Henry County Commentary

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


Use of the 'n' word in 2015 is stale and worn

We have a diverse staff at the Clayton News and Henry Herald, of which I am proud. The staff consists of two men and five women.

ROBINSON: The mark of terror

We don’t need to know the political or religious views of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Gunter Lubitz to call his crashing of a crowded airliner into a mountainside an act of terrorism.

Letter to the Editor: Teach kids to live, not just make a living

On Feb. 6, the Henry Herald featured an article titled,”Review committee presents student discipline recommendations.”

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EUGENE ROBINSON: The long shadow of racism

OPINION: Fraternity video illustrates racism still thriving

Fraternities hotbeds of racism

Justice elusive for Jackson family

Toyal Jackson and her family did not and will not ever get the justice they deserved.

Is Hillary hiding something?

The Hillary Clinton email controversy is a reminder of one inescapable fact: She comes with baggage. Not the kind that fits in the overhead bin, either. I’m talking steamer trunks.

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CAL THOMAS: Selma plus 50

Solutions to the problems of black America are not a secret, but they must be taught at every level. They begin by allowing parents to choose where their children go to school.

JIM BELL: Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world and both Lord and head of the Church.

ROBINSON: Nuggets of realism amid Bibi’s bluster

Netanyahu was full of bluster — perhaps mostly for the voters back home, who go to the polls later this month — but there were nuggets of realism. I hope Congress actually listened.

It started with a double murder in 1974

As I write this, the only woman on Georgia’s death row is awaiting execution. I don’t know her and I know nothing about her case.

THOMAS: America interrupted

It will take more than a new Congress in 2015 and a new president in 2017 to save us from the fate of other empires. It will take a revival of the American spirit, and that can only come through changed attitudes towards our institutions and each other.

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BELL: Christians find encouragement in their relationship with God

This time of year, some folks get “the blues” and tend to be depressed about all the things that must be done.

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Georgia senators oppose immigration action by President Obama

The plan outlined by the president Thursday would affect an estimated 5 million people

Georgia’s senators and senator-elect say President Obama overstepped his powers with the executive action he announced.

THOMAS: Obama unfaithfully executing the law

President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of children who are American citizens, to live and work in this country without the threat of deportation, in effect granting amnesty to up to five million people.

THOMAS: Calvin Coolidge's philosophy would work well in 2016 election

At a dinner sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation last Thursday, there was a debate about wealth redistribution. A team of Canadian students who think government should “spread the wealth around” faced off against a team of American students who think government has no business doing any such thing.