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Crawford: Thank you, governor, for a wise veto

Sonny Perdue has been an easy target for the media during the years he has headed state government.

May 20, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: The grip of hate is all-powerful

Love has many faces; hate is a matter of degree.

May 19, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


Nichols: There’s nothing romantic about pirates

Last month, President Barack Obama gave the command for the Navy Seals to use force to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips from four pirates in the waters off Somalia. They succeeded.

May 18, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Cornelius: In defense of politics and politicians

Americans love democracy, but mostly hate politics. Many would rid us of politics if they could. They say things like: "We'll never get good government until we get rid of all the politics and politicians."

May 18, 2009 | Tack Cornelius | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Dr. Gil indeed can pray up a storm

My hair is wet. My socks are mildewed. My joints ache. There is a torrent of water running down the street, and more rain is on the way. Drought? What drought?

May 16, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Kids are out of sight, out of mind too often

When I sat down to write this column, I'd planned to talk about the whole Miss California/Perez Hilton debacle.

May 15, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: South gearing up to fight an old war again

As he worked his way through dozens of bill signings last week, Gov. Sonny Perdue put his signature on SB 27, a measure that designates April as Confederate Heritage/History Month and sets the stage for the upcoming observance of the Civil War sesquicentennial.

May 14, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Oglesby: Deal may be GOP’s best chance

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal gave up a safe seat with his announced candidacy for governor. Even so, the pros seem to outweigh the cons. My analysis:

May 12, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Guest column: Secession talk recalls South’s ugly history

Recent calls for secession from politicians in Georgia and Texas have brought to the surface some troubling undercurrents swirling beneath our region's political waters.

May 11, 2009 | By Jesse Corn Guest columnist | Community columnists


Corn: Secession talk recalls South’s ugly history

Recent calls for secession from politicians in Georgia and Texas have brought to the surface some troubling undercurrents swirling beneath our region's political waters.

May 10, 2009 | Jesse Corn Guest columnist | Community columnists


Yarbrough: The future looks bright from here

After too long an absence, I finally returned to sacred ground at the University of Georgia. For all my babbling about my love for UGA, I have not felt welcomed there for several years.

May 09, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Thomas: Liberal hypocrisy on torture is torturous itself

It is refreshing to see that so many liberals have discovered their moral compass. In their lust to claim the moral high ground over conservatives, along with their lust to discredit the previous administration and all of its conservative policies (and to prosecute as many of them as possible), liberals have decided that the "torture" of three al-Qaida figures in 2002 and 2003 is the issue with which to pursue their desired ends.

May 08, 2009 | Trevor Thomas | Community columnists


Lott: Conscience and the rule of law should prevail in torture debate

The lessons to be learned from the U.S. practice of torture by the Bush-Cheney administration are basically threefold:

May 08, 2009 | By Harold Lott hlott16@yahoo.com | Community columnists


Crawford: Field is nearly set for 2010 race

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal stepped up in front of several hundred supporters Friday morning in Gainesville to declare that he too will run for governor next year, a decision that probably closes out the field of candidates in the Republican primary.

May 07, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Shipp: Marching to secession once again

Suppose you woke up one bright morning and you were no longer an American. You were a documented Georgian or Southerner, but no longer a citizen of the United States.

May 06, 2009 | Bill Shipp | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: One man who defined a successful life

Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall. All good students. All excellent athletes. All standing resolutely before a large assemblage to pay tribute to their grandfather, Rob Neely, who passed away recently after a courageous battle with cancer. And what a tribute it was.

June 27, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: SC flag debate has familiar ring to Georgians

It's as if we stepped into a time machine and went 15 years back into the past.

June 24, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Remembering a special man and all he taught me

It has been 31 years since he passed away and not a day goes by that I don't miss him, especially on Father's Day.

June 20, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Will Isakson now face a challenger in 2016 race?

Until the morning of June 10, next year's U.S. Senate race appeared to be already settled.

June 17, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


‘Of the dead, nothing unless good’

Speaking ill of the dead and their grieving relatives is something that those of us with any social graces tend to avoid. We take the higher road out of respect for those who have passed, no matter how much we may have disliked them or how vile they may have been, primarily because they no longer are able to defend themselves, at least in public.

June 14, 2015 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com | Community columnists


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