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GUEST EDITORIAL: Revamp VA disability benefits

The United States owes an incalculable debt of gratitude to its military veterans. It also owes them something more tangible — timely and appropriate treatment and compensation for disabilities tied to their service.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: November 25, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

GUEST EDITORIAL: Alabama a glaring example of problems with the death penalty
Posted: November 25, 2014

In the spring of 1997, four young men in a car near Montgomery, Alabama, cut off a second vehicle with two men inside, intending to rob them. During a brief gun fight, the driver of the second car was killed. Prosecutors charged all four men in the first car with capital murder, but only one received a death sentence. How Shonelle Jackson was singled out raises — yet again — troubling questions about the fairness of the death penalty, and especially about Alabama’s peculiarly arbitrary judicial override system.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Islamic State fight calls for congressional authorization
Posted: November 25, 2014

When President Barack Obama declared in September that the United States would be part of an international effort to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State, he said vaguely that he welcomed congressional support but insisted that he already had the necessary legal authority to act. It soon emerged that the administration was relying for that authority on two extremely thin legal reeds: the 2001 resolution in which Congress authorized the use of force against the architects of 9/11 and a 2002 resolution authorizing force to “defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq” — the Iraq of Saddam Hussein, that is.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Tech industry must lead privacy fight
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Senate charade last week allowing the National Security Agency to continue spying on Americans’ phone records would be laughable if it didn’t have such dangerous implications for both the tech industry and consumer privacy.

Monday 11/24/2014
Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: November 24, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: On the passing of former Gov. Carl Sanders
Posted: November 24, 2014

We wouldn’t have the Georgia we know today if it weren’t for Carl Sanders.

GUEST EDITORIAL: On ‘culture of silence’ in recent shootings
Posted: November 24, 2014

The weekend of Nov. 14-16, new Metro Police Chief Jack Lumpkin got his first baptism of what law enforcement is really like in Savannah and the challenges he faces as top cop.

GUEST EDITORIAL: On homelessness
Posted: November 24, 2014

There are, at any given moment, about 1,500 homeless people in the Columbus area. Of these, the Homeless Resource Network served 227 people last year considered “chronically” — in effect, permanently — homeless, more than half of them veterans.

Sunday 11/23/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democracy absent from Rome meeting
Posted: November 23, 2014

I’m still scratching my head in befuddlement after witnessing what I consider unjust and rude treatment of a citizen by City Commissioner Kim Canada at a Rome Redevelopment Committee meeting.  

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A community of shared caring
Posted: November 23, 2014

To all friends of the shelter: Last weekend the heating system at the Davies Shelter failed. The temperatures were quickly approaching freezing. Allison Mitchell-Trask, our executive director called for repairs and discovered parts would not be available until that Monday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bus savings not worth the cost
Posted: November 23, 2014

We have all heard the expression, “safety in numbers.” However, when it comes to our kids this is not always true — especially when it comes to kids on our school buses.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Victimization is new mental illness
Posted: November 23, 2014

The civil rights movement has spawned insatiable demands. A dangerous ambition lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for human rights. Victimization is the new mental illness. Unearned entitlements are the new therapy.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Quick work on Heritage Trail
Posted: November 23, 2014

A huge “kudos” needs to be given to Rome City Manager Sammy Rich, Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority Executive Director Richard Garland, and the Rome City Street Department under the direction of Chris Jenkins for quickly and effectively remedying the slippery trail section behind Chieftains Museum. 

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: November 23, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: November 23, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: Greed and oil take a toll on gorillas and elephants
Posted: November 23, 2014

A lethal combination of corrupt African officials, an oil company and Chinese consumers with little conscience are threatening many of Africa’s wild animals.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Appointing or electing Georgia’s school superintendents: Which is more political?
Posted: November 23, 2014

The drumbeat has begun anew for the appointment of Georgia’s state school superintendent. Come January Rep. Mike Dudgeon, a Republican from Johns Creek, will introduce a bill that would change the state superintendent from an elective to an appointive office.

Friday 11/21/2014
COLUMN: ‘Legendary Locals’ a good read for Romans
Posted: November 21, 2014

Romans who want a good read need to run over to the Rome Area History Museum on Monday to get a copy of “Legendary Locals of Rome.”

GUEST COLUMN: Knee-deep in Georgia’s most romantic river
Posted: November 21, 2014

HELEN — It was an invitation that could not be refused. Not long ago, Jimmy Harris had said with a smile you could sense over the phone: “You should come on up. The fish are biting, we still have some autumn color, we have finished the house and the guest room needs christening. Kathy will cook dinner, and even though I am a mite prejudiced, that’s a treat you don’t want to miss.”

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: November 21, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

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