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Archive By Author - Joan King


King: Looking at life through young eyes

As I write this, it's Christmas day. I'm smack up against the deadline for this column, and I've had writer's block all week.

December 29, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: US isn’t going to win war in Afghanistan

The U.S. isn't going to "win" in Afghanistan.

December 15, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: A personal issue becomes public

Back in the late '80s, I wrote a column, actually an open letter to the Georgia legislature, that began: "The abortion issue threatens to split the spiritual fabric of our nation."

December 01, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Common humanity lost amid tragedy

"He wanted to be part of something bigger than himself."

November 17, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Evil indeed lurks in our valley

A number of years ago, maybe in the 1980s, I paid a visit to a friend in New York state who taught English at a local college. I was with her the day the class assignment included a story about the Holocaust.

November 03, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Keeping nuclear power safe too costly

Our daughter, Susan, is dating a self-described "conservative." I've been labeled - by others, not me - as "a liberal." We all get along just fine; however, the boyfriend is pro-nuclear. I'm not. In fact, I am on the board of Nuclear Watch South, part of a nationwide watchdog service (look us up at www.nonukesyouall.org).

October 20, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Communicating today is easier, yet also harder

When I couldn't reach my brother's home in New Jersey, (I had the wrong area code) I dialed his cell phone. He picked up on the first ring with, "Hey, Joan. Is everything OK?"

October 06, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: How we use our brain sets us apart

Use your brain!

September 22, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Movies may reflect society’s psyche

I love movies. I've loved them since my parents took me to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. I was 5 years old and hid under the seat during the scary parts. In my teens, when others went to Saturday football games, I could be found at the local cinema.

September 08, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Health arguments paint a false picture

U.S. democracy may be imploding, eating itself up from within. Constitutionally guaranteed free speech has become the right to say absolutely anything, no matter how untrue or inflammatory. The right of assembly approaches mob rule, and hostility toward a legally elected president drifts toward insurrection. How did this happen?

August 25, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Big money influence thwarts health reform

Who owns America? Not you and me, that's for sure, and that's why Americans don't have universal health coverage.

August 11, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Lack of trust leads to wild speculation

People are fascinated by conspiracy theories. Conspiracies are the basis of blockbuster movies like "Angels and Demons," the fuel that feeds the anti-global warming folks, and the force that prompts people to deny the Holocaust. Some conspiracy buffs even believe 9/11 was an inside job engineered by our own government.

July 28, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Politics getting in the way of climate solutions

Facts be damned. According to social critic Thomas Mann (1875-1955), everything is politics.

July 14, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Iranians don’t need US to interfere

The bumper sticker read, "Not Fooled By The Media." I lacked the nerve to track down the owner of the car and ask exactly what he meant by it.

June 30, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Faith gone wrong can lead to war

Our granddaughter's school requires all eighth-grade students to study the Old Testament. The course is called World Religions, but the text comes from the Bible. In high school, students study the New Testament.

June 16, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


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King: Our money goes for a boondoggle

It has been just over two months since I wrote a column about Georgia Power, the Public Service Commission and the construction of two additional nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. I can hear President Ronald Reagan's voice now: "There you go again."

September 09, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


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