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.
OPINION: School choice would bring competition to the education field
Parents and children want to have choice in where those children are educated, but that runs into conflict with unions and politicians.
OPINION: Minimum wage efforts are designed to motivate the Democratic Party base
An increase in minimum wage is a decent idea, but only in times of economic stability.
OPINION: Hitting its 7 million sign-up goal should have been a moment of truth
By reaching the White House’s stated goal for sign-ups, opponents and doomsayers about the Affordable Care Act should be exposed for their false predictions.
OPINION: criticism of Michelle Obama has gotten downright ugly
Every first lady faces trials, and Hillary Clinton’s years in the White House were certainly no picnic. Even Laura Bush felt the sting now and then. But the harsh barrage against Mrs. Obama, often in the most personal terms, is in a class of its own.
OPINION: The value of work should unite all political ideologies
Many conservatives realize they need to embrace hardworking Americans, but the question is what they are willing to do about it.
“Pope Francis, I have never been to Catholic confession before, but I have a few things I have to get off my chest.”
OPINION: If two values conflict, the right of equality should win out
The government has an overriding interest in ensuring that women’s health care is treated no differently from men’s, and reproductive services are vital.
Letters to the Editor
- MARCIA JOHNSON: Emergency medical team a blessing to patient, family
- WALT SPECHT: Vermont visits always enlighten
- JOHN BRYANT: Moving ahead is only backing up
- 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
- CYNTHIA TUCKER: U.S. deportation policy impolitic, inhumane
- MICHAEL REAGAN: Pennsylvania cannot afford to lose Gov. Tom Corbett
- KRAUTHAMMER: With campaign donations, the zealots win again
- MANDY FLYNN: Internet shopping lays a goose egg
- CARLTON FLETCHER: 'Regifting' reaquaints long-lost 'friends'
- MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 20, 2014
- BOB KORNEGAY: I hear the guns
- BYRON YORK: Hillary Clinton leaning on records of husband, Obama
- E.J. DIONNE: Jeb Bush offers ray of optimism
- YARBROUGH: A reminder of what Easter is really about
- Thumbs Up! April 21, 2014
- Easter is a time of renewal
- 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