Opinion/Editorial

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Just as there are lots of things that are debatable in life, rock ‘n’ roll has been known to pit even best friends against each other when it comes to arguing the fine points of the music that changed America in the middle of the last century.

  • Cheryl C. Garner, Rome
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My son was diagnosed with a very aggressive brain tumor at 25. It reoccurs and currently has no cure. Brain tumors are more prevalent than many might think. He was working and covered by insurance at his diagnosis, but now he is dependent upon Obamacare. Therefore, we are quite familiar with…

My opposition to the Republicans’ proposed plan to “repeal and replace” Obamacare is deeply personal. I am one of the 24 million Americans who stand to lose health coverage if the new plan is enacted. This is my fourth year with insurance through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. I beca…

I recently finished re-watching the old Western movie “How the West Was Won.” The movie, like so many old Westerns, was a story of brave and hardy pioneers who moved west in the face of uncertainty and danger. My generation grew up on such movies. Cowboys, fearless lawmen, tough women, and a…

  • Charles Dickerson, Cave Spring
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Nationalism is defined as: 1) devotion to one’s nation, i.e. patriotism, 2) the doctrine that national interest, security, etc. are more important than international consideration, 3) the desire for or advocacy of national independence. 

  • Jim Doyle, Armuchee
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Lately there have been several attempts to compare Donald Trump with our seventh president, Andrew Jackson. While there are similarities, it is their differences that are most revealing. This is particularly true in the realm of economics. Jackson was a “hard money” man who absolutely despis…

I want to begin by sharing that it is, without a doubt, the most awesome privilege of my life to have been called by our Heavenly Father to be a preacher and then a pastor.

  • From The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer
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Republicans have been focused in these early days of the Trump administration on that big campaign promise to “repeal and replace Obamacare.” And so now Republicans, unwilling to admit the promise was harder to keep than they figured — and that the Affordable Care Act was working better than…

April 6 is the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I. Let’s take a look at how Georgia and Floyd County was involved, and how it might have repercussions still rippling now. But first, a little background on what has been called the ‘Forgotten War.’

Down through the years I have found out that there are some things that happen to you that money can’t buy. Someone does something for you out of their heart, money is not in the question. Someone holds the door open for you. You got your hands full and drop something, some one picks it up f…

“We are living through the most dangerous challenge to the free government of the United States that anyone alive has encountered. What happens next is up to you and me. Don’t be afraid. This moment of danger can also be your finest hour as a citizen and an American.”

  • Jesse L. Warmack, Piedmont, Alabama
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Corporate Globalism has unleashed a pandemic of social irresponsibility and counterfeit journalism. Progressive ideology demands a compulsory unification of opinion that exists only in a graveyard and will have a National Corpse at any price.

  • Dorraine Vines, Rome
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Severo Avila’s editorial disturbed me because of his lack of seriousness concerning Heaven and Hell. Someone does not go to Hell because of a misunderstanding. They go because of not asking the Lord, Jesus Christ into their heart.

I have just returned from my fourth visit to Cuba. The purpose was to spend time with the church there. We did not go to staff a sports camp or to lead a VBS or to help build a church. For most of my life, that was my idea of a mission trip – to go and present some kind of largesse to the po…

  • William Morris, Cedartown
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Apparently Rep. Tom Graves will only meet via telephone conference with his constituents. He has yet to meet in person with constituents where he is forced to answer follow-up questions. If you want a news story ask Mr. Graves to disclose the names of his major donors. Ask Mr. Graves who he …

  • From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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In 1989, two out of three people surveyed by The Washington Post couldn’t name a single justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. But a majority knew Judge Wapner. Joseph A. Wapner had been a real-life judge, starting on Los Angeles’ Municipal Court in 1959 and moving on to that city’s Superior Cou…

  • From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Medical professionals have the right to protect people — that’s what a federal appeals court in Florida unanimously ruled in mid-February when it said doctors can’t be penalized for discussing gun safety with their patients. It was a well-deserved comeuppance for the gun lobby and its latest…

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