Henry County Commentary

Editorials, opinion columns and letters to the editor focusing on Henry County government, local policy and issues impacting Henry County citizens.

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THOMAS: Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson

It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me of this is now “playing” in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

ROBINSON: Our selective outrage

The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true — but tragically is not — of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb.

THOMAS: Confronting ISIS: 'It takes an army to defeat an army'

When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.

Reader encourages education on human trafficking issue

I read your article, “Putting brakes on human trafficking,” and wanted to contact you to thank you for writing it.

ROBINSON: What ‘war on whites’?

If there really were a “war on whites,” as a Republican congressman from Alabama ludicrously claims, it wouldn’t be going very well for the anti-white side.

THOMAS: People, not politicians improve world economies

After years of debt (90.6 percent of GDP in 2013) and deficit spending, Britain’s ruling Conservative Party is crowing about the latest economic figures that show the country has outpaced the developed world in its economic recovery. Reuters reports that the International Monetary Fund recently upgraded Britain’s projected economic growth this year to 3.2 percent, leading “the world’s big rich economies.”

ROBINSON: Give John Kerry a break on Gaza

As far as U.S. interests are concerned, it is obvious that our policy should be to fight Islamist terrorist groups such as the Islamic State. But we should not lose sight of the fact that radical Islam, as a regionwide phenomenon, is an ideological force that cannot be bombed out of existence.

THOMAS: Is Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ a portent of what might be?

“The Giver” is based on the best-selling novel by Lois Lowry, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal. The film has an A-list cast, comprised of Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

ROBINSON: Israel losing moral high ground

I support Israel. I abhor Hamas. But unleashing such devastating firepower on a tiny, densely crowded enclave in which civilians are trapped — and thus destined to become casualties— is wrong by any reasonable moral standard.

Herald belongs to you

Editorial

THOMAS: No more aid to the Palestinian Authority

There is no moral equivalency between Israel and those who wish to destroy the Jewish state. None. Stopping aid to terrorists would be the best policy option.

THOMAS: Don’t fence me in

At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border.

GFAF, TPOG join forces: Good news for Georgia

Open government advocacy tools available

A new partnership between the Georgia First Amendment Foundation and the Transparency Project of Georgia is good news for all Georgians.

Collins is a friend of Henry County

Letter to the Editor

ROBINSON: Immigration reform needed right now

What should the president and Congress do? The answer could not be more obvious: comprehensive immigration reform. The system is broken. We need to fix it. Now.

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