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This time of year, as college students return home for the summer, many parents may notice how many politically correct ideas they have acquired on campus. Some of those parents may wonder how they can undo some of the brainwashing that has become so common in what are supposed to be institutions of higher learning.
We know American politics are dysfunctional. But after a week of scandal obsession during which the nation’s capital and the media virtually ignored the problems most voters care about — jobs, incomes, growth, opportunity, education — it’s worth asking if there is something especially flawed about our democracy.
Two weeks after the press partied hearty with President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the administration admitted that federal authorities had secretly combed through phone records for dozens of Associated Press journalists.
Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt — the benighted Mainstream Media.
We, the parents of the Dougherty County School System have been asleep too long. We have allowed our children’s education to dwindle and lie in ruins. We have stood on the sidelines and allowed this to happen. We are yet again faced with school administration changes, and ineffective teachers influencing our children’s education. We are a school system in turmoil and yet to be stabilized.
Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial that focuses on positive things going on in metro Albany.
There is a little something I’d like to address that’s been bugging me for quite some time — practically all of my life, if I really think about it.
A Sept. 28, 2012 Albany Herald report, using information provided by the Dougherty County Tax office, showed that 24 percent of Dougherty County’s gross tax digest is owned by nonprofits and, therefore, is non-taxable.
Note to GOP re Benghazi: Stop calling it Watergate, Iran-contra, bigger than both, etc. First, it might well be, but we don’t know. History will judge. Second, overhyping will only diminish the importance of the scandal if it doesn’t meet presidency-breaking standards. Third, focusing on the political effects simply plays into the hands of Democrats desperately claiming that this is nothing but partisan politics.
Regardless of your opinion of the ongoing battle between Phoebe Putney Health System and the Federal Trade Commission over the fate of Phoebe North (the former Palmyra Medical Center), the uncertainty surrounding the issue is a hindrance to economic development in the metro Albany area.
Letter to the Editor
In a letter to the editor, James King of Albany says that a writer offers history of slave trading.
Letter to the Editor
In a letter to the editor, Warren D. Grant of Albany says that American children are too pampered.
Letter to the Editor
In a letter to the editor, Duane "Banjo" Davis of Pelham says that Christianity is no threat to the U.S. military.
- Thumbs Up - May 20, 2013
- Battle over Phoebe North stalling growth 2 comments
- Education makes difference in life 2 comments
- DCSS showing signs of progress 7 comments
- IRS profiled Tea Party, conservatives 12 comments
- Thumbs Up! - May 13, 2013
- The numbers are in for America’s moms
- Hot cars are no place for children
- Paula Deen museum cooks up exciting possibilities 16 comments
- Health reform may be unhealthy for politicians 3 comments
Letters to the Editor
- Writer offers history of slave trading 1 comment
- American children are too pampered
- Christianity no threat to the U.S. military 7 comments
- No free rides for cosmetologists
- Education coverage needs balance 1 comment
- Frantz family offers thanks
- Volunteers impact the community
- Who supported the Boston bombers? 1 comment
- Gun bill defeat a win for big business 24 comments
- Failed gun law would have been ineffective 1 comment
- Higher learning and the college mind 2 comments
- What is going on with democracy in this country?
- Some whistle-blowers have lost their nerve 1 comment
- Something’s awry at White House
- Dougherty schools’ parents have been asleep too long 34 comments
- Not it when it comes to ‘not it’
- City considers nonprofit PILOT funding 19 comments
- Redacted truth, subjunctive outrage 1 comment
- Washington circus steals the spotlight
- Looking Back - May 19, 2013
- BLOG: Despite lack of skilled manufacturing in U.S., Apple to make new Mac line here
- Discretionary tax fund 'list' a must for local leaders 1 comment
- Is the city set to kill the multimodal project? 1 comment
- Commissioners bid adieu to the mayor in their own unique fashion 3 comments
- Wealth gap growing between Congressmen and constituents? Not in SOWEGA, at least not on paper
- First election prediction? There will be a runoff
- Voting: That was easy
- Edwards' little tax problem 2 comments