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An Oscar-winner’s speech worth staying up to watch
by Bill Lewis
February 28, 2015 10:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Full disclosure: I did not watch the Academy Awards presentation live. I recorded it. By zipping through the commercials, I figured I could get through the whole show in less than half an hour vs. ...
Facts put Crusades in a different light
by Nelson Price
February 28, 2015 10:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
At the annual prayer breakfast in Washington D.C., our president focused attention on misdeeds of Christians during the Crusades. Lamentably there were many involving Christians. They are not to be...
If Braves complex gets annexed, can Cobb be far behind?
by Dick Yarbrough
February 27, 2015 11:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Uh. Oh. This could be bad. Really bad. State Sen. Horacena Tate (D-Atlanta) wants to annex into the City of Atlanta the 60 acres in Cobb County upon which will sit Sun Trust Park, the new home of t...
Scott Walker position still evolving on evolution
by Kevin Foley
February 26, 2015 10:00 PM | 14 14 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Asked recently if he accepts the theory of evolution, presumptive GOP presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin said he would rather “…punt on that one. That’s a question a politician s...
HB 170 back in committee as legislators grope for solution
by Don McKee
February 26, 2015 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
House Bill 170, the proposed tax hike for transportation needs, has run into a few problems on its way to the floor and has been recommitted to the Transportation Committee after sailing out of tha...
A president wants war powers. Will Congress be fooled again
by Bob Barr
February 23, 2015 08:32 PM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When the House and Senate reconvene this week following their Presidents Day recess, one of the hot topics of debate will be the request laid at their doorsteps earlier this month by President Obam...
‘Incompetent narcissist’ mugs for Internet
by Melvyn L Fein
February 22, 2015 11:15 PM | 8 8 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you see Barack Obama’s selfie on Buzzfeed? I did and I was appalled. Here was the president of the United States behaving in a most undignified manner. We are regularly asked to respect his off...
GOP listening to big biz, not voters
by D.A. King
February 21, 2015 08:23 PM | 18 18 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
“If we continue to allow illegal immigrants access to all these services, we will be flooded." — Future Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on driver’s licenses and other public benefits going to illeg...
Permanent records, haunting us for life
by Judy Elliott
February 21, 2015 08:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, passed in 1974, and amended several times, is new to me. It gives students the right to see their educational records. And if students do no...
The memory movie: Republicans and race in the South
by Barbara Donnelly Lane, Columnist
February 21, 2015 08:19 PM | 5 5 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
I was walking to lunch with former Democratic Congressman Buddy Darden of Marietta when a gentleman stopped us to remark on the movie “Selma.” Filmed in part in Georgia, it had just opened in theat...
Taking the gospel to the ends of the earth
by Nelson Price
February 21, 2015 08:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
We just returned from the beautiful black and white frozen world of Antarctica. We sailed from Valparaiso, Chile aboard the Holland America ship The Zaandam. Our route took us along the coast to Ch...
Nanny state waxes while our representative government wanes
by Roger Hines
February 21, 2015 08:07 PM | 4 4 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Today in our national life, there is a growing number of things that are very hard to take. I’ll be specific and name three. These three trends illustrate the direction toward which the country has...
Bridging the religion gap — or trying to, at least
by Dick Yarbrough
February 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama this week suggested that Muslims need to do more to distance themselves from radical Islamic terrorists (my term, not his.) I’m ahead of him on this one. Next weekend, I am meeting ...
A Humanitarian ‘Crisis’: But leaders focused on stadium instead
by Kevin Foley
February 20, 2015 01:00 AM | 20 20 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
I once had the privilege of meeting the late S. Truett Cathy. The founder of Chick-fil-A impressed me as a man who never forgot where he came from. In addition to his business model, I always admir...
Hike taxes on tobacco and strike blow for transportation and health
by Don McKee
February 19, 2015 12:15 AM | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Why not hike the tax on cigarettes to raise money for Georgia transportation projects? State Sen. Chuck Hutstetler (R-Rome) proposes increasing the tax on tobacco to not only help pay for roads and...
