columnists
An abiding commitment to the rule of law
by Mike Boyce
October 21, 2014 10:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The nature and tenor of the discussions and opinions about Chairman Tim Lee’s negotiations with the Braves have finally focused on the primary issue — what is acceptable behavior on the part of cou...
A nation of monks? Idealism has its limits
by Melvyn L Fein
October 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long after he posted his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral, Martin Luther began writing about how society should be reformed. One of the subjects he addressed was marriage, but ...
Arab world now scene of ‘Christian killing fields’
by Nelson Price
October 18, 2014 11:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Arabian Peninsula has been the cradle for some significant mathematical and scientific achievements. The answer as to whether anything good can come out of the area is a resounding yes. However...
Hangin’, trippin’ and masterin’ ... today’s English
by Roger Hines
October 18, 2014 11:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The study of one’s language is obviously important, and it can also be barrels of fun. If you’re feeling mischievous, you could pose the question: “Who gets to say what’s good English and what isn’...
Lee needs to do better communicating with public
by Dick Yarbrough
October 17, 2014 09:35 PM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
What Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee has accomplished in convincing the Atlanta Braves to move out of downtown Atlanta and into Cobb County beginning in 2017 is remarkable. I think even ske...
Desperation brings out worst in Deal, Perdue
by Kevin Foley
October 16, 2014 09:47 PM | 18 18 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Faced with losing a job or not getting it in the first place, there is a certain class of individual who will stoop to nearly anything. Gov. Nathan Deal and U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue are s...
Democrats keep moving on up in top statewide races
by Don McKee
October 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest polls on Georgia races for the U.S. Senate and governor come as more bad news for the Republican candidates. It’s becoming clear that third-party candidates will thwart a majority decisi...
Gubernatorial hopeful: Carter on education
by Dick Yarbrough
October 14, 2014 10:55 PM | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week, the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democrati...
Deal silence on immigration costs him vote
by D.A. King
October 14, 2014 09:25 PM | 16 16 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Count this faithful reader as extremely grateful to the editorial board of this newspaper for asking gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal about his silence on the crime of illegal immigration, as re...
Try ‘Whack-A-Mole Doctrine’ on ISIS
by Melvyn L Fein
October 13, 2014 04:00 AM | 11 11 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Samuel Huntington’s theory about a clash of civilizations is finally gaining traction. With the advent of ISIS and its sister organizations, people are becoming aware we are in a generational confl...
Week was truly ‘a Rocky Mountain high’
by Nelson Price
October 11, 2014 11:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Major League Baseball Commissioner Branch Rickey was a pioneer in sports well known for signing Jackie Robinson, the first African-American major league player. As a visionary, he initiated the con...
Liberty and government: Why so incompatible?
by Roger Hines
October 11, 2014 11:47 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Thomas Jefferson’s most enduring pronouncements reads, “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” Vigilance, of course, means watchfulness. So what did Jefferson believe we should be watch...
Reaction to KSU’s ‘Year of the Arabian Peninsula’: ‘Racist bigotry’ understandable
by S.M. Ghazanfar
October 11, 2014 11:43 PM | 15 15 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long ago, we moved to Georgia, after more than 50 years of residency in the Pacific Northwest. And we are gradually acclimatizing to Southern living. However, several recent letters in the MJD ...
A Columbus Day conundrum
by Bill Lewis
October 11, 2014 11:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you get Indigenous Peoples Day off this year? It’s a federal holiday, you know. At least it is in Seattle, Washington, and it occurs this coming Monday, October 13th. If you’re thinking of askin...
If you are IRKED, maybe you should talk to MOI
by Dick Yarbrough
October 10, 2014 10:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee has announced he will no longer talk to reporters at the daily newspaper located in Dunwoody. He said he was “fed up” with what he considers their “relentlessly neg...
