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To be understood, seek to understand

In 1943, Abraham Maslow wrote a paper titled "A Theory of Human Motivation." In it, Maslow described a pyramid-shaped figure, representing the most basic needs of humans and what needs take precedence over others.

October 31, 2017 | By Patricia Jones Columnist | Opinion


Dynamite comes in small package

Editor: Dynamite comes in small packages.

October 28, 2017 | | Opinion


Celebrate Art on the Coast

Arts On the Coast's Fall Art Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 2-7 p.m.

October 27, 2017 | By Sarah Volker Special to the News | Opinion


Advice for a president who needs it

Pardon this journalistic equivalent of spitting in the wind but I thought it was important that you hear from one of the "deplorables" who resides on neither the left wing or the right wing. Believe it or not, there are a lot of us in the middle.

October 27, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Heat wave, Trump, small NFL crowds

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

October 26, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Guest column on city’s proposed annexation

(Editor's note: The following is from Russ Carpenter, Richmond Hill City Council member and mayor pro tempore.)

October 20, 2017 | By Russ Carpenter | Opinion


Humor: Out of shape teens bad news for military

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

October 19, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Fraudulent checks were a surprise

Editor: I was surprised to read the front-page story in the Sept. 21 edition about the fraudulent check problem the Bryan County Tax Commissioner had. "Positive Pay" is a standard feature in most business checking accounts these days, and would have stopped any such fraudulent check from clearing the tax commissioner's bank account. The office I work for in Savannah has used this for years, and it has successfully stopped several similar instances on our account.

October 19, 2017 | | Opinion


Development, laws make storm damage worse

Editor: We would hope that many would learn from this year's "natural disasters."

October 17, 2017 | | Opinion


Garden Club says many thanks

Editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you-that's what all the members of the Richmond Hill Garden Club are saying in response to the community's support of last Saturday's 18th Annual Pumpkin Patch. It was the biggest and best ever. More people came and more pumpkins left to find new homes throughout the community than at any of the previous Pumpkin Patches. The garden club is truly grateful to those who attended, those who helped us publicize and arrange the occasion, and those who volunteered at the event itself.

October 14, 2017 | | Opinion


Sports not equal here, either

Editor: With the news media swarming around Cam Newton's recent remarks regarding a female reporter's questions and his subsequent gaff, perhaps this could open a new dialogue within our own communities regarding the sexual inequalities present within our own school systems regarding sports.

October 14, 2017 | | Opinion


Guns can't be legislated away

This gun problem facing us today cannot be "legislated away." It has gone way, way too far past that point.

October 13, 2017 | By Victor Pisano Guest column | Opinion


Humor: Hollywood, where 3 movies can get you a PhD

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

October 12, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Single greatest threat to country is debt

The single greatest threat to our national security is our national debt. Last month, the debt topped $20 trillion. This should have sounded alarms throughout Washington. However, it went largely unnoticed and today it's still business as usual.

October 10, 2017 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | Opinion


Humor: When world leaders dated

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

October 07, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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Articles by Section - Opinion


Men, women still have way to go

In 1968, Phillip Morris decided the time had come to market cigarettes toward women, who had begun to make discernible social progress and were finally ...

November 21, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Two very American heroes

Before the Texas church shooter encountered any police officers, he was run off a highway and dead. He had been shot and chased by two ...

November 20, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Apparently, ice is really dangerous

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

November 18, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Rhetoric and reality are different

As the country begins to digest the revelations in the new offshore tax haven leak known as the "Paradise Papers," it's important to not ...

November 17, 2017 | By Gary Kalman Columnist | Opinion


GOP has folded up its big tent

Some will remember that Ronald Reagan used to describe the GOP as a "big tent," meaning it had room for a large spectrum of approaches ...

November 14, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Trump is mainstream GOP

The showdown between President Donald Trump and Sen. Jeff Flake turned out to be no contest. It wasn't Trump who was out of the ...

November 13, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Unlocking Weinstein's cell phone

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

November 11, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Royko's Veterans Day classic

I just phoned six friends and asked them what they will be doing on Monday.

November 10, 2017 | By Mike Royko Guest columnist | Opinion


Time for Mr. Answer Man

Hey, what time is it, boys and girls? It is time for Answer Man! The show that gives you the straight skinny to whatever has ...

November 09, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Cutting butter with a nuclear chainsaw

Editor: With abundant justification, much has been written about the colossally expensive, publicly subsidized, 30-billion-dollar fiasco known as the Plant Vogtle nuclear power-plant expansion. That ...

November 06, 2017 | | Opinion


Maybe it's not the schools afterall

I am trying to remember when our public school system became an inferior way to learn to read, write and cipher. Maybe public schools have ...

November 04, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Don't punish business with tax reform

As a legislator here in Georgia who chairs a committee dedicated to fostering greater economic development and growth, I am completely behind the concept of ...

November 03, 2017 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the News | Opinion


Humor: Beer can aluminium paying better than bank interest

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

November 02, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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