FAITH: Christmas is about love being the solution
As someone suggested, “Charlie Brown isn’t the only one who asked, ‘what’s Christmas all about.” Real people also ask it.
OPINION; Hundreds of thousands will be eligible for earned income or child tax credits
the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, and the Additional Child Tax Credit, or ACTC, are intended for low-income workers and provide what is known as refundable tax credits. That means they give workers a tax refund that is larger than their tax liability.
OPINION: The ending of the 113th Congress was instructive
As a trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill trundled into law, the populist wings of both political parties declared themselves both revolted and in revolt.
OPINION: Torture is not as effective as it is depicted to be on television dramas
Watch almost any popular American TV drama about spies, detectives and other affiliates of the long arm (or fist) of the law, and you might learn that torture is grisly and ghastly, sure. But you’d never know it was so frequently fruitless.
OPINION: The percentage of Americans living alone has grown from 5% to 27% in eight decades
Why are more people living alone? Because they want to. The more their economic means have allowed it, the more people have chosen to get their own digs. As someone who lives alone, I’m just not so sure this is a good thing.
OPINION: Spy shows have Americans accepting of torture acts
It’s no wonder that so few Americans seem troubled by the Senate’s report on the CIA’s use of torture, a damning document that makes it perfectly clear that the United States violated international treaties, flouted our own laws and lost our moral compass.
OPINION: Nothing was protested when three policemen got off the hook for killing Kelly Thomas
We have a serious law enforcement problem in America, but it’s not about race. It’s about bad cops and how we’ve built our policing system.
OPINION: Fewer than half of the Georgia charter schools use management companies
My primary objection to the amendment was a concern that for-profit charter school management companies that had showered campaign dollars on our state’s politicians like talcum powder on a baby’s rump would get an unfair competitive advantage and elbow everybody else out of the game. To date, that has not happened.
OPINION: The problem for Democrats is Jonathan Gruber is not stupid
Jonathan Gruber recently appeared before a hostile House committee. The MIT economist played a significant paid role in producing and defending the Affordable Care Act, and later admitted the law was written in a “tortured way” to hide tax increases and other flaws.
OPINION: These kinds of battles have played out before
Deregulating the taxi industry? Been there, done that.
OPINION: Will a future president or Congress attack drone program?
With the apparently imminent release of the Feinstein report on CIA interrogations of high-value terrorists a decade ago, let’s consider the situation of intelligence personnel who have been involved, not in that program but in drone strikes against terrorists, conducted in a variety of countries around the world.
OPINION: In a land of plenty, no child should have to go hungry
The Christmas season seems to start earlier every year. Last month, a neighbor put up twinkling silver lights, and the day after Thanksgiving, we saw cars carrying trees on their roofs. So it’s not too early to make our annual appeal: This holiday season, give the gift of food. And health.
OPINION: Deaths during arrests handled differently in NYC than in Ferguson
No expressions of sympathy or regret can resurrect Eric Garner, the New York City man killed by police in July. Garner died after an officer placed him in what appears to be a chokehold during an arrest for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, an offense not usually regarded as a capital crime.
OPINION: The facts don't matter much in the Michael Brown case
“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” doesn’t accurately describe what really happened when Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Brown to death last summer.
OPINION: At first blush, Harvard men look more chauvinistic than American men as a whole
Most men aspire to be egalitarian. They really do. It’s just that life — by which I mean employers, social pressures and tax policy — gets in the way.
Letters to the Editor
- NOLAN CONLEY: Fourth Commandment does not address Sunday
- RUBY BRITT: Morals have no color
- ALLAN RUSSELL: Efforts continue to take God and Christmas out of Christmastime
- WARREN D. GRANT: What colleges are really teaching may surprise you
- PAUL J. PENA: Upgraded missile defense is U.S.'s best security
- SUZI BONIFAY: Criticism is easy; solutions are hard
- WALT SPECHT: Automation erases too many jobs
- ROBERT BROWN: Obamacare proponents banked on stupidity of voters
- JOHN MCRAE: Second District missing voice on Georgia School Board
- WARREN D. GRANT: here comes the next election
- CREEDE HINSHAW: How do you rank your giving and receiving this season?
- JOHN WALLACE: Sometimes the dark side is too dark
- HAL BRADY: What is Christmas all about?
- BYRON YORK: Obama action make illegal immigrants eligible for federal transfer programs
- T. GAMBLE: A 'Squatchy' accomplishment in 2014
- LORAN SMITH: Food for thought from New York City
- RONDA RICH: Memories in the ashes
- CARLTON FLETCHER: I'm starting one-man, shop-local campaign
- MICHAEL GERSON: For a politics of repair
- CATHERINE RAMPELL: TV falsely portrays torture
- Thumbs Up! Dec. 15, 2014
- Thumbs Up! Dec. 8, 2014
- Young Dougherty County scholars again impress
- Check out charitable organizations before you give
- Thumbs Up! Dec. 1, 2014
- Americans have much for which to be thankful
- Holiday spending looking healthy this year
- Thumbs Up! Nov. 23, 2014
- Thumbs Up! Nov. 17, 2014
- In thanking veterans, actions are louder than words