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Pro: Should public colleges be free for all qualified applicants?

WASHINGTON - State universities and community colleges should offer free tuition to all students who academically qualify for admission.

October 06, 2013 | By Don Kusler McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Con: Should public colleges be free for all qualified applicants?

WASHINGTON - Skyrocketing college tuition threatens educational opportunity in America.

October 06, 2013 | By Andrew Kelly McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Con: Do fast-food workers deserve a living wage?

WASHINGTON - Medieval doctors bled their patients with leeches. Far from improving their condition, it left them worse off. Raising the wages of fast-food workers to $15 an hour would produce similar results for those the proposal is intended to help.

September 29, 2013 | By James Sherk McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Pro: Do fast-food workers deserve a living wage?

WASHINGTON - Walkouts and protests by fast-food workers demanding higher wages and collective bargaining rights began last November and spread to 60 cities nationwide at the end of August.

September 29, 2013 | By Mark Weisbrot McClatchy Newspaper | More viewpoint stories


Pro: Should Congress fund health care reform?

WASHINGTON - Sixteen million Americans who haven't access to medical care are eagerly awaiting the Oct. 1 start of the Affordable Care Act, and now Republicans and a few willy-nilly Democrats are saying, "No, it's not perfect, let's defund it and start over."

September 22, 2013 | By Wayne Madsen McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Con: Should Congress fund health care reform?

WASHINGTON - The Affordable Care Act should be defunded - even the president concedes it's not ready for prime time.

September 22, 2013 | By Amy Ridenour McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Presidential legacies face the test of time

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The debate about whether President Barack Obama should seek congressional authorization to make limited strikes against Syria is part of his larger struggle to build a lasting legacy. Obama has studied the extraordinary achievements of Abraham Lincoln and other widely revered presidents.

September 15, 2013 | By Michael Gerhardt McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Obama’s Syrian challenge: Avoid total loss of the ability to lead

WASHINGTON - In the annals of dishonest Washington debates, the question of whether to strike the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons is notable for its breathtaking incoherence.

September 08, 2013 | By Danielle Pletka McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Reset US Mideast policy by focusing on Iran, Hezbollah

WASHINGTON - Go in or keep out? It's a false choice when it comes to addressing the situation in Syria.

September 08, 2013 | By James Jay Carafano McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


The top 10 ways Washington wasted your money

Whether it's negotiating over how much to spend on government operations or the government's borrowing limit, we hear a familiar refrain in Washington these days: There is absolutely no room to cut federal spending. But this is not the case.

September 01, 2013 | By Emily Goff McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


King’s grand slam of a speech

WASHINGTON - The date: Aug. 28, 1963.

August 25, 2013 | By Gregory Clay McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Commentary: Keeping them accountable

Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed putting $10 million into Georgia's Accountability Courts next year. This is the best news for our criminal justice system in many years. Why would Gov. Deal want to do this and what are these courts? Why would I say it's such good news?

February 26, 2012 | By John E. Girardeau Guest columnist | More viewpoint stories


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Forging foster bonds not easy or natural

Everyone has an idea of what the role of parent means.

September 21, 2014 | Shannon Casas | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Jihadi logic is to draw US in, gain status

WASHINGTON - What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) - sure to inflame public opinion?

September 21, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Obama rushing to war with Islamic State

By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first.

September 19, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Palmetto State sagas drone on

WASHINGTON - As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.

September 18, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Obama again sounds an uncertain trumpet

WASHINGTON - In his Islamic State speech, President Barack Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy.

September 14, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg:Obama's ‘optics’ not enough to uphold US honor

"I should have anticipated the optics," President Barack Obama said by way of acknowledging that golfing right after making a statement about the beheading of James Foley looked bad. "Part of this job is also the theater of it," he said. "It's not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters."

September 12, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


When government draws the shades

Several recent events in North Georgia involving government transparency - or the lack thereof - prompted friends and colleagues in other parts of the country to ask whether I am living in some 18th century time warp, as they frequently perceive this portion of the country, where absolutists reign with absolute disregard for their subjects.

September 07, 2014 | By Ron Martz Guest columnist | More viewpoint stories


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