OPINION: ISIS is unlike anything the world has seen since the Nazis
The big difference been the Nazis and ISIS is that Nazis tried to hide (or at least publicly downplay) their inhumanity.
OPINION: If Republicans were to gain Senate control, its unlikely they would get a filibuster-proof 60-seat majority
Ii Democrats become the minority, look for them to rely on the 60-vote threshold to stop a lot of Republican legislation. Look for Republicans to criticize them for it. And then look for both sides to bide their time.
OPINION: It's reasonable to question Obama's enthusiasm for a series of options he previously ignored, dismissed or even mocked
President Obama’s newly announced policy consists mainly of previously discarded policies that would have been easier to pursue in the past: Supporting moderate rebels in Syria. Asserting executive authority to bomb on both sides of the border. Actively cooperating with Iraqi and Kurdish forces to build their capacity.
OPINION: President Obama is pushing a tough-minded multilateralism
Two things are clear about where the public stands now: It is more ready to use U.S. power than it was even a few months ago. But it remains deeply wary of again committing U.S. combat troops to the Middle East.
OPINION: There is no excuse other than legitimate life-preserving self-defense for a man becoming physically violent towards a woman
If the NFL wants to help itself in this area more, women should be put in positions of power where they could not only provide a useful check on players, but on the predominately male management that has for too long made excuses for outrageous and even criminal behavior.
OPINION: President Obama is more likely to change his policy than his rhetoric
America has found that this ideological, political and military struggle continues, whether we participate or not. And periods of our inattention are periods of our enemy’s growth and success.
OPINION: Moderate Republicans fuel independent challenges in Kansas and Alaska
The Republican establishment may have overcome many tea party challenges this year, but it is increasingly captive of the right wing.
OPINION: Semester starts with helicopter parents in full flight
Ironically, the parents who are hovering over their children now grew up two or three decades ago under parents who raised them in an opposite manner.
OPINION: The federal judges ruling is the first setback for gay marriage among the recent court decisions
Before the ruling in the Louisiana case, 21 consecutive federal court rulings found state same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional.
OPINION: President Obama should act in some way on ISIS
Consider the intel on ISIS. Weigh the options. Measure the risks. Then do what you think is smart and right and in our country’s interests.
OPINION: Gun tragedy is a sign of the times
America’s gun culture — a culture in place in various incarnations for a long time — has now changed drastically from what it was just 20 years ago.
OPINION: A human catastrophe looms is stronger action is not taken
In Liberia, the rate of new infections has probably already moved from a linear to an exponential curve. If not checked, it may pose a global health threat.
OPINION: The president is working to build a broad coalition to roll back the Islamic State
In contemplating Obama’s foreign policy, Mark Twain’s reference to Richard Wagner’s music — it’s “better than it sounds” — comes to mind. His policy is better than he has articulated it, and it’s certainly better than his remark about strategy.
OPINION: Not surprisingly, China lied about freedoms promised to Hong Kong
China has been slowly eroding freedoms in Hong Kong, but its latest move takes a bigget bite.
OPINION: For evil to thrive, good people only have to do nothing
The beheading of James Foley requires Americans to take notice of ISIL. Will we never again be silent as evil is happening? Or will we be complicit by our silence?
Letters to the Editor
- JAMES RODGERS: Taking name, number of witness too much trouble for police
- GAIL G. BELL: God is speaking but few are listening
- JOHN MCRAE: Georgia Second District is still without representative on state school board
- BETTY NEW: Proclamation honoring Alice Coachman Davis applauded
- B.J. GOODRUM: Insurance commissioner no help with complaint
- WALT SPECHT: Punish gun violators more severely
- WALT SPECHT: Traffic laws were written to be enforced
- WARREN D. GRANT: Businesses that forbid guns should assure safety
- TODD HANNON: GICAA serving private school needs
- AARON LOVETT: Congress ignores obligation to notch babies
- BARRY LEVINE: Some musical stars got their start on the screen
- JOE GANDELMAN: ISIS and the Nazis
- MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at September singers Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly and Otis Redding | POLL
- MANDY FLYNN: Heading straight into trouble
- MICHELE MOULTON: Get ready, get set, do some pull-ups
- BYRON YORK: If Democrats lose Senate control, will they still oppose filibuster?
- BOB KORNEGAY: Oh, those vexing baitcasters
- MICHAEL GERSON: President Obama's careful war
- E.J. DIONNE: New politics of foreign policy
- DICK YARBROUGH: Dalton State College major player in area’s economic rebound
- Thumbs Up! Sept. 15, 2014
- Strong action needed now against ISIL
- Truett Cathy succeeded by doing it his way
- America must stand tall and stand together
- The Internet an asset that can devour
- Thumbs Up! Sept. 1, 2014
- A welcomed pause in the violence
- Thumbs Up! August 25, 2014
- ISIL's threat to America a real one
- Ready for some early morning football?