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One letter not enough to polish columnist’s liberal credentials
by Dick Yarbrough
August 19, 2014 09:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Rap! Rap! Rap! “The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let’s begin the meeting as we always do with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance: “I pledge allegiance to ...
It’s past time for miscreants to change ways
by Melvyn L Fein
August 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Barack Obama promised us hope and change. He certainly gave us change. Under his administration, we have had more debt, more dishonesty, more regulations, less competence, less transparency and les...
Two journeys: Poetry then and now
by Roger Hines
August 16, 2014 09:45 PM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Aug. 7 edition of the Marietta Daily Journal pictured U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson with U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. The accompanying article explained that Trethewey had come to town to s...
Gaza’s history one of belligerence, obstinacy
by Nelson Price
August 16, 2014 09:42 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
About the same time (1180-1150 B.C.) Moses led the Jews to the eastern border of “the promised land” from where Joshua led them into it, another group was entering from the coast on the west. Their...
Obama: But I don’t wanna go to work!
by Bill Lewis
August 16, 2014 09:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Here’s some pure speculation for you: Barack Obama is tired of being president. Oh, sure, he likes the perks of the office. Air Force One, the big helicopter, fancy limousines, the soldier salutes,...
Becoming an honorary Cobb County retiree is as good as it gets
by Dick Yarbrough
August 15, 2014 07:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
As if the Cobb County commissioners don’t have enough things to worry about these days with TSPLOST, stadium bond approvals and a petulant newspaper headquartered in Dunwoody, I have a new one for ...
‘What are we not doing that you would have us do?’
by Kevin Foley
August 14, 2014 08:03 PM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“Should the United States be the world’s policeman? No…American troops should not be ordered into a conflict unless U.S. vital interests are threatened.” — Sen. John McCain, 1997 Libya, Gaza, Syria...
Obama’s vision won’t last, but is corrupting
by Rod Paramoure
August 14, 2014 07:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
President’s Obama is a self-proclaimed man of vision. Apparently, his personal history convinced him — and many others — that he possesses unique insight into American society, and the ability to c...
Just the unvarnished facts needed in College Board U.S. History
by Don McKee
August 14, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Troubling questions are being raised about the College Board’s new course “framework” for Advanced Placement U.S. History, although Cobb and Marietta school officials say their districts will make ...
Gosh Dang! What’s wrong with a Southern accent?
by Dick Yarbrough
August 12, 2014 09:01 PM | 5 5 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent? The book’s authors, Jennifer Adams and Johanna Chapman, run a firm called At...
Democrats, immigration and Al Capone
by Melvyn L Fein
August 10, 2014 08:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you remember Prohibition? Probably not. There are few alive today who can recall those riotous days first hand. Yet we all know about the “Roaring 20s.” The movies and TV continue to remind of a...
Obama ‘playing America’ and it’s time to chastise the chamber
by Roger Hines
August 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s time to call out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its role in America’s severe immigration problem. Buyers — that’s all of us — who oppose what’s going on at our Southern border do have some l...
Cobb SPLOST not perfect, but deserves your vote
by Ron Sifen
August 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 14 14 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Successful efforts by three county commissioners to remove BRT-related component projects from the SPLOST list have greatly enhanced the chances that Cobb voters will approve the SPLOST referendum ...
A Millenial, a Boomer, then old and forgetful!
by Judy Elliott
August 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
I should never complain about commercials after a political season. Even the Geico gecko looked good to me once the election was over. But I am weary of the Cialis logo popping up on the screen, a ...
Ideological war for minds under way around world
by Nelson Price
August 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Several sources are credited as the original source of the expression: “War is Hell!” Reality confirms the horror of war. The Middle East is a cauldron of conflict. The Gaza-Israel conflict is a bo...
The hymns win, But not so often in today’s churches, unfortunately
by Dick Yarbrough
August 08, 2014 11:52 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Lord help me. This week I found myself, a Methodist of dubious distinction, alone in a room with three Baptists. That’s not the worst part. These were three Baptists with a good sense of humor. Wha...
The tea party’s United States of cynics
by Kevin Foley
August 07, 2014 06:15 PM | 10 10 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“I pledge indifference to the flag of the dis-United States of America, and to the cynicism for which it stands, one nation, dysfunctional, with enmity and bitterness for all.” Tea party leader Sen...
Two Ebola-stricken missionaries at Emory are genuine heroes
by Don McKee
August 07, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
There are some genuine heroes among us. Two of them are fighting for their lives in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital. They are, as the world knows, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writehol...
Presidential leadership missing on immigration
by Jerry Landers
August 06, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The House of Representatives left Washington, D.C. last Friday for the summer recess after passing a $734 million funding bill that addresses the current and ongoing invasion of our southern border...
A fresh reminder of why teaching is a noble profession
by Dick Yarbrough
August 06, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Georgia Public School Teachers: It is a new school year but, alas, the same old impediments: An out-of-touch federal bureaucracy; ideological state legislators who choose not to send their kid...
Liberal specialty: Counterfeit compassion
by Melvyn L Fein
August 04, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Liberals are convinced they are particularly nice. They are certain that they are more compassionate than others. Nice to women, blacks, gays, foreigners and the poor, they sympathize with everyone...
Lions and tigers and bears
by Charlie Sewell, columnist
August 03, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The Atlanta area isn’t known for lions and tigers and bears, but we often see squirrels, and rabbits, and raccoons, oh my. Varmint handling is not on the curriculum at the police academy. Police ca...
