Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

2017: The year in preview

The year 2016 will be remembered as the year we elected a TV game show host as president of the United States. I think folks are overreacting to this development myself, and I firmly believe that Alex Trebek will make an outstanding leader of the free world.

Chris Johnson

Here comes Bubba Claus, the original

I started writing a weekly column for the Ledger-Enquirer in 1998, and I was just a few weeks into the gig when the holidays approached and I felt obliged to write a Christmas-themed column. Only problem was that I had no idea for a column, which really isn’t that unusual as I’ve considered myself completely out of column ideas on a weekly basis for more than 20 years.

Chris Johnson

Ga. playoffs reveal young athletes have more class, sportsmanship than adults

There were several years of my life when Friday nights in the fall meant walking up the steps of a high school’s home bleachers — or sometimes scaling a rickety ladder — to find a spot in a press box to watch teenage boys do battle on the football field. A few times I wound up working from a sideline, but usually I had a seat and a place to write stories for newspapers from Valdosta to Americus to Columbus.

Chris Johnson

Next time, can we do this election thing a little differently?

At last, the big day has arrived. Of course, I’m talking about Cook Something Bold Day. Seriously, this is a real thing today. That might explain why I smell something burning. Wait, no that’s not coming from my kitchen. Oh, never mind. It’s just America burning. Oh yeah, that reminds me — it’s also Election Day.

Chris Johnson

The final debate before the insane election

Tomorrow night, finally, we’ll get to hear from the two main presidential candidates on the issues that matter to all of us Americans — like taxes, health care, energy policy and whom did Negan kill. (A lot of folks think it’s Glenn, but my money is on Sue Ellen’s scheming little sister.)

Videos

Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director

Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo was sworn in as CIA director, just an hour after the Senate confirmed him. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office.
Credit: C-SPAN
Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director 1:02

Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director

Helmet cam captures motorcyclist's brush with death on freeway 1:11

Helmet cam captures motorcyclist's brush with death on freeway

Guess which state ranks third in film production? 1:06

Guess which state ranks third in film production?

What's the outlook for Columbus' economy in 2017? 0:48

What's the outlook for Columbus' economy in 2017?