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Goldberg: Resentment behind waning patriotism of liberals

You wouldn't think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America.

July 04, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | Community columnists


Crawford: Speaker must make a choice

As the speaker of the Georgia House, David Ralston is one of the most powerful men at the state Capitol. Gov. Nathan Deal is the only person at the Gold Dome who has more political clout.

July 02, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Digging a deeper hole at Plant Vogtle

What's the first thing you do when you find yourself in a hole? Stop digging!

July 01, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Guest column: My Hard Rock Hotel middle-aged adventure

Since my girlfriend couldn't get a reservation for us at the San Diego Hilton, she assumed the next closest hotel to the conference she was attending would be equally swell, something called the Hard Rock Hotel.

June 29, 2014 | By Douglas Young Guest columnist | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Retired general seeks hope in Iraq

In my home hangs a photograph of a rather large and deep hole on the side of an asphalt road. It is the aftermath of an Improvised Explosive Device - or in more simple terms, a homemade bomb - that went off just as the Humvee in which I was riding passed over it.

June 28, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: An inspiring athlete’s power of perseverance

When Nicolai "Nico" Calabria was born, his mother phoned her sister. Excitedly, she told the new aunt about the baby's blond curls and blue eyes, that he weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces. Then she added, "He only has one leg."

June 27, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: A voice in the great circle of politics

Norm Woodel is one of those people in the world of politics whose face may not be that well known, but whose voice is right in the thick of it.

June 25, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Heaven can wait — I've got Athens

I have said it before but it bears repeating: If I don't qualify for heaven (a distinct possibility), my preferred alternates are: a. Athens, Ga., on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon; b. Athens, Ga., on a warm spring day; or c. Athens, Ga., on any day.

June 21, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Kingston gives Perdue an opening

It all seemed to be breaking the right way for Rep. Jack Kingston after the Senate Republican primary.

June 18, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Little things can add up quickly

Does anybody actually listen to robo phone calls?

June 17, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Big-leaguer found his dream

Before the start of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Billy Payne, the organization's CEO, reminded everyone that while much of the attention during the Games would be focused on the high-profile athletes, not to forget that all 10,000 athletes from the 107 countries represented were and would forever be Olympians - a title very few people in the world would ever attain.

June 14, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Story closes on iconic local bookstore

I hate when a local business closes. The only exception is when the long-time owners are folding up shop so they can move to the tropics.

June 13, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Some lawmakers never learn

The people we send to the state Capitol to pass our laws have always reminded me of a goofy, flop-eared puppy that keeps making mistakes as it romps inside the house. No matter how many times you rub their noses in it, they never seem to learn from their mistakes.

June 11, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Robbins: Adventures in finding a baby sitter

We have now reached another milestone in our family's history where we no longer require the hiring of baby sitters.

June 09, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Sea Island developers tell their side of story

I wrote recently about the concerns of environmental groups over a proposal by the owners of Sea Island to develop 7.2 acres on the south end of the island. They say that the land is too fragile for the proposed development.

June 07, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Crawford: Transportation fixes hit a dead end in Ga.

The overall disrepair of Georgia's roads and bridges has reached the point where the state's political and business leaders agree "something must be done."

December 17, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Pilgrims seek spiritual fire

The Public Service Commission meets today for a semiannual review. I'll be there. I'm anxious to see what the commissioners have to say about cost overruns at Plant Vogtle, Georgia Power's nuclear facility near Waynesboro.

December 16, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Charters school progressing in Georgia

You may recall I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012, creating the State Charter School Commission to allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools in Georgia.

December 14, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Maybe I was wrong about charter school changes

You may recall I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012, creating the State Charter School Commission to allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools in Georgia.

December 13, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Goldberg: Torture forces hard thinking

For a long time I resisted the word "torture" when discussing the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used against high-value captives in the war on terror. I don't think I can do that anymore.

December 12, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | Community columnists


Parker: Feminism sees the right

WASHINGTON - It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a few signs here and there give one hope.

December 11, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Community columnists


Crawford: State keeps lawyers working

Each year, according to the National Conference of Bar Examiners, about 55,000 people pass the bar exam in the United States, which admits them to the practice of law.

December 10, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Yarbrough: On a postgame exile in Bora Bora

This was written in a cave somewhere in Greater Bora Bora. The column was floated across the ocean in an RC Cola bottle to this newspaper. (I have no idea how the editors got it from bottle to print. I assumed that if editors can figure out where commas go, they ought to be able to figure out how to print a column in a bottle.)

December 06, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Change is coming in Georgia, but slowly

Last month's election results were a reminder that, for all its demographic changes, Georgia is still a conservative state.

December 03, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Missouri ruling reveals our own biases

I spent a good bit of last week trying to pull together a column on the riots in Ferguson, Mo.

December 02, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Carl Sanders — A great man, a Georgia giant

On my "To Do" list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for the University of Georgia's former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. I knew he would like the idea and perhaps could jerk a few chains I seem to have been unable to rattle thus far.

November 29, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Sanders is a man for his time

The death of former Gov. Carl Sanders is a reminder of how much the times and the state he ran during the 1960s have changed.

November 26, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Wingnuts and weenies; Junior’s early peek at 2016

I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.

November 22, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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