, I am sure, but the Chattahoochee, in my experience, doesn’t attract any fishermen with a dark side bent.
THE DIXIE DIVA: My people spent their lives toiling, looking forward to heavenly rest
When someone died in our church or community, two questions would always be asked. First came, “What ‘kilt’ him?” and then, “Did he have enough to bury him?”
OPINION: The 21st century not shaping up to be our finest
This is part of our century’s motif: Uncertainty, and likelihood that former “givens” will be subtracted from daily life. It looks like we’re heading into a bittersweet, turbulent and perhaps in some ways terrifying era.
OPINION: Presidential campaign announcement season is in full swing
Why would anyone want to go through the stress of running for president of the United States? I’m glad you asked …
OPINION: No one knows for sure why crime is down and keeps falling
The misnamed War on Drugs has probably done more to exacerbate black poverty and destroy black families than any other force of the last 50 years.
OPINION: An education, not a handout, is what is needed
Books and pencils, not money. That’s how you truly escape poverty. American liberals still don’t understand that simple concept, but millions of poor people living in the sprawling slums of Nairobi do.
OLD ROCKER: Alter songs to make lyrics suitable to older generation
Now that I have had a birthday cake with 70 candles — that’s right, 70 — on it, the time has come to rename some of my favorite rock songs to make them more suitable to somebody in my age bracket.
OPINION: The scientific consensus is that genetically modified organisms are safe to consume
The National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the World Health Organization have concluded that GMOs are safe to eat. This scientific consensus is at least as strong as the one on human-caused climate change.
OPINION: Trade deal splits president and Democratic lawmakers
For months the Democrats’ fight over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal relied on abstract scaremongering. Then populists began turning to contorted procedural objections. Now, apparently, President Obama is not just undemocratic; he’s a bigot, too.
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Letters to the Editor
- PETE KUNTZ: Data supports climate change concerns
- ROGER MARIETTA: Female Albany police leaders commended
- JARI HAGOOD: Albany's oak canopies are majestic
- JUDY WEISS: T. Gamble rambles into climate bramble
- WALT SPECHT: Keeping voters in the dark
- TOM HOLODAK: Albany thanked for care, prayers after wife's injury
- WALT SPECHT: Americans' values have changed for the worse
- WARREN D. GRANT: For liberals, it's always someone else's fault
- DAVID SHERMAN JR.: Intersection needs aesthetic improvements
- MARTY HELDENBERG: Southwest Georgia making progress on mental health
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- 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