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King: What if mankind is done for?

When National Public Radio does a series on life after death, you know the question of what happens to us after we die is more than just a religious matter.

October 22, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: US science lag doesn't add up

The man in the checkout line bought a six-pack of beer, a gallon jug of cheap red wine and a frozen eggplant Parmesan casserole. An interesting combination, I thought. Apparently the young fellow bagging the items recognized the man, who had done some tutoring at the local high school.

October 08, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: More guns don’t make us safer

Again ... another mass shooting. Again ... the shooter is killed. We will never know exactly why he did this awful thing. Apparently he was mentally ill, but that alone is not an explanation.

September 24, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: We must be our brothers’ keepers

"Am I my brother's keeper?"

September 10, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Opinions shouldn’t deter facts

Opinions - we all have them. I wish I could find some acceptable way to repeat the standard joke about opinions, but this is a respectable family paper. If you don't know what I am talking about, ask a friend.

August 27, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Free speech precious, but abused

Moods, personal ups and downs, are cyclical. Even the most cheerful of optimists have their bad days, and pessimists have been known to smile occasionally. According to a friend who tracks cycles in the stock market, the public has moods swings as well. At present he is looking back through old media photos of public figures. Think Franklin D. Roosevelt at Yalta. Mostly, those fellows looked pretty grim.

August 13, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: We keep enabling our political problems

What do we mean when we say someone is an "enabler?"

July 23, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: There's more to being human than gender

Could the first Man be a woman?

July 09, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Learning to love the weeds

I've just discovered gardening!

June 25, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: We all have a voice in our health care

The first mistake was calling it Obamacare.

Apparently that moniker was coined by Hillary Clinton back in 2008 when she ran against Barack Obama in the primaries. She called her own plan Clintoncare. We're talking about national health coverage. Why not call it that? Because the name is politically neutral -- neither a rallying cry for one side nor a cudgel for the other.

June 11, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: When risk needs to be taken seriously

Americans are risk takers.

May 28, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Root of gun violence can be found in human brain

Last week, NPR announced that a bullet had been successfully fired from a plastic gun. The big news is this: The gun came from a 3-D printer. So much for gun control, for background checks and any other measure to reduce the number of easily available handguns in the nation.

May 14, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Our world is facing traumatic stress

Almost everyone knows what post-traumatic stress disorder is. Just to be clear: PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur when an individual under goes a sudden trauma.

April 30, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Preserving views for others we can’t see on our own

My husband and I are part owners of family property. Since we are the only family members living in Georgia, the cellphone people came to us when they began looking for a new tower location in this area.

April 16, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Defining the nature of our reality

I always read the Rev. Billy Graham's column when it appears in the paper. He is about as fundamentalist as they come, but I find I often agree with him, if I translate his statements from his simple one-dimensional language to something deeper and more universal.

April 02, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists

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Joan King: We need a single voice of reason to speak for nation

When I came to Georgia in 1955, it was a one-party state. The Democrats were the only game in town. After 1964, when Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Right Act, he told Bill Moyers he'd just delivered the South to the Republicans for the next 50 years. He was right.

January 27, 2015 | Joan King | Community columnists

Joan King: Mankind is destined to evolve from destroyers to creators

I saw my brother do it when he was a kid. My husband said he did the same thing: spend hours making a model airplane and then one day, set it on fire and launch it from the highest window in the house. All that work, down in flames. Kaput!

January 13, 2015 | Joan King | Community columnists


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