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VIDEO: Man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago freed from prison

My ten-year-old stepdaughter asked, "How are they going to repay him?" It's a good question.

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 08:57

Drunk man discovered in Athens home not his own

I the headline rather clumsy found.

posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 07:17

The heat is on; NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record

Here comes the tsunami of denier rage...

posted @ Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 08:26

Editorial cartoon for January 13, 2015

Was that guy supposed to be Al Jaffee?

posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 07:31

Barreca: Pay attention -- that's life going by

Thanks for occasionally running pieces like this.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 15:05

Pitts: Opposing police misconduct isn't opposing all police officers

@swimdawg68: I think that's why it's good that our president, among others, has spoken about the police and its "relationship" with communities. That has to change on both ends.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:26

Pitts: Opposing police misconduct isn't opposing all police officers

Thanks, Mr. Snarkydude, for introducing rage and illogic to what could have been a civil discussion.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:26

Pitts: Opposing police misconduct isn't opposing all police officers

@swimdawg68: Pitts has very likely condemned looting as well. But is looting as pressing a problem as nationwide police brutality?

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 07:41

VIDEO: 'Boyhood' tops Globes; 'Grand Budapest' upsets 'Birdman'

Style upsets substance.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 07:27

Bill Cosby returns to stage for 1st time since November

Glad I got to see him before learning he's a predator. Okay, an alleged predator. A very alleged predator.

posted @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 15:48

Pic of Palin's son standing on dog draws reaction

Everyone should just take it easy. The poor kid was just helping his mom keep an eye on Russia.

posted @ Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 08:16

Pitts: What's 'cruel and unusual' is us

The sound you hear is the approaching tsunami of incensed commentary.

posted @ Monday, December 29, 2014 - 08:12

Monkey brings electrocuted friend back to life

In honor of this story, I will listen to Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey" today, with a new understanding of its meaning.

posted @ Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:56

Pitts: Black on black, white on white, crime is crime

"...being concerned over the shooting of unarmed black men hardly precludes being concerned over violence within the African-American community. Giuliani and others suggest a dichotomy where none exists."

That is so perfectly written. Thanks, Mr. Pitts.

posted @ Monday, December 22, 2014 - 07:58

Downtown Athens streetscape project fails to draw contractor bids

Hell, I'll do it. Got a few buddies that could probably help.

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2014 - 22:54

Column: Finally time for UGA to pay Bobo what he’s worth

@ghostrider: Wow. I don't really watch or pay much attention to college football. It just seems fair to compensate the ones who put their health on the line to bring in huge $ to their schools.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 23:31

Column: Finally time for UGA to pay Bobo what he’s worth

@tgb: Not commensurate with the money they bring in.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:14

Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

And, conversely, I've parked cars and been mistaken for a president!

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 06:44

Column: Finally time for UGA to pay Bobo what he’s worth

How about paying the ones doing the hardest work and bringing in the most $: The Players.

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 06:41

Dupuy: Torture is sadistic catharsis

@scarborj: Should we allow those who are directly affected by terrorism decide policy on how to deal with terrorists? Doesn't seem quite right to me. Jus' sayin'

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 16:36

Georgia leads US in school shootings since Sandy Hook massacre

Wow--does this mean the NRA's sway over our gun laws here in GA haven't decreased the amount of mass shootings? Baffling!

posted @ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 07:06

Man steals 240 cans of beer

At least steal a decent beer.

posted @ Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 07:26

Tant: Books recommended for holiday gift-giving

Thanks, Ed, for reminding a decreasingly literate readership that there are great books out there.

posted @ Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 09:03

Study: 270,000 tons of plastic floating in oceans

@TeeWee: Well then why don't you go pick up some ocean trash? You certainly seem to have the time.

posted @ Friday, December 12, 2014 - 06:55

Stanford: Police harassment is common experience for black youth

Those still in denial about this issue need a "Black Like Me" experience. Great column.

posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 07:29

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  • Andrew
    Shearer

    Blog: Watching movies by myself

    Summary:  I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more

  • Jim
    Thompson

    No cartoons on racism

    As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more

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