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Oglesby: Mathis was a true visionary giant

He touched so many lives in so many ways it seems everyone had some type of positive relationship with the late James Mathis. I'm no exception.

July 21, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists

Corn: We should cut our debt by inflating the dollar

Einstein famously dismissed common sense as the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18. Given today's financial complexity, we will require much more than common sense to overcome the economic difficulties we face.

July 20, 2009 | By Jesse Corn Guest columnist | Community columnists

Cornelius: Old Testament violence not the real threat

Joan King ("Faith Gone Wrong Can Lead to War," June 16) is right about blood flowing freely in the Old Testament. Of course there's much more as well: truth and wisdom; great poetry; the thoughtful puzzling of men and women over God's will and ways; stories about the Israelites and their relationship to God, one another, and the peoples around them.

July 17, 2009 | Tack Cornelius | Community columnists

Thomas: Nation’s founders understood man’s flawed nature

I have found common ground for liberals and conservatives. In general, most liberals have a significant distrust of corporate America, as well as a somewhat healthy distrust of capitalism.

July 16, 2009 | Trevor Thomas | Community columnists

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 | 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

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