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Editorial: Valdosta is more than its bad news

Editorial: Valdosta is more than its bad news

| January 19, 2016 | 4 Comments

By Adam Floyd Editor | ValdostaToday.com Don’t ignore the good news. There’s a saying about news media that you may be familiar with: “If it bleeds, it leads.” The phrase is born out of an indisputable fact of news reporting: If the story is shocking, graphic or negative, people are more likely to read it, view […]

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Voters Closing the Border to the Establishment

Voters Closing the Border to the Establishment

| December 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Opinion The great hue and cry of late centers on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban foreign Muslim travelers from entering the United States. There was a time when those wanting to protect America were praised. Not so today. Junior varsity Congressman David Jolly (R-FL), an attorney and […]

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Some big GOP players say Trump has a Point

Some big GOP players say Trump has a Point

| December 9, 2015 | 3 Comments

Established party figures are stopping short of condemning Trump’s proposal to halt all Muslims from entering the U.S. Politico While many in the GOP are fiercely condemning Donald Trump for his proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the U.S., a whole lot of other Republicans are saying, hey, he has a point. From […]

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The Season of Advent is Upon Us

The Season of Advent is Upon Us

| December 9, 2015 | 3 Comments

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Political Contributor In the hustle and bustle of the presidential political hurly-burly and getting ready for December 25th (and all that happens between now and then), we forget that there is more to Christmas than its Eve and Day. And that is the season of Advent which began two Sundays […]

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Carter: Every Student Succeeds Act Passed

Carter: Every Student Succeeds Act Passed

| December 7, 2015 | 1 Comments

Buddy Carter, U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia First District This week the House passed the Every Student Succeeds Act to reduce the federal role in K-12 education, restore local control, and empower parents. The Every Student Succeeds Act is a proposal approved by a House and Senate conference committee to replace No Child Left Behind. […]

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High Marks for “The Man in the High Castle”

High Marks for “The Man in the High Castle”

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

What if we lost the war? A chilling, provocative exploration of what might have been. Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor Seldom does a film or television program come along that is as provocative, as antithetical to our very understanding of the world as Frank Spotnitz’s loose Amazon adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1962 alternative […]

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Obama and his “Safe Space”

Obama and his “Safe Space”

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor The day before soldiers of the radial Islamic Wehrmacht attacked innocent Parisian concert goes and diners, American college students, self-identified as the “Million Student March”, demonstrated on over 100 college campuses demanding free tuition, an annulment of all student loan debt, and a $15 per hour minimum wage […]

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The Reconciliation Bill: Scramblin’ through the Briars

The Reconciliation Bill: Scramblin’ through the Briars

| November 17, 2015 | 3 Comments

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor “But whatever you do, please don’t throw me into that terr’ble briar patch!” cried Brer Rabbit. You may recall Brer Rabbit’s attempt to get Brer Fox, in whose clutches he found himself, to do just that: toss him to the briars. And being dared to do so, Brer […]

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Trump: for the Long Haul

Trump: for the Long Haul

| November 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

Gary M. Wisenbaker, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor In less than 90 days the country will observe a tradition brought over to these shores by German immigrants in the 1800s. February 2 is Groundhog Day, a ritual utilized to predict the onset—or delay—of spring. You know how it goes: if the groundhog sees its shadow there […]

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Sanctuary Cities: Misguided Action Born from Misguided Inaction

Sanctuary Cities: Misguided Action Born from Misguided Inaction

| November 4, 2015 | 4 Comments

Sanctuary cities are a problem, but the solution is not simply getting rid of them. Nick Rudnik, Valdosta Today Opinion Contributor We’ve all heard the story of Kate Steinle which has broadcasted over the airwaves of every major news network. Kate, 32-years-old, was shot in the back and murdered by an illegal immigrant from Mexico, […]

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