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Loudermilk parrots Koch warming denials
by Kevin Foley
April 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Sworn in just three months ago and already, U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Cartersville) is singing from the billionaire Koch brothers’ hymnal. “I believe it is time to revisit the vision of our Fou...
Body-worn cameras are assets for police, public
by Don McKee
April 16, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Among the bills approved by the Georgia General Assembly this year was SB 94, which allows the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers in the course of their official duties. But it do...
A tribute to good people doing good things
by Dick Yarbrough
April 14, 2015 07:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him t...
Irony abounds in bond debt for south Cobb
by Larry Savage
April 13, 2015 07:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Many of us share an interest in providing a boost to the south Cobb area, although there are no magic bullets to assure success. Still, there are reasonable limits that should be considered. The pr...
The Iran deal: Obama’s ‘legacy’ or our betrayal?
by Melvyn L Fein
April 12, 2015 08:03 PM | 4 4 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
I don’t get it. I read in newspaper columns and hear from television pundits that Barack Obama is negotiating with the Iranians because he wants to leave a legacy. But how is making dangerous conce...
By an unrecorded vote: Georgia Senate OKs driver’s licenses to illegal aliens
by D.A. King
April 11, 2015 10:13 PM | 4 4 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
With the 2015 Georgia General assembly now in the rear-view mirror, conservative voters may want to bypass the proclamations of the newspapers in Dunwoody and decide for themselves about the “winne...
Church still a haven in today’s societal storm
by Nelson Price
April 11, 2015 10:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
We can improve if we serve as our own most positive self-critic and address our own inequities. This column is written with that in mind. The “church” just celebrated the resurrection. Now awaits a...
A ‘heart to heart’ about columnist’s heart
by Roger Hines
April 11, 2015 10:08 PM | 2 2 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people tell about their heart surgery after it happens. I’m going to tell about mine before it happens. This coming Thursday, April 16, is my day. Cobb County cardiologist Dr. David Caras told...
Earl Ehrhart’s zingers sparking controversy — as usual
by Dick Yarbrough
April 10, 2015 11:20 PM | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Say what you will about state Rep. Earl Ehrhart (R-Powder Springs), but the man speaks his mind. I consider him a friend, even though I don’t always agree with him. He knows I abhor the private sch...
A mosque opens; peace be upon you
by Kevin Foley
April 10, 2015 12:00 AM | 14 14 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Here is what I did not hear them say: Hate, suspicion, terror, revenge, Sharia, bomb, jihad, death, destroy, martyr. Here is what I did hear them say: God, community, family, peace, love, respect, ...
Georgia Republicans join tax-hike parade of states
by Don McKee
April 09, 2015 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Gov. Nathan Deal and fellow Republicans in the General Assembly joined a virtual parade of states across the country in raising gasoline taxes for transportation infrastructure. Eight other states ...
A freshman’s look at changing Congress
by Barry Loudermilk
April 08, 2015 09:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
“Chaotic” would be a mild description of what the first few weeks were like for new members of Congress. As Americans celebrated the new year, newly elected members from Maine to American Samoa des...
Georgians should look before leaping on solar energy offerings
by Stan Wise
April 08, 2015 09:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The ink isn’t dry yet on legislation making it easier to finance solar systems for Georgia consumers, and already unscrupulous marketers are misleading consumers with offers to go solar and “elimin...
Columnist no ‘Playtoe’ but irked anyway at being left off ‘Leaders’ list
by Dick Yarbrough
April 07, 2015 09:41 PM | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Fortune Magazine has announced its list of the World’s Greatest Leaders for 2015 and would you believe that I got snubbed again this year? This makes two years in a row I have been overlooked which...
Liberals, unlike Christians, have yet to see advantages of tolerance
by Melvyn L Fein
April 05, 2015 09:57 PM | 8 8 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Some weeks ago I was invited to give a talk at the Aeropagus, a devout Christian organization. The organizer, Dr. Jefrey Breshears, and the discussant, Dr. Richard Howe, could not have been more gr...
