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Crawford: You’ve got a lone friend at the PSC

Starting now and for years to come, many Georgians are going to see increases every month in their electricity and natural gas bills.

October 14, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Oglesby: Huckabee has a strong base in GOP

Key aspirants to the GOP presidential nomination must put aside differences and work together as a cohesive team following the lead of an agreed principal spokesperson and message coordinator if the party hopes to take over at least the House with a long shot at the Senate next year. After 2010, they can square off in the battle for the nomination.

October 13, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Yarbrough: My right-left identity crisis is making me nuts

I am having an identity crisis.

October 10, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Corn: Quest for progress starts with bringing soldiers home

As President Barack Obama wrestles with the request of more troops by his chief commander in Afghanistan, it presents an opportune moment to consider our continued presence there. A presence, which I believe takes away far too many of our young people.

October 09, 2009 | By Jesse Corn Guest columnist | Community columnists


Crawford: Phone books go way of buggy whips

The telephone book was once a familiar part of everyone's household. Some of the directories were big enough and heavy enough to be used as doorstoppers, but everybody would use them at some point to look up a neighbor's number or just check to make sure the phone company had listed their own name and address correctly.

October 07, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Communicating today is easier, yet also harder

When I couldn't reach my brother's home in New Jersey, (I had the wrong area code) I dialed his cell phone. He picked up on the first ring with, "Hey, Joan. Is everything OK?"

October 06, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


Nichols: Lying, shoes and politics historically go together

Although I deeply cherish the American freedom of speech as found in our unique Constitution, I worry about the lack of civility that has become widespread recently throughout the country.

October 05, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Tooting my horn for marching bands

A young man asked recently if I would write a letter on his behalf, recommending him to the University of Georgia. That was an easy request. The lad is as bright as a newly-minted penny and I have no doubts that if UGA remains his first choice, he will excel there as he has done in one of the more academically-demanding private schools in our state.

October 03, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: An average day, in my average life, on the Web

If you own a computer and have access to the Internet, odds are you have a guilty pleasure or two. No, I'm not talking about online porn or gambling sites. I'm talking about Web sites that have nothing to do with work or school, sites that you bookmark and visit often, maybe too often.

October 02, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Casper: Mama was an old-fashioned conservative

My mother was a conservative, the kind that would make John McCain look like a raging left-wing liberal.

October 01, 2009 | By Dave Casper dcasper@nortonnorthga.com | Community columnists


Crawford: At times, we need government’s aid

One of the themes underlying this year's waves of political protests - whether anti-tax, anti-Obama, anti-health care reform, whatever - is that government in all its forms should be abolished.

September 30, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Oglesby: One GOP leader shows he can deliver

Far too much on both sides of the aisle has been made of S.C. Rep. Joe Wilson's intemperate outburst at the joint session of Congress. As he should have, he apologized to the president. As he shouldn't have, he refused to apologize to Congress for violating its rules. He could have prevented the furor by telling the House he overreacted and was sorry for that.

September 29, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Carter is poster boy for hypocrisy

I don't know how Jimmy Carter can look himself in the mirror. He has made hypocrisy an art form.

September 26, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Lawmakers should mind how they vote

When Republicans gained control of the Georgia House after the 2004 elections, the party leadership saw a political issue they were sure would be a winner: sex offenders.

September 23, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: How we use our brain sets us apart

Use your brain!

September 22, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: It pays really well to be a university president in Georgia

The state Board of Regents, which makes the decisions on how the University System is operated, voted on April 14 to raise tuition rates at Georgia's public colleges by as much as 9 percent.

May 27, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Guest column: ‘Pro-choice’ shouldn’t apply to just one issue

The defining feature of a free society is every individual enjoying the freedom to make choices, good and bad, within the law. Enjoying the liberty to make your own choices is highly valued. So political groups market themselves as supporting Americans' autonomy of choice.

May 25, 2015 | By Douglas Young Guest columnist | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A not-so-noble Nobel spat in Atlanta

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for president of the United States (or what's left of it).

May 23, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: GOP chooses a practical path with party leader

Georgia Republicans chose electoral pragmatism over ideological purity when they elected their state chairman last weekend, but it was a close call.

May 20, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Joan King: When humanity requires it, it's our duty to speak out

Knowing when to speak out and when to hold your peace is a fine art, one that I struggle with every day.

May 19, 2015 | Joan King | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A sincere ‘thank you’ to Georgia’s public school teachers

Dear public school teachers in Georgia:

May 16, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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