OPINION: A student of current events likely is pessimistic about the prospects for young black men
In some quarters of black America, the achievements of students such as Kwasi Enin and Harold Ekeh don’t bring the same measure of pride and celebration that would accrue if they did not have immigrant roots.
OPINION: Senate cafeteria worker has not had a fixed address in five years
In the basement of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, 63-year-old Charles Gladden works alongside some of the nation’s most powerful people. Unbeknown to any of these bigwigs, or even to his employer, Gladden is homeless. He works in the Senate cafeteria, and he has not had a fixed address for the past five years.
OPINION: Remark by Gen. Dempsey a new low that leaves dead soldiers and memories of them behind
During the counterinsurgency campaign in Anbar province between April 2004 and September 2007, 1,335 Americans and nearly 9,000 Iraqis died in the battle for Fallujah and Ramadi. Perhaps Gen. Dempsey should have told them in advance that their sacrifice would not be worth it. Their lives might have been spared.
OPINION: It is with heavy heart that I announce I will not be a candidate for president
In my administration, school teachers would be paid what wide receivers in the National Football League get paid and wide receivers would get half a school teacher’s salary, which is a good bit more than they are worth.
OPINION: A closer look at The Road to Character
With his new book, “The Road to Character,” David Brooks — New York Times columnist, PBS “NewsHour” commentator, and serial mensch — emerges as a countercultural leader.
OPINION: Proposals to cap or block-grant funds for safety-net programs have been kicked around since the 1970s
Limiting federal funding on Medicaid spending would indisputably accomplish one objective: Limiting federal funding on Medicaid spending. But that’s it. It won’t make the growing costs of the program magically disappear.
OPINION: Following your arrow/dream/urges is a bedrock part of America
Last year I wanted to smack myself for missing the chance to write about the Kacey Musgraves country song “Follow Your Arrow.” Luckily, Musgraves has now released the similarly themed “(Mind Your Own) Biscuits.”
OPINION: How did we forget so quickly?
The political elite, both Republican and Democratic, has arrived at the conclusion that President Obama’s foreign policy has been weak and feckless, contributing to the tumult in the Middle East.
OPINION: Basically handed a Senate seat, she has accomplished nothing
She’s the Democrats’ default presidential nominee, the Entitled One, but she’s a lightweight on every scale.
Hillary is a stationary target. You know what you’re getting. She has her weaknesses: She’s not a great campaigner, she has that unshakable inauthenticity problem and, regarding the quality most important to getting elected, she is barely, in the merciless phrase of candidate Obama in 2008, “likable enough.”
OPINION: The Obama administration seems so anxious to score political points that it cannot act with restraint
The Obama administration’s high-profile announcement of an embryonic nuclear deal has already had the practical effect of undermining the isolation of Iran
Outdoors: Sometimes we yearn for places the farther the better
Outdoorsmen (and women) love mountains because in many ways one is simply more “outdoors” in the mountains than he is in any other place on earth.
OPINION: The film is set in a Southern California town during World War II
The film draws on themes embedded deep within America’s DNA, but scorned by much of modern culture: patriotism, freedom, faith, forgiveness and reconciliation.
OPINION: The Georgia Mountain Food Bank is no small operation
Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things.
OPINION: Even average Joes got breaks when filing income taxes in the 1950s
My father had his fair share of simple deductions in 1959, which helped offset his federal taxes. That helped him keep his total federal tax tab at a measly 5 percent. Better yet, his tax form was one sheet of paper printed on both sides. He had no calculator, nor did he need one.
Letters to the Editor
- WALT SPECHT: Estate tax only benefits politicians
- DUANE 'BANJO' DAVIS: Flag desecration an intolerable act
- EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Is government killing FM radio?
- EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Computers downfall of free enterprise
- JOHNNY WHITE: 'New' America nothing to be proud of
- MAYOR DOROTHY HUBBARD: Albany to celebrate Georgia Cities Week
- PAM AND LARRY BARFIELD: Moultrie Transforming2Wellness symposium to focus on recovery
- PATRISE M. PERKINS-HOOKER: Albany attorney congratulated for commission appointment
- WARREN D. GRANT: The U.S. flag is unraveling
- WALT SPECHT: System perpetuates single parenting
- CYNTHIA TUCKER: Immigrants of color succeed through determination
- CATHERINE RAMPELL: The homeless man working in the Senate
- BARRY LEVINE: Ben E. King's move to Drifters led to series of top hits
- CAL THOMAS: Was sacrifice of Ramadi dead in vain?
- CARLTON FLETCHER: City Commissioner Jon Howard's comments focus spotlight on chamber, EDC
- MANDY FLYNN: Random musing ... how refined!
- BOB KORNEGAY: It's all about big, bad and pretty
- PERRY BUCHANAN: 'Starvation mode' doesn't stop weight loss
- EMMANUEL KONDE: South Africa's post-Apartheid catharsis
- DICK YARBROUGH: Why one oustanding candidate isn't running for president
- Thumbs Up! April 27, 2015
- EDITORIAL: The American flag continues to fly high despite desecration by protesters
- Thumbs Up! April 20, 2015
- Thumbs Up! April 6, 2015
- Thumbs Up - March 30, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Senate trying to fix a problem that does not exist
- Thumbs Up! March 9, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Fractures painful, but they do mend
- Thumbs Up!
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