OPINION: We want to ignore the fact that public schools are a reflection of society
Education is about two things and two things only: The student and those given the responsibility to teach them. Everything else should be in a support role to make that interaction as effective as possible. Nothing more.
OPINION: Summer gets closure twice for some reason
Local schools started in early August, I haven’t checked in on the MDA Telethon since Jerry Lewis was ousted as host and my family has no particular Labor Day traditions; but I do find myself pondering the holiday that salutes the accomplishments of America’s workers.
OPINION: Presidential hopeful have time to find ways to highlight -- or lowlight -- their positions
The 18 month, 24/7 campaigning is illuminating, illustrative and lucrative for just about everyone. Comedians and the blogosphere. Pundits and pharmaceutical salesmen. Bumper sticker manufacturers. Character assassinators. Bartenders. East Chinese shrimp farmers. Pollsters and soothsayers.
OPINION: Trump’s rise has been a remarkable political phenomenon
Donald Trump’s decision to sign a GOP loyalty oath — pledging to support the party’s eventual nominee, even if it’s someone else — was more practical than partisan.
OPINION: GOP frontrunner is all about himself
The Trump campaign is emphatically about Trump, in a manner typical of populism from Huey Long to Hugo Chavez.
OPINION: Women losing shirts in public has city losing its collective mind
Unorthodox though their wardrobe choices may be, these women are on the right side of the law. More than two decades ago, the state’s highest court ruled that prohibiting women, but not men, from baring their chests in public amounted to discrimination on the basis of sex.
OPINION: We watched, so the Virginia shooter got just what he wanted
Between 1966 and 2012, there were 90 mass shootings in the United States. That’s nearly a third of the 292 mass shootings around the world, in a country with only 5 percent of the global population.
OPINION: Often, only the accents are different
The decline in the number of congressional Democrats since 2009 provides an opportunity for Republicans to convince a majority of voters not to continue down the road that has led to decline and dysfunction at home and overseas.
OPINION: Being communications chief for a governor is a high-wire act without a net
Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the Capitol with free lunch coupons or members of the news media with coffee stains on their shirts and cynicism in their hearts, the name Brian Robinson may be unfamiliar to you.
OPINION: Trump proposes to deport illegal immigrants and their children born in the U.S.
It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings.
OPINION: Ted Cruz has the right enemies for a significant part of the GOP base
All the things that have made many Republicans in Washington dislike Ted Cruz just make a certain type of GOP voter like him even more.
OPINION: I don’t know whether their problem is cultural or biological
These people refuse to acknowledge any bad decisions they have ever made, or the many times others have bailed them out. They want everyone else to pay for their failures, and sometimes even their successes.
OPINION: I am becoming my father
Recent reports suggest that people are tiring of technology-enabled social networking.
OPINION: Katrina slammed into New Orleans Aug. 23, 2005
Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, breaking the levees and damaging or destroying almost all of the city’s already dilapidated and disgraceful public schools. The experiment in education that followed has sparked a fierce national debate, pitting advocates of independent charter schools against supporters of the traditional, central office-run system.
OPINION: GOP presidential candidates alienating Latinos with rhetoric
As much as the Republican establishment has wished that Donald Trump would disappear, it ought to be quite clear to them by now that the problem isn’t The Donald. It’s the Trump phenomenon.
Letters to the Editor
- THOMAS GIERYIC: America should 'Back the Blue'
- JAMES R. WAY: Someone needs to take control
- WARREN D. GRANT: It's hard to get public involved
- FRANCES P. MESSER: Community pride missing in Randolph County
- WALT SPECHT: Progress being made on communist goals
- JOHN BRYANT: Trying to be politically correct
- WALT SPECHT: Speeding laws should be fully enforced
- RUBY BRITT: No longer a Land of Greatness
- WALT SPECHT: Take the profit out of crime
- CHUCK PERSALL: Pharmacist goes the extra mile
- DICK YARBROUGH: Great-grandson's enthusiasm a reminder of why teachers matter
- DANNY TYREE: A dozen thoughts about Labor Day
- WILL DURST: The upside of long campaigns
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Preparing for icy waters ahead
- EUGENE ROBINSON: Donald Trump takes a practical loyalty pledge
- TERRY ENGLAND: Georgia technical college system grants a great deal
- T. GAMBLE: Celebrating labor in a laborless society
- MICHAEL GERSON: Trump delcares war on demography
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Yeezy for president? We've had worse
- LORAN SMITH: Another jewel in the Thomasville crown
- 'War Room' takes faith to the cinema
- Thumbs Up!
- Thumbs Up!
- EDITORIAL: Best wishes for President Carter
- EDITORIAL: America needs to pull together
- Thumbs Up!
- EDITORIAL: The challenge is to keep humanity's clock ticking
- EDITIORIAL: Top 10 GOP candidates to have first scrimmage
- Thumbs Up! Aug. 3, 2015
- Thumbs Up! July 27, 2015