August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Close race but not in Dixie

As we enter the dog days of summer, the race for president presses onward at a steady pace. It will be a close contest in the fall. Barack Obama won four years ago because of the economy and if he loses in November it will be due to the economy. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Don’t call me Monday, you racist

Having been born and raised in the Deep South, I grew up thinking that Southerners had most racist expressions copyrighted, trademarked and patented. But the news from the North brought a new one to me. More...

Dollars & Cents

Higher food prices are a certainty

The economic outlook continues to deteriorate. Economists now forecast GDP growth of 1.3 percent for the second quarter of the year, down from 2.0 percent a month ago. On top of this dismal forecast comes the threat of rising food costs. More...

Congress Reports

Standing behind job creators

For the last 41 months our country has endured the longest period of unemployment above eight percent since the Great Depression. Businesses are not hiring and many Americans are asking whether Washington is making the problem worse. More...

Please explain: Donation vs. bribe

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued an unusual opinion last week, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to address the fine line that divides a campaign contribution and an illegal bride. He’s right; the issue needs to be addressed. More...

Candidates’ gaffes

We are less than 100 days away from the Nov. 6 General Election. The sparring is getting worse between President Obama and Mitt Romney and so are their gaffes and misspoken words. More...

‘Damn Yankees’

The Arts Council of Thomasville has just concluded another successful summer play, putting on the musical “Damn Yankees.” The amateur cast of actors and actresses did a superb job handling the complicated dialog, singing and dance routine More...

Gone South

Signs of the End Times?

There was a British comedy sketch in the ’60s (when British comedy was in full flower) in which a group of believers gathered atop a mountain to wait for “the end” that, their leader said, would be accomplished by a mighty wind. More...

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Practical Money

When you can’t pay your medical bills

It’s no secret that health care costs have been spiraling out of control for years. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Colorful hair, colorful handcuffs

“The Colorado movie theater shooting suspect showed little emotion as he made his first court appearance handcuffed with reddish orange hair,” reported the Associated Press. More...