Who’s responsible in caring for aging parents?
by Charlie Sewell, columnist
April 04, 2015 10:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
In a recent conversation, a woman grumbled that her elderly father squandered his money, didn’t make good career decisions and now he expected her to provide for his financial support. Some people ...
Wilderness learning: A cure for technological saturation?
by Roger Hines
April 04, 2015 09:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Maybe it’s because the house I grew up in was adjacent to a national forest. Maybe it’s that I’m envious of my college student granddaughter, Levie, who plans to spend her summer in wilderness lear...
Celebrate in joy with hope this special day
by Nelson Price
April 04, 2015 09:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Are you a Christian CEO? If so, this is your day. Join with the millions who regularly worship on this day. Oh, CEO stands for “Christmas & Easter Only.” It is little wonder that persons who do not...
‘Being mortal’ — and having your say
by Judy Elliott
April 04, 2015 09:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Atul Gawande, who wrote “Being Mortal — Medicine and What Matters in the End,” is a surgeon who is not concerned with winning the popularity vote among his peers. As a doctor, he has made hard choi...
What’s that noise?
by Bill Lewis
April 03, 2015 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Pick a comedy, any comedy. The situational ones on TV, that is. Virtually all of them use a laugh track, pre-recorded sounds of an audience guffawing hysterically at the lamest of jokes uttered by ...
Needing to remember what Easter is all about
by Dick Yarbrough
April 03, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Once again, I share with you my thoughts on Easter. The years change but not the message. I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus. I wish I could have witnessed the events of a week that ...
It’s time to reinstate the draft
by Kevin Foley
April 02, 2015 10:39 PM | 22 22 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Back in 1965, pro-war hawks wanted North Vietnam bombed into oblivion because its leader, Ho Chi Minh, was facilitating the communist insurgency in South Vietnam, where American and ARVN troops wer...
Surprises pop up in final version of transportation tax bill
by Don McKee
April 02, 2015 12:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Gov. Nathan Deal says the tax legislation passed by the General Assembly is a landmark measure that “will give Georgia dedicated resources to maintain the state’s roads and bridges.” The latest est...
Needed: A willingess to live and let live
by Daniel Joy
March 31, 2015 08:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New Mexico court held that a florist unlawfully discriminated when he refused to sell flowers to gays intending the flowers for use in a same-sex wedding. The action gave new life to the...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of April 16
by Damon Poirier
April 17, 2015 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at a still, a strike, the first C-141 squadron, Travis Tritt and the F-22. 100 years ago … In the Friday, April 16, 1915 edition of The Marietta Journal and Courier t...
Why not clamp New York Times with an ankle bracelet?
by Ann Coulter
April 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Usually, liberals have the decency to wait a few months after one of their rape fantasies collapses to start citing the case as “unresolved” — it was a tie, the game was rained out, we’ll never kno...
The Queen Goes by Van
by Charles Krauthammer
April 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
See Hillary ride in a van! Watch her meet everyday Americans! Witness her ordering a burrito bowl at Chipotle! Which she did wearing shades, as did her chief aide Huma Abedin, yielding security-cam...
The Middle East’s sick state
by David Ignatius
April 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Will the Middle East be as unstable 10 years from now as it is today? I asked that question this week to a class of students at Harvard’s Kennedy School. About half answered yes ...
Yes, she can
by Susan Estrich
April 15, 2015 09:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Will she? She will. Would she? She would. It was inevitable. She did. Now where is that tingling feeling? I remember when Fritz Mondale announced that he had chosen Geraldine Ferraro as his running...
‘H’ Hoping For A Do-Over
by Roger Simon
April 15, 2015 09:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Most of us get only one chance to make a first impression. But Hillary Clinton gets as many chances as she wants. She has invented herself almost as many times as Thomas Edison tried to invent the ...
Argument good for staying out of war of ‘all against all’
by Patrick Buchanan
April 15, 2015 09:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
At the Summit of the Americas where he met with Raul Castro, the 83-year-old younger brother of Fidel, President Obama provided an insight into where he is taking us, and why: “The United States wi...
Sustainability Gone Wild
by George Will
April 15, 2015 09:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of persons who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed — after, one suspects, not much agonizin...
