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Be civil, not docile

A national politician was recently called "combative...does it mean to be a "combative" politician?Is it standing up for your beliefs...denigrating maverick, principled politicians? We used to celebrate them. Recall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-30/be-civil-not-docile
Regardless of our religious beliefs, surely we all can love one another

...hedonism will take over.One of his most famous lines is a statement to atheist politicians: "What I am going to say is indeed going to harm me in the eyes of politicians. I believe that the only efficacious means governments can use to put the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-28/regardless-our-r
Tax credit for terrorists?

...tax payer's money.I am sure our children and grandchildren won't mind paying tomorrow for the generosity of today's politicians. Sadly, many hard working illegals will be legal but no longer hard working as they learn how to "game" the system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-28/tax-credit-terrorists
South Carolina governor angers lawmakers with 'shower' comment

...legislators in the sentence they call offensive."She herself works in the Statehouse, as do her staff, and hundreds of politicians and lobbyists. It's nothing personal, and there's no need for crocodile tears," Adams said.In the recorded comments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-25/south-carolina-governor-anger
A shameful overreaction

...least, be expelled from UVA, which has a strict honor code. Neither will happen ? that is, if the liberal activists and politicians who actually wanted this horrific tale to be true have anything to say about it.U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-26/shameful-overreaction
Get tough on radical Islam

...radical Islam. Moderate Islam has a responsibility to take action and rise up against radical Islam as well. Our professional politicians must, once again, become Americans.Certainly, innocent lives will be lost. That is the tragedy of military action...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-28/get-tough-radical-islam
Values, decay of responsibility coincide with surge in entitlements

...such decisions, values are of ultimate importance. Once politicians have all relevant facts and the hard-core analysis has...begins. In most political decisions, it is difficult for a politician to be value-neutral.For example, one of the classic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-22/values-decay-res
Religion in society provides desperately needed social control

...representative democracy; many politicians represent citizens' interests...like to explain this is that politicians are mirror images of the citizenry...hear people decrying corrupt politicians that have ethics scandals, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-22/religion-society
Model planes are big business

...While a business card might be quickly stuffed away in a desk drawer, models remain prominently displayed on the desk of politicians and industry power brokers. Puerto Rico's governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, has models from JetBlue, Lufthansa...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-21/model-planes-are-big-business
Rants & Raves

WHY DO POLITICIANS have to use long names when naming roads after their colleagues? Mike...the first names dropped. Even better ? return them to the pre-politician names! FOLKS, LET'S BE realistic about private probation and private...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-06/rants-raves