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Stop petty political abuse
by Larry Wills
September 30, 2014 10:18 PM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A long tradition exists whereby local politicians abuse their petty powers by avoiding traffic fines, awarding contracts to their friends and garnering variance and zoning favors. These ethical fai...
Dooley’s players need to ensure stadium will ... carry his legacy
by Dick Yarbrough
September 30, 2014 08:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Last Saturday while the Bulldog nation sweated out a 35-32 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers that should not have been as hard as our scholar-athletes made it, former head football coach and at...
Patriotism: It comes in two parts
by Melvyn L Fein
September 29, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, when my wife and I were visiting Savannah, we happened upon a ceremony honoring America’s POW/MIAs. A brass band played, a color guard marched, a bevy of officers and NCOs stood at atten...
Cultural potpourri: Some peripheral issues that matter
by Roger Hines
September 27, 2014 09:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Occasionally, issues pop up that appear to be peripheral but are actually important. If an issue doesn’t directly touch economics or our security, we tend to file it in the back of our minds. Here ...
What source of ethics and morality is available today?
by Nelson Price
September 27, 2014 09:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama refers to the terrorist bathing part of the Middle East in blood ad ISIS while many still call them by the name with which they emerged ISIL. He says they are not Islamic. ISIS stan...
KSU’s ‘Year of the Arabian Peninsula’: Will it be unbiased?
by Effie R. Petrie
September 27, 2014 08:55 PM | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As a recently retired Navy Officer, I have spent considerable time in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain and an even lengthier period studying the region. While, for the most part, my expe...
The three ‘F’s will get you through tough times
by Dick Yarbrough
September 26, 2014 11:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
I had a little health scare recently. No, let me rephrase that. I had a big health scare. Everything turned out OK, but for a time, it qualified as knee-wobbling. I had just completed my annual phy...
Perdue wrong for women wage earners
by Kevin Foley
September 25, 2014 08:08 PM | 14 14 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the 2012 presidential election, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney blamed his defeat on his infamous “47 percent” comments. Romney’s ignorant, racially charged dismissal of half the el...
Accessibility an issue as Sunday advance voting spreads
by Don McKee
September 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Do we need Sunday voting in Georgia? Elections officials in DeKalb County think so. DeKalb was the first Georgia county to approve balloting on Sunday during the Oct. 13 through 31 advance voting p...
Thinning the choices for the Jekyll Island deer
by Dick Yarbrough
September 23, 2014 10:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day, I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day, I am consoling a distraught reader who thin...
We must be moral, but excessively so
by Melvyn L Fein
September 22, 2014 01:13 AM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ray Rice shouldn’t have done it! Even I was taught a gentleman never hits a lady. To this day, I remember the thrashing I got from my father after I struck my sister in the back with a roundhouse p...
Standard vs. ‘supper table’ speech: Does English languish?
by Roger Hines
September 20, 2014 08:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, a math professor friend remarked he didn’t see why anyone needs to study their native language. “Why do I need to study English? I already speak it,” he implored. My friend was not only s...
Test your football knowledge with this quiz
by Nelson Price
September 20, 2014 08:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Take a break from all the depressing national and international news and engage in these football follies. Did you know? • Dr. James Naismith is well known for developing the game of basketball, bu...
Thanks to Obama, military veterans are rallying to the GOP
by Bob Lanzotti
September 20, 2014 08:49 PM | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Contrary to General MacArthur’s famous adage, old soldiers do die! But before they fade away, they have many opportunities to wisely pass on their hard earned war wisdom while voting in polling boo...
The last campaign for former first lady?
by Judy Elliott
September 20, 2014 08:48 PM | 5 5 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
I ask the Secret Service agent if he needs to look in my purse. He throws his head back and laughs! “No!” he says. “My wife would kill me.” Neat as a pin, in a navy blue suit, wearing polished blac...
No question that Cobb is a pretty nice place to whine
by Dick Yarbrough
September 19, 2014 11:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“This session of the Royal and Mystic Order of Whiners will come to order. Whiners, please be seated.” “Aww! Do we have to? We don’t like to sit. We just like to whine.” “Do I have a motion that we...
Georgia governor’s race a tossup; dueling polls in Senate contest
by Don McKee
September 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Republicans still lead Georgia races in the latest polls but by shrinking numbers — not what should be expected in a state where political offices are dominated by the GOP. The governor’s race has ...
Trying to find the positives in this world can be a negative
by Dick Yarbrough
September 16, 2014 08:10 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me this week’s column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. “Surely, you can find some positi...
As for me, give me liberty
by Mike Boyce
September 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 13 13 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In the exchange of views between Ben Mathis and me regarding the nature of the Braves deal, we have clearly stated our opinions and positions. Perhaps now is the time to bring to light some facts a...
Our honor frittered away very cheaply
by Melvyn L Fein
September 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Honor! What an old-fashioned word. How antiquated an idea. Surely modern sophisticates are aware this was a ploy perpetrated by the elites in order to defraud the masses. The goal was to get ordina...
Congress and the four-day work week
by Bill Lewis
September 13, 2014 09:59 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Have you seen the headlines? Most read something like this: “Congress Hustling Back to Washington to do . . . Nothing.” The Senate, House of Representatives, and much of the administration occupyin...
Don’t be guilty of ‘pervasive Bible ignorance’
by Nelson Price
September 13, 2014 09:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Here is a frightening thought. Someday, today’s young adults may spend their twilight years telling their children and grandchildren what it was like to live in America when people were free. The d...
