OPINION: The November elections will determine whether President Obama can make good on 2009 promises
As his administration enters its sixth year, President Obama has found the hope and change he promised strangled by politics.
OPINION: If Gov. Christie had no knowledge of the bridge closing, he can survive
Gov. Christie can now be viewed as a victim of malicious staffers and a two-faced, pro-Democratic Party media.
OPINION: Gov. Christie condemned the bridge lane closure only after a smoking gun surfaced
Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t have the conservative base of previous Republican presidents to overcome the problems that have arisen in regard to George Washington Bridge political payback.
OPINION: Republicans have no workable plans for reducing poverty
Republicans have nothing to offer in the way of helping struggling Americans maintain a decent standard of living.
OPINION: Immigrants who play by the rules suffer years and years from a broken system
America’s immigration system is so broken, so complex, so expensive, so slow, so legalistic, so bureaucratic, and so counter-productive it’s a wonder anyone ever successfully becomes a citizen.
OPINION: Invasion of the Political Entertainment Media Body Snatchers
Journalists who get big-time cable gigs give up the qualities that got them there in order to chase audience and ratings.
OPINION: The enforcement of marijuana laws is harsher for African Americans
The way America enforces its marijuana laws is unconscionable, with the arrest rates for possession astoundingly and shamefully different for whites and African Americans.
OPINION: As the midterm elections near, be skeptical of what you hear
“Income inequality” may be the most brilliant turn of a phrase to hit the political discourse.
How many people does it take to turn off a light bulb for good? Find out at the end of this column.
Unemployment insurance and minimum wage issues reflect a larger problem in American politics
A substantial section of the conservative movement is now determined to blow up the national consensus that has prevailed since the Progressive and New Deal eras.
OPINION: The midterm elections promise to be politically bloody
2014 presents a rare and perhaps undeserved opportunity for Republicans to determine who will lead the nation and what direction will be taken.
OPINION: Momentum Democrats enjoyed a year ago has swung toward Republicans
Support for Obamacare, already low, could fall further as more middle-income Americans — voters — figure out that they are the ones who will be paying for the Democrats’ national health care scheme.
OPINION: Cuts to food stamps will hurt those struggling to put food on the table
Most food stamp recipients are hard-working Americans, not the “welfare queens” that conservatives rail against.
OPINION: Some ways Democrats can move back toward the American mainstream
Things haven’t been going well for Democrats since the party’s liberal faction moved it too far left.
America must regain our national imperative to do and be better
To preserve the American Dream, two resolutions come to mind: Denounce envy and resurrect the community standard.
Letters to the Editor
- WALT SPECHT: Violent confrontations can be avoided
- ARLEEN SCHULTZ: Employees derserve better consideation
- JOHN MCRAE: Resolution of Westiver grade change scandal set poor example
- WALT SPECHT: Parents are abandoning their basic responsibilities to their children
- WARREN D. GRANT: Grade changing creates questions
- CHRIS CLARK: The 26th Georgia Quail Hunt was again a success
- LEE LOWERY: Proposed law that allows discrimination is not religious freedom
- DIANE BENFORD: Dog laws should apply to all breeds
- WARREN D. GRANT: Politicians of all stripes are pushing America into the abyss
- JULIE SELLERS: The success of the Night of Hope Gala was due to work of many
- CHARLES O. OCHIE SR.: Reentry failure is to costly to communities
- E.J. DIONNE: Even when agreeing, Obama foes blame him first
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Can love get a majority vote?
- JOHN WALLACE: Stagecoach Mary broke barriers ... and a few noses
- KATHLEEN PARKER: Once upon a moonbeam
- ROBINSON: The American story of slavery
- SOWELL: Freedom is not free
- LORAN SMITH: Some heroes never get recognized
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Ed Lightsey was one of journalism';s true originals
- KEVIN SPROUL: Springtime offers opportunity to support CPIU
- Obama budget sinks Savannah Port Expansion Project progress
- Global political climate gets chillier
- Thumbs Up! March 3, 2014
- Big weekend places Albany in the spotlight
- Thumbs Up! Feb. 24, 2014
- Top education leaders working to improve Albany-Dougherty County
- High school GPA may be better indicator of college potential
- Thumbs Up! Feb. 17, 2014
- Georgia taking this winter storm seriously
- Thumbs Up! Feb. 10, 2014