OPINION: A child can be years behind schedule in beginning to speak, yet go on to have a normal life
Late-talking children can be at any intellectual level, from the lowest to the highest. But it is hard to know what their intellectual level is when they are not saying anything.
OPINION: Hillary Clinton's record as first lady, senator and secretary of state has little substance
There is much we know about Hillary Clinton by whatever label she chooses to wear or hide behind. She has been in the national spotlight for more than two decades and most people have already decided what they think of her.
OPINION: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush show political rivals can cooperate with each other
Washington resembles a World War I battlefield, with both sides dug deeply into their own trenches. The frontline barely moves, but the casualty rate keeps climbing.
OPINION: Midterm elections should not affect debate on U.S. policy in the Middle East
We need a responsible Congress to begin the search for a sustainable foreign policy. An unconstrained debate after this fall’s campaign is the place to start.
OPINION: ISIS is unlike anything the world has seen since the Nazis
The big difference been the Nazis and ISIS is that Nazis tried to hide (or at least publicly downplay) their inhumanity.
OPINION: If Republicans were to gain Senate control, its unlikely they would get a filibuster-proof 60-seat majority
Ii Democrats become the minority, look for them to rely on the 60-vote threshold to stop a lot of Republican legislation. Look for Republicans to criticize them for it. And then look for both sides to bide their time.
OPINION: It's reasonable to question Obama's enthusiasm for a series of options he previously ignored, dismissed or even mocked
President Obama’s newly announced policy consists mainly of previously discarded policies that would have been easier to pursue in the past: Supporting moderate rebels in Syria. Asserting executive authority to bomb on both sides of the border. Actively cooperating with Iraqi and Kurdish forces to build their capacity.
OPINION: President Obama is pushing a tough-minded multilateralism
Two things are clear about where the public stands now: It is more ready to use U.S. power than it was even a few months ago. But it remains deeply wary of again committing U.S. combat troops to the Middle East.
OPINION: There is no excuse other than legitimate life-preserving self-defense for a man becoming physically violent towards a woman
If the NFL wants to help itself in this area more, women should be put in positions of power where they could not only provide a useful check on players, but on the predominately male management that has for too long made excuses for outrageous and even criminal behavior.
OPINION: President Obama is more likely to change his policy than his rhetoric
America has found that this ideological, political and military struggle continues, whether we participate or not. And periods of our inattention are periods of our enemy’s growth and success.
OPINION: Moderate Republicans fuel independent challenges in Kansas and Alaska
The Republican establishment may have overcome many tea party challenges this year, but it is increasingly captive of the right wing.
OPINION: Semester starts with helicopter parents in full flight
Ironically, the parents who are hovering over their children now grew up two or three decades ago under parents who raised them in an opposite manner.
OPINION: The federal judges ruling is the first setback for gay marriage among the recent court decisions
Before the ruling in the Louisiana case, 21 consecutive federal court rulings found state same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional.
OPINION: President Obama should act in some way on ISIS
Consider the intel on ISIS. Weigh the options. Measure the risks. Then do what you think is smart and right and in our country’s interests.
OPINION: Gun tragedy is a sign of the times
America’s gun culture — a culture in place in various incarnations for a long time — has now changed drastically from what it was just 20 years ago.
Letters to the Editor
- JAMES RODGERS: Taking name, number of witness too much trouble for police
- GAIL G. BELL: God is speaking but few are listening
- JOHN MCRAE: Georgia Second District is still without representative on state school board
- BETTY NEW: Proclamation honoring Alice Coachman Davis applauded
- B.J. GOODRUM: Insurance commissioner no help with complaint
- WALT SPECHT: Punish gun violators more severely
- WALT SPECHT: Traffic laws were written to be enforced
- WARREN D. GRANT: Businesses that forbid guns should assure safety
- TODD HANNON: GICAA serving private school needs
- AARON LOVETT: Congress ignores obligation to notch babies
- THOMAS SOWELL: An expert weighs in on late-talking children
- CAL THOMAS: With Clinton, where is the substance?
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Roots tour offers a chance for reconnection
- RONDA RICH: Old money, old South
- THOMAS: With Hillary, where is the substance?
- STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: Bill and George Show is refreshing
- E.J. DIONNE: Can Washington be responsible?
- JOHN HEWITT: Newspapers are the original social media
- BARRY LEVINE: Some musical stars got their start on the screen
- JOE GANDELMAN: ISIS and the Nazis
- Shiloh Baptist Church deserving of recognition
- Thumbs Up! Sept. 15, 2014
- Strong action needed now against ISIL
- Truett Cathy succeeded by doing it his way
- America must stand tall and stand together
- The Internet an asset that can devour
- Thumbs Up! Sept. 1, 2014
- A welcomed pause in the violence
- Thumbs Up! August 25, 2014
- ISIL's threat to America a real one