By David Moore This Memorial Day, we should take a moment to remember a truly remarkable American who was the only president to win a Medal of Honor, as well as lose a son in combat. A man of intellect and an overachiever, he read three books a day, even as president. He read Italian […]
By Doug LeCroy It seems as though the government is getting dangerously close to a complete takeover of our lives. Eric Arthur Blair, a writer and journalist who used the pen name George Orwell, had things pretty well figured out way back in 1949, when he published his novel titled “1984.” The novel, describing […]
If the statement, “united we stand, divided we fall,” is accurate, which I believe it is, then I’m afraid we’re in for a crash.
By M.Y. Zaki It would be understandable if some believed the recent massive increases in the money supply and federal spending, as a result of the pandemic, will eventually lead us to a period of ramped inflation. If we just consider the recent increases in money supply and its effect on prices, without accounting for […]
First off, I want to clarify and apologize for the grievous error I made in last Saturday’s column. I broke the cardinal rule of writers all.
When I was in high school, back in the 1900s, I was given some sage advice by one of my teachers.
By Ken Sloan It goes without saying that the past several weeks have been extremely difficult on all of us here in Oconee County, but we have proven to be an extremely resilient community. The support, both locally and abroad, for the tornado relief and recovery has been nothing short of amazing. The city […]
By Emily Hodge When we mapped out our editorial calendar for the year, this month’s opinion piece was supposed to be about the importance of completing the 2020 Census. Then, COVID-19 hit. As we began to take everything in stride, and the virus began to make a bigger impact, completing the census took on […]