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The Covington News - - The Second Opinion -

Too of­ten we... en­joy the com­fort of opin­ion with­out the dis­com­fort of thought.

John F. Kennedy

As a community news­pa­per, one of our most im­por­tant func­tions is to pro­vide an opin­ion page that is open to all res­i­dents and of­fers ev­ery per­spec­tive a place to be heard.

As a news­pa­per, we also take on the re­spon­si­bil­ity of pro­vid­ing our own opin­ions on top­ics as found in this “Our Thoughts” sec­tion. The ed­i­to­rial board that forms those opin­ions is com­prised of our pub­lisher, gen­eral man­ager and ed­i­tor. Dur­ing the past year, we’ve shared more than 300 opin­ions.

If you ever agree or dis­agree with a stance we take, all three mem­bers of our board are more than happy to dis­cuss your take. In fact, we’re happy for the feed­back; we don’t get nearly enough of it. You can also al­ways re­spond through a let­ter to the ed­i­tor, which we pride our­selves on run­ning, even

We also run lo­cal and syn­di­cated statewide and na­tional colum­nists who rep­re­sent dif­fer­ent op­tions. If you’re in­ter­ested in tak­ing a stab at writ­ing a lo­cal opin­ion piece, we’d be thrilled to speak with you. We’re built on lo­cal news and we’d love to have an is­sues.

look for Ge­or­gia writ­ers, and Jackie Gin­grich-Cush­man and Dick Yar­brough have been two of our fa­vorite peaches.

Since most of our syn­di­cated colum­nists tend to lean to the right, we’ve be­gun run­ning Pulitzer Prize win­ner Eu­gene Robin­son, who is about as far left on his views as we’ve found on the na­tional scene.

Whether we agree or dis­agree with his com­ments, or those of any of our colum­nists, is be­side the point. We want to of­fer the full range of per­spec­tives.

To that end, we’ve got a treat in store for you to­day. As the counter to Eu­gene Robin­son, we’re adding Ann Coul­ter, who is about as right in her views as you can get. We hope you en­joy our new pre­sen­ta­tion. If you have any sug­ges­tions for na­tional writ­ers you’d like to see, please feel free to let us know by send­ing an email to our ed­i­to­rial board mem­bers.

We want you to par­tic­i­pate in these pages, be­cause they’re re­ally your pages.

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