OPINION: For evil to thrive, good people only have to do nothing
The beheading of James Foley requires Americans to take notice of ISIL. Will we never again be silent as evil is happening? Or will we be complicit by our silence?
OPINION: Even if a woman takes the surname of her husband, must she lose her given name as well?
Women should have their first name spelled out, not ignored by a “Mr. and Mrs.” social convention.
OPINION: A former reporter for the Associated Press says his editors spiked stories that did not fit their narrative of opposed Palestinians
Historically, Jews have been a stateless entity on which people have projected their anger and resentments. With the advent of a Jewish state, those projections are focused on Israel, which gets disproportionate (and disproportionately hostile) attention as the embodiment of colonialism and nationalism — things that European and American liberals find offensive.
OPINION: Al Sharpton gets grief for his tough sermon at the funeral of Michael Brown
The Rev. Al Sharpton has been rapped by “progressive” blacks for using Michael Brown’s funeral and the notoriety of a tragic police shooting to scold the black community for its own sins.
OPINION: Gubernatorial races will be the barometer for politics in the long run
The question to ask: Do voters begin to push back against the tea party tide that swept governorships and legislatures into Republican hands four years ago and produced the most radical changes in policy at the state level in at least a generation?
OPINION: The problem for President Obama has come in managing the symbolic aspect of his office
The president is so aggressively indifferent to appearances that he doesn’t really seem indifferent at all. He appears to be telling the media, his political critics and the world: You can criticize me, vilify me, challenge me; but you are powerless, at least, to change my tee time. It shows resilience. Yet there is a fine line between not giving an inch and not giving a damn.
OPINION: The referendum generally pits a younger liberal population in favor of separation against older, more conservative Scots
If Scotland leaves its British “home” of three centuries, it may find it can’t go home again.
OPINION: The unemployment rate for Spaniards under 25 is about 54 percen
These stay-at-home kids are so common — not just in Spain but throughout southern Europe — that they now have a name: NEETs. That stands for young people “Not in Employment, Education or Training,” and there are about 14 million across the continent.
OPINION: Deadlines and pressure are stressful, but succeeding is uplifting
Robert Rector, a poverty researcher at The Heritage Foundation, says the census accurately reports there has been no improvement in self-sufficiency for the past 45 years — even though self-sufficiency was LBJ’s primary goal when he launched his war on poverty.
OPINION: Democrats have not recovered from President Obama’s llousy sales job for the Affordable Care Act
Democratic consultants say that candidates who explain what the Affordable Care Act does and stay away from the term “Obamacare” will fare better with voters.
OPINION: Obama wants to keep strategic ambiguity at the heart of U.S. foreign policy
An American leadership “vacuum” (Hillary Clinton’s word) was not filled by the resolve of friends. It was filled by Iranian adventurism, by Russian meddling, by Bashar al-Assad’s mass atrocities, by Gulf state money flowing to disturbing places and by expansionist, ruthless, messianic Islamist radicalism.
OPINION: Many Americans now take their cues and opinions from their favorite ideological talker or writer
Everyone knows the expressions of outrage over President Obama’s golf and smile were part of an ongoing media and political ballet.
OPINION: Hillary Clinton is out of step with public on Middle East intervention
Hillary Clinton’s criticism of President Obama’s approach in Syria shows a tone-deafness, a calculated disregard for the attitude most Americans now hold toward foreign interventions.
OPINION: Ratings-hungry media sensationalize and stir the already volatile situation
Instead of standing around on sidewalks in the dark waiting for something exciting to happen, the TV news guys should do everyone a favor and back off for a while.
OPINION: An international coalition must be created to fight and defeat the militant Islamic fanatics
ISIS supporters already are distributing leaflets in London, calling on people to abandon Britain in favor of the Islamic State.
Letters to the Editor
- 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
- BABS HALL: Group helps people cope with loss of loved one to suicide
- NADINE M. MATHIS: America should not spare the rod
- WARREN D. GRANT: God is not the one who is arrogrant
- BETTY NEW: Albany missed chance to honor Alice Coachman Davis
- ELEANOR DAVIS: Residents the losers in bankruptcy case
- NADINE M. MATHIS: Parents abdicate their responsibilities
- KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Aware in the face of evil
- CATHERINE RAMPELL: By any other name, just as married
- MICHAEL GERSON: History ignored in reporting on Israel
- MICHAEL REAGAN: Rev. Al gets it right
- BOB KORNEGAY: Not all cuckoos are in the mangroves
- SHARLENE CANNON: 'It takes a village who cares'
- MANDY FLYNN: Great escape above the Gnat Line
- MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 31, 2014
- PERRY BUCHANAN: Augie Nieto inspires with his fight against ALS
- CARLTON FLETCHER: I haven't changed, it's the gun laws that have
- Thumbs Up! Sept. 1, 2014
- A welcomed pause in the violence
- Thumbs Up! August 25, 2014
- ISIL's threat to America a real one
- Ready for some early morning football?
- Thumbs Up - Aug. 18, 2014
- Thumbs Up! Aug. 11, 2014.
- Phone scammers are mining for new victims
- Thumbs Up! Aug. 4, 2014
- The problem with the federal government is user error