Georgians could face winter power shortages under ‘Clean Power Plan’
by Terry Jarrett
February 18, 2015 10:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Right now, Georgia gets 34 percent of its electricity from coal-fired power plants. But what would happen if the state were suddenly forced to seek all of its electricity from other sources? Could ...
Jekyll Authority decides to hold its fire, and the deer cheer
by Dick Yarbrough
February 17, 2015 08:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
If you are a supercilious liberal you-know-what or a sanctimonious Bible thumper, I have some good news for you. I am giving you both the week off. Enjoy it while you can. I will be back. Today, I ...
Big Brother, Little Brother own us now
by Narayan Sengupta
February 17, 2015 08:15 PM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
We have created a Big Brother/Little Brother/Foreign Brother nation. Imagine you use or are exposed to any of the following: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, credit cards, bank cards, Google, cell phon...
50 shades of abuse: Book, movie set stage for future victims
by Lauren Jones
February 17, 2015 08:10 PM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
He was perfect and he wanted me. He was debonair and handsome. He knew all the right things to say and do. He made me feel beautiful, something I rarely felt. He drove a really nice car and had an ...
Fund transportation to keep Georgia first for business
by Michael Paris and Tim Lowe
February 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Georgia’s billion-dollar annual funding shortfall to adequately maintain and modernize our existing transportation system threatens our state’s economic competitiveness. With a whopping 54 percent ...
Obama’s message to America: No reason to be proud
by Melvyn L Fein
February 15, 2015 11:40 PM | 11 11 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Many words have been spoken and a lot of ink spilled decrying Barack Obama’s admonition that Christians and Jews should get off their “high horse.” Muslims, we are told, are merely following in the...
Jefferson Davis revisited, reconsidered
by Roger Hines
February 14, 2015 10:36 PM | 3 3 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Nixon was accurate when he groused that most historians are on the political left. His claim is particularly true of those who come from academia. One historian who is definitely an academi...
‘If you take away religion you can’t hire enough police’
by Nelson Price
February 14, 2015 10:35 PM | 8 8 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Clayton Christensen, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, shared this experience: “Some time ago I had a conversation with a Marxist economist from China. He was com...
Shopping for economy model PSLs
by Bill Lewis
February 14, 2015 10:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Doggone it. I was all set to write this week about the time my helicopter was shot down in Iraq, but somebody beat me to the story. Then I looked at my files and thought I’d tell my tale of seeing ...
Radical Islam courting terror — one teen at a time
by Susan Estrich
February 28, 2015 10:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
When I was 15, my mother let me take the bus to Lynn, a small city about five miles from our house and two blocks from my father’s office. I was pretty pleased with myself because otherwise my inde...
For death by ISIS you have to go out; but illegal aliens deliver
by Ann Coulter
February 26, 2015 09:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
You can always tell the media are hiding something when they obsessively focus on Muslim atrocities someplace else in the world. Cable TV could cover Muslim atrocities 24 hours a day, seven days a ...
Political environment for 2016 has shifted
by Michael Barone
February 26, 2015 09:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Like it or not, the 2016 presidential race is now well under way. Republican candidates are flocking to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, while Hillary Clinton, in-between $200,000 speeches a...
Iran Deal’s Fatal Flaw
by Charles Krauthammer
February 26, 2015 09:55 PM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A sunset clause? The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the “right to enrich.” It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It c...
Reversing Course in Illinois
February 26, 2015 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
CHICAGO — The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century’s most intriguing political experiment. Ill...
Black Christians love Israel
by Star Parker
February 26, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In April 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. landed in jail in Birmingham, Alabama, for violating a local injunction against demonstrations. Sitting in jail, he learned that local white clergy advised ag...
Hanging Rudy out to dry:
by Patrick Buchanan
February 24, 2015 10:54 PM | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Back in 1987, this writer was invited by friends to advise them on a press conference they had called to oppose President Reagan’s signing of an INF treaty to remove all nuclear missiles from Europ...
Scott Walker stoops to pander
by Dana Milbank
February 24, 2015 10:52 PM | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — “I don’t know.” Thus proclaimed Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential hopeful, when asked by The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Robert Costa whether Presiden...
