President Donald Trump points to a member of the media while answering questions in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Opinion roundup: Donald Trump’s gift; Armstrong-Georgia Southern merger; what’s in your child’s school lunch

A roundup of editorials Monday includes a look at the ‘powerhouse’ that could be born from the merger of Armstrong State and Georgia Southern, a tribute to Georgia World War II veterans, school lunch programs, and other issues.

Here are some opinions from the Right and from the Left.

Opinions from the Right

1. The real gift of Donald J. Trump to the nation and the world

From the Telegraph: President Donald Trump has given us the gift of introspection – especially if you voted for him.

2. Create a ‘powerhouse’ with Armstrong-Georgia Southern merger

From the Savannah Morning News: The merger of Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern can create “an economic powerhouse” in southeast Georgia, something this area could sorely use.

Kristin Guillot works on installing images of newspapers as part of the permanent exhibit "Salute to the Home Front" at the National World War II Museum which will open to the public this Saturday, in New Orleans, Monday, June 5, 2017. The exhibit tells the home front story from the 1920s to the development of the atomic bomb. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP

3. Beyond the call of duty

From the Augusta Chronicle: Volunteer researchers, book editors and hundreds of veterans and their families came together to create a lasting tribute to the World War II service of men and women from the Augusta area.

4. To Secretary Perdue: School nutrition successes already happening in Georgia

From The Augusta Chronicle: Hey Secretary Perdue – if you want to see what a good school lunch looks like, come have a meal with us. (Hint: Pick cheese grits day for a visit).

5. Unity needed in time of divisiveness and unrest

From the Brunswick News: Certainly, we can find something better to do on this Earth than harm our neighbor.

Opinions from the Left

This Aug. 12, 2017, photo shows white nationalist demonstrators holding their ground as they clash with counter demonstrators in Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. Authorities have not provided a crowd estimate for the rally that descended into chaos. But two organizations that track hate groups and were monitoring the event said it was the largest white supremacist gathering in a decade or more. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Photo: Staff Writer

6. The evil gift that keeps on giving

From the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: If we continue to believe others are not as equal as we, then evil will maintain its foothold in our lives. 

7. Racist or not, the effect is still the same

From the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: If President Trump expects to move his agenda through Congress or get reelected his promotion of racism will have to end now.

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