OPINION: President Obama has narrowed U.S. demands on Iran to its nuclear ambitions
As Obama has avoided direct confrontation with Iran to preserve the viability of nuclear talks, Iran has been busy destabilizing the Middle East, replacing us as the major power and threatening our allies. And those allies have taken note.
OPINION: A kind word or thoughtful deed can have lifelong impact
I’m sure you can name those that have made a positive difference in your life. If so, I hope they are still around so that you can tell them in case you haven’t already.
OPINION: What did the U.S. learn from the Vietnam War?
March 8, 1965 was the date that the first 3,500 U.S. combat Marines were dispatched to South Vietnam, and I wonder if any of us (isolationist, interventionist or in-betweener) have learned the right lessons over the past five decades.
OPINION: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has shown shown what a modern-day leader can do
Seventy years after World War II, Japan is moving toward becoming a “normal” nation that operates its own military.
OPINION: A history of generosity can become an expectation of benefit
Tanzania has a strong economic growth rate, recently recalculating its gross domestic product upward by 32 percent, near the low end of middle-income status. But the foreign share of health care spending is growing, while government spending — as a percentage of the total health effort — is declining.
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.
Letters to the Editor
- DUANE DAVIS: Congress squawker has faulty memory
- LYNN CHAVARRIA: Pharmacy employee goes extra miles
- GLENDELL COLEMAN: Young adults shut out on jobs
- 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
- HAL BRADY: Dealing with stress
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Spirituality hollow without religion
- BYRON YORK: Does U.S. really need more foreign skilled workers?
- ROBINSON: The mark of terror
- T. GAMBLE: Naked at the creek with a Solo cup
- CATHERINE RAMPELL: Sen. Cruz's war on the IRS irrational
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Albany on a journey in quest for its lost soul
- MICHAEL GERSON: How to block a bad deal with Iran
- RONDA RICH: The heart remembers
- MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Run All Night' has just enough gas
- EDITORIAL: Senate trying to fix a problem that does not exist
- Thumbs Up! March 9, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Fractures painful, but they do mend
- 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