OPINION: The Affordable Care Act has failed to produce the disaster its fiercest critics predicted
The worst failings of the Affordable Care Act are beyond its supporters’ control. Because of persistent, irrational Republican opposition, more than 20 states have refused to expand Medicaid — even though the feds would pay the lion’s share of costs
OPINION: One issue of concerns is nobody seems to be talking much about parental involvement
The commission’s charge from the governor is to take a comprehensive look at the state’s public education system and the 30-year-old Quality Basic Education (QBE) funding formula and recommend improvements to both.
OPINION: What the establishment and the left really dislike about Ted Cruz is that he paints in bold colors
Here’s some advice, not only for Sen. Ted Cruz, but for the other would-be presidential candidates: Instead of nonstop attacks on President Obama, adopt a positive and future-oriented agenda.
OPINION: Some CEOs are using foreign workers as cheap substitutes for qualified U.S. workers
One expert argues that the supply of top-performing STEM graduates in the U.S. exceeds demand and that tech companies are using workers from other countries to drive down salaries. Only about 50 percent of U.S. STEM grads are finding jobs.
OPINION: Abolishing the tax agency is a phenomenally bad idea
It’s not hard to understand why many Americans would celebrate the thought of ridding the country of the much-despised Internal Revenue Service. But someone has to collect the money that keeps government running.
OPINION: As with any nuclear agreement, the devil is in the details
Many Republican senators are open to supporting a reasonable nuclear deal with Iran. But they have a series of reasonable concerns.
OPINION: The White House could feature former first lady against brother and son of former presidents
The next presidential race could well be between Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. That promises to be a fabulous development for comedians everywhere, precipitating the resurrection of all 1992 Bush/Clinton material. It’s the green thing to do.
OPINION: Republicans mixed on what they want in a presidential candidate
Republicans, according to a YouGov poll, either want politicians who plan to break their promises — or who perhaps knowingly promise silly things and then stand by them anyway, even when they believe doing so isn’t in the country’s best interest. We’re still sorting out which.
OPINION: Clinton is beatable, but the effort to label her as Nixonian will not do it
The effective kickoff of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was an act of deck clearing so breathtaking, so brazen, that it remains difficult to process.
OPINION: The Finance Stability Oversight Council could use some scrutiny
The Dodd-Frank Act exempts the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) from the Federal Advisory Committee Act, better known as the federal “open meetings” law, which is why the sun needs to shine in.
OPINION: Ministering is not a job, it's a calling
We can have unreasonable expectations of our ministers and I’m not talking just about Methodists here. This observation is ecumenical.
OPINION: The friction between Congress and the White House is what the president has wrought
There’s a war going on between the executive and legislative branches in which Obama has shown contempt for Congress’ constitutional powers, and now, in response, Congress is showing contempt for the president’s constitutional powers.
OPINION: Businesses use data to profile online users in ways that would be seen as evil if done by government
Online privacy invasion from businesses collecting data may be irreversible, but there should be an uncomplicated way to correct mischaracterizations created from the information.
OPINION: These trends now characterize a large portion of the U.S. working class
Robert Putnam’s “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” is sociology as story, as tragedy and as an act of social solidarity. It is the culminating work of an academic career characterized by sound judgment and bigheartedness. And the more influence this book gains, the more just and generous our country will become.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: She loved dancing, and that is how romance changed her landscape and way of life
When you are six years old in any society, you want your mother. You want the peace that comes with family togetherness, but war has a way of tearing families apart.
Letters to the Editor
- EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Computers downfall of free enterprise
- JOHNNY WHITE: 'New' America nothing to be proud of
- MAYOR DOROTHY HUBBARD: Albany to celebrate Georgia Cities Week
- PAM AND LARRY BARFIELD: Moultrie Transforming2Wellness symposium to focus on recovery
- PATRISE M. PERKINS-HOOKER: Albany attorney congratulated for commission appointment
- WARREN D. GRANT: The U.S. flag is unraveling
- WALT SPECHT: System perpetuates single parenting
- BETTY MCDONALD: Albany streets need attention
- DUANE DAVIS: Congress squawker has faulty memory
- LYNN CHAVARRIA: Pharmacy employee goes extra miles
- CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Queen Hillary travels by van
- BARRY LEVINE: Rock Hall of Fame still snubbing deserving entertainers
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Criminal police tear at the fabric of society
- MICHAEL GERSON: Desperately chasing a legacy
- MANDY FLYNN: Water you waiting for?
- MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at deadly April events in American history.
- BOB KORNEGAY: High Country Allure in the mountains
- CAL THOMAS: 'Little Boy' could be a classic modern film
- HAL BRADY: The benefits of praying for others
- DICK YARBROUGH: A tribute to good people doing good things
- Thumbs Up! April 6, 2015
- Thumbs Up - March 30, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Senate trying to fix a problem that does not exist
- Thumbs Up! March 9, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Fractures painful, but they do mend
- Thumbs Up!
- Scammers add stress to tax season
- Thumbs Up! Jan 26, 2015
- Thumbs Up! Jan. 19, 2015
- Time is now to address Georgia's transportation needs