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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. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus. The senator did a smart thing: He reached out and asked for the opportunity to explain his position directly to you.

April 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: State school district No. 181 impacts lives

Even the most casual reader of this space knows that I am bullish on public education. But there is one school system in Georgia that I haven't talked about much even though it is near and dear to my heart.

April 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Political pressure can get results

Before you get your shorts in a wad, the following observations in no way indicate my preference for or opposition to the recent "religious freedom" bill vetoed by Gov. Nathan Deal. My personal opinions are irrelevant to this discussion. Rather, this is a refresher course in Politics 101.

April 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Wife is again in pain, but we're counting blessings

She is not going to be pleased that I have told you this, but we are all family here, even if some of you consider me the illegitimate stepson of the weird cousin that talks with his mouth full.

April 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: What Easter is really all about

Editor's Note: Continuing a long-standing Easter Week tradition in this space.

March 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Reliving a special radio memory from years ago

Long before I was a columnist, a part of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and a corporate suit, I was in broadcasting.

March 19, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Parents have a stake in teacher evaluations

To my friends in the state legislature (and, yes, you are my friends; without you, I wouldn't have a job.):

March 12, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Broccoli aside, here's some positive news to share

I had intended to provide you with an in-depth analysis of the SEC primary this week, but that will have to wait.

March 05, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Public school advocates should organize for ideological war

I had the privilege to speak to several hundred educators in Atlanta last week. I was there to talk about my experiences as a member of the Education Reform Commission but, as is my wont, I soon deviated off the purpose for which I had been invited to speak and into uncharted waters.

February 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Sharing ideas on teachers, nukes, Cam, voting

An alert to Georgia public school teachers: Keep a close watch on these two legislators.

February 20, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Beating plowshares into pistols at state Capitol

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

February 13, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Much-loved fried shrimp are back at St. Simons grill

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.").

February 06, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: State senator wants a helping hand for disabled

Republican state Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia's 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician.

January 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: State of my column — Strong and broccoli-free

My fellow Georgians: Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has given us a nautically themed State of the State address that would have made Moby Dick proud (Ha! Ha! Ha!), I come today to submit to you my annual State of the Column address, better known to many of you as the State of Confusion. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

January 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: School panel did its best for Georgia’s teachers

Dear Georgia public school teachers:

January 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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Dick Yarbrough: A former Georgia first lady worth celebrating

Class, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. In my long years on this planet, I never met a man with more class ...

August 20, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Public school teachers — keep up the good work

Dear public school teachers:

August 13, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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