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Yarbrough: For .0000127 cents apiece, Ralston could have gone to Powder Springs

Things are in a mess under the Gold Dome and I may be responsible.

February 19, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Thoughts on Mexico, Egypt and UGA

State Rep. Rich Golick, R-Smyrna, is one of the more able members of the Georgia General Assembly and a serious young man not given to hyperbole. When he gets upset, it is noteworthy.

February 12, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Finally, a call for teacher input

House Majority Whip Ed Lindsey, R-Atlanta, and I decided to quit lobbing mortars at each other and do what we should have done earlier: talk about his proposed legislation to evaluate teachers.

February 05, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Speaker’s trip was a Thanksgiving turkey

I wonder if our intrepid public servants at the Gold Dome understand how arrogant and out-of-touch they look to We the Unwashed - or if they even care.

January 29, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Ice doesn’t chill out Georgia media, politics

The past week you would have thought we were living in two different states. North of the Gnat Line, it seemed like Siberia. Even possums and yard dogs were hugging each other trying to stay warm. South of the line, folks assumed that God was punishing North Georgia for having taken most of the political power in the last election.

January 22, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: To my grandsons — faster not always better

To Nicholas Wansley and Brian and Thomas Yarbrough:

January 15, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Evaluate society, not just teachers

Oh great. Now, the Obama administration is getting involved in public education in Georgia.

January 08, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Goodbye 2010, hello good friends

Good grief! I haven't gotten used to writing 2010 yet and 2011 is here.

January 01, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: There still is much to believe in at Christmastime

I believe in Christmas.

December 18, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Training center works hard to keep us safer

Two things keep me awake at night: The threat of terrorism and wondering what, if nything, our federal government is doing about it.

December 11, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Under orders to give good news only

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states clearly that nobody can infringe on my right of free speech. You can get in serious trouble for that.

December 04, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Remembering what’s truly important

This is an opportune time of year to take stock of our blessings. Actually, every day should be a time of thanksgiving, but it seems we are too busy being too busy to appreciate just how blessed we are.

November 27, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Deal’s team short a few key players

Rats. It looks as though I have not been selected to be a member of Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's transition team.

November 20, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Only another 9/11 will fix border

The next time the illegal immigration advocates start whining about the poor Mexican workers coming into the United States to "do jobs we won't do" and to "make a better life for their families," please inform them that the porous border between lawless Mexico and the U.S. is also letting in drugs at a scale almost beyond description and that Atlanta is a major distribution hub for the hombres.

November 13, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Thoughts on NPR, teachers and 3 wise men

Let's hold off on dissecting the general elections until the political pundits have had their say. They don't know any more than you and I do - after all, we are the voters - but they think they do and telling them otherwise might offend them. Political pundits can be very sensitive.

November 06, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Retired Atlanta banker dreams of peace through art

I believe each of us has an obligation to leave this a better world than we found it.

April 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: State senator makes his case for religious freedom bill

A couple of weeks ago, I was highly critical of the efforts of proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and particularly of State Sen ...

April 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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