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Guest Columnists

Afghans helped us; now we must help them

I still have trouble at times talking about Sept. 11, 2001. I was living in New York City, embracing my job in midtown Manhattan and living in the still-gritty-not-yet-trendy Brooklyn. I was several miles uptown from what became ground zero when the first plane struck, and it was the walking ...

ARC Partnership Leading to Economic Growth in Mississippi

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from governors of states comprising the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. Mississippians are hardworking and constantly seeking opportunities to better themselves, their families, and their ...

What all should know about the Constitution

To commemorate the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution of the United States, Congress designated Sept. 17th of each year as Constitution Day. More then ever it is important to understand the purpose of the U.S. Constitution. It is often referred to as a “living document” that ...

New tax would slow economy

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., propose yet another battery of taxes specifically designed to punish the natural gas and oil industry, you must wonder if they ever bother to seriously consider the ramifications of continually attacking one of their favorite targets. PricewaterhouseCoopers ...

Georgia’s ARC funds assist on strategic projects

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from governors of states comprising the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. As a member state of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Georgia has effectively used federal funds to make ...

ARC helps eastern Kentucky’s economy accelerate

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from governors of states comprising the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. Kentucky's economy is on fire, with economic momentum in every corner of the commonwealth. One region with potential ...