MDJ editorials
Georgia Voices: Ft. Hood shooting reminder that military, too, has mental health needs
Investigators may never know exactly why a U.S. soldier, Ivan Lopez, went on a homicidal rampage at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 more before, when confronted by a military police...
April 14, 2014 10:25 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Georgia Voices: A youth movement in golf
Some people still misjudge golf as exclusively an older person’s sport. Really, now — where do you think older golfers come from? We’ll tell you where — from places such as the Drive, Chip and Putt...
April 14, 2014 10:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Cobb Schools pick interim administrator, and Ragsdale a good choice
The Cobb School Board didn’t edge too far out on the limb when it said Thursday Chris Ragsdale would be named on April 24 as interim superintendent for the next year.
April 13, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
National Voices: Holder dragging feet on Lois Lerner despite more damning evidence
Former IRS exempt organizations division Director Lois Lerner now has the dubious distinction of having had two major congressional committees tell the Department of Justice that she may have broke...
April 11, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Georgia Voices: Gov. Deal can prevent Georgia from going to the extreme
The National Rifle Association has finally achieved its holy grail in Georgia. House Bill 60 covers a wide swath, leaving almost no stone uncovered as to who can get a gun carry permit and where a ...
April 10, 2014 01:02 AM | 11 11 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Georgia Voices: Obama has U.S. poised to be working without a ’net
The Internet is uniquely American. It was invented here, it is largely controlled here and it reflects our ideals of freedom and free speech. What would the Internet look like if it were controlled...
April 07, 2014 10:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Georgia Voices: Payday loans sinkholes for wallets
It’s now official. The payday loan business is a giant sinkhole for people’s wallets. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal watchdog group, reported last week that about half of all p...
April 07, 2014 10:42 PM | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Funding cuts for city’s museums would be a big mistake
The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., has often been called “the nation’s attic,” where all sorts of items pertaining to our past are stored, shared and preserved. It’s a role played local...
April 06, 2014 12:29 AM | 4 4 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
National Voices: Dems’ Obamacare fixes are just Washington ‘Wink-Winks’
Quick, did you see that? Senate Democrats just pulled another Washington wink-wink on Obamacare. For those who might need a refresher, the WWW is the old standby of professional Washington politici...
April 04, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Squaring off: Senate candidates coming; John Williams going
REPUBLICANS RUNNING for U.S. Senate will converge on Cobb this evening for a forum at the County Administration Building just off Marietta Square sponsored by the Cobb County Republican Women’s Clu...
April 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Home Cookin’: Cobb’s pick for interim super plucked from within
MANY APPLAUDED the Cobb school board’s announcement Thursday morning that deputy superintendent Chris Ragsdale would be the system’s interim superintendent for the next year to succeed Dr. Michael ...
April 12, 2014 01:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Six weeks and counting and the debates just keep on coming
DEBATE SEASON continues full bore this week in Cobb with the May 20 party primaries just six weeks from today. Candidates for the 11th District congressional seat will pick up tonight where they le...
April 08, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Day of politicking to be capped with ‘a grand slam’
THE SPRINT TO THE FINISH LINE officially takes off today for the May 20 primary elections. Cobb County often has been called “the center of the GOP universe” in Georgia. And with May 20 edging stea...
April 05, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Hollywood filmmakers deciding it’s time for state’s ‘close-up’
LIGHTS! CAMERA! GEORGIA? Yes. The movie business is suddenly big business in the Peach State. Soon-to-be-released figures will show that in 2013, Georgia overtook Louisiana as the busiest state in ...
April 01, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Polls point to runoff: But who? ‘Undecided’ the winner for now in 11th CD
DUELING POLLS released late this week show the race for the 11th Congressional District seat boiling down to a runoff battle between Bob Barr and Barry Loudermilk — or between Barr and Ed Lindsey. ...
March 29, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Chamber forecast: Fair weather for Weatherford; Cold shoulder for Byrne
IF THERE WAS ANY MYSTERY about who Cobb Chamber of Commerce bigwigs are supporting in the crowded race to succeed retiring Helen Goreham as District 1 Cobb Commissioner in the May 20 primary, it wa...
March 25, 2014 12:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fractional fracture: It’s back to drawing board for Lee and his split-penny plan
The General Assembly’s failure to pass the main request from the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and county Chairman Tim Lee this year has thrown a wrench in Lee’s plan to bring a special purpose local op...
March 22, 2014 01:36 AM | 4 4 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
‘‘Peanut Boilin?" No, says sheriff. Primary moving, but Corn Boilin’ stayin’ put
THIS YEAR’S first-ever spring primary (May 20) in Georgia might be taking some getting used to for local politicos, but there will be no change of seasons for one of the political season’s oldest C...
March 18, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Around Round: Ott ‘Innoculated’: New map protects him from Hillary-driven turnout tsunami
SOUTHEAST COBB Commissioner Bob Ott might have been due for some sleepless nights in fall 2016 if the Democrats were to nominate Hillary Clinton for president. But he can kiss those worries goodbye...
March 15, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
rss feed
Editorial and oped feed