FEATURES COLUMN: There is nothing like hunting pheasant in South Dakota
For years, I have been hunting pheasant with a friend, Homer Harding, who is as hearty as the pheasant. He is still hunting at age 89.
OPINION: A list of ways you can tell others are getting older
Conversations with senior workers offers a few gentle reminders.
OPINION: Pope Francis confuses Catholics about marriage
Francis is cultivating debate within the church about an essential social institution — and the value of relationships outside it — even as that institution is under assault by the world (at least in parts of the world where the sexual revolution continues its relentless march). In the middle of an important cultural conflict, Francis sounds an uncertain trumpet.
OPINION: Once fashionable, smoking is now seen as vile and ugly
I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope, at least for those who prefer something other than tobacco.
OPINION: Negative savings is not unusual for a young generation
If you look at all of Moody’s data, going back several decades, you’ll notice that young people almost always have had a negative savings rate, with “dissavings” for earlier generations of youth far worse than that among today’s supposedly irresponsible millennials.
OPINION: Last week, Obama sealed a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping to limit carbon dioxide
President Obama’s focus on climate change may be the most important part of his legacy. There is no issue more crucial to the future of the United States — indeed, to the future of the planet — than ameliorating rising global temperatures.
OPINION: Using executive orders will leave issues unrevolved rather than resolved
An ambitious executive order by Obama on immigration would result in an even greater ideological storm. Nearly all Republicans would have deep legal and procedural objections.
FEATURES COLUMN: Photograph puts things into perspective
I still remember how those five words made me feel that day, sitting in that den on that brown sofa holding that photo in my hands. Sad.
THE OLD ROCKER: Acker Bilk had the nation's top hit in May 1962
“Stranger in the Night” was one of a plethora of instrumental songs to reach No. 1 from the start of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era from the summer of 1955 through 1962.
OPINION: SPLOST-funded complex could promote economic development
Albany and Dougherty County officials are considering pooling benefits to build a state-of-the-art recreation complex.
OPINION: One Obamacare architect professes stupidity, deception needed for its passage
Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who helped craft Obamacare. In a rare moment of unvarnished candor, Gruber told an audience last year at the University of Pennsylvania the law passed because of the “stupidity of the American voter.”
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Positive attitude in important in overcoming sports injuries
A recent study showed that an athlete’s willingness to listen, a positive attitude and intrinsic motivation distinguished those who coped more successfully from their less successful counterparts. In addition to attitude, education is also key.
OUTDOORS: Jumpshooting involves wading, floating or walking quietly in ducky locations, shotgun at the ready
Years ago I read Corey Ford’s duck hunting prose for the first time and my desire to become a waterfowler knew no bounds. I was particularly intrigued by a technique termed “jumpshooting.”
GUEST COMMENTARY: Armed guards are needed to protect schools, public places
Gun control schemes by liberal socialist Democrats will not stop school shootings or prevent crime.
OPINION: This kindhearted, compassionate soul was once a trained saboteur
Frank Gleason is an elfin man in his 90s with a perpetual twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face; a man who laughs as hard at his own jokes as does his audience and who scolds me for what he sees as my misguided political views.
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- In thanking veterans, actions are louder than words
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- What just happened?
- Voters have a duty to go to the polls
- Buster Posey's Giants are earning dynasty label
- The late Billy C. Black deserving of Albany State University honor
- Thumbs Up! Oct. 20, 2014
- Squawk of the Day - Oct. 17, 2014
Letters to the Editor
- PAUL J. PENA: Upgraded missile defense is U.S.'s best security
- SUZI BONIFAY: Criticism is easy; solutions are hard
- WALT SPECHT: Automation erases too many jobs
- ROBERT BROWN: Obamacare proponents banked on stupidity of voters
- JOHN MCRAE: Second District missing voice on Georgia School Board
- WARREN D. GRANT: here comes the next election
- ERNEST R. SMITH: GOP, do it right this time
- JOHN MCRAE: Interesting week for Dougherty schools
- RONALD W. HARRIS: Albany loses one of its best
- PEGGY CHERRY: Ezekiel Holley best choice in House District 151
- 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