The State of our Union: Looking Back, Ahead
by Roger Hines
September 13, 2014 09:47 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s time to think the unthinkable. Doing so is scary, but facing fear realistically and bravely is the mark of a wise, courageous people. Refusing to think the unthinkable allows the unthinkable t...
Candidates sat as journalist ejected
by Kevin Foley
September 11, 2014 09:49 PM | 12 12 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens flaps his gums, he’s liable to say something that will make Republicans squirm. Last year, for example, Hudgens proudly told an audience he was d...
Congressional ‘parody of propriety’ a new case for term limits
by George Will
October 01, 2014 11:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
“The legislative department is everywhere ... drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” — James Madison, Federalist 48 Unfortunately, Congress’ vortex now spins the other way, throwing off powe...
War on women? Whose war on women?
by Kathleen Parker
October 01, 2014 11:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It has long been accepted by the conventionally wise that the Republican Party is waging a “war on women.” Let’s be clear. The war on women is based on just one thing — abortion rights...
Yes, ‘mistakes were made’
by Dana Milbank
October 01, 2014 11:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Julia Pierson is really putting “secret” into the Secret Service. First, her agency declared that the White House fence jumper who made it all the way into the Executive Mansion was un...
Obama spreads blame for ISIS rise
by Cal Thomas
October 01, 2014 11:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.” — Alexander Pope President Obama is known for wanting to...
Needed: more shoes on the ground
by Roger Simon
September 30, 2014 10:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
He is a threat assessment expert who has worked with high U.S. government security agencies for many years. He is an expert on how the Secret Service and other federal agencies operate to protect o...
Americans concerned about declining influence of religion
by Star Parker
September 30, 2014 08:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Americans are concerned about declining influence of religion. A new Pew Research Center survey of opinion about the importance of religion in American life shows an interesting picture. Over the l...
Barack Obama outside agitator
by Patrick Buchanan
September 29, 2014 09:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: “Russian aggression in Europe,” “terrorism in Syria and Iraq,” rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Har...
Debates about war ‘rules’ are leaving U.S. hamstrung
by Jonah Goldberg
September 29, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wants a mercenary army to supply the ground forces in the latest installment of the war on terror. And it seems the smart set can’t stop laughing. The Washington Post’s ...
Libertarian, medical marijuana could decide a hot Florida race
by Matt Towery
September 29, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Just last year, it looked like former-Republican-governor-turned-independent-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist was a cinch to defeat incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott in his re-election bid. But with Elect...
For-profit colleges get bad rep
by Catherine Rampell
September 29, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
For-profit colleges can’t get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too. For-profit schools — ranging from monolithi...
Note to Secret Service: Lock the door!
by Bill Press
September 29, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
As anyone who’s ever tried knows, the White House is one of the most difficult buildings in the world to get into. Take it from me. I go there almost every day for the daily White House press brief...
‘A’ is for agitation: What’s really going on in Jefferson’s schools
by Michelle Malkin
September 29, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colo., school system. The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review is generating national headlines. But the fight is not abo...
Scot vote over, but controversy goes on
by Michael Barone
September 27, 2014 08:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The voters of Scotland, in a heavy turnout and from age 16 up, decided not to disunite what has been arguably one of the most successful and beneficial nations over the last 307 years, the necessar...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of Sept. 25
by Damon Poirier
September 27, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at a circus, lawsuits, robberies, Ernest Barrett, moonshine, the Duchess of Vinings and Haiti.
Our real Syria strategy: Containment-plus
by Charles Krauthammer
September 25, 2014 08:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Late, hesitant and reluctant as he is, President Obama has begun effecting a workable strategy against the Islamic State. True, he’s been driven there by public opinion. Does anyone im...
Jihad, by the book
by David Ignatius
September 25, 2014 08:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
ISTANBUL — It may not be as revealing as “Mein Kampf” or “The Communist Manifesto.” But people looking for insight into the extremist strategy that inflames the fighters of the Islamic State might ...
Bordering on victory: Memo to GOP: Immigration a winning issue
by Ann Coulter
September 25, 2014 08:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Everyone is on tenterhooks wondering what the Republicans’ national strategy for the November elections will be. Shouldn’t they be thinking of that soon? The GOP desperately needs a “wave” election...
Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?
by Cal Thomas
September 25, 2014 12:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O’Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy. The ...
These days, Obama is the liberals' lesser evil
by Dana Milbank
September 25, 2014 12:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The anti-Obama left was out in force. All 22 of them. As the president stood on the South Lawn to announce the bombing campaign in Syria, liberal demonstrators gathered on Pennsylvania...
Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?
by Cal Thomas
September 25, 2014 12:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O’Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy. The ...
Republicans shouldn’t pander to Hispanic voters
by Star Parker
September 23, 2014 10:51 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Our national debate on immigration policy centers on a paradox. We must become aware of it and deal with it. The United States needs an immigration policy because a lot of people want to come here....
Do ‘real men’ hit women?
by Roger Simon
September 23, 2014 10:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
It was the day I learned the difference between sympathy and empathy. The phone rang on my desk. It was a woman I had written about. Her husband had beaten her for years. She divorced him; she took...
Ending life on your own terms
by Froma Harrop
September 23, 2014 12:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The low point of the Obamacare debate — and there was much probing of the floor — had to be the “death panel” charge. It was the creepiest in a volley of lies aimed at killing health care reform. W...
Is Burger King a ‘deserter’ or ... An Economic Patriot?
by Patrick Buchanan
September 23, 2014 12:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
“Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.” Jefferson’s brutal verdict comes to mind in the fierce...
How do we stop do-it-yourself Jihadism?
by Jonah Goldberg
September 22, 2014 01:12 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape. Australi...
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