A cure for a culture of narcissism
by Roger Hines
August 02, 2014 08:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
From the brooding darkness of ancient mythology came the myth of Narcissus. According to one version, Narcissus saw his reflection in a pool and fell in love with himself. Bad idea since, when Narc...
Why is Israel criticized, not ISIS?
by Nelson Price
August 02, 2014 08:33 PM | 5 5 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
As Moses led the Israelites from bondage in Egypt, it is said “God hardened Pharaoh’s heart.” In that expression we can gain an understanding of why Hamas in Gaza is responding as it is. Against al...
Ferguson feeding frenzy: It’s bringing out the worst in the usual suspects
by Michelle Malkin
August 20, 2014 09:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The most poisonous “-ism” now infecting Ferguson, Mo., is not virulent racism. It’s viral narcissism. Over the past two weeks, the impoverished St. Louis County suburb has become a magnet for self-...
What went wrong in Ferguson
by Susan Estrich
August 20, 2014 09:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The short answer is: everything. I’m not talking about the killing of Michael Brown. A tragedy, whatever the facts. But what the facts are is something we don’t yet know. There are two conflicting ...
In Ferguson, there’s a race to be wrong
by Jonah Goldberg
August 20, 2014 09:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The events in Ferguson, Mo., have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. T...
In Ferguson, there’s a race to be wrong
by Jonah Goldberg
August 20, 2014 09:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The events in Ferguson, Mo., have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. T...
Fed up with cupcake cops
by George Will
August 20, 2014 09:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields. Its political corollary is the Cupcake Postulate, which explains ev...
Mulling a Ukraine policy
by David Ignatius
August 20, 2014 09:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
ASPEN, Colo. — At the public kickoff of a discussion here about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was “pet...
Ferguson, Mo.: Is the nightmare just beginning?
by Roger Simon
August 19, 2014 10:37 PM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Could it be that our long national nightmare is just beginning? Could it be that after decade upon decade of refusing to address the cost of racism in America, the bill has finally come due? The pr...
Racing through nature
by Froma Harrop
August 19, 2014 10:36 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The story of a young man’s speed-hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail has raised some environmentalist eyebrows, albeit only slightly. He was racing from California’s border with Mexico to Was...
Barack Obama’s zero-sum world
by Star Parker
August 19, 2014 09:33 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Investopedia defines a “zero sum game” as “a situation in which one person’s gain is equivalent to another’s loss, so the net change in wealth or benefit is zero.” If a political leader wielding po...
Here come the Entrepreneur Barbies
by Catherine Rampell
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — After it was released this month, Lego’s groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is al...
Ferguson, Missouri: the latest scene in the Theater of the Absurd
by Cal Thomas
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
It was in a college theater class I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain s...
A General’s farewell and what do we have to show for all the sacrifice?
by Dana Milbank
August 18, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Last week, I went for what, God willi...
African-American voter turnout will decide who controls Senate
by Matt Towery
August 18, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The South remains a bit of a mystery to most political pundits and pollsters. Many of its metropolitan areas are far more sophisticated (and much larger) than the rest of the nation realizes, while...
Meet the cops you gave their lives
by Michelle Malkin
August 18, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’ve been watching cable news, reading Hollywood celebrities’ tweets and listening to race-hustling opportunists, you might think every police officer in America has a finger on the trigger, h...
Let Congress vote on whether to enter Iraq War III
by Patrick Buchanan
August 18, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain facing starvation if they remained there, and slaughter by ISIS if they came down. But a team of Marines and Special Forces that...
Lives, dreams on line as Congress dithers
by Mary Sanchez
August 18, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert Sagastume is Honduran by birth, American by choice and legally stuck somewhere in between by politics. He is also the embodiment of the humanitarian problem at the heart of our border crisis...
Inversion a ‘race to the bottom’ or a rationality competition?
by George Will
August 16, 2014 09:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called “inversion,” mor...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of August 14
by Damon Poirier
August 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at the death of a President’s wife, integration and a restaurant fire.
Why Hillary got it right
by Charles Krauthammer
August 14, 2014 09:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” — Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10 WASHINGTON — Leave it to Barack Obama’s own former s...
Grade inflation: A’s for everybody!
by Catherine Rampell
August 14, 2014 09:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Grade deflation is dead. Long live grade inflation! Starting around the mid-20th century, a pandemic of meaninglessly high grades swept the nation. Steadily, the Gentleman’s C was repl...
Let he who is without Ebola cast the first stone
by Ann Coulter
August 14, 2014 07:58 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
There was some hubbub about my column last week, where I complained about Christians, like Dr. Kent Brantly, who abandon America to do much-praised work in Third World countries. I planned to respo...
Even winners get sick
by Susan Estrich
August 13, 2014 10:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When the news rippled out on Monday that Robin Williams had committed suicide, even I thought — for a moment — “but he had everything.” As if suicide is a “choice.” I say “even I” because I know be...
Comedy and tragedy
by Cal Thomas
August 13, 2014 10:05 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams’ death made headline...
Confronting a new enemy
by David Ignatius
August 13, 2014 10:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his terrorist Islamic State, he ignored a warning from Osama bin Laden that jihadists should be cautious about establishing a caliphate too quickly. ...
Into a new void we go
by George Will
August 13, 2014 10:01 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
This far into the human story, only the historically uninstructed are startled by what they think are new permutations of evil. So, when Russia sliced Crimea off Ukraine, Secretary of State John Ke...
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