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Legal protection

The "law enforcement reform" package the state's Democratic lawmakers are pushing in Atlanta is a mixed bag of proposals. A couple are good, and one is profoundly awful.The half-dozen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-27/legal-protection
South Carolina Supreme Court refuses Republicans' request to reconsider its order on school funding lawsuit

...Epps said he's not surprised by the court's refusal but is "gratified the decision is now absolutely final."Former Democratic Superintendent Jim Rex said the state's greatest loss occurred in the generations of children who moved through the system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-26/south-carolina-supreme
Now ask yourself this

...for roads and bridges although I know that $1 trillion in tax money for shovel-ready infrastructure actually was wasted on Democratic political buddies? Or that the government passed environmental laws that require automobile manufacturers to make the smaller...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-22/now-ask-yourself
NHL All-Stars, Buckeyes share stage in Columbus

...soon as possible, awarding the city this year's event.Columbus is also one of the finalists to play host to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.Mayor Michael B. Cole man looks at all that's going on this weekend and sees it as a trial run...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-01-22/nhl-all-stars-buckeyes-sha
Bad health care news for school workers

...figure at $135 million in fiscal 2014."We think a lot of these people will get insurance in other ways," Reese told Democratic Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, who questioned the coverage move. He added that some might qualify for subsidies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/bad-health-care-news-sch
With oil down, Alaska faces budget crunch

...Alaska's oil wealth account, the Alaska Permanent Fund.Democratic Sen. Bill Wielechowski of Anchorage has proposed putting...ideas will have a chance to eat lunch with Walker and his Democratic lieutenant governor, Byron Mallott.But don't expect anything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-18/oil-down-alaska-faces-budg
Tea party faithful to hear from potential presidential candidates at South Carolina convention

...voters of all stripes, and Christie's governing record in a Democratic-leaning state that has legalized same-sex marriage and expanded...calling out specific figures other than President Obama and some Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, but they offered a fiery defense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-17/tea-party-faithful-hear-
Newspaper's act of courageous free speech should be celebrated, fostered

...greatest threats to liberalism, epitomized in the form of a democratic republic, are the censoring of speech and (perhaps the greatest...hearing.Free speech is necessary for the maintenance of a democratic republic; otherwise, tyranny is near. Describing the fear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-17/newspapers-act-c
Allen sells out first week

...Washington only to prove himself too cowardly to stand up against the establishment and to speak out about Boehner's caving to Democratic influence and to President Obama's expensive healthcare plan, the "legalizing" of illegal aliens in this country and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-15/allen-sells-out-first-we
Allen lays groundwork for campaign goals in first week

...workers to whom businesses must offer health insurance.The next day the local construction company owner, who defeated Democratic incumbent John Barrow in November with 55 percent of the vote in Georgia's 12th Congressional District, joined 265 representatives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-13/allen-lays-groundwork-ca