Turn on news and prepare to be terrified
by Kevin Foley
October 09, 2014 09:55 PM | 34 34 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Shootings, street crime, floods, Ebola, kidnappings, beheadings, Americans are fed a non-stop diet of fear-invoking images every night of the week, the more lurid, the more sensational, the more th...
Apple Festival coming up next two weekends in Ellijay
by Don McKee
October 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Georgia Apple Festival will be celebrated the next two weekends, Oct. 11 to 12 and 18 to 19, in Ellijay. The orchards and apple houses of Gilmer County are once again loaded with the autumn’s b...
Random thoughts on random subjects
by Dick Yarbrough
October 07, 2014 08:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
If I die anytime soon — and I have no plans to do so at the moment — please see that the first paragraph of my obituary reads, “He was past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni As...
Revelations on Georgia’s charter system
by Michael O’Sullivan
October 07, 2014 08:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A National Alliance for Public Charter Schools report released Wednesday ranked Georgia 22nd of 43 in how our charter school laws stack up against other states. The alliance notes the “Model Law” r...
Mercenaries for ISIS fight? No way!
by Melvyn L Fein
October 06, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill O’Reilly has proposed a mercenary army to root out the radical Islamic threat. He assumes a skilled fighting force led by American and European officers will have the staying power and the mot...
Distracted driving too common a problem
by Charlie Sewell, columnist
October 05, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Distracted driving is not a new phenomenon because Americans have been eating, drinking, grooming and reading while driving for years. Today, however, new technology provides drivers the opportunit...
A presidential prayer worth praying
by Nelson Price
October 04, 2014 08:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
There is an inherent danger in being president of the United States. Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President who served from 1923-9, was a brilliant individual. He was a rather quiet man who it was sai...
‘Deniers’ and the new sexuality
by Roger Hines
October 04, 2014 08:36 PM | 31 31 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Who would have dreamed that Americans — a frontier people who hit the shores with little choice but to clear forests, build huts and conquer rivers — would one day face confusion over a matter so c...
At ARC, freedom of speech is not politically correct
by Field Searcy
October 04, 2014 08:33 PM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Last Wednesday, 12 private citizens addressed the Atlanta Regional Commission about the adoption of a more friendly public comment policy at the monthly board meetings. For some on the board, the c...
Politics is about fear, and ... fear is good
by Roger Simon
October 21, 2014 10:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Can you get the light out of my eyes? No. Can you loosen the handcuffs? No. Why am I here? You coughed. Coughing is a symptom of Ebola. We must protect the homeland. But you can’...
Bears and wolves find a voice in the wilderness
by Kathleen Parker
October 21, 2014 09:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts — the four-legged variety rather than those running for office. Ballot initiativ...
‘Death with Dignity’ law least-slippery slope
by Froma Harrop
October 21, 2014 12:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The story of Brittany Maynard has revived the debate over Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. The law lets terminally ill patients end their lives with the aid of a doctor. That Maynard is a pretty 29...
We have nothing to fear, except panic Itself
by David Ignatius
October 21, 2014 12:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Preston, whose 1994 book “The Hot Zone” brought the Ebola virus terrifyingly alive for readers, once described how, during his research, his biohazard suit had ripped open, exposing him to ...
Incidental chaos: It’s what Obama seems to want
by Matt Towery
October 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
My recent comments concerning the problems that might take place when “Ebola meets the flu season” became all the more serious when America learned two health care employees who attended to a patie...
Ebola, ideology and common sense
by Patrick Buchanan
October 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and ’40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease — meas...
Democrats, and the fictitious ‘War on Women’
by George Will
October 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
DENVER — One of the wonders of this political moment is feminist contentment about the infantilization of women in the name of progressive politics. Government, encouraging academic administrations...
Do you trust government on Ebola?
by Bill Press
October 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
As I write this column, two health care workers in Dallas have come down with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled from West Africa and died from the disease. By the time you read ...
