THE DIXIE DIVA: No one in the South is known by name alone
In the South, everyone has a story. Every name is followed by a few sentences or paragraphs. No one is known by name alone.
OPINION: The Great Robot Freakout of 2015 has begun
In a new survey by CNBC, Americans were asked how concerned they were, if at all, that their jobs could be replaced by technology in the next five years. The level of automation angst was astonishing: About one in eight workers indicated worry about being displaced. Among those earning less than $30,000, it was a whopping one in four.
OPINION: Every word Rand Paul says on foreign policy must pass through a balancing test
Rand Paul has beat a tactical retreat from the front lines of libertarian foreign policy. Having previously proposed slashing defense spending, he now awkwardly embraces increases. Having tracked closely with Obama’s position on Iran, he now prefers negotiation from “a position of strength.”
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OPINION: A little common sense the best antidote for modern-day problems
What America really needs right now are some simple common-sense solutions. And we here at Durstco are honored to offer up a couple of modest proposals.
GUEST COLUMN: The South and the Confederate States of America have been harshly discriminated against
Biased Northern historians have unfairly caused Southern and Confederate history and its heroes, monuments, memorials and flags to be regulated to a role of less importance than deserved in American history, and to be viewed in a negative perspective by much of the American public.
OPINION: There is so much more work to do
In this latest episode of inexplicably brutal police conduct, the video footage is raw and unblinking. This time, a police officer in the South Carolina city of North Charleston shoots an apparently unarmed black man as he flees, striking him several times in the back. The scene provokes bewilderment, disgust and, of course, anger.
OPINION: Civil War victory came at a horrible cost to the nation
The United States emerged as a more cohesive country, with a unifying railroad underway that would soon connect the east coast to the west. And it was a country where the role of women had changed for the better.
OPINION: Change comes when people are willing to take risks
If enough individuals are willing to work to bring about change in their community, change will come.
OPINION: The inspection promises are a farce
Iran’s entire nuclear infrastructure is kept intact, just frozen or repurposed for the length of the deal (about a decade).
THE OLD ROCKER: Four artists had Top 10 hits with same song
Bill Hayes’ Davy Crockett song was the biggest hit of 1955.
OPINION: A kid, a hotdog and a baseball game are about as good as it gets
Baseball’s the kind of special game that let’s you turn back the clock to some favorite memories while you’re making new ones.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: You should hear what youre ignoring
The sign on the door read “Free Hearing Tests Today.” A free hearing test wouldn’t be such a bad idea, I thought, so I pulled a buggy from the corral outside the entrance and pushed inside
OPINION: Curses! Snubbed again!
Fortune Magazine has announced its list of the World’s Greatest Leaders for 2015 and would you believe that I got snubbed again this year?
OPINION: Hillary Clinton may not become the first woman U.S. president
Carly Fiorina, for HP CEO, says that, unlike a male candidate, she could better take on Hillary Clinton: “No matter what that man says, she will play the gender card or the war on women card. She won’t be able to do that with me.”
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- EDITORIAL: Senate trying to fix a problem that does not exist
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- EDITORIAL: Fractures painful, but they do mend
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- Scammers add stress to tax season
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- Time is now to address Georgia's transportation needs
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
- 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