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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ROBINSON: A victory lap for Obamacare

In the long run, no matter what happens in the election, I’m more convinced than ever that the Affordable Care Act will be seen as landmark legislation.

THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat

President Obama’s nominee to replace Sebelius, budget director Sylvia Burwell, might turn out to be better at fixing websites, but she doesn’t have the power to fix Obamacare. No one does because it is based on a weak foundation and the notion that government can do anything.

Letter to the Editor: Have ‘We the People’ given up?

Sadly, we can complain and moan and cry, but it is the American citizens who have abdicated our responsibility at the polls.

MILBANK: Republicans kiss votes from women goodbye

This was not the way Republican leaders had planned to observe Equal Pay Day.

Will you vote?

Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding Georgia residents they must be registered to vote by April 21 in order to participate in the May 20 Primary Election.

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THOMAS: Time to focus on things that work

Most businesses conduct audits or internal reviews to make sure they are operating efficiently. Not the federal government.

Get behind Relay For Life

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THOMAS: Much ado about Noah

It wasn’t so long ago that conservative Christians believed Hollywood to be evil and some preachers instructed their congregations not to go to movies lest they be tempted beyond their ability to resist. Now Christians are debating film content. That’s progress of a sort.

7 WORDS: ‘Give me liberty or give me death’

‘Give me liberty or give me death’

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ROBINSON: Tilting at windbags

If Putin is laughing, it’s at the windbags who want Obama to replace serious policy with empty threats.

Littering is lawbreaking

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THOMAS: Fred Phelps: Satan's servant

Though Fred Phelps is gone, the kind of hate he preached remains. It is why hate must be opposed no matter which group, faith, ceremony, or individual is the target.

ROBINSON: Into the Twilight Zone

Let me go out on a limb: The Malaysian airliner did not get sucked into a black hole, vanish over the Indian Ocean equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle or crash-land on the spooky island from “Lost.”

SUNSHINE WEEK: Open government is good government

This week is national Sunshine Week.

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