You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks


Welcome to

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on

Readers Write: Dec. 2

After election, toxic bigotry must be resisted

With “White-Nationalism” conferences, KKK parades, etc., there is increasing conversation of “Trumpism” becoming “normalized.” As the New York Times quipped recently, “journalism that matters, more essential than ever.”

President-elect’s strategist Steve Bannon’s Brietbart website promotes “racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia.” While the new guardians will likely resist overt racism and anti-Semitism, Islamophobia is bound to be especially “normalized.”Trump’s national security advisor, Michael Flynn, believes Islam is “cancerous;” for Attorney-General-designate Sessions, it’s a “toxic ideology.” Such rhetoric has caused fresh tremors in the Islamic world. But, the ISIS goons are celebrating.

The election has compressed all the Islamophobic bigotry of recent years into ugliest expressions. And the new guardians will continue to spread the most bilious fodder that will further feed crusade-like suspicion and legitimize visceral anti-Muslim hatred. Many are emboldened, and, indeed, hate of all “others” is now politically correct.

While there are pressures to “normalize” the powerful, the Orwellian fakery of Trumpism must be resisted, to preserve America’s sacred ideals.


Promote adoption to lower abortion

I was heartened by the report that the abortion rate in the U.S. continues to trend down (CDC Report). If we really want for it to plummet, let’s get behind a robust national effort to promote adoption. Imagine what might be done if Planned Parenthood had a protocol for supporting birth and adoption that had the same, or higher, priority as the abortion route. I dare say it would get a lot of support from “pro-lifers,” and I believe it would change the dynamic dramatically. Think of all the U.S. families that want to adopt, but now must look to Africa, Latin America or Asia for children. This would be a win/win folks!


Next Up in Opinion

New failing-schools bill lacks a key element: Help for students

Lawmakers are taking another crack at improving Georgia’s failing schools, and it seems the new approach is to make it an inside job. A new position of “chief turnaround officer” would be filled by a veteran of the public schools, with candidates suggested by the lobbying arms of the public-schools establishment. This turnaround chief...
Opinion: Democrats can’t reap what they never try to sow
Opinion: Democrats can’t reap what they never try to sow

(AP) Last year, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the various PACs that supported her spent well over $1 billion, much of it to buy a heavy barrage of TV ads in swing states at a point late in the campaign when many beleaguered voters had already tuned those ads out.
How can we get rid of President Trump?

We’re just a month into the Trump presidency, and already so many are wondering: How can we end it? One poll from Public Policy Polling found that as many Americans — 46 percent — favor impeachment of President Donald Trump as oppose it. Ladbrokes, the betting website, offers even odds that Trump will resign or leave office through...
Readers Write: Feb. 23

Protest at open office event was misplaced I was looking forward to the congressmen Isakson, Perdue, Hice Open Office event on Feb. 10. The public was invited to state their concerns about the issues. That morning, I looked on Facebook to confirm the address and I saw a posting saying, “Let’s get as many protesters as we can to this event...
Should colleges hire equal numbers of liberal and conservative professors? Should that be a law?
Should colleges hire equal numbers of liberal and conservative professors? Should that be a law?

A Republican legislator in Iowa wants a political litmus test for faculty at the state’s public campuses to ensure a balance of ideologies. Sen. Mark Chelgren, R-Ottumwa, told the Des Moines Register, “We have an awful lot of taxpayer dollars that go to support these fine universities. Students should be able to go to their...
More Stories