Opinion

Opinion

Can special counsel uncover the truth? Don’t count on it

The appointment of a special counsel is always a tragedy, in the sense that going under the surgeon’s knife is always a tragedy. Like the human body, the government should function smoothly without the need to slice and cut. The Justice Department brings in an outsider only when the public does not trust the executive branch to investigate itself. Even when, as now, there may be good reason for the mistrust, the moment is hardly one for celebration. Even when we know surgery is necessary, we do not throw parties.

Opinion

Matters of life and death, and money

Columbus doesn’t have enough paramedics. The Columbus Consolidated Government doesn’t have enough money to pay for more. And right now there aren’t enough incentives to keep some of ones the city does have.

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Aiming for disaster

Sometimes there’s a topic you’d really like to discuss, but you’ve said things about it before, and you don’t want to be boring. And sometimes others more eloquent and with more credibility have already said more about it than you can say. But then the subject of gun proliferation and, more specifically, guns on campus pops up again and all bets are off. Your conscience won’t let you stay silent.

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Perdue’s practicality trumps ideology

The North American Free Trade Agreement, signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton with the public endorsement of every living former president, was one of candidate Donald Trump’s prime targets. Calling it “the worst trade deal ever,” the GOP nominee said scrapping NAFTA would be a top priority.

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Summer furlough for water warriors

Nobody, not even those directly involved (especially those directly involved), could possibly have believed the water litigation between Georgia and Florida would be wrapped up and ready for a Supreme Court ruling by the May 4 deadline.

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Five Georgias: The coast

For the past few weeks we’ve been taking a look at the regions that make up the political and economic coalitions that influence the politics and policy governing Georgia. Gone are the days of “Two Georgias,” where there was “Atlanta” and everything else, mostly rural.

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Visit to Four Corners regions offers window to the past

John Greenman drove with his grandson across Colorado, on our way to the Four Corners — where Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona meet.
John Greenman Special to the Ledger-Enquirer
Visit to Four Corners regions offers window to the past 2:23

Visit to Four Corners regions offers window to the past

Candlelight vigil remembers those who have died of AIDS 0:32

Candlelight vigil remembers those who have died of AIDS

Royale Lampley talks about staying on task to graduate Jordan High School 3:04

Royale Lampley talks about staying on task to graduate Jordan High School

Raw Video: Pacelli High graduates toss their caps into the air 0:23

Raw Video: Pacelli High graduates toss their caps into the air