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Glazer: Holiday gunplay just one more thing to worry about

I once heard a mother say, "To be a parent is to never again know peace of mind." At the time I was childless and I thought she was being melodramatic. Now, with 23 years of parenting behind me, I can certainly see her point.

January 08, 2010 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Crawford: Will lawmakers still pursue the trivial?

The General Assembly is back in session as of Monday, but it's going to be very different this year when our lawmakers gather under the Gold Dome.

January 06, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

Oglesby: GOP must work as a team in Capitol

David Ralston, soon to be new GOP speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, is in a position to ensure that his party keeps control of the House and the governorship this year. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has the Senate in line. That is, unless the leadership really snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, as Republicans have been known to do at all levels.

January 05, 2010 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists

Nichols: Marking another year of joys, setbacks

Looking back at the past year, I see that some good and some not so good events took place in my life.

January 04, 2010 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists

Yarbrough: It’s a new year, but don’t tell the shrimp

You can stick a fork in 2009. It is done. I can't say I am sad to see it go except that it puts me one year closer to the ultimate conversation with my Maker, who can't wait to hear my excuses for a life not lived as well as He and I would have liked.

January 02, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Corn: South has come too far to split again

Over the past year we have seen an increase in public sentiment supporting secession as a viable mode of political action in the South, with recent examples in a letter to The Times outlining the constitutional legality of states' rights and in an article about the more public stance of the secession focused Abbeville Institute in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

January 01, 2010 | Community columnist | Community columnists

Crawford: Georgia politics 2009 — A year of quitters

You could call 2009 "the year of the quitter" in Georgia politics.

December 30, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

King: Looking at life through young eyes

As I write this, it's Christmas day. I'm smack up against the deadline for this column, and I've had writer's block all week.

December 29, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists

Yarbrough: Some treasures money can’t buy

I am a rich man, a man of incalculable wealth.

December 26, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Glazer: He’s no Lola, but he’s growing on us

I've decided the only thing an adult dog and a puppy have in common is that they are both carbon-based life forms.

December 25, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Nichols: The joy of music fills Christmas season

When I entered middle school, which we called junior high school, I asked my parents if I could begin taking music lessons so I could join the marching band that played at all our football games and parades. They said yes, and retrieved two dusty coated saxophones, one an alto in B flat, the other a C melody. My parents had played in a church band before I was born.

December 24, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists

Crawford: GOP hopes the scandals go away

This has not been a happy holiday season for Republicans who hold the reins of power at Georgia's capitol. One after another, embarrassing scandals have thrown a harsh light on the ethical shortcomings of the state's political leaders.

December 23, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

Oglesby: A promising speaker, a wayward Tiger

David Ralston is going to make a good Speaker of the Georgia House. As The Times reported, he has close ties to Hall County, including a stint as a reporter for The Times.

December 22, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists

Nichols: Capital cities at the hub of a nation’s identity

Capital cities serve as the central hub of the government of a country.

December 21, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists

Yarbrough: Ideas for new mayor, KSU football

Random thoughts on random subjects:

December 19, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

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