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Lawlessness dressed as an executive order
by Daniel Joy
November 27, 2014 05:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
One hour before Barack Obama declared he would sign an executive order mandating changes in U.S. immigration policies and practices, the Office of Legal Counsel opined whether a president has the l...
Immigration fix must focus on retaining STEM grads
by Jason Anavitarte
November 26, 2014 09:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the most vibrant and economically important cities in the world is more or less an accident. To be economically relevant, Georgia needed a railroad to connect the port city of Savannah with ...
Legal immigrant questions Obama
by Amaida Farrington
November 26, 2014 09:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear President Barack Obama: I thank you for the letter I received from the White House congratulating me on my newly acquired citizenship to the United States of America. I am now a proud American...
Contrary to reports, Brown Was Not ‘Unarmed’
by Max Briggs
November 26, 2014 09:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
No one can argue that tragedy runs through every aspect of what occurred and is occurring in Ferguson, Missouri, and around the country. But I’ve noticed that one thing has not been spoken of and i...
Isakson leads charge at Army’s punitive officer retirement policy
by Don McKee
November 26, 2014 08:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
How can the U.S. Army get away with forcing retirement at lower-rank pensions of hundreds — and ultimately thousands — of officers recruited for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? The Army won’t get awa...
Carl Sanders was a great man who did great things for Georgia
by Dick Yarbrough
November 25, 2014 09:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
On my “To Do” list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for UGA’s former coach and athletic dire...
‘Full airing’ months ago would have been best for all on ethics issues
by Larry Savage
November 25, 2014 09:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
First, a salute to Tom Cheek of west Cobb: His ethics complaint was remarkably well done. It’s clear that Tom had invested many hours of research and study of the issues, and had assembled a case t...
Smyth Plan offers realistic approach on illegal immigration
by Melvyn L Fein
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
With Barack Obama intent on doing an end-run around the Constitution in an attempt to increase his electoral base, it is more important than ever for conservatives to provide a reasonable alternati...
Appointing or electing Georgia’s school supers: Which is more political?
by Roger Hines
November 22, 2014 10:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The drumbeat has begun anew for the appointment of Georgia’s state school superintendent. Come January, Rep. Mike Dudgeon, a Republican from Johns Creek, will introduce a bill that would change the...
A heart of thanksgiving finds reason to give thanks
by Nelson Price
November 22, 2014 10:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The celebration of Thanksgiving is deeply rooted in our heritage. President Washington issued a Thanksgiving proclamation regarding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He issued a secon...
Note to Republicans on Obama amnesty decree: 'Not one more'
by D.A. King
November 22, 2014 10:17 PM | 5 5 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“Congress has no higher duty than to protect the American people and our Constitution. The president’s action is a threat to every working person in this country — their jobs, wages, dreams, hopes ...
Time to reform the SPLOST process
by Ron Sifen
November 22, 2014 10:15 PM | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that voters have approved the 2016 SPLOST, it is important for Cobb to begin working on reforming its SPLOST process and budgeting process. SPLOST is supposed to mean “special purpose” local op...
Same managers, slightly different line-up
by Bill Lewis
November 22, 2014 10:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In reading these first few paragraphs, you might well think this column is going to be about baseball. As much as I’d like to write volumes on the national pastime, that’s not the case. But it does...
Birthday Bash with young Cameron is icing on the cake
by Dick Yarbrough
November 21, 2014 09:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a major event scheduled for Cobb County this coming week that does not involve the Atlanta Braves; pity-poor-me Muslims who can play the victim like Chet Atkins could play the guitar; foot...
Religious freedom not confined to Christianity
by Kevin Foley
November 21, 2014 12:49 AM | 17 17 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know the Baptist denomination was founded because of religious intolerance? It’s true. Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony by establishment religious authorities f...
Legacy of Gov. Carl Sanders lives on in many ways in Georgia
by Don McKee
November 19, 2014 11:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The legacy of Carl Edward Sanders, 74th governor of Georgia (1963-1967), can hardly be overestimated. He won the governor’s office in a pivotal time when this state faced the choice between going b...
Junior E. Lee treats ticks and predicts next prez
by Dick Yarbrough
November 18, 2014 10:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had fini...
Feeding hungry builds stronger communities
by Geri P. Thomas
November 17, 2014 08:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Tackling hunger is a critical first step to creating long-term stability for those in need and helping build a stronger community. But what is the impact of hunger in Cobb County and Georgia, and w...
Targeted reform best way to stave off collectivist government
by Melvyn L Fein
November 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that the Republicans have captured both houses of Congress, advice on how they should proceed is coming from every quarter. Much of this counsel is sensible. After years wandering in the wilder...
In defense of Christians, Christianity
by Roger Hines
November 15, 2014 08:20 PM | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Citizens who know any of the following men should count themselves fortunate: Scotty Davis, Ernest Easley, Perry Fowler, Gerald Harris, Johnny Hunt, Terry Nelson, Nelson Price and Mike Stephens. Th...
Jesus’ wife theory likely based on hoax
by Nelson Price
November 15, 2014 08:19 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Here we go again. A recently released book getting a lot of play postulates Jesus had a wife. Proponents of the theory that Jesus was married have celebrated a fragment of papyrus the size of a bus...
‘Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man’
by Judy Elliott
November 15, 2014 08:11 PM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Writer Aaron David Miller, author of “The End of Greatness,” narrows his list of great presidents to three: Washington, Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To make the cut, author Miller relied ...
We’re reporting on ‘dudes’ without fear or favor
by Dick Yarbrough
November 14, 2014 10:13 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A writer at the daily newspaper in Dunwoody recently referred to Cobb County Commission Chair Tim Lee as “dude.” Cobb County Commission Chair Tim Lee is a “dude?” Who would have thought? I assume i...
