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It's time for Senate to end August recess

The United States Senate has just 35 working days until the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that's assuming Mondays and Fridays are indeed used for deliberation.

July 04, 2017 | By Sen. David Perdue Special to the News | Opinion


What an old photo means

Over the past 17 years of shooting photos for newspapers and video for television I've had photos that have left an indelible impression on me.

July 03, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Humor: GOP plan spurs funeral home investments

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

July 01, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Yes, hate speech is free speech

With the left feverishly attempting to squash unwelcome speech on college campuses, with the president of the United States musing about tightening libel laws, with prominent liberals asserting that so-called hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment, free speech in America at least has one reliable friend - the Supreme Court of the United States.

June 30, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Don't blow yourself up

We're all more or less adults here, right?

June 29, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


The 'wonder' of a movie

In the new "Wonder Woman" movie, the heroine is mystified by the ways of humankind - and she doesn't even read the internet.

June 17, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


The death of an alligator

I can't help but wonder what prompted an alligator to find its way to the side of Highway 17, thus sealing its fate and causing some interest on our Facebook page.

June 15, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Trump's secret weapon against North Korea

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

June 15, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


What to do when attacked on the job?

I've wrestled with this my entire career: What do journalists do immediately after we're attacked while lawfully doing our jobs? It takes place on occasion. In this age of Donald Trump, it's happening more. Our president has turned long-simmering bad feelings about media into boiling hatred. We can consider the reasons in a moment, but the reality is that the nutcases are emboldened as never before to physically attack those who cover news in ways they don't like.

June 11, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Getting road rage

Operating today under the principle that it's easier to complain than offer solutions, I offer you this: Richmond Hill gives me road rage.

June 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


Don't fear or tax the robot

We have seen the enemy, and it is the robot.

June 09, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Washington's Russian fixation

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

June 08, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Common sense in Cosby trial?

HOLLYWOOD-God bless America, and how's everybody?

June 08, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


God bless America, and a lesson from Bond actor

TULSA- God bless America, and how's everybody?

May 25, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Humorist | Opinion


Remember the reason

This is how I recall it: In August 2009 I got a phone call from Lisa Freeman, then a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School.

May 25, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


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Social media is actually dividing us

Judging by what I read on Facebook and other social media, this country is headed for trouble.

July 24, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


The war has been over 152 years, y'all

My son, a learned philosopher, says of an impending competition between two football teams he particularly dislikes: "May they play a zero-zero tie in the ...

July 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


There's an app for that, maybe

Random stuff:

July 20, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Humor: Ford luring young buyers with pot?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

July 20, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Be a voice for those without one

Mahatma Ghandi once said, "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

July 18, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Gestures drive relations home

If you see a balding curmudgeon driving around somewhere with a certain finger extended at the world, pay no mind. It's just me, having ...

July 17, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Depending on the wild Atlantic and Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream is a virtual river that is 50 miles wide and over a mile deep. It is one of the most studied currents ...

July 15, 2017 | By Roy Hubbard Columnist | Opinion


Thoughts on new interchange

It's getting so you can't ride around state highways on the hood of your grandfather's car with a slingshot and a can ...

July 14, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Drinking vodka not treason, yet

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

July 13, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


It is time to end the partisanship

Lately I've been thinking and that can be a dangerous thing.

July 10, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Trump's a Republican now, folks

Donald Trump, the erstwhile Democrat, independent and member of the Reform Party, finally has a fixed partisan identity.

July 08, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Trump's a Republican now, folks

Donald Trump, the erstwhile Democrat, independent and member of the Reform Party, finally has a fixed partisan identity.

July 08, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Tech support suggesting USA reboot

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

July 07, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


The more things change, complains the same

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

July 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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