OPINION: When your poll numbers are low, who are you gonna call?
When losing America’s trust, there’s no better expert for a president to consult than the spirit of Richard M. Nixon.
OPINION: Class divide is one of the biggest problems the United States is facing
The “affluenza” case in Texas in which a rich family’s teen son got probation and rehab for killing four people while driving drunk opened national discussion on economic inequality.
OPINION: The brazen Democratic strategy to force GOP lawmakers to help fix Obamacare might work
Some Republicans appear to be wavering on the insistence that repeal must be the first step in minimizing the damage done by Obamacare.
OPINION: Too often resolutions are made without any actual resolve
Leaders need to make some serious New Year’s resolutions to fix our country next year — resolutions that go well beyond partisan politics to get to the root cause or our problems, so they may fix them.
OPINION: Phil Robertson is the unlikely center of a societal vortex
A healthy if dwindling percentage of the country feels helplessly opposed to redefining marriage reveals an existential divide that won’t easily be bridged. Phil Robertson didn’t create it; he exposed it.
OPINION: And the envelope please …
Much of the political downside in 2013 came from self-inflicted damage.
OPINION: Humility defines the chasm between a living religious tradition and a dead traditionalism
Those of us who are Christian need to acknowledge that over the history of the faith, there have been occasions when “a supposedly changeless truth has changed,” as the great church historian and theologian Jaroslav Pelikan put it.
OPINION: GOP lawmakers prefer targeted fixes for specific health care system problems
The millions who have lost their medical insurance because of Obamacare have changed the landscape of the debate.
OPINION: Undocumented immigrants should get a pathway to citizenship
It’s high time for Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration bill that would grant a path to citizenship to the millions of unauthorized immigrants waiting to be new Americans.
OPINION: Republicans are dealing with a showdown between two conservative power centers
Conservative fundraising organizations have morphed into an alternative Republican establishment.
OPINION: The color of Santa is aired out, thanks to the cable TV news time that has to be filled
It should be no surprise that, as demographics shift, so do cultural icons. It is also understandable that such challenges would be unsettling to many, but there are more sophisticated ways of discussing them without resorting to “The War on (fill in the blank).”
OPINION: Christmastime can be somber with memories of people and things no longer here
Looking forward this Christmas, wishes are for good health, a nation that will come together, and money spent on the needy, not gifts.
OPINION: The FAMILY Act proposal would provide partial income during family leave
The FAMILY Act legislation would create an insurance program that would be funded by premiums.
OPINION: Paul Ryan is being groomed to be the missing leader GOP has been seeking
By pushing through an admittedly imperfect budget plan, Republicans placed the nation ahead of party unity.
OPINION: The incompetence of Republicans communicating their case to women is ridiculous
The GOP would do better if it recruited some of its smartest women to public service.
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
- JOE GANDELMAN: Vladimir Putin gives the world half of a pace sign
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Lee County officials plan tribute to fallen heroes
- MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - March 9, 2014
- CHARLES O. OCHIE SR.: Reentry failure is to costly to communities
- E.J. DIONNE: Even when agreeing, Obama foes blame him first
- YARBROUGH: Sen. Tippins working to improve Common Core standards
- 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
- 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