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Friday 10/24/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: New leader begins in key Asian democracy
Posted: October 24, 2014

Indonesia on Monday inaugurated a new president, Joko Widodo, who has a humble background and, significantly for a country still building democracy, succeeds another civilian elected president.

Thursday 10/23/2014
COLUMN: Hottest Legs competition is a bastion of injustice
Posted: October 23, 2014

I would like to bring to the public’s attention a great miscarriage of justice that has taken place in our community — a travesty, if you will.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: October 23, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: The problem with using ‘Redskins’
Posted: October 23, 2014

As a mixed-blood Muscogee/Creek Indian, I would like to commend Washington, D.C.’s professional football team on its tasteful logo. The American Indian in profile with two eagle feathers is dignified and respectful.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sustaining Israel
Posted: October 22, 2014

With attention in the Middle East focused now on the Islamic State and its opponents, the Israelis are behaving as if they can disregard world opinion, particularly by refraining from talks with the Palestinians.

GUEST EDITORIAL: The wageless recovery may bring humbug to the holidays
Posted: October 22, 2014

It’s that special time of the year, when economic forecasters begin worrying about how much Americans are going to spend on holiday shopping.

GUEST COLUMN: Water conservation makes financial sense
Posted: October 22, 2014

Last month, the Coosa River Basin Initiative presented a report to the Rome City Commission detailing how the city could reduce water use by 28 percent by implementing a handful of common sense water efficiency measures.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 8:40 am

Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

Tuesday 10/21/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Uncivil discourse and the limits of free speech
Posted: October 21, 2014

This column will discuss what is now called Fox News but will not again refer to the word “news.” It will hereinafter be referred to as “Fox TV” or simply “Fox.” That commercial network is in no way a representation of what Webster’s, or any other dictionary, defines as “news.” It is, however, the epitome of what popular culture defines as “TV” — fantasy, written and presented for entertainment value only.

Rick McKee Cartoon
Posted: October 21, 2014

By Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

GUEST EDITORIAL: Like all presidents, Obama disappoints
Posted: October 21, 2014

All presidents disappoint. It comes with the job, the unreasonable expectations Americans have for their presidents, and the inherent conflict and disconnect between campaigning (promising people all they can have) and governing (explaining to people why they won’t get it).

Monday 10/20/2014
GUEST COLUMN: That’s why he didn’t get the job
Posted: October 20, 2014

“YOU BOTH MISSED ONLY THE last question on our employment test,” the employment manager told the two friends who were applying for the same job. “But we’ve decided to hire Mr. A (not his real name).”

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: October 20, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: Delving into politicians’ personal lives not necessarily for the best
Posted: October 20, 2014

Gary Hart’s downfall in the run-up to the 1988 presidential election marked an important milestone on a journalistic arc that began with Watergate. Where, previously, the media fast track was greased by befriending politicians, now it was enhanced by bringing them down. Ever since, nothing has been out of bounds for media outlets large and small. Consider Kansas.

Sunday 10/19/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shame on hospital thief
Posted: October 19, 2014

We were at Floyd Medical Center one day in September be-cause I had to have surgery for bladder cancer. This is a major operation and, altogether, both surgery and recovery times added up to almost nine hours straight.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vann cabin part of rich history
Posted: October 19, 2014

Chieftains Museum/ Major Ridge Home is pleased to welcome the Vann Cherokee Cabin as another official Trail of Tears site in Floyd County.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: “Wage gap” stems from choices
Posted: October 19, 2014

The Oct. 6 column by Kenneth Fuller entitled, “Do Re-publicans Disrespect Women?” is an obvious piece of one-sided, partisan rhetoric.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Redmond warms a heart
Posted: October 19, 2014

I recently was hospitalized at Redmond Regional Medical Center for heart surgery and was amazed at the care I received.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hufstetler right on Medicaid expansion
Posted: October 19, 2014

State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler was recently honored by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute for his courageous cosponsorship of legislation to expand Georgia Medicaid to working-age people.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: October 19, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

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