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National Voices: Leona Sharpton ‘Only the little people pay taxes’
The Rev. Al Sharpton is perhaps best known these days for his MSNBC show. This provides viewers with a daily diet of its host misreading his teleprompter and egregiously overusing the phrase, “I me...
November 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Isakson offers ‘confidence,’ ‘temperament’ for state
It’s official: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia will run for a third term in 2016. The east Cobb Republican revealed his plans in a press conference in the rotunda of the state Capitol on Monday...
November 18, 2014 10:45 PM | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Obama ignoring public on immigration
President Obama must be tone deaf. His threat to go it alone on comprehensive immigration reform — bypassing Congress if necessary — sounds like man who didn’t hear the nation’s loud and clear reje...
November 17, 2014 09:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Don’t underestimate Dr. Carson
Dr. Ben Carson has many fans. Count this page among them. It’s hard not to like him. He’s wise, kind, has an inspiring personal story and is firmly grounded in American principles of self-reliance ...
November 17, 2014 09:48 PM | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New name a ‘Gateway’ to better future for Franklin
Would the problem-plagued Franklin Road corridor benefit from a change of names? Undoubtedly. But much more than that will be needed in order to brighten not just the road’s name, but its prospects...
November 15, 2014 08:21 PM | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: The audacity of climate cynicism
It was Tuesday evening in the United States when President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced their nations had come to a historic agreement on climate change that supposedly represen...
November 13, 2014 08:27 PM | 6 6 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Water war: Georgia right to sue Army for answer
Back when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wrote its water-control manual for the Etowah River Basin more than 50 years ago, the major concerns were flood prevention and hydropower generation. Back...
November 13, 2014 12:03 AM | 6 6 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Ferguson fall-out: some outrage right; some not
The passage of time has made two things evident in Ferguson, Missouri. One, the actions of Darren Wilson — the white police officer who fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9 — may hav...
November 11, 2014 12:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Next for GOP? Public ready to roll back Obama excesses
President Obama’s chickens came home to roost Tuesday, as Democratic candidates around the country found themselves crushed by a wave of voters fed up with his incompetence and Harry Reid’s shutdow...
November 08, 2014 10:10 PM | 11 11 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Chinese water torture’: That’s what awaits Obama, Isakson predicts
AMNESTY or no amnesty, President Obama is about to wake up to a new reality come January, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) warned on Friday. “It’s one thing to have a press conference and say what ...
November 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gold Dome bill would block licenses for illegals
REPUBLICAN leaders in Washington are mulling how best to respond to President Obama’s bare-knuckle threat to grant legal status to millions of illegal aliens in coming days. But in Georgia, a bill ...
November 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moving the goalposts: ‘Olive branch’ rebuff boomerangs on critic
COBB Commission Chairman Tim Lee issued an unexpected public apology to one of his most dogged critics Thursday in connection with the Atlanta Braves move to Cobb. And the apology appeared to meet ...
November 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 12 12 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New name for Franklin; ‘Dixie’ back with the wind
YOU CAN SOON SAY “Farewell Franklin Road” and “Hello Gateway Boulevard” as the City of Marietta continues its makeover of the problem-plagued Franklin corridor. The city council was expected at its...
November 11, 2014 04:00 AM | 11 11 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters tuned out ‘cranks’ on SPLOST, Braves, Lee
OPPONENTS of the SPLOST extension and critics of the way the Atlanta Braves move to Cobb has been handled tried their darnedest to persuade voters that Tuesday’s SPLOST vote should be viewed as a r...
November 08, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal, Perdue haven’t made it look easy
REPUBLICAN Gov. Nathan Deal and Republican U.S. Senate nominee David Perdue were expected to glide to victory in this fall’s general election. Instead, their journey has been about as perilous, fig...
November 04, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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BRT news might have Lee wishing for a ‘Chubb’ for SPLOST
THE GEORGIA-FLORIDA WEEKEND is here. And if there’s anyone these days in need of inspiration from the Bulldogs’ recent performance, it’s Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee. When star Georgia running ...
November 01, 2014 04:00 AM | 11 11 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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One Week ... and Counting
ELECTION DAY is just one week hence and will cap a season full of surprises. Few at the outset gave Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Michelle Nunn or Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jason Carter muc...
October 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Groundhog Day: Repeat of tax incentive fight just ahead?
COBB SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS can be forgiven if they feel like they’re reliving the movie “Groundhog Day,” the hit 1993 Bill Murray film about a weatherman caught in a time loop in which every day rep...
October 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brewer Eyes Braves; Will Lee Take ‘Out’?
RED HARE BREWERY will stay put and expand in the I-75 corridor, rather than move closer to downtown Marietta, owner Roger Davis said Monday. And a key reason is the pending move to the Smyrna area ...
October 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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