Today's Opinions

  • Summer Olympics show lots to enjoy about sports

    There are some people who don’t care about or don’t like watching the Olympics and there are some who become engrossed in them every two years. You’ll find me to the latter category and having a great deal of difficulty understanding the folks who are firmly in the former.

  • GOP stagnates American wages
  • Jonah’s story is no fairy tale

    To the editor:

  • Thanking those who support animal care

    To the editor:

    I am so grateful for all the people in our county who care about animals and are supporting the efforts of Paws-Ability and rescue groups. Because of you, thousands of animals a year will be spayed/neutered and vaccinated against disease. Reducing the number of animals who enters our shelters will allow us to better care for those we have.

  • America is already great

    To the editor:

    Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are done, we can see the stark contrast between the two parties.

  • Brunswick Community College: The logical choice

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    A New York Times article, “Is College Worth It?” explores data related to rising student debt and the return on investment for individuals who attain some college credits. With student debt in 2015 at an all-time high, the question is a good one.

    According to research, however, “Going to college is a no-brainer. It is the most reliable ticket to the middle class and beyond.”

  • In worlds real or imaginary, it’s about passion

    Recently, someone said to me: “Why do you care so much about fictional characters? They’re fictional worlds. Make sure you come back to reality.”

    The question posed, and the statements after, naturally gave me pause, as loaded questions like that tend to do. And as I pondered I realized I had not one answer, but many, and at the same time, no answer at all. My reasons for loving what I do are too abstract and yet so solid in that I know my love for these things will never leave.

  • Correcting colleague’s claims

    To the editor:

    All citizens and public officials are entitled to submit their opinions to The Brunswick Beacon. However, elected officials have a special obligation not to distort the public record with statements that were never made in order to defend their decision.

    One of my colleagues wrote, “Expenses were not reduced.” Not correct. The staff, as instructed, reduced expenses in fiscal year 2017 by $268,000, nearly a 2 percent reduction, not to mention the reported surplus this past year.