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Oglesby: On Tiger, taxes and a super century

It's good Tiger Woods now is making amends for his transgressions though he hasn't said when he's returning to the tour. He may not know himself.

March 02, 2010 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: Voters still want to elect state officers

Gov. Perdue's idea of letting governors appoint cabinet-type officers has considerable merit, but with the possible exception of one, it would be tough to get all four by the legislature, then doomed in voter ratification.

February 16, 2010 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: Solutions at hand, if both sides work at it

While elated the elephant erased the donkey's veto-proof Senate with a victory in Massachusetts, I hope the GOP doesn't again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. While the vote clearly repudiated President Barack Obama, most specifically the health plan, it even more signaled that voters want action and progress on problems including health care and other major issues, now. They don't want to see partisan efforts solely to weaken Obama, even more at the expense of effective governance.

February 02, 2010 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: Home prices, shot puts and census

It's depressing to read the thick section(s) of The Times devoted fully to home foreclosures week after week, particularly those of us who have houses on the market that have been sitting vacant for months attracting no potential buyer interest.

January 19, 2010 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: GOP must work as a team in Capitol

David Ralston, soon to be new GOP speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, is in a position to ensure that his party keeps control of the House and the governorship this year. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has the Senate in line. That is, unless the leadership really snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, as Republicans have been known to do at all levels.

January 05, 2010 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: A promising speaker, a wayward Tiger

David Ralston is going to make a good Speaker of the Georgia House. As The Times reported, he has close ties to Hall County, including a stint as a reporter for The Times.

December 22, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: Right calls on Afghan war, mayor vote

Let this frequent critic of President Barack Obama's qualifications, philosophy, lack of needed experience and most programs give him credit that is due. He got it basically and mostly right on Afghanistan, much to the chagrin of his liberal political base which seemingly forgets a president's greatest responsibility is national security.

December 08, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: On well-wishers, a late friend, lottery

The response to my thyroid cancer treatment column has been overwhelming and unexpected. The biggest surprise was so few people knew we had such a nuclear medicine facility in Hall County. Several had family members that had been through it, one several years ago in Columbus. I told executive editor Mitch Clarke I would keep tabs on response numbers, a promise I can't fully keep.

November 24, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: Radiation, isolation team up to conquer cancer

After I had a spell earlier this year that my fantastic primary physician team, Dr. Sumner and nurse Robin, suspected was a stroke. A brain scan confirmed I'd had two light ones.

November 10, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: Obama’s prize effort is hardly noble

Nobel Prizes in all kinds of fields from research, literature and medicine to politics were considered the international pinnacle in the particular field, awarded for outstanding accomplishment. I was always proud when an American was so honored.

October 27, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: Huckabee has a strong base in GOP

Key aspirants to the GOP presidential nomination must put aside differences and work together as a cohesive team following the lead of an agreed principal spokesperson and message coordinator if the party hopes to take over at least the House with a long shot at the Senate next year. After 2010, they can square off in the battle for the nomination.

October 13, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: One GOP leader shows he can deliver

Far too much on both sides of the aisle has been made of S.C. Rep. Joe Wilson's intemperate outburst at the joint session of Congress. As he should have, he apologized to the president. As he shouldn't have, he refused to apologize to Congress for violating its rules. He could have prevented the furor by telling the House he overreacted and was sorry for that.

September 29, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: GOP should follow Kennedy’s lead

This is not a contradiction. Ted Kennedy was one reason I always opposed term limits except in the case of the presidency.

September 15, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: Pancakes, mentors and planning for the end

The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is just over two weeks away, from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. This is THE informal social event of the season.

September 01, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Oglesby: Lineup keeps shifting for 2010 races

As predicted in the last column, new developments for the 2010 elections continue to change the political landscape on a near daily basis. This column is written early because I will have been hospitalized during its deadline period.

August 18, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


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