OPINION: The goal of the president to bankrupt the coal industry has never waned
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has refused to release the “secret science” her agency used when drafting the new regulations. This “most transparent administration in U.S. history” has now added to the secret side deals with Iran, secret scientific “evidence,” which may not be evidence at all.
OPINION: Team Biden weighing arguments for and against White House run
A decision should be reached by fall on whether Vice President Joe Biden will make a bid for the White House.
OPINION: Those in 2nd tier forum won't have to worry about it being 'The Donald Trump Show'
For the low-ranking hopefuls who take part, the 5 p.m. debate Thursday might turn out to be as big an opportunity to move ahead as the first-tier Republican presidential candidates’ faceoff scheduled for prime time.
OPINION: The Iran deal may be the least-worst agreement, but it will fund Iranian imperialism
The agreement legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program, pretty much guarantees its ability to produce nuclear weapons in 15 years, and will make it a far wealthier country, one that can gain permanent access to markets and buy Russian weapons to challenge U.S. access to the Persian Gulf.
OPINION: Having different perspectives on hand can add value
The potential for market blind spots, and not do-gooder-ness, is the real reason companies need to start investing in workforce diversity.
OPINION: The morning line on the likely qualifiers
In an attempt to winnow the enormous aggregate down to a manageable number, Fox News, host of the big first GOP presidential nomination debate, has declared only the top ten in an average of recent polls will be allowed to participate.
OPINION: This is a social problem just much as it is an individual one
The idea that more attention is paid to the plight of a single animal than to large numbers of people rang true in the new stories that focused on the killing of Cecil the lion and Planned Parenthood’s harvesting and selling of aborted fetuses.
OPINION: Huckabee and Perry make outrageous statements
Mike Huckebee and Rick Perry are supposed to be serious candidates for the Republican nomination for president. Yet last week, they each said something dumb as Trump.
OPINION: Video footage offers proof of violent tendancies
Police officers should be held to a higher standard of conduct. And if they behave like murderous thugs, they should be treated as such.
OPINION: 'Doubling down' is the trademarked motto of the 2016 campaign
American elections have never been a stroll in the park. But attempting to put Trump’s hot mess of abuse, pettiness, egotism and bombast in any historical context is difficult.
OPINION: Middle Eastern Christians diminishing
Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, but after their persecution under the previous Muslim Brotherhood government, they know how precarious their existence in 90 percent Muslim Egypt remains.
OPINION: It is going to be interesting to see how liberals will react to the news that I have been outed
I have a feeling liberals won’t accept me as one of their own because I don’t drink chardonnay and I refuse to watch any movie with Sean Penn in it.
OPINION: All consumers can do is scour used-car lots for low-tech vehicles
“Wired” magazine assigned two security experts to attempt hacking into the “brain” of a Jeep Cherokee. Working from home, they were able to control the stereo, air conditioner, transmission and brakes of the vehicle, while the driver struggled to remain in charge.
OPINION: Next week's GOP presidential candidates debate more likely to be collection of rehearsed sound bites
Next week, 10 Republican presidential candidates will gather on a stage in Cleveland, Ohio, behind podiums like “Jeopardy” contestants. With so many candidates having so little time, little useful information will be dispensed.
OPINION: Outsourcing tax collection activities twice before has been disasters
Privatizing delinquent tax collections led to complaints from taxpayers who got harassed and bullied by an industry known for rampant harassment and bullying. From a fiscal responsibility perspective, both times the program was scrapped because it actually cost taxpayers more money.
Letters to the Editor
- 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
- LACEY SHORTER: Focus is on the wrong concerns
- CATHERINE RAMPELL: New York City in a bizarre uproar over topless women
- RICHARD WOODS: With Georgia Milestones, state students are being judged on a higher standard
- BARRY LEVINE: Nice to be first in the music world
- CYNTHIA TUCKER: Social media feed violence by narcissists
- CAL THOMAS: U.S., UK politics mirror images
- CARLTON FLETCHER: 'Born to Run' at 40 ... just as great as ever
- JIM HENDRICKS: A Trumpful entry into the White House
- MANDY FLYNN: Doggone it, don't judge me
- PERRY BUCHAHAN: Fitness is more than just numbers on a scale
- MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Septembers past
- '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