It’s food fight time at the White House
by Bill Lewis
November 13, 2014 10:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
What did you have for lunch last Friday? I had leftover pasta with veggies and half-a-dozen low fat Wheat Thins. At the White House, President Obama and other Administration officials sat down with...
District attorney the face of injustice in Ferguson
by Dana Milbank
November 27, 2014 07:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Ferguson reminds us that we still have a race problem in America. But the face of this problem is not Darren Wilson’s. It’s Bob McCulloch’s. Wilson, the Missouri police officer who sho...
Liberals will just have to keep hunting racism's Great White Whale
by Ann Coulter
November 27, 2014 07:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The riot in Ferguson reminds me, I hate criminals, but I hate liberals more. They planned this riot. They stoked the fire, lied about the evidence and produced a made-to-order riot. Every other rio...
In Ferguson, where next?
by Michael Gerson
November 27, 2014 05:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — My hometown of St. Louis has given up its sad secrets. Journalists — like tourists taking in the sights of social dysfunction — have explored its courthouses, its speed traps, its raci...
This Thanksgiving, have an attitude of gratitude
by Cal Thomas
November 26, 2014 09:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words “the pursuit of happiness” in the text. Happiness is a vapor ...
Thanks, or something
by George Will
November 26, 2014 09:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California’s Legislature includes 93 persons ...
Obamagration and our disdainful president
by Star Parker
November 25, 2014 09:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The executive order, which President Obama has issued, granting amnesty to millions of individuals now residing illegally in our country, should make clear the profound disregard our president has ...
Ferguson afflicted with moral befuddlement
by Patrick Buchanan
November 25, 2014 09:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” Edmund Burke’s insight returned to mind while watching cabl...
Obama has his Rumsfeld moment
by Dana Milbank
November 25, 2014 09:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When Barack Obama looks in the mirror these days, he must see a terrifying visage staring back at him: that of George W. Bush. In a cruel echo of history, Obama is morphing into the pr...
Potential Ferguson violence flies in face of ... Legacy of Two Great Men
by Matt Towery
November 24, 2014 12:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
On the same day and at the same time, two great men of different ethnicities and with different paths to greatness will soon be memorialized for their lives, both of which taught the world how to h...
The ‘truth’ about Obama’s ‘temporary’ Ebola amnesty
by Michelle Malkin
November 24, 2014 12:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
When it rains, it pours. Just before unveiling his colossal administrative amnesty for millions of “undocumented” aliens and foreign tech workers on Thursday, President Obama separately ordered up ...
Recalling Rockefeller
by George Will
November 24, 2014 12:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He rem...
Gruber flap proves in Obama’s eyes ‘stupid voters’ don’t count
by Jonah Goldberg
November 24, 2014 12:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
I understand we’ve turned the page to the next controversy — Obama’s unconstitutional immigration pander — but I’d like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration healt...
Gruber should rethink notion of ‘stupidity’
by Clarence Page
November 24, 2014 12:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Was Obamacare sold on a pack of lies or just political spin? Questions like that have turned Jonathan Gruber, who helped to create President Barack Obama’s health care plan, into a possible threat ...
Loving Uber less
by Froma Harrop
November 24, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Some Uber customers are reportedly deleting the car-hailing service’s app from their cellphones. Here is the reason, which may come on top of other reasons: An Uber exec talked about hiring an inve...
Obama’s amnesty a monumental step toward ...‘Caesarism’
by Patrick Buchanan
November 24, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S....
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of Nov. 20
by Damon Poirier
November 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at beer, the Medal of Heroism, a Senator’s rifle, vandalism and Kennesaw State University.
What do Obamacare, amnesty have in common? They Save Money. (Not!)
by Ann Coulter
November 21, 2014 12:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Isn’t Jonathan Gruber worse than the Downing Street memo? Gruber, who was paid half a million dollars to design Obamacare, is on tape bragging about how the Democrats relied on “the stupidity of th...
What we really need are high-skill immigrants
by Michael Barone
November 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
“When the facts change, I change my mind,” economist John Maynard Keynes said. “What do you do, sir?” As President Obama threatens to stretch his power to faithfully execute the law to a breaking p...
Climate Pact Swindle
by Charles Krauthammer
November 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time to cap carbon emis...
Climate change a moral issue
by David Ignatius
November 19, 2014 11:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The politics of selfishness was embraced enthusiastically last week by Sen. Mitch McConnell. In dismissing President Obama’s deal with China to reduce carbon emissions, the incoming Se...
White House planning a mass pardon for identity thieves
by Michelle Malkin
November 19, 2014 11:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama is poised to show his “compassion” this week by granting work cards to an estimated five million illegal immigrants through an imperial executive order. As for the vast, untold numb...
Pope calls for family resurrection
by Kathleen Parker
November 19, 2014 11:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers — and perhaps a little chagrin...
School choice bludgeoned
by George Will
November 19, 2014 11:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
MILWAUKEE — It is as remarkable as it is repulsive, the ingenuity with which the Obama administration uses the regulatory state’s intricacies to advance progressivism’s project of breaking nongover...
How Democrats defeated themselves
by Star Parker
November 18, 2014 10:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
New Gallup polling on party favorability ratings should be useful reading for leaders of the Democratic Party who are still in denial about the meaning of the Republican sweep in the recent electio...
‘Be pure, or be afraid’: Democrats feeling pressure of ‘purity politics’
by Dana Milbank
November 18, 2014 10:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Here comes the tea party of the left. On a rainy Monday morning, 50 sodden liberal activists stood on the muddy front lawn of the Capitol Hill home of Sen. Mary Landrieu, advocating fo...
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