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Nichols: Obama’s ‘fireside chats’ could be teaching moments

As a preteen in the 1930s, my first contact with politics came when I joined my family in front of the Philco radio in our living room to listen to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "fireside chats." Most Americans did the same thing.

September 21, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists

Yarbrough: I've got the perfect Green Czar choice

Dear Mr. President:

September 19, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Glazer: A family surprise, bought and paid for

No doubt about it, some of the best things in life are surprises.

September 18, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Crawford: GSU's Curry supplies missing ingredient

Georgia State University seems to have everything going for it: the second-largest enrollment of any state college, a campus that is revitalizing downtown Atlanta with all the new buildings going up, and a sterling reputation as one of the University System's four research institutions (a status it shares with UGA, Georgia Tech and the Medical College of Georgia).

September 16, 2009 | Tom Crawford | 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

Guest column: Let’s show community how we ‘Live United’

Through the years, the United Way Annual Campaign has become synonymous with fall and the changing of the season. And as we have for the past 62 years, we launched that effort last week.

September 13, 2009 | By Jackie Wallace Guest columnist | Community columnists

Guest column: ‘Costa Rica or bust’ for mission work

Today's the day.

September 13, 2009 | By Sarah Beth Little Guest columnist | Community columnists

Yarbrough: Reflecting on the sudden loss of a young life

If you will allow me a moment of personal privilege, it has been one year since our grandson, Zack Wansley, collapsed and died while training for the Thanksgiving Day Marathon in Atlanta. He was 22.

September 12, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Thomas: Why not pay-as-you-go state budgets?

In these tough economic times, much has been reported on the difficulties that local, state, and federal governments have had setting their budgets. Even with layoffs, furloughs, pay-cuts, tax increases and so on, politicians at all levels are still facing some very difficult budget decisions.

September 10, 2009 | Trevor Thomas | Community columnists

Crawford: Questions loom on political landscape

Now that we are turning the corner on summer and moving into the fall season, let's try to answer some of the questions hanging over Georgia's political landscape.

September 09, 2009 | Tom Crawford | 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

Nichols: Congress’ current health plan won’t cut costs

As I recovered from a knee replacement surgery in the beautiful north tower of our Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and later in a week in a rehabilitation facility and then my home, I had lots of time to think about the health care insurance proposal from President Barack Obama now being considered by the House of Representatives. I realize we also need to see the version to be considered by the Senate that should appear soon.

September 07, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists

Yarbrough: Be safe, America, and never forget

It has been eight years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington killed some 3,000 innocent people. How soon we forget.

September 05, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Glazer: Look beyond SATs to find local school successes

Cognitive dissonance is the uncomfortable feeling caused when an individual holds two contradictory ideas at the same time. That's the feeling I get when I think about education in Hall County.

September 04, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Crawford: State school leadership ‘needs improvement’

As the election for governor drew closer in 2002, the Republican challenger Sonny Perdue was beating up on Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes with anything he could find.

September 02, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

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