Editorial

Fluoridegate: What’s in your water?

Ben Nelms's picture

I was born during the first decade of the Cold War. In those days, and in many that followed, I was like most people probably were – I was taught by my parents, by politicians and in my schools to trust those in authority, to trust the federal government without question. After all, the government cared about us and protected us from harm. Read More»

Legacy of a reporter and a good man

Ben Nelms's picture

The legacy we live is the legacy we leave. Life and eternity offer us no alternative.

I don’t like speaking of John in the past tense. It’s the same with my coworkers here at The Citizen and I can only expect it’s the same with those of you who know him ... knew him. Yet we are left with no choice in the matter.

Coming from a family history steeped in journalism, reporting was what Munford knew and it was what he loved. Read More»

Listening to the candidates

John Munford's picture

It’s amazing what you can see when your nose isn’t in a typewriter.

Usually at political forums I’m typing 70 miles an hour to document all the politics and the monotonous stuff next to nobody cares about.

It’s a battle against hand cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome and general frustration for sitting in one place for so long.

A few weeks ago I left the keyboard at home. My partner in crime Ben Nelms covered the forum for the Republican Post 4 candidates. I sat back and watched, scribbling a few handwritten notes in my “other” role as a resident of the new 4th District. Read More»

Left-lane laggards & voting wrongs

Cal Beverly's picture

Once upon a time in Atlanta, a newspaper columnist cried in print, “Lock up your silver and your women and children — the Georgia legislature is in town.”

I generally hold with those who give thanks that our lawmaking politicians are limited to 40 days of official mischief each year — but they are high-performing mischief-makers. Read More»

An early denier

An early denier

"An early denier." — John Kerry look-alike to Renaissance man: "The science is settled, Galileo!" Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok. Copyright 2014 Creators.com.

Federal government to reporter: ‘You’re next.’

Federal government to reporter: ‘You’re next.’

Panel 1 — Federal goverment to doctor: "We'll tell you how to run your medical practice for the good of the country." Panel 2 — Federal government to reporter: "You're next." Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok. Copyright 2014 Creators.com

‘To equality!’

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok. Copyright 2014 Creators Syndicate. President Obama toasts French President Hollande: "To equality!"

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok. Copyright 2014 Creators Syndicate. President Obama toasts French President Hollande: "To equality!"

Obama skis through Congress

Obama skis through Congress

Editoral cartoon by Glenn McCoy. Copyright 2014 Tribune Content Agency. "Obama skis through Congress."

Unemployment rate becomes ‘liberation from work’ rate

Unemployment rate becomes ‘liberation from work’ rate

Unemployment rate becomes ‘liberation from work’ rate

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok. Copyright 2014 by Creators Syndicate.

17-year cooling trend ‘the elephant in the room’

17-year cooling trend ‘the elephant in the room’
Global warming scientist at podium: “Why’s everyone snickering?”
Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy. Copyright 2014 by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

17-year cooling trend ‘the elephant in the room’

Global warming scientist at podium: “Why’s everyone snickering?”

Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy. Copyright 2014 by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.