LaGrange Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 27 May 2015 14:12:19 EST 1800 Columnist: ‘Free speech for me, but not for thee’ these days http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153635200/Free-speech-for-me-not-for-thee Back in 1992, columnist Nat Hentoff published the book “Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other.” Sadly, things haven't changed much since that year when I graduated from... Sat, 23 May 2015 10:55:51 EST Columnist: LaGrange unity march was definitely a step in the right direction http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153633469/Unity-march-definitely-a-step-in-right-direction A recent march in LaGrange brought the issue of collaborative approaches to assisting our children in understanding that there are alternatives to negotiating the world we live in rather than engaging in criminal activity. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:30:51 EST Letter: A matter of choices and priorities http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153641689/A-matter-of-choices-and-priorities Do you know why “some” parents do not pay their children's lunch fees, and/or after-school program ACE fees on time? Of course we do – because if “some” parents “complain” loud enough and long enough,... Sat, 23 May 2015 09:40:51 EST Memoried Glances: LaGrange in 1990 – America’s (37th) greatest little city http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/153632479/1990:-Americas-(37th)-greatest-little-city Mays past, 25 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1990.Front Page News Sat, 23 May 2015 09:20:52 EST Extension agent: Fighting fire ants on the home turf http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/153640168/Fighting-fire-ants-on-the-home-turf All of us have experienced the painful stings from fire ants. Imported fire ant mounds can be found in almost every pasture in Troup County. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:20:51 EST Letter: A suggestion for all Americans http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153616244/A-suggestion-for-all-Americans Let's do away with slavery. It is to laugh you say! We no longer have slavery. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:10:51 EST Letter: WGH, WellStar merger should enhance services http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153615684/Brown:-WGH-WellStar-merger-should-enhance-services The following is the response I sent to an Atlanta health care publication who asked for my opinion of the announced merger of West Georgia Health and WellStar Health System: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:50:51 EST Letter: Fulks writes that WellStar deal ‘a new chapter’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153615486/Fulks:-WellStar-deal-a-new-chapter Dear Editor: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:45:51 EST Letter: $2.5 million ‘deficit’ becomes $6.7 million windfall http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/153615118/$2.5-million-deficit-becomes-$6.7-million-windfall Well, I'll be a cross-eyed monkey! TCSS (Troup County School System) reminds me of a spoiled teenager who has to spend every penny in his pocket, and then some. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:30:51 EST Letter: Dodd Frank plus Elizabeth Warren equals banks’ Boogie Man http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153581615/Elizabeth-Warren-banks-Boogie-Man The banks are scared silly of this woman and her power to correct our devious banking system. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:35:51 EST Columnist: Is there a point to having a professor? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153520132/Is-there-a-point-to-having-a-professor “What's the Point of a Professor?” writes Emory University English Professor Mark Bauerlein in a New York Times column that LaGrange College Provost David Garrison emailed to generate some discussion before our teaching and learning... Mon, 18 May 2015 10:55:53 EST Columnist: Continuing the fight against diabetes http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153519417/More-than-enough:-Fighting-diabetes-pt.-2 “The End of Diabetes” Mon, 18 May 2015 09:45:52 EST Columnist: How I’m fighting diabetes http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153519146/More-than-enough:-Fighting-diabetes Don't give in to diabetesThe doctor just told you that you have diabetes. My advice to you is to do like I did – fight! Sun, 17 May 2015 09:45:51 EST 1965: City, county hike taxes http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/153495725/1965:-City-county-hike-taxes Mays past, 50 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1965.Front Page News Sat, 16 May 2015 09:20:51 EST Making soap, an American tradition http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/153414901/Making-soap-an-American-tradition Soap making has been an American tradition since the 18th century. Since the early Celtics and Romans discovered that mixing ash with animal fats produced a concoction that made cleaning clothes easier. Fri, 15 May 2015 11:20:51 EST Letter: Why are gas prices higher in LaGrange? http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153495090/Why-are-gas-prices-higher-in-LaGrange Dear Editor:I have expressed my concerns on social media as to the inflated gasoline prices in the city of LaGrange. Fri, 15 May 2015 11:00:51 EST Letter: Sick daughter with all As denied honors http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153488068/Sick-daughter-with-all-As-denied-honors Troup County schools have effectively crushed my medically disabled daughter as they deny her principals list achievements. Grace, with all advanced classes, at Callaway High, was hospitalized since the year started, dropping from 105 pounds to 74... Thu, 14 May 2015 11:45:51 EST Consummate gentleman on river http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153488446/Consummate-gentleman-on-river HELEN — When you meet a man on the river, more than likely you can expect that you are being introduced to a gentleman. There are exceptions, I am sure, but the Chattahoochee, in my experience, doesn't attract any fishermen with a dark... Thu, 14 May 2015 10:55:54 EST Letter: Celebrating LaGrange’s ‘Artists Among Us’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/153441937/My-cup-runneth-over May 7, Center for Creative Learning. My cup runneth over – with flowers, with paintings, with wine, with friends. Wed, 13 May 2015 11:00:51 EST Columnist: Are we as divided as we were before Obama? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153422484/Are-we-as-divided-as-we-were-10-years-ago In his response to the Baltimore protests, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a presidential candidate, blamed Barack Obama for dividing the country. As Eoin Higgins wrote for the Huffington Post, “The thinking goes something like this: President Obama came... Wed, 13 May 2015 10:55:51 EST