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Yarbrough: Why should teachers believe state politicians?

My son-in-law, Dr. Ted Wansley, teaches at Whitewater High School in Fayette County and coaches the school's cross-country teams. He is also a National Board Certified teacher.

October 17, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Glazer: Here’s wishing everyone can find their own Lola

Last week, our dog, Lola, died. Just like that. She hadn't been sick or feeble, even though in dog years she was probably older than Jimmy Carter.

October 16, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

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 | 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

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Essay: Nation’s military used as toy soldiers by civilian leaders

Monday will mark the 50th anniversary of that muggy October morning I scrambled off a bus and stepped onto a set of yellow footprints at ...

October 04, 2015 | By Ron Martz | Community columnists

Dick Yarbrough: Aliens take a pass on invading Earth

Knock! Knock! "Open the door, please!"

October 03, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Tom Crawford: Legislator passes on HOPE of education to others

If you tried to find a state legislator who opposed the HOPE Scholarship, you couldn't do it.

September 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

Dick Yarbrough: High school anglers get hooked, join the clubs

Mark Gintert might just have the best job in America. An avid outdoorsman and a successful businessman, Gintert is the national youth director of The ...

September 26, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Tom Crawford: Immigration in the cross hairs in 2016 race

It was one of those pleasant September afternoons when you can feel the heat of summer giving way as the seasons change.

September 23, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

Dave Casper: Equinox twins return to the splendor of the mountains

The autumnal equinox is just around the corner. Run for the hills!

September 22, 2015 | By Dave Casper Community columnist | Community columnists


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