OPINION: Women losing shirts in public has city losing its collective mind
Unorthodox though their wardrobe choices may be, these women are on the right side of the law. More than two decades ago, the state’s highest court ruled that prohibiting women, but not men, from baring their chests in public amounted to discrimination on the basis of sex.
OPINION: We watched, so the Virginia shooter got just what he wanted
Between 1966 and 2012, there were 90 mass shootings in the United States. That’s nearly a third of the 292 mass shootings around the world, in a country with only 5 percent of the global population.
OPINION: Often, only the accents are different
The decline in the number of congressional Democrats since 2009 provides an opportunity for Republicans to convince a majority of voters not to continue down the road that has led to decline and dysfunction at home and overseas.
OPINION: Being communications chief for a governor is a high-wire act without a net
Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the Capitol with free lunch coupons or members of the news media with coffee stains on their shirts and cynicism in their hearts, the name Brian Robinson may be unfamiliar to you.
OPINION: Trump proposes to deport illegal immigrants and their children born in the U.S.
It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings.
OPINION: Ted Cruz has the right enemies for a significant part of the GOP base
All the things that have made many Republicans in Washington dislike Ted Cruz just make a certain type of GOP voter like him even more.
OPINION: I don’t know whether their problem is cultural or biological
These people refuse to acknowledge any bad decisions they have ever made, or the many times others have bailed them out. They want everyone else to pay for their failures, and sometimes even their successes.
OPINION: I am becoming my father
Recent reports suggest that people are tiring of technology-enabled social networking.
OPINION: Katrina slammed into New Orleans Aug. 23, 2005
Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, breaking the levees and damaging or destroying almost all of the city’s already dilapidated and disgraceful public schools. The experiment in education that followed has sparked a fierce national debate, pitting advocates of independent charter schools against supporters of the traditional, central office-run system.
OPINION: GOP presidential candidates alienating Latinos with rhetoric
As much as the Republican establishment has wished that Donald Trump would disappear, it ought to be quite clear to them by now that the problem isn’t The Donald. It’s the Trump phenomenon.
OPINION: Prime Minister Cameron is trying to end the cycle of welfare in Britain
Prime Minister David Cameron is moving quickly to fulfill his campaign promise to ensure welfare benefits are no longer a way of life for many of his fellow citizens. Beginning in April 2017, Britain will require jobless young people 18-21 who are collecting welfare to attend three-week “boot camps” to prepare them for work.
OPINION: Jeb Bush finds himself having to defend his brother’s foreign policy
The bumper-sticker version of Bush’s interpretation is: “IRAQ? BLAME THE DEMOCRATS.” A lot of Republicans believe that. But it is difficult to think the public will go along if Iraq becomes a major issue in the 2016 campaign.
OPINION: The things I do for my readers
Looking for something nice to say about Georgia Tech led me to Marietta in search of one of the “Lost Dodd Boys” — the last group of high school seniors to sign with Georgia Tech football coach Bobby Dodd, but who would never play a down for him.
OPINION: If you are going to promise, promise big
Dream big, America. If we’re going to delude ourselves, let’s at least delude ourselves on a higher order of magnitude.
OPINION: The strategy Hillary Clinton is employing has for her and Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton was the “man from Hope.” Hillary Clinton’s team is hoping that it fully erased a server to prevent FBI scrutiny. Such a novel and useful political lesson: Those who have their data professionally wiped have nothing to hide because there is nothing left to find.
Letters to the Editor
- JAMES R. WAY: Someone needs to take control
- WARREN D. GRANT: It's hard to get public involved
- FRANCES P. MESSER: Community pride missing in Randolph County
- WALT SPECHT: Progress being made on communist goals
- JOHN BRYANT: Trying to be politically correct
- WALT SPECHT: Speeding laws should be fully enforced
- RUBY BRITT: No longer a Land of Greatness
- WALT SPECHT: Take the profit out of crime
- CHUCK PERSALL: Pharmacist goes the extra mile
- LACEY SHORTER: Focus is on the wrong concerns
- CATHERINE RAMPELL: New York City in a bizarre uproar over topless women
- RICHARD WOODS: With Georgia Milestones, state students are being judged on a higher standard
- BARRY LEVINE: Nice to be first in the music world
- CYNTHIA TUCKER: Social media feed violence by narcissists
- CAL THOMAS: U.S., UK politics mirror images
- CARLTON FLETCHER: 'Born to Run' at 40 ... just as great as ever
- JIM HENDRICKS: A Trumpful entry into the White House
- MANDY FLYNN: Doggone it, don't judge me
- PERRY BUCHAHAN: Fitness is more than just numbers on a scale
- MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Septembers past
- 'War Room' takes faith to the cinema
- Thumbs Up!
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- EDITORIAL: Best wishes for President Carter
- EDITORIAL: America needs to pull together
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- EDITORIAL: The challenge is to keep humanity's clock ticking
- EDITIORIAL: Top 10 GOP candidates to have first scrimmage
- Thumbs Up! Aug. 3, 2015
- Thumbs Up! July 27, 2015