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EDITORIAL: An unusual holiday

THANKSGIVING is perhaps the most civilized of this nation’s holidays. Also, along with the Fourth of July, it is the holiday perhaps the most uniquely reflective of the American experience.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
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
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
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
GUEST EDITORIAL: Mexico reels, and the US looks away
Posted: November 21, 2014

The violent disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college in Guerrero state has caused a political earthquake the likes of which Mexico has not seen in generations — perhaps even since the revolution of 1910.

Thursday 11/20/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Government can’t fix the family
Posted: November 20, 2014

The studies are in, and the American family is collapsing. It’s a problem, but neither government bureaucrats nor beleaguered individuals can solve it on their own. Philanthropic elites need to rise to the occasion.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Kardashian’s nude photos expose her value system – no one else’s
Posted: November 20, 2014

Kim Kardashian can do whatever she wants with her own derriere.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Comet landing brings pride on Earth
Posted: November 20, 2014

The ability of humans to get along and get things done is not always on display on Earth, which makes it especially inspiring and gratifying to see human accomplishments in the heavens.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Troop boost in Iraq is hard to fathom
Posted: November 19, 2014

President Barack Obama said he intends to double the number of American troops in Iraq from 1,500 to 3,000.

GUEST EDITORIAL: More women in Congress doesn’t necessarily mean progress for women
Posted: November 19, 2014

No matter where you are on the political spectrum, the midterm elections produced one incontrovertible fact — there are more women in Congress than ever before.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: ‘Wastebook’ senator is wrong about the value of studying mountain lions
Posted: November 18, 2014

As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

Monday 11/17/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Congress should give the FCC authority to bar ISPs from blocking sites and manipulating data for a fee
Posted: November 17, 2014

Ever since he first ran for the White House, President Barack Obama has been a vocal supporter of net neutrality — the notion that Internet service providers shouldn’t interfere with their customers’ choice of online destinations and services.

Friday 11/14/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: FAA had no business curbing the press
Posted: November 14, 2014

The Obama administration has not been a friend of the media — and the latest example comes from Ferguson, Missouri, where in August a white police officer shot to death 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, sparking weeks of sometimes violent street protests.

GUEST EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court takes up Obamacare, again
Posted: November 14, 2014

The first week of November 2014 saw two court decisions that eight months hence, could well bring answers to two important questions:

Thursday 11/13/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: GOP elects batch of remarkable female leaders
Posted: November 13, 2014

Break out the Hershey’s bars and nylons: The war on women is over!

GUEST EDITORIAL: The US must end embargo on Cuba
Posted: November 13, 2014

The rout of the United States in the annual United Nations vote on sanctions against Cuba was worse this year than last. Late last month, a nonbinding resolution condemning the U.S. economic embargo passed, 188-2, in the 193-member organization.

Wednesday 11/12/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Tune out cable news and turn away fear
Posted: November 12, 2014

I miss the days when people would say “Bon voyage” to travelers heading off. Today, Americans instead say “Travel safely.”

GUEST EDITORIAL: Inspiration lost in commercialization of space exploration
Posted: November 12, 2014

Gone are the inspiring images of heroic astronauts marching toward the gantry, helmets cradled in their arms and smiles on their faces. The latest portrayals of American space travel suggest it has devolved into an odd combination of futuristic trucking firms and pricey amusement park rides.

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