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.
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.
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- SHARISSE KELLY: Law enforcement officers deserve higher pay
- BETTY MCDONALD: Death of Leola Williams a loss to family and co-workers
- JOHN BRYANT: Bill Clinton had strong economic record
- BOB LOGAN: Confederate memorial service set for Dougherty and Lee counties April 5
- WALT SPECHT: America should be worlds top manufacturer
- JOHN A. TAYLOR: Republicans run up bills for future generations
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Misguided missionaries mar Masters
- CAL THOMAS: Chicken Little science proponents cluck louder
- KATHLEEN PARKER: Erase the race card
- SOWELL: Comparison of men vs. women pay is statistical fraud
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Politics 2014 -- Spell president with a capital 'D'
- LORAN SMITH: Bubba worthy of second green jacket
- THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat
- E.J. DIONNE: A program Republicans should love
- KATHLEEN PARKER: Stephen Colbert no threat to the heartland
- TOM PURCELL: Longing for tax freedom
- Irony escapes Russian president
- Thumbs Up! April 14, 2014
- Georgians can celebrate Tax Freedom Day
- End-of-the-world eruption still a ways off
- Thumbs Up! April 7, 2014
- Dougherty School Board going by the book on selection process
- More focus needed on mental health for military
- Driving distractions can be deadly
- Thumbs Up! March 31, 2014
- We should be our brothers' keeper