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Crawford: A sudden focus on medical marijuana

Nobody at the Capitol was talking about the legalization of marijuana this time last year, but suddenly it's become a leading topic of discussion in the General Assembly.

January 29, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Is birth control issue a debate or a discussion?

What's the difference between a discussion and a debate?

January 28, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Robbins: A guide to skimping with caution

I love to skimp. I get giddy with delight when I save some coin.

January 27, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: What good is a longer life without banana pudding?

I read a news report this week that says while we are living a lot longer in the U.S., people in other countries are living even longer. Bummer.

January 25, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Bear necessities, and a win-win for all

Every family has its little traditions. When I was growing up, each year from the time I was 4 until I entered high school, there was a birthday trip to the Atlanta Zoo. Every August, I would invite a friend and my parents would take us on a day trip.

January 24, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Governor's race puts school funding in focus

State school Superintendent John Barge is on a political suicide mission.

January 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Robbins: Texting cramps my style, and thumbs

For my daughter's 15th birthday last week, her present from her mother and I was a new phone.

January 20, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Don’t let friendships fade away

If this sounds like name-dropping, I apologize but I am trying to make a point here.

January 18, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: State legislators are back, but not for long

When House Speaker David Ralston sat down with reporters last week to discuss the new legislative session, he addressed the question that's been on the mind of every Capitol denizen.

January 15, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Peace is the only sane option

It started with a quote my brother found in a book he was reading, "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes: "History, that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation."

January 14, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Robbins: Black shoes with watermelon − Why not?

My wife is out of town for a couple of days, which means a couple of things.

January 13, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: To my grandson — always aim high

Dear Cameron:

January 11, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: If you’re cold now, trying living under a bridge

I'm writing this on one of the coldest nights I've ever experienced. I'm sitting at the kitchen table encased in flannel pajamas, a fleece robe, earmuffs, a Chenille infinity scarf and two pairs of socks. Across my lap is a heated throw and a space heater buzzes industriously at my feet.

January 10, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: It’s showtime for Ga. politicians

It is far too early to predict who will replace Saxby Chambliss as Georgia's next senator, but it's going to be the most entertaining Senate race voters have seen in a long time.

January 08, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Robbins:Convenience store change tray etiquette

Two of my favorite things in this world are convenience stores and spare change.

January 06, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


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Crawford: Lessons learned from state's primary runoff

There were some important political lessons that should have been learned from last week's runoff election.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Is US a failed state in decline?

The criteria for a failed state are pretty specific: Loss of authority over the use of force, loss of the authority to make collective decisions, inability to provide public services, and the inability to interact with the international community.

July 29, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Taxpayers on the hook for mishandled ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 26, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Plenty of shade in years to come

In less than two weeks I'll celebrate my 60th birthday. Just for giggles, I perused some 60th birthday cards and, well, the outlook suddenly seems sort of grim. The creepiest of all pictured an empty deck chair on an emptier beach and contained these heartwarming words: "A sunrise is beautiful but so is a sunset. /For turning 60 today don't harbor any regret. / The autumn of your life will be so serene./ You will be the happiest that you have ever been."

July 25, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Why Johnny can’t go to college

In less than a month, students will be reporting for fall semester classes at the public colleges that make up the state's University System.

July 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Waxing poetic despite laureate snub

"I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it.

July 19, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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