Israel has reason to be wary of Obama’s Iran-nuke deal
by David Ignatius
February 24, 2015 08:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The public rift between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Iranian nuclear issue is often described as a personality dispute. But a senior Israeli official ar...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of Feb. 26
by Damon Poirier
February 24, 2015 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at the PECO strike, a jail break, integration, church vandalism and Newt Gingrich.
Who loves America? We should debate policies, not motives
by Cal Thomas
February 23, 2015 08:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is taking some heat — and winning praise in some quarters — for remarks he made at a private dinner last week at which he questioned President Obam...
Boston deserves its trial
by Susan Estrich
February 23, 2015 08:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Today’s issue is whether the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombing, delayed already, should be moved out of Boston. No way. How can a former president of the Civil Liberties Un...
Silly denials of Islamic terrorism bring a silver lining
by Jonah Goldberg
February 22, 2015 11:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“Could this argument be any dumber?” That’s how I began a column over a month ago in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. My point was that by making it an ideological priority to deny the Islami...
Would you want a dropout as president?
by Bill Press
February 22, 2015 11:13 PM | 4 4 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, here goes. I’ve no doubt that this column will probably generate more hate mail than any other I’ve written, much of it from my own friends. Maybe even my wife. But I’ll say it right up front: ...
Tweeting against terrorism
by George Will
February 22, 2015 11:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“We’re here today because we all understand that in dealing with violent extremism, that we need answers that go beyond a military answer. We need answers that go beyond force.” — Joe Biden at the ...
Defense stocks tell us all we need to know about an unstable world
by Matt Towery
February 22, 2015 11:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The old rule of thumb has been that dovish presidents were a big negative for the so-called “military industrial complex.” But that certainly has not been the case in the recent years of the Obama ...
Muslims aren’t the victims of intolerance. We are
by Michelle Malkin
February 22, 2015 11:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
At the White House Summit on Extremism That Shall Remain Unspecified Because Violent Followers Belonging To Unnamed Extremist Movement Might Take Extreme Offense And Act Extremely, the feds are tou...
GOP double-crossing voters on immigration
by Ann Coulter
February 20, 2015 12:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that a federal judge has held Obama’s illegal executive amnesty unconstitutional, perhaps U.S. senators will remember that they swore to uphold the Constitution, too. Back when they needed our ...
Abolish the Filibuster
by Charles Krauthammer
February 20, 2015 12:55 AM | 11 11 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ve been radicalized. By Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Goodbye moderation and sweet reason. No more clinging to constitutional and procedural restraint. It’s time to go nuclear. In the fourth quart...
Barack Obama’s ‘reckless disregard’ of the Law
by Michael Barone
February 20, 2015 12:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Reckless disregard. It’s a phrase in legal writing that means “gross negligence without concern for danger to others.” And it’s a phrase that characterizes much of the attitude toward law of an adm...
The Riddle of War
by Kathleen Parker
February 18, 2015 10:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a very 2001 feel to President Obama’s request for authorization to use military force and the nauseating sense that we’ll be at war indefinitely. Although we haven’t suffered a catastrophic...
Could Rand Paul oppose Loretta Lynch and not be racist?
by Star Parker
February 18, 2015 10:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The Congressional Black Caucus will forgo no opportunity to retard black progress in America and undermine the ideals that were once understood to be the goals of the civil rights movement. In the ...
War’s Difficult Debate
by George Will
February 18, 2015 10:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Americans, a litigious people, believe that rules for coping with messy reality can be written in tidy legal language. This belief will be tested by the debate that will resume when Congress return...
A ‘perfect storm’ brews in the Middle East
by David Ignatius
February 17, 2015 08:15 PM | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Mistrust between the Obama administration and Benjamin Netanyahu has widened even further in recent days because of U.S. suspicion that the Israeli prime minister has authorized leaks of...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of Feb. 19
by Damon Poirier
February 17, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at a pair of deaths, Lockheed, a still, the PECO strike and Newt Gingrich.
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