Hillary says, ‘It’s your time,’ but what she means is it's her time
by Kathleen Parker
April 14, 2015 09:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past. This is never truer than during a political season. It doesn’t matter whether the past (meaning all of four...
Farming moves north with the temperatures
by Froma Harrop
April 14, 2015 09:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Before there was a California, New England fed itself. Somehow. The soil was lousy, the climate cold and the diet limited (lots of cabbage, no avocados). At least there was plenty of water. Thanks ...
It’s a very fluid race for the Republican nomination
by Michael Barone
April 14, 2015 07:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president at Liberty University, and last week, Rand Paul announced at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Marco Rubio announced on Mon...
Meet ‘The New Hillary’... who’s about as ‘new’ as ‘the New Nixon’
by Cal Thomas
April 13, 2015 07:57 PM | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
In the video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton says the economic deck “is still stacked in favor of those at the top.” She should know because she has gobbled up a lot of cash ...
Tsarnaev deserves death penalty and so might North Charleston cop
by Jonah Goldberg
April 12, 2015 08:03 PM | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
How about now? Are you in favor of the death penalty now? I ask because the preferred argument from opponents of the death penalty is doubt: We can never be sure; look at all of the people released...
McDonald’s pay raise: Where’s the beef?
by Bill Press
April 12, 2015 08:02 PM | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
No doubt, you were as impressed as I was to learn that McDonald’s had voluntarily adopted a pay raise for employees in its fast-food restaurants. Hey, they’re not so bad after all, I naively though...
Most 21st century population growth came in just 27 areas
by Michael Barone
April 12, 2015 08:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s springtime, and the Census Bureau has released its population estimates for counties and metropolitan areas as of July 1, 2014. Initial analysis has focused on year-to-year movements or change...
Paul has potential to be biggest dark horse winner
by Matt Towery
April 12, 2015 08:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The famed Kentucky Derby will soon be upon us. As usual, it will be a colorful and fast race that could be won by a favorite or by an against-all-odds dark horse. It’s ironic that the race is held ...
V.A. reform: Another Obama ‘success’ story
by Michelle Malkin
April 12, 2015 07:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Eight months ago, President Obama put on a grand show for the troops. Surrounded by new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, assorted politicians, military leaders and a bevy of TV cameras, ...
Rolling Stone gathers dirt — on itself
by Kathleen Parker
April 11, 2015 10:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
“As we asked ourselves how we could have gotten the story wrong ...” Thus read a Rolling Stone editor’s note attached to a post-mortem story on the false story it published last fall about an alleg...
Can we contain Iran’s nuclear intoxication?
by George Will
April 11, 2015 10:10 PM | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The coming week brings a constitutional moment illustrating a paradox of Barack Obama’s presidency. The catalyst of the drama is legislation proposed by Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Rel...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of April 9
by Damon Poirier
April 10, 2015 12:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at integration, KSU, the Braves, skateboarders and an execution.
‘Bathroom wars’ still simmering in U.S. politics
by Susan Estrich
April 10, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 30 years ago, conservatives managed to defeat the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, which would have added “sex” to the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protec...
Obama’s deal with Iran in trouble
by Michael Barone
April 10, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Is the tide turning against President Obama’s purported nuclear weapons deal with Iran? One sign the answer is yes is the devastating opinion article in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal by former Se...
Can Left come up with even one true story?
by Ann Coulter
April 10, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Yesterday, up on the stair, I saw a rape that wasn’t there, It wasn’t there again today! Oh why, oh why did it go away ... From the Duke lacrosse team, the Columbia mattress girl and the University...
What We’ve Given Iran
by Charles Krauthammer
April 10, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
“Negotiations ... to prevent an Iranian capability to develop a nuclear arsenal are ending with an agreement that concedes this very capability ...” — Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, The Wall St...
GOP pops a poison pill
by Roger Simon
April 08, 2015 09:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a poison pill inside the Republican Party, and if its presidential hopefuls keep swallowing it, they are going to choke off their chances for the White House. The religious right has manag...
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