Lagrange Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:32:17 EST 1800 Former prisoners deserve chance to find gainful employment I talk about poverty issues a lot and hear the same question all the time: “Why don't they just get a job?” Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Is Karen Handel’s high school degree OK? It was 2009 and I was pretty excited. Secretary of State Karen Handel was coming to LaGrange College as my guest speaker for Constitution Day. I was sure to have a packed audience. There was just one issue. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fuzzy Zoeller always welcome at Masters AUGUSTA – Masters champions keep coming back. Augusta is home. There is no place where they are more welcomed. They are easily recognized in their green jackets, their graying hair and mid-sections more ample than in their days of... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST How kissing Congressman ruined Rand Paul’s attack on Hillary Rand Paul has attacked Hillary Clinton for having a husband who took advantage of a staffer. But conservative GOP Rep Vance McAllister just ruined Sen. Paul's main argument against former Sen. Hillary Clinton with his... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hank Aaron’s historic homer on April 8: Heroes And Villains If Hollywood were to do a movie about Hank Aaron's life, there would be heroes and villains, just like the movie “42” about Jackie Robinson's life. But this time, the characters playing those roles would be... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Smoke abusing children As a smoker inhales and exhales, there is a plume of smoke that arises from their lips. Written in that exhaled smoke is a message from their lungs, the smoke speaks of danger and death. I understand that smoking is an addiction, more so a compulsion,... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Take me out to the ballgame CLEARWATER, Fla. – Every spring when baseball training camps are in full swing, I think about the times when I was a farm boy wondering what it might be like to actually lay eyes on a big league baseball player. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Why some in the Republican Party are warming up to Vladimir Putin As Russia moved to annex Crimea after Ukrainians deposed their president, American sanctions were looming on the horizon. Russia's economy teetered on the brink. But nearly a month has gone by, and there are no economic sanctions thanks to... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Technology replacing ‘Family Time’ I remember it clearly as if it were yesterday – my first glimpse of television (TV), that marvelous new world of moving pictures in the home. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Ah, but ain’t that America … for you and me “Ah but ain't that America for you and meAin't that America somethin' to see babyAin't that America home of the free, yeah Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Why did they have to go? Dear Editor,With the signature of an elected official or maybe a voice vote of a group of officials, two more historic landmarks in LaGrange have been destroyed in the last couple of weeks. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Editorial: As Mayberry goes, so goes America If the South cares to learn a “what not to do” lesson from the North, it will begin formulating a strategy to turn back heroin trafficking before the drug drives ol' Dixie down. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Please help me – I’m angry.. Bubba reached out and grab his son Jimmy Bob by his shirt collar and spun him around – “don't ignore me boy, I'm talkin' to you.” Jimmy Bob pulled Bubba's hand away, taking a few steps backwards, while leaning... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Legacy of Bo Callaway will live forever in Georgia Integrity, service marked the life of Bo CallawayThe death of Howard Hollis “Bo” Callaway last week marked the passing of a Georgia giant. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST How terrorists didn’t win the Spanish elections 10 years ago Ten years ago, on March 11, 2004, an al-Qaida affiliate exploded several bombs on Spanish commuter trains. Everyone assumes the terrorism influenced the election, but the attack, dubbed 3/11, didn't. Here's why. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Louise Jordan is a work of art ALBANY — She's pretty, cogent, clever, engaging, and inspirational. Lovable, kind-hearted, and selfless with an uncluttered mind, which is linked to a history of caring and giving. Class and manners, goodwill and altruism have been her... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Do today’s colleges provide diminishing returns? The other week, I saw a column by The Washington Post's Kathleen Parker titled “The Diminishing Returns of a College Education.” Since I teach in college (and have too kids who might go to college), it got my... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST The Chattahoochee River is Georgia’s most valuable river ATLANTA – Often, when I am here, I stay with friends who live in upper Fulton County. Their property stretches down to the Chattahoochee, the most valuable river in our state, in the minds of many people. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Hello Darlin – been a long time Jimmy stopped in his tracks, looking just ahead at the approaching woman he thought to himself, “Can't be - is that her, is that Linda? God how I miss her.” Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Secrets that can kill I'm not at all sure why Americans are upset with recent news “leaks” revealing that “we the people” are being monitored by our own government. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST