OPINION: Boundaries, borders and empires—oh my!

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“There is no more sagacious animal than the Icelandic horse. He is stopped by neither snow, nor storm, nor impassable roads, nor rocks, glaciers, or anything. He is courageous, sober, and surefooted. He never makes a false step, never shies. If there is a river or fjord to cross (and we shall meet with many) […]

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OPINION: Don’t make me come up there!

Bill Crane's Opinion Piece for Champion newspaper

“The time is always ripe to do what is right,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mid-January in America was book-ended by the birthday and national holiday remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the inauguration of a new president, Donald J. Trump.  It should have been a week of outreach and celebration, but it was instead a loud, and […]

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OPINION: It’s time–a mandatory minimum salary for law enforcement

Bill Crane's Opinion Piece for Champion newspaper

“During 2016 there were 140 law enforcement officers who lost lives in the line of duty across the country.  Of those deaths,106 were men and women in local city/county police and deputy sheriffs, 19 were state officers, six were federal officers and the remaining nine were college, territory or transit system officers,” Putnam County Sheriff Howard […]

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OPINION: Governors can’t deal

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    “Governors can’t deal with the national debt. They can’t deal with Social Security. We’re at peace with Alabama right now. Education is the primary duty of every governor, though we may have different views on what needs to be done,” former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes. Since passage of Georgia’s Quality Basic Education Act (QBE) […]

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OPINION: Celebrating the non-traditional traditions

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“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store,” from ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ by Dr. Seuss. Though for many the holiday season is their favorite time of the year, for others it brings challenges, questions and a feeling of not quite measuring up to one’s own memories, or Lifetime and Hallmark Channel […]

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OPINION: Being a sore loser is never attractive

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“I will do a recount in any state where the deadline has not passed. Help my staff find state deadline.” –Tweet by Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Nov. 26, 2016. Then GOP nominee Donald Trump rightfully received heaps of criticism from his own party, campaign opponents and the public following his third presidential debate comments […]

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OPINION: Presidential election overtime

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“I will keep you in suspense.” GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump, in response to the second question by Chris Wallace, Fox News moderator of the third and final presidential debate on whether Trump would accept the will of the voters and outcome of the election. The closest presidential election in U.S. history was the 2000 […]

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OPINION: Bushwhacked and down, but not quite out

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“…when you’re a star, they let you do it.” GOP presidential nominee and longtime NBC reality show TV “star” Donald Trump, prior to an on camera interview with Access Hollywood in 2005. I have often stated, and will repeat, the sole candidate likely to end the White House run of Donald Trump is Donald Trump.  […]

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