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Crawford: Money flows slowly in governor’s race

The candidates for governor (well, most of them) released their first campaign disclosure reports last week and the numbers may tell us something about the direction of the 2010 race.

July 15, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Politics getting in the way of climate solutions

Facts be damned. According to social critic Thomas Mann (1875-1955), everything is politics.

July 14, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


Lott: We can’t reform health without addressing causes

We need a new model of health care that is not just more cost effective, but more patient-centered, caring, compassionate and integrative as well.

July 14, 2009 | By Harold Lott hlott16@yahoo.com | Community columnists


Nichols: Businesses focus on profits, politicians on losses

Although socialism promises to be a better system than capitalism, does it actually provide more benefits than a free market system that is based mostly on privately owned and managed institutions?

July 13, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Guest column: Heed the call to public service

It is often described as a clarion call, but it is rarely answered. It may be a cry in the wilderness befalling deaf ears. Or it may be equated to the massive live oak falling in the forest thicket; can it be heard? In today's jargon, its silence may be deafening.

July 12, 2009 | By Emily Dunlap Lawson Guest columnist | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Perdue’s term in office a mixed bag

There is a saying in politics that "perception is reality" and my perception of Gov. Sonny Perdue is that he hasn't exactly shot the lights out in his two terms as Georgia's chief executive.

July 11, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Guest column: ‘Democracy lives’ in the US and worldwide

Do you know the story about the day Thomas Jefferson died? It was just a few hours before John Adams also died, July 4, 1826. Jefferson and Adams were lifelong friends and, at times, bitter philosophical rivals. Jefferson and Adams are also the putative fathers of the modern Democratic and Republican parties, respectively. It's such a great story but it needs an introduction.

July 11, 2009 | By Arturo Corso Guest columnist | Community columnists


Glazer: If sticks fetch cash, what else will?

One of my favorite procrastination strategies is to fire up my trusty laptop and click around through newspapers from all over the world. I tell myself, "I'll clean out the refrigerator right after I see who Sandy Banks has been taking to task in the Los Angeles Times." Or, "the laundry can wait. I want to read all the columns that earned Regina Britt a shot at a Pulitzer."

July 10, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Charter schools are not the magic formula for success

Everybody loves charter schools. Republicans and Democrats alike say that charter schools are a great idea that can solve all the problems of our public education system.

July 07, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Oglesby: Open your mind to the other side

Many times I've lamented in this space about readers being critically incredulous that this conservative columnist would listen and read non-conservative newscasts and talk shows or take publications with a liberal bias. I always felt I wasn't getting it across. Some kept seriously questioning my conservative bona fides.

July 07, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Yarbrough: First Amendment of Constitution belongs to us all

Looking around for something appropriate to say as our nation celebrates its 223rd birthday, I happened to run across an old clipping in my files from Eugene Methvin, one of the finest journalists ever from the state of Georgia.

July 04, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Thomas: Is America a Christian nation?

Given that we are on the doorstep of Independence Day, I thought this the appropriate time again to deal with the true heritage of this great nation. This is especially true in light of President Barack Obama again declaring that America is not a Christian nation.

July 02, 2009 | Trevor Thomas | Community columnists


Crawford: State budget crunch pinches local governments

Georgia's recession has put state government in the same position as a penny-pinching old geezer, the kind who searches under the sofa cushions for lost dimes and quarters or cashes in that jar of pennies he's been hoarding.

July 01, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Iranians don’t need US to interfere

The bumper sticker read, "Not Fooled By The Media." I lacked the nerve to track down the owner of the car and ask exactly what he meant by it.

June 30, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


Nichols: Seeds of socialism sown by industrial revolution

A question being discussed in classrooms and living rooms across the nation is this: Is America on a path to socialism?

June 29, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: Prognosis is grim for Georgia's rural hospitals

If you operate or work for a hospital located in one of Georgia's rural communities, you should be very afraid. There's a strong possibility your hospital will be closing down soon because of financial problems.

March 04, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: An AP history quiz sure to please all

As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board, which administers the tests.

February 28, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Legislators halfway done with little to show for it

Georgia's lawmakers have reached the halfway point of the General Assembly session, raising the question we ask every year: What have they done for you?

February 25, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Joan King: Whatever we may see, there’s always more to story

I am fascinated by the Brian Williams brouhaha. I don't have television and have probably never seen NBC's "Nightly News." I don't follow war stories. Until the recent flap over "misremembering" his experiences in Iraq, the name Brian Williams met nothing to me.

February 24, 2015 | Joan King | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Jekyll Islland holds its fire on thinning deer herd

If you are a supercilious liberal you-know-what or a sanctimonious Bible thumper, I have some good news for you. I am giving you both the week off. Enjoy it while you can. I will be back.

February 21, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Georgia has yet to find a magic formula for schools

Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled his plan last week to fix our low-performing public schools.

February 18, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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