OPINION: Voluntary service is something that should cross political divides
AmeriCorps gives mostly young Americans a chance to spend a year helping communities and those in need while also nurturing thousands of organizations across the country. Senior Corps provides Americans over 55 a chance to serve, too.
OPINION: Stephen Colbert will take over The Late Show from David Letterman in 2015
By selecting Stephen Colbert as its marquee late-night talk host, CBS is not taking a swipe at the heartland of America, but bringing to the interview desk a comedian with a sharp wit who won’t be playing his “The Colbert Report” character.
OPINION: Americans spend more on taxes than their food, clothing and housing combined
It takes about a third of Americans’ income to satisfy their collective tax bill, which doesn’t cover repaying the money that the federal government borrows each year.
OPINION: The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act comes at a confusing moment for America
The America that elected Obama is a very different place from the nation over which Johnson presided.
OPINION: Talk radio tries to build audience, not political majority
For Republicans to win general elections, they need conservative candidates who do not sound like bombastic talk radio hosts.
Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy.
OPINION: ACA opponents do not have to overreach to make their points
Many individuals are finding higher costs and fewer choices under Obamacare.
OPINION: Historians have taken a more positive view of President Lyndon Johnson
The Lyndon B. Johnson comeback brings with it a new appreciation of the durability of the reforms enacted on his watch.
OPINION: A peace process will not work if one side does not want peace
The accumulation of evidence over the years points to one thing: Palestinians want Israel wiped out and believe they have a divine mandate to destroy it.
OPINION: CIA response to Sen. Feinstein latest case of men behaving badly
A man in Sen. feinstein’s position would never be accused of having a “deep emotionalfeeling” about an issue.
OPINION: The Supreme Court chief justice and four others always side with the wealthy
If Congress acts to contain the power of the rich or to protect the rights of the minority, the Roberts court slaps it in the face.
OPINION: The Kochs may be tarred and feathered by liberals before the November elections
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the Kochs un-American, a powerful government official fired a shot across the bow of two private citizens who have acted within the law while contributing wealth to the economy through employment.
OPINION: There is nowhere to hide in the digital age
Every website you visit, every online purchase you make, every email, text or online comment you make leaves an incredibly rich electronic trail that defines who you are and what you do.
OPINION: The 7 million sign-ups show demand for the Affordable Care Act
The Afforable Care Act has already made great strides in improving access to health care, which in itself is quite an accomplishment.
OPINION: A evangelical leader says focus must shift toward protecting religious liberty and freedom of conscience
As the U.S. culture shifts toward accepting same-sex marriage, evangelicals should move from fighting the issue to ensuring respect for those who oppose homosexual marriage.
Letters to the Editor
- WARREN D. GRANT: Divert money from parks and the Civic Center to pay law enforcement better salaries
- SHARISSE KELLY: Law enforcement officers deserve higher pay
- BETTY MCDONALD: Death of Leola Williams a loss to family and co-workers
- JOHN BRYANT: Bill Clinton had strong economic record
- BOB LOGAN: Confederate memorial service set for Dougherty and Lee counties April 5
- WALT SPECHT: America should be worlds top manufacturer
- JOHN A. TAYLOR: Republicans run up bills for future generations
- NOLAN CONLEY: Columnist T. Gamble wrong on Ten Commandments
- JOHN BRYANT: Federal spending numbers can be confusing
- JOHN BRYANT: Games are still playing in the United States
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Politics 2014 -- Spell president with a capital 'D'
- LORAN SMITH: Bubba worthy of second green jacket
- THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat
- E.J. DIONNE: A program Republicans should love
- KATHLEEN PARKER: Stephen Colbert no threat to the heartland
- TOM PURCELL: Longing for tax freedom
- CYNTHIA TUCKER: LBJ changed civil rights landscape
- MICHAEL REAGAN: Tea Partiers listening to too much talk radio
- MANDY FLYNN: You have arrived eventually
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Cautious optimism surrounds ADICA' pre-development agreement
- Irony escapes Russian president
- Thumbs Up! April 14, 2014
- Georgians can celebrate Tax Freedom Day
- End-of-the-world eruption still a ways off
- Thumbs Up! April 7, 2014
- Dougherty School Board going by the book on selection process
- More focus needed on mental health for military
- Driving distractions can be deadly
- Thumbs Up! March 31, 2014
- We should be our brothers' keeper