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Humor: Congress A-OK shutting government down

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

November 30, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Call your congressman to save coast

I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I am deeply disappointed in both parties. The Democrat Party is not the party of Roosevelt and the Republican Party is not the party of Reagan.

November 29, 2017 | By Roy Hubbard Local columnist | Opinion


Humor: Manson survived by those still crazy enough

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

November 23, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Thanksgiving thoughts

It is tempting at this time of the year to compose a "I am thankful for ... " column. But I can't. Not because I don't have so very much for which to be thankful - I do - but because no one could ever top the efforts of the late Furman Bisher, sports editor of the Atlanta newspaper, and the finest writer to come down the pike. His annual Thanksgiving columns will never be surpassed, so I won't try. I will simply say I am thankful to have known Furman Bisher.

November 23, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


GOP tax plan won't end tax 'gaming'

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 lose sight of the fact that the Congressional tax plan is out along with promises that it will end the gaming that has allowed multinational firms to shift trillions in profits offshore. Supposedly, the plan is to bring past profits and jobs back to the U.S. and prevent the offshoring in the future.

November 22, 2017 | By Gary Kalman Guest columnist | 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 moving away from the stifling ideal of the barefoot-and-pregnant child-raising homemaker role. They had started achieving a less restricted, independent role where they could choose to make their mark in the professional world.

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 private citizens who took it upon themselves to respond to a heinous crime when no one with a badge was anywhere to be found.

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 lose sight of the fact that the Congressional tax plan is out along with promises that it will end the gaming that has allowed multinational firms to shift trillions in profits offshore. Supposedly, the plan is to bring past profits and jobs back to the U.S. and prevent the offshoring in the future.

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 to government, from nearly liberal to arch conservative.

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 GOP mainstream, but Flake.

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 you bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Answer Man is so confident in his responses that he offers a money-back guarantee. If you are dissatisfied in any way with Answer Man's replies, just send him your bank account information, your most recent tax return and a copy of your Social Security number. Answer Man will take care of the rest.

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's twice the amount on the venture's original price-tag.

November 06, 2017 | | Opinion


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The coming invasion of our coast

Editor: There have recently been some interesting events involving the approaching invasion of our coast by seismic testers and oil well drillers.

January 15, 2018 | | Opinion


Marsy's Law will help crime victims

When a violent crime occurs in Georgia, the public hears the story of the perpetrator in the local news. However, in the aftermath, victims and ...

January 12, 2018 | By Kay Godwin Guest columnist | Opinion


Letter about sealife hits nail on head

Editor: Roy Hubbard amazingly hits the nail on the head again with his letter "The next time you see the whale."

January 11, 2018 | | Opinion


Funniest jokes of 2017, part 2

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? It's time for a week of the funniest jokes of 2017, our annual Year-in-Review.

January 11, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Bottom line on tax bill

To listen to the Democrats, the American middle class will be lucky to survive the Republican tax bill.

January 06, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Welcome to the year of the Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog. That is, if you're Asian and follow the Chinese zodiac. It rotates between the Rat, Ox, Tiger ...

January 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Next time you see a whale...

Editor: The picture of the whale breaching on the front page of your Dec. 28 edition of the paper is a once in a lifetime ...

January 05, 2018 | | Opinion


New approach to an old problem

Why would we try solving society's most ancient problems with worn-out solutions? Sexual harassment and assault are as old as any issue can get ...

December 31, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Give Trump credit where it is due

Republicans have tried, on and off, to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling since the 1980s. The effort has always engendered intense ...

December 30, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


As the year swiftly goes bye-bye

Observations at the end of a year, apropos of nothing much.

December 29, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Humor: What riding a mechanical bull tells about you

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

December 27, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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