Bill Ferguson


About Bill Ferguson

Bill Ferguson has lived in Middle Georgia since 1983 and currently resides in Houston County. He is a full-time software engineer employed at Robins Air Force Base and part-time freelance writer. He has been writing his editorial column since 1998, first for the Warner Robins Daily Sun and later for The Telegraph.

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    FERGUSON: Question of authority haunts all churches

    I have been following with interest the ongoing debate between Telegraph columnist Bill Cummings and some of his fellow Catholics here on the editorial pages. Cummings’ position that church law does and should change over time has stirred up vigorous protests from those who believe that certain...


    FERGUSON: America votes for change — again

    So the Republicans had an even better day at the polls this week than most people anticipated. They did especially well here in Georgia, where they won the hotly contested U.S. Senate and governor’s races that were thought to be so close they might have to be decided in a runoff.


    FERGUSON: An epidemic of fear

    The human brain is an amazing thing. It does many things well, things that make us the envy of all the animal kingdom (or would if other animals could feel envy). We ponder the past, dream about the future and search for a greater meaning behind the things that happen to us. The brain is a wondrous...


    FERGUSON: A voice of reason in the political wilderness

    If you’re like me you’re already tired of the mud-slinging and nonsense that passes for political campaigning in an election year like this. And you’re probably starving for some “red meat,” where the candidates actually talk about their positions on the serious...


    FERGUSON: Confession of a modern day Neanderthal

    According to evolutionary theory, life on our planet developed through a long, slow process where random genetic mutations and natural selection gradually produced more and more complex and intelligent forms of life. Human beings are the crowning achievement of that process, and as the big “...


    FERGUSON: Government inaction at its finest

    Imagine that you have a child with a serious chronic illness, one that prevents them from living anything close to a normal life. Perhaps they have dozens of seizures every day. Or maybe they have a pain disorder which causes them to suffer constantly with headaches and body aches.


    FERGUSON: Nunn’s first punch lands below the belt

    About a year ago, I wrote a column about Michelle Nunn’s entry into the 2014 race for the US Senate in Georgia. At the time, I said that I hadn’t voted for a Democrat in a long while but I liked what I’d heard from her up to that point and would keep an open mind as the race...


    FERGUSON: What really makes us happy

    I’m sure that we were all shocked when we heard that Robin Williams had taken his own life this week. As soon as that shock wore off a bit, we probably all asked the same question: Why?


    FERGUSON: Never fear, Congress has fix for the VA

    It’s a popular sentiment these days to say that that the U.S. Congress is completely incapable of getting anything done. It is divided into two warring camps that can’t agree on anything. Plus it’s an election year for many of them, so they are much too busy campaigning to do...


    FERGUSON: The candidate who wasn’t there

    It seems there will be no mercy for Georgia voters this year. The campaign season seems to be dragging on forever and, as always, the candidates continue to insult and assault our collective intelligence with their negative campaigning.

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