OPINION: Rudy Giuliani contends the president is failing to talk about the good things about America
Rudy Giuliani feels unloved. And he suggests you should feel that way, too, thanks to a compliment deficit from our cheerleader in chief. I think it’s about … the dangerous way in which politicians, and many of their constituents, mistake flattery for love.
OPINION: A few flakes make D.C. bureaucrats call for office shutdowns
I love how snow disrupts daily life — particularly in Washington, D.C.
OPINION: Look in the mirror to see who is getting federal health subsidies
America’s senior citizens seem to (wrongly) believe that they have paid for their own health care and that therefore others should, too.
OPINION: Lawmakers are considering a resolution asking that the test be expelled from Georgia classrooms
The authors of the test say the AP U.S. History course is an advanced, college-level course — not an introductory U.S. history course — and is not meant to be students’ first exposure to the “fundamental narrative of U.S. history.” I think that is education-speak for saying kids should already know about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and Ray Charles.
OPINION: Some officials want to ban courses they see as being critical of America
It seems strange to organize an educational system around what can’t be taught to children. But for large chunks of the country, this is exactly how public educational standards seem to be set: by demarcating and preserving blind spots rather than promoting enlightenment.
OPINION: Take what you know and forget it; it is wrong
Just when we think we have it all figured out, somebody comes along with information suggesting we’re so off the mark, we might have taken the neighbor’s car to work, slept with our cousin and brushed our teeth with kitchen cleanser.
OPINION: Black history is American history
Black history ought to be taught in the same volumes as the Boston Tea Party, the settling of the Old West, the defeat of the Nazis.
OPINION: Obama administration official Marie Harf is the latest proof of incompetent hirings by White House
After watching barbaric ISIS armies sweeping across the deserts of the Middle East and slaughtering innocents by the thousands for purely religious reasons, the Obama administration apparently thinks one of the root causes that lead people to join terrorist groups is a lack of good job opportunities.
OPINION: Faith is more than a comforting bromide
Twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians were slaughtered on a beach in Libya. And even in his mourning, the brother of two of them gave thanks. Who would have an ounce of gratitude at such a moment? Someone who has hope, hope of something real and eternal.
OPINION: Our system of government by proxy is often comfortable with high levels of fraud
American politics has been dominated by a debate on the size and role of the federal government, an argument that has often lacked one element: actual knowledge about the size and role of the federal government.
Filibuster abolition is more than a one-shot proposition. It would radically change the next two years. It would give Republicans full control of the Congress and allow swift passage of a GOP agenda.
OPINION: Today, I am celebrating with my deer friends on Jekyll Island
If you are a supercilious liberal you-know-what or a sanctimonious Bible thumper, I have some good news for you. I am giving you both the week off. Enjoy it while you can. I will be back.
OPINION: Students increasingly cite career goals as the reason they are going to college
Given students’ stated objectives for going to college, persistently high youth unemployment rates, and employer complaints about grads’ lack of preparation for the workforce, it seems reasonable to ask colleges to think harder about the practical skills and career guidance they’re giving their students
OPINION: Brian Williams advanced his brand at the expense of virtues
The real reason Brian Williams became what he has become is that he’s the latest example of someone whose career advanced because of solid journalistic or pundit qualities, which were changed by his weakness and our 21st century media culture.
OPINION: Asked in the U.K. about evolution, Walker made unwanted headlines by punting on the subject
Remarkably, for a man who has run for high office, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker didn’t have a ready-to-repeat answer on evolution. His staff didn’t even know his views before drafting the statement saying Walker found faith and science compatible.
Letters to the Editor
- WALT SPECHT: Smart phones, Internet dummy down Americans
- CHRIS CLARK: Georgia Quail Hunt showcases South Georgia
- BILL BATES: Prisoners live free on backs of taxpayers
- PHILIP COLSON: Measles epidemic started at same time of flood of illegal children and adults
- RUBY BRITT: Marriage is defined by the Bible
- WALT SPECHT: Wild hogs seem to be taking to deer bait
- DUANE 'BANJO' DAVIS: American farmers most productive in the world
- STEVE MCCOY: Grand Island is an big asset to Lee County
- DENNIS ROLAND: Grand Island Club/Golf Course a drain on Lee County taxpayers
- WARREN D. GRANT: The numbers do not support prosperity claims
- DARREL EALUM: Legislative session reaches midpoint
- CATHERINE RAMPELL: Obama doesn't have to say he loves us
- CARLTON FLETCHER: With movies, you get the good and the bad
- BARRY LEVINE: Add Sedaka, Maestro to the list of Hall of Fame talent
- MANDY FLYNN: Well, that's just fabulous ... really fabulously fabulous
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: For most kids' activities, water's the best drink
- TOM PURCELL: Even snow clouds have silver linings
- CATHERINE RAMPELL: Handouts we all get
- DICK YARBROUGH: If you don't know much about history, this test is for you
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Misguided bill wouldn't protect religious freedom
- Thumbs Up!
- Scammers add stress to tax season
- Thumbs Up! Jan 26, 2015
- Thumbs Up! Jan. 19, 2015
- Time is now to address Georgia's transportation needs
- Another year, another scam
- Thumbs Up! Jan. 12, 2015
- France murders a sober reminder
- Is cooperation on the agendas of Congress and the White House?
- Light a candle to brighten 2015