Who’s afraid of ‘Rocky Mountain Heist’?
by Michelle Malkin
October 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Free at last! I’m silent no more. Now, the story can be told. Democrats here in my adopted state of Colorado did not want the new political documentary I hosted to see the light of day. They lost. ...
The doctor — ‘Zeke’ — weighs in
by Judy Elliott
October 18, 2014 11:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, “Zeke” to his family and friends, is 57, an oncologist, a bioethicist and vice provost of the University of Pennsylvania. His recent article, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” has gar...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of October 16
by Damon Poirier
October 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at Marietta High School football, socks, Macy’s, a bear, Cobb’s junior college, Promina Health System and Fred Tokars.
The only way to protect Americans from Ebola is to keep it from coming
by Ann Coulter
October 16, 2014 09:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
There had never been a case of Ebola in the U.S. until a few months ago. Since then, thousands of people have died of the disease in Africa, and millions upon millions of dollars have been spent tr...
Ebola vs. civil liberties
by Charles Krauthammer
October 16, 2014 08:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop th...
Pressure grows on Obama to escalate against ISIS
by David Ignatius
October 16, 2014 08:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
As fighters from the Islamic State surge toward control of Anbar Province in western Iraq and the border town of Kobane in Syria, U.S. commanders and diplomats are signaling that the U.S. must expa...
Don’t scare us — prepare us
by Michael Reagan
October 15, 2014 10:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The head of the FBI says a terrorist attack may be coming. He doesn’t know where or when, of course. But Director James Comey says the hard-core terror group Khorasan is planning to attack the Unit...
Redskins tackled by progressives’ PC language police
by George Will
October 15, 2014 10:07 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let’s hope the Federal Comm...
A little panic on Ebola outbreak might be helpful
by Kathleen Parker
October 15, 2014 10:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Now, now, let’s not panic. Yes, we have a second Ebola patient infected after treating the Liberian man who apparently concealed his exposure to this often-fatal disease, but this is n...
Will blacks in North Carolina stop buying liberal line?
by Star Parker
October 14, 2014 10:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Republicans need to pick up six seats in November to gain control of the Senate. Consensus to date points to good prospects of this happening. But one state where the picture remains unclear for Re...
Goodbye, Columbus, and a belated ‘Happy Indigenous Peoples Day’
by Patrick Buchanan
October 14, 2014 09:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1492, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” and discovered the New World. And Oct. 12 was once a celebrated holiday in America. School children in the earliest grades knew the date and the names of t...
Suicide by diplomacy: Rebuilding Gaza for the next attack
by Cal Thomas
October 14, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is “after.” Last weekend, at a conference of donor nations held in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss r...
Castrating conservative principles in Iowa
by Froma Harrop
October 14, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
There exists a government boondoggle that offends conservatives, liberals, environmentalists, oil refiners, cattle ranchers and taxpayers alike. It’s not easy to get that kind of Kumbaya going, but...
Panetta bites hand that fed him
by Bill Press
October 13, 2014 12:11 AM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Four of the best years of my life were spent working for California’s Jerry Brown during his first turn as governor. Among my most vivid memories of those days were private sessions, usually late a...
Want a microcosm of administration’s problems? Try the Columbian hooker flap
by Jonah Goldberg
October 13, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In news that must have left my friends at the New York Post — never mind the gang at “The Daily Show” — with a renewed confidence that ours is a just and beneficent God, the White House has been ca...
Will politics rule when Ebola, flu converge?
by Matt Towery
October 13, 2014 12:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s get one thing straight. The many who have contracted the Ebola virus, and who have tragically suffered and died from it, deserve nothing but our sympathy and prayers. They are innocents who i...
Look who’s data-mining your toddlers
by Michelle Malkin
October 13, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Attention, parents: Have your little ones been subjected to “TS Gold” in school yet? If you care about student privacy, data mining and classroom intrusions, you might want to start asking question...
rss feed
Editorial and oped feed