OPINION: The war on terrorism cannot be won without Muslim allies
Under U.S. law, blasphemy is fully protected speech, precisely because there is no public orthodoxy. Religious people of all backgrounds should recognize that this legal neutrality on religion has produced a society remarkably amenable to religion.
OPINION: The ocean is rising at a quick snails pace
Next time you are at the beach, look at the high-tide mark and then move it forward toward your beach house, hotel, etc., 7 inches. That is where it will be in another 110 years.
OPINION: Across-the-board cuts is not a smart way to run a business, or a government
Seemingly every presidential election cycle, at least one candidate pledges to use his or her C-suite bona fides to whip the feds into shape. Specifically, to “run government like a business.”
GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes
May is here and the weather is awesome. Flowers are blooming and the pollen is all around. So, let’s look at some basic plant needs to keep them more healthy and colorful.
OPINION: Elitist musicologists gain true wisdom in one semester of college
Passing on the wisdom of a hard lesson learned.
THE DIXIE DIVA: The sexiest men drive pickup trucks and carry pocket knives.
A few months ago, a reader showed up at an event I was doing and handed me a newspaper clipping of a column I wrote eight or nine years ago. He grinned happily after he asked me to sign it. “That’s me to a tee.” He reached into his pocket and pulled out a Case knife. “Got more at home, too.” He pointed out the window. “That’s my truck, too. Got another one at home.”
FILM COMMENTARY: Problems center more on writing that acting
Reese Witherspoon plays by-the-book police officer Rose Cooper who, after an unfortunate Taser incident, finds herself chained to an evidence storeroom desk. She finds herself on a protection team to escort a Colombian drug informant and his loudmouth wife Daniella Riva (Sofia Vergara).
OPINION: Fathers were not considered buffoons when I was a young boy in the 1970s.
I didn’t know it when I was young, but I was one of the luckiest young men on the planet. I had a father who loved me and imposed his will on me.
OPINION: Messages pour in with offiers of help
In short, he has received all sorts of support, both of the moral and monetary persuasion, and the generosity has been truly heartwarming. But he is also mindful that these one-time gifts are, in his words, “just a Band-Aid.”
OPINION: Politics may overwhelm his other accomplishments
Ben Carson will likely be remembered as the GOP’s latest black mascot, a court jester, a minstrel show. He’ll be the Herman Cain of 2016.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: Memories of Grace brighten because of encounter
My heart skipped the tiniest beat and I felt a loss for words. Was she mad? Was she going to tell me how horrible I was to write about her sister and her niece? Was she going to make a scene?
OPINION: Fence-sitters encouraged to run for office
As more candidates declare for president — three Republicans joined the fray just this week — they encourage the remaining fence-sitters to take a run more seriously.
OLD ROCKER: Songs that honor mother in the title
Unquestionably known more for his acting ability than his singing skill, Walter Brennan had his third and last Top 40 tune when “Mama Sang a Song” reached No. 38.
OPINION: Constituents should demand careful choice by Albany City Commission
The selection of a new city manager for Albany’s government should be of primary concern for citizens.
THE DIXIE DIVA: Bedelle Nix, a memorable name for an unforgettable woman
As my sister’s mother-in-law, Mama B, as she was known all over the countryside, became part of our family when I was seven. This introduction into our family meant that Mama B, a strong, mindful woman, would meet the closest thing to a match she would ever encounter: My mama.
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- EDITORIAL: Long wait for Albany State University students will soon be over
- Thumbs Up! April 27, 2015
- EDITORIAL: The American flag continues to fly high despite desecration by protesters
- Thumbs Up! April 20, 2015
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- Thumbs Up - March 30, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Senate trying to fix a problem that does not exist
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- EDITORIAL: Fractures painful, but they do mend
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
- 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