January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Victoryland making a comeback?

The year 2012 did not come to an end with a whimper when it comes to newsworthy happenings. A number of significant events occurred in December. More...

Dollars & Cents

Problems still persist after compromise

Members of Congress reached an eleventh hour agreement that averted the fiscal cliff scheduled to take effect January 1. But many critical issues were left unresolved. And they will pose immense risks if not addressed. More...

Political Cartoon

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Greasepit Grammar

Internet site pitch grammatically correct but misleading

Dan Freeman ran across an Internet pitch from The Swampscummer magazine that offered four free issues of the magazine’s online archive. More...

Dealing with global warming

A cold and gray January is a good time to talk about global warming. The year 2012 was the hottest year on record for the contiguous United States. We saw expansive droughts and killer tornadoes. More...

Talking it out

Clarke County has more elected Republicans than its ever had—or at least in anyone’s memory. We may have had a few more in the dark years at the end of the Civil War, back in the 1860s. More...

Gone South

End of the year bits and pieces

As 2012 came limping to an inglorious end, I looked back to see what the year’s events might tell us about the condition and the future of our great republic. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Suggestions for quick reads in a busy new year

The brand new year is upon us, and though we may have resolved to take more time to relax and de-stress, she says she doubts that this resolution will work out for all of us. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Flipping a trillion-dollar coin

The national debt currently stands at $16.4 trillion and some change. Some folks are talking seriously of adding to the change a $1 trillion platinum coin to slip into the national piggy bank via a legal loophole. More...

Not up to the Willie Nelsons of world to tell us what we ‘need’

Dear Editor, Our forefathers asked for divine guidance and went on to give us the Bill of Rights. Now, stoned musicians, starstruck journalists and politicians with armed guards object to the rights we enjoy. More...