Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Georgia doesn’t have a spending problem

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed Georgia’s income tax, which accounts for half of the revenue used to balance the state’s budget every year. It’s also setting up to be a campaign issue, as GOP statewide candidates seem to be entering into a bidding war over who can cut it the most.

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Some progress on rural broadband issues

Last year there was a study committee on rural broadband issues and the growing digital divide facing our state. Residents of metro Atlanta and other densely populated parts of the state don’t witness this problem. Those living in rural Georgia too frequently deal with internet service that is slow, unreliable, or nonexistent.

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Provocateurs hurt colleges — and real conservatives

Polls indicate that while a majority of Americans feel colleges play a vital role, that sentiment isn’t shared by all. The problem is not caused by colleges themselves, or the opinions of low-income Americans, but by “professional provocateurs,” whose actions actually hurt the conservatives they claim to support.

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Death in the midst of pleasure

No way was I going to write on this subject again. I didn’t want anyone to think it was a case of senility, and that I am the stereotypical oldster boring his guests with the same story all over again. Even though I am quite capable of and experienced at doing that. So I figured I’d let this season drift by without telling the same tale again.

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