Analysis and Opinion


OUR VIEW: Pink paper’s goal: Raise awarness for breast cancer

We all need reminders, sometimes even for the most rudimentary of tasks. Repitition is often the key to remembering, which helps explain the change in color of today’s paper and of our Web site —

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CLINE: That's the ticket; stubs provide look at past concerts (and costs)

As major acts go, the $71.50 ticket price for the Garth Brooks World Tour is a bargain. With that in mind, I wondered how much it cost the previous time I saw the country music star.

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THOMAS: Combating campus sexual assaults

College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, “The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. … One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker.”

YARBROUGH: Thinning out the alternatives for Jekyll Island deer

This week, I was contacted by a group of deer on Jekyll Island seeking my counsel. They are in a tizzy. It seems that members of the Jekyll Island Authority have decided that there are too many of them — deer, not members of the Jekyll Island Authority — on the island and that the herd needs to be thinned out.

HUCKABY: TV’s iconic phrases live on in daily life

OK. I haven’t given anyone a quiz in a long time. What do “Just the facts, ma’am,” “Sorry about that, Chief,” and “What you talking ‘bout, Willis?” have in common?

OUR VIEW: Gwinnett Public Schools distinguishes itself with second Broad Prize

After Gwinnett County Public Schools won the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education this week, CEO/ Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks said the school system would celebrate “for a day or so” before getting back to business. While things have no doubt returned to normal after Monday’s announcement, this is an accomplishment that should continue to be celebrated.

KRAUTHAMMER: Our real Syria strategy: containment-plus

Late, hesitant and reluctant as he is, President Obama has begun effecting a workable strategy against the Islamic State.

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BRADY: We all need a bleacher person

I am of the opinion that everybody needs a word of encouragement every day. I am also of the opinion that a person’s encouraging, helpful words can change the lives of others.

MCCULLOUGH: Might be time to go back to the barter system

Your electronic data is not safe. That is the assumption you should make every time you swipe a card to make a transaction.

SMITH: Colorado’s Yampa River a trout-fishing treat

The Yampa River and its plentiful trout — rainbow, brown, and brook - is very alluring. The 250-mile-long, north-flowing river is a tributary of the Green River. It has the second largest watershed in the state

ROBINSON: Bookends of a presidency

The speech Obama gave in Cairo in 2009 and the address he gave at the United Nations on Wednesday can be seen as bookends. In the heady months after his election, Obama hoped to be remembered as the president who forged a new peace between the Western and Islamic worlds. Now, while not completely abandoning that hope, Obama says there first must be war against jihadist “killers” who understand no language but “the language of force.”

PARKER: Cry, you’re on hidden camera

Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.

CEPEDA: Misreading Hispanic heritage

The history of the many special groups in America deserves more thoughtful consideration than just a few disparate bursts of acknowledgement every year.

SOWELL: Who wants war?

Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don’t want another war. In all my 84 years, I cannot recall a time when most Americans wanted war. That is something we should be proud of. But wars are not always optional.

THOMAS: What Jack Ma can re-teach America

Jack Ma is the founder of the Chinese Internet retailer Alibaba. According to The New York Times, Alibaba is “the world’s largest Internet commerce company, with 231 million active buyers using its site, 11.3 billion annual orders and $296 billion in annual merchandise sales.”



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