Lagrange Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:03:45 EST 1800 Gilmore wrong about DASH http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5314801/Gillmore-wrong-about-DASH Dear Editor,As the Executive Director of DASH for LaGrange, Inc., I took exception to information presented in Mr. Bill Gilmore's letter to the editor “Property tax increase for... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Should we impeach Barack Obama over the Border Crisis? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5318119/Should-we-impeach-Barack-Obama-over-the-Border-Crisis Sarah Palin says we should impeach Barack Obama over the recent border crisis, in a Breitbart.org column (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/08/Exclusive-Sarah-Palin-Time-to-Impeach-President-Obama). A pop-up ad for the site reads... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Anatomy 101 - Skeleton http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5303989/Anatomy-101---Skeleton Being a fitness trainer & fitness therapist over many years – one of the most obvious concerns is that most people know very little about human anatomy. There has been a significant pattern in the majority of questions I'm asked –... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to the editor: Property tax increase for 2015 ? http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/5269625/Letter-to-the-editor:-Property-tax-increase-for-2015 The Board of Commissioners will hold their last of three millage rate “public hearings,”as required under state law Tuesday on the first floor of the Troup County Government Center.. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thank you and farewell LaGrange and Troup County http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5257626/Thank-you-and-farewell-LaGrange-and-Troup-County What started out as a temporary visit to LaGrange to stay with family turned into nearly a year of meeting some of my favorite people ever and learning more about being a journalist than I ever could in college. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Texas murders show more need for a rational gun policy http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5259181/Texas-murders-show-more-need-for-a-rational-gun-policy There's an old saying that if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. There's a response that says if you ration guns, only rational people will have guns. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A Republican senate and president http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5243685/A-Republican-senate-and-president Within the past two week President Obama suffered several major defeats with Supreme Court rulings, had a poll showing him as the worst president since WWII, several polls showing his approval rating continuing to slide and yet another poll showing... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Let’s clear the air http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5243523/Lets-clear-the-air Dear Editor, Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ten tips for future Peachtree Road Race runners http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5209717/Ten-tips-for-future-Peachtree-Road-Race-runners Ever since I moved to Georgia back in 2001, folks ask me, “So, have you run the AJC Peachtree Road Race?” as soon as they hear I am a runner. Actually, I prefer to compete in 5k races, not 10k races, so the race never interested me. But so... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UGA chapel is perfect for a wedding http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5209744/UGA-chapel-is-perfect-for-a-wedding Kate and Kevin, delightful young friends, were recently married at the University of Georgia Chapel, which dates back to 1832 — when a bride and groom would have been spirited away by horse and buggy following a ceremony, which would have been... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Our view: ‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5199729/Our-view:-Life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-happiness Two hundred and 38 years ago today, the final wording of this nation's Declaration of Independence was adopted and the Dunlap Broadsides — the first printed copies of the declaration — were circulated throughout the 13... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The truth behind Declaration Of Independence myths http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5199751/The-truth-behind-Declaration-Of-Independence-myths Around the Fourth of July, you'll find lots of items that push for patriotism, but provide historical inaccuracies that undermine the message. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Is America still the ‘Land Of Opportunity?’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5155911/Is-America-still-the-Land-Of-Opportunity A frequent question I get from folks is “So, you must enjoy three months of not doing work.” Oh, if only that was true. I've worked every summer since I turned 12. Most of it involves teaching summer classes online. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Feet – our main supporter http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5120939/Feet--our-main-supporter My grandson Caden (when he was 19 months and cute as all get out) slipped forward while running on concrete, which is not a “skin friendly” substance. As a result of his stumble - Caden stubbed and skinned his big toe. It's not easy... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST No, Obama is not the one who ruled against the Redskins http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5096538/No-Obama-is-not-the-one-who-ruled-against-the-Redskins It didn't take long after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled against keeping the trademark protection for the Washington Redskins for conservatives to jump all over President Obama, blaming him for the decision. Not only is the story... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Georgians must be united on water issue http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/5096571/Georgians-must-be-united-on-water-issue Recently the Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta, in conjunction with the Georgia Association of Water Professionals and the Council for Quality Growth, hosted a luncheon to discuss the Army Corps of Engineers' role in... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Words – only words http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5086101/Words--only-words Obvious it is that the most read columns are political, one party chastising another - tearing the other down seems the normative path, and all too infrequently building up the common good for the people by using constructive proposals. Most likely... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST The best two-sport athlete, Tony Gwynn, died Monday http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5086024/The-best-two-sport-athlete-Tony-Gwynn-died-Monday The sports world was stunned by the loss of Tony Gwynn to health-related cancer than he blames on chewing tobacco. It's a shame, because Gwynn is arguably the best two-sport athlete ever. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Is Iraq about to ‘Go ARVN?’ and is it Obama’s fault? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5038428/Is-Iraq-about-to-Go-ARVN-and-is-it-Obamas-fault The name George H. W. Bush was in the news twice this weekend. The first occurred because the former president celebrated his 90th birthday, in his usual, quiet way (taking a parachute jump). The other mention of Bush's name was because the... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Last fishing outing on the Chattahoochee http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/5038457/Last-fishing-outing-on-the-Chattahoochee HELEN – Last week was the last week for fishing the Chattahoochee in these parts. If you just have to try your luck, you can fish year round in this refreshing hamlet of the state, but trout look for cool waters, and the water temperatures are... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST