OPINION: Halloween was, above all, a candy quest
A well formulated plan and taking a casual attitude toward the deadline for wrapping up trick-or-treating contributed to the haul of goodies each year.
OPINION: John Adams 'opera is a critical hit' and a monster controversy
“The Death of Klinghoffer” tries to explain the point of view of PLF members who hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, shot elderly American Jewish businessman Leon Klinghoffer, and threw him overboard in his wheelchair.
OPINION: The Ebola virus has multiplied in a medium of denial
The White House believes it has a management and communications challenge. But the problem is far larger — the inability (so far) to get ahead of the crisis in West Africa with decisive action.
OPINION: To some extent the Obama administration is suffering from self-inflicted wounds
The role of government has turned from an asset to a liability for President Obama. His favorable rating in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll has sunk to 40 percent, the lowest mark of his presidency.
OPINION: Republicans are suspicious that the Orman campaign is a ruse by Democrats
Calling Greg Orman a cipher suggests he has no positions, or nothing to say. But on some important topics, Orman outlined policies in more detail than incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, who he is challenging Nov. 4.. Some of Orman’s views, although certainly not all, would fit comfortably within the range of Republican orthodoxy.
OPINION: Republicans controlling both houses of Congress has some downsides
The electoral map is favorable to GOP candidates, with battlegrounds located mainly in states Mitt Romney carried in 2012. Democrats can win only by running well ahead of President Obama’s approval ratings, which range from the 30s to mid-40s.
OPINION: If degrade and destroy are the purposes, deeper U.S. involvement will be necessary
Few would describe Obama’s use of military force against the Islamic State as rash, given the time he took in deciding to act. But the more we learn about this intervention, the more it appears to violate the “dumb” half of the president’s dictum.
OPINION: America has decided sex, especially non-procreative, is for rich people
The belief that we can get entire classes of Americans to practice abstinence until they’re financially ready for marriage and children is a right-wing delusion on par with the left-wing delusions that go into socialism: Both rely on a fundamental miscalculation about human nature.
OPINION: The self-employed are humble and motivated to do good work
Being self-employed makes people intimately aware of the negative impact of government regulations and policies.
OPINION: Bill Clinton called on to cool the heat on Sen. Mark Pryor
Challenger Rep. Tom Cotton ties Pryor to President Obama, noting Pryor supports the president 93 percent of the time.
OPINION: Public opinion on same-sex marriage has changed in the past decade
Michelle Nunn clearly believes that backing gay unions is a winning strategy — even in a Deep South state where the religious right still holds considerable political sway.
OPINION: The CDC chief admits his agency was not aggressive enough regarding Ebola
This latest failure of the federal government, Ebola, is really incredible. Just how incompetent can it get?
OPINION: NBC was seriously wooing Jon Stewart
How unthinkable would it once have been to seriously consider hiring a talented comedian to take over what has long been a solid news franchise?
OPINION: For those treated very ill Ebola patients, danger of infection is dramatically increased
The federal response to Ebola has had serious weaknesses under stress. CDC officials wrongly assumed any large hospital would know what it was doing in isolating an Ebola patient, then allowed a nurse with an elevated temperature who had been heavily involved with a patient’s treatment to board a plane.
OPINION: Romney is hearing encouragement to make another White House run
Despite declaring that he is not a presidential candidate in 2016, Republicans appear to be pushing Romney to mount another campaign for the White House.
Letters to the Editor
- ALLAN RUSSELL: Efforts continue to take God and Christmas out of Christmastime
- WARREN D. GRANT: What colleges are really teaching may surprise you
- PAUL J. PENA: Upgraded missile defense is U.S.'s best security
- SUZI BONIFAY: Criticism is easy; solutions are hard
- WALT SPECHT: Automation erases too many jobs
- ROBERT BROWN: Obamacare proponents banked on stupidity of voters
- JOHN MCRAE: Second District missing voice on Georgia School Board
- WARREN D. GRANT: here comes the next election
- ERNEST R. SMITH: GOP, do it right this time
- JOHN MCRAE: Interesting week for Dougherty schools
- DICK YARBROUGH: Carl Sanders was a great man who did great things for Georgia
- BRAD MCEWEN: Break the chains of sameness
- STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS: Spin wins over facts
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Between disquiet and gratitude
- HAL BRADY: Where we as a people stand
- RONDA RICH: Special friendship something to be thankful for
- MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Thanksgiving and Christmas, 1942
- T. GAMBLE: Maybe there is someone for everyone
- THOMAS SOWELL: Does the Left really want to help people?
- BRAD MCEWEN: Curl up with a cup of cocoa this holiday and enjoy these classic music movies
- Americans have much for which to be thankful
- Holiday spending looking healthy this year
- Thumbs Up! Nov. 23, 2014
- Thumbs Up! Nov. 17, 2014
- In thanking veterans, actions are louder than words
- Thumbs Up! Nov. 10, 2014
- What just happened?
- Voters have a duty to go to the polls
- Buster Posey's Giants are earning dynasty label
- The late Billy C. Black deserving of Albany State University honor