Editorial

  WTVM Editorial 10/31/18: Critical thinking

If you’re tired of hearing news stories or political statements that make you angry, anxious, confused or overly emotional, you do have a way to fight it: it’s called critical thinking.

  WTVM Editorial 10/30/19: A thank you for Michael relief

You know you live in a great community when enough hurricane relief donations to fill an entire moving truck were donated in just two and a half days!

WTVM Editorial 10/16/18: When Kanye met Trump

Maybe you saw the epic Oval Office meeting between rapper/designer and self-proclaimed genius Kanye West and President Trump.

WTVM Editorial 10/16/18: Dr. Wilkes is #1

id you know that the state of Alabama’s best school superintendent is Phenix City’s Randy Wilkes?

WTVM Editorial 10/9/18: Red Cross Day of Giving

In just one day, over the course of just several hours, you came to the rescue in our “Day of Giving” Telethon for the American Red Cross, to support people still struggling with the destructive, life-altering reality of Hurricane Florence.

WTVM Editorial 10/1/18: Hire officers now

The Muscogee County School District is dealing with each one quickly and professionally, but the fact these three scary situations occurred within a few days of each other is disturbing.

WTVM Editorial 10/1/18: Live TV unites us

There are very few events these days that can draw the attention of most of the nation, all at the same time.

WTVM Editorial 9/25/18: Exceptional man

The book “First Man” is a triumph for its author, too, a retired Auburn history professor named James Hansen.

WTVM Editorial 9/25/18: Escape domestic violence

Actress and domestic violence activist Robin Givens spoke last week in Columbus to support Hope Harbour

WTVM Editorial 9/19/18: Amazing Columbus

Columbus plans for jobs to come to the Chattahoochee Valley.

WTVM Editorial 9/19/18: Hurricane Unity

The same week that we marked the 17th anniversary of 9-11, probably the biggest trauma for the nation in modern times, Hurricane Florence began her rush at the Carolina coastline.

  WTVM Editorial 9/10/18: 'The Last Movie Star'

The Last Movie Star. That is the actual title of Burt Reynolds' last movie.

WTVM Editorial 9/10/18: Anonymous sources

With so much happening in the news lately involving anonymous sources, I thought it would be worth clarifying where we stand on the subject.

WTVM Editorial 9/4/18: Sweeping the streets

We report, maybe too often, about crime. Violent crime, property crime, crimes against children, shootings, stabbings, and beatings.

WTVM Editorial 9/4/18: Time to be UNITED

It's that time of year again, the time for kick-offs. But I don't want to talk about high school or college football kick-offs…let's put the United Way Campaign kick-off in the spotlight!

WTVM Editorial 8/27/18: The correct vote

Randolph County has only 7,800 residents according to the last US Census and until last week most Americans couldn't find it on a map.

WTVM Editorial 8/27/18: Media trust must be earned

A new study by the Poynter Institute, a non-profit school for journalism and media research, shows that when it comes to who you trust to report the news, there is a cavernous divide between National News and Local News.

WTVM Editorial 8/20/18: How to teach tolerance

You may have heard about the "Drag Queen Story Hour" held last weekend in Columbus.

WTVM Editorial 8/20/18: CSU: The Movie Star

It's exciting to see Columbus State University get bigger and better with each passing year.

WTVM Editorial 8/13/18: Veterans deserve better

Our veterans joined one of the military branches for many reasons: duty, a desire to serve others, patriotism, or to belong to a stable organization, or maybe just to feel a sense of purpose in life.

WTVM Editorial 8/13/18: Back to school

If you're a parent, you don't need anyone to tell you your life has once again changed dramatically - all because school is now back in session.

WTVM Editorial 8/6/18: Our Korean connection

Last week's release of soldiers' remains from North Korea and the large display of the rows and rows of flag-draped coffins was a sad yet amazing sight.

WTVM Editorial 8/6/18: Teach the value of life

As I wrote this editorial, there have been seven fatal shootings in our wide coverage area since July 23.

WTVM Editorial 7/27/18: The right Columbus

There are 19 cities named Columbus in 18 states (Wisconsin has two cities named Columbus!) It's a popular and historic city name.

WTVM Editorial 7/27/18: Opelika's 'no-brainer'

The country's economy is now growing at a rate of 4.1 percent.

WTVM Editorial 7/21/2018: Slow down and live

If you could get a 35 percent raise, a 35 percent discount or a 35 percent return on an investment, we bet you would do it.

WTVM Editorial 7/21/18: A waitress fights back

There's a story out of Savannah that's gone viral...it involves an altercation in a restaurant, between a waitress and a customer.

WTVM Editorial 7/16/18: Don't fire into the air

The Fourth of July is always a time for celebration, but this year, one person's idea of celebrating by firing a gun into the air in Columbus could have been deadly.

WTVM Editorial 7/16/18: Miracles and heroes

Two recent rescues, a world apart from each other, prove that when good men and women do their best, miracles do happen.

WTVM Editorial 7/3/18: The Power of Goodwill

It was just a few weeks ago we told you about 19-year-old Corbin Simpson of Phenix City who donated a kidney to LaShonda Brown of Columbus, out of the goodness of his heart and the fact they were a perfect medical match.

WTVM Editorial 7/3/18: Tim Tebow never quits

Pro athletes seldom get a second shot at greatness. Only Auburn's Bo Jackson really did it - playing pro football and Major League Baseball at the same time.

  WTVM 02/25/14 Editorial: Teen Dating Violence Awareness month

This is teen dating violence awareness month. Sad isn't it, that such behavior even exists? Much less that it merits a month set aside to discuss it. Experts like Kyle Bair, Executive Director of the Sexual Assault

  WTVM 02/25/2014 Editorial: Featured viewers responses

Occasionally, I like to share letters from viewers who have an opinion about one of my editorials. Barbara McNeil of Columbus wrote to me after an editorial supporting medical marijuana. Her granddaughter,

WTVM Editorial 6/13/18: Operation finally home

U.S. Army Sgt. Adam Lee of Auburn was seriously injured in a Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan, forcing him the retire from the army in 2012.

WTVM Editorial 6/12/18: The gift of life

Organ donation is one of the most self-less gifts we can give to one another.

WTVM Editorial 06/25/18: Dangerous season for kids

It's that time of year again. Summer. We just had the longest day of the year on June 21.

WTVM Editorial 06/25/18: Disaster control

Water flowing in rivers and lakes is beautiful.

WTVM Editorial 6/12/18: See and be seen

(WTVM) - If you think you're hearing about more fatal pedestrian accidents lately than ever before, it's because there has been a sharp increase in deadly vehicle-pedestrian incidents. One of the latest tragedies occurred on Buena Vista in Columbus, when a 30-year-old man was killed when a driver struck him late at night. That driver is now facing vehicular homicide charges. Georgia and Alabama are both in the top 13 of states with the fastest growing percentage of ...

WTVM Editorial 6/5/18: Tweet and consequences

It was the racist tweet heard 'round the world. Roseanne Barr apparently couldn't see or didn't care about the firestorm that would result from her bigoted tweet targeting an African-American former advisor to President Obama.

WTVM Editorial 5/29/18: Congrats Class of 2018

Congratulations to the graduating high school class of 2018! You've worked hard and we hope you all find success as you take the next steps toward an adult life.

WTVM Editorial 5/29/18: Mayor Tomlinson's legacy

One winning candidate in the recent Georgia primary elections can ignore the fall campaign entirely because by winning the primary with 56 percent of the vote, he automatically becomes the next Mayor of Columbus.