Archive of: At Issue, Ben Young, Business Casual, Economy, Guest Commentary, Neely Young, Opinions

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Book Sense

Book Sense

One of the best high school classroom memories I have is senior English and the wonderful woman who was our teacher.

August 2005
The Welcome Mat is Out

The Welcome Mat is Out

How about renaming Georgia the Welcome State? Come to Georgia, all you who are weary and carrying heavy tax burdens, we will give you rest.

August 2005
Tax Increases are Necessary

Tax Increases are Necessary

Voters will go along with raising taxes if they are convinced it's necessary. What could be more important than restoring the $750 million cut from Georgia's education system?

July 2005
Out to the Ball Game

Out to the Ball Game

There were other Braves fans at Shea Stadium on the very cold Monday night in late April we had chosen to watch our guys take on the Mets - but not many of them. And those who were there were not making much noise.

July 2005
Students Versus Prisoners

Students Versus Prisoners

We want to start a movement among our state leaders to make education the number one item on the agenda for the 2006 legislative session.

June 2005
Going to Town

Going to Town

The reliable old No. 2 bus operated by the pre-MARTA Atlanta Transit System rumbled from Decatur, via Ponce de Leon Avenue and Peachtree Street, to downtown Atlanta in about 20 minutes.

June 2005
Great Bursts of Energy

Great Bursts of Energy

Words of wisdom from Plato, Socrates and Aristotle still illuminate the whole of our cultural landscape. Centuries later, the Renaissance produced great leaders like Charles V and Martin Luther. What's ahead for the 21st century?

May 2005
Tough Enough

Tough Enough

At a place I once worked, some of the guys used to throw a football around the office from time to time, ostensibly as a way of relieving tension or relaxing a little in the midst of a hectic workday.

May 2005
The Emptied Nest

The Emptied Nest

The most dramatic and immediate effect on the nest that emptied when our daughter went off to college a few years ago was the quiet. Everything stopped.

April 2005
Slow to Start, Finishing Strong

Slow to Start, Finishing Strong

Gov. Perdue's slow-working Commission For a New Georgia, two years in the making, is about to put some points on the board. The effort should free up millions of tax dollars.

April 2005
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