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Legislators shooting to beat plowshares into pistols
Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again. Georgia’s version of Wyatt Earp was the chief gunslinger in getting a bill passed in 2014 that was intended to let us lock-and-load most ...
February 09, 2016 10:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Words of love, soft and tender, in the air
I love Valentine’s Day. Whatever our age, it’s a good day to reminisce about the day and about how our ways of celebrating evolve over a lifetime, from those primary and elementary school days when...
February 09, 2016 10:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for being my Valentine
It is time for America’s celebration of our festival of love called Valentine’s Day. The British started celebrating the event as early as 1446. A columnist in an American magazine wrote of it in 1...
February 06, 2016 10:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Respect earned for right reasons
The local news is filled with stories of people with success in business or in government. Many times, these people are put on a pedestal as if they are above the rest of us. It goes without saying...
February 05, 2016 10:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Super Bowl’s 60 minutes of damage
Settling unhappily into his Super Bowl seat, Himalayan high behind the end zone, Joe spots an empty seat low and on the 50-yard line. He descends to it and asks the man seated next to him why the w...
February 06, 2016 10:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘establishment’ nonsense
The reigning idiocy of the current political season is the incessant tossing around of “establishment,” an epithet now descending into meaninglessness. Its most recent abuse is by Donald Trump supp...
February 05, 2016 11:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Messy Democrat contest might result in a ‘Putative’ VP choice
Just last week, I suggested that South Carolina would be the ultimate battleground where the Republican establishment would either stop Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, or see its domination of the GOP c...
February 05, 2016 11:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Probing for clues in the Iowa Caucus numbers
Now that the results of last Monday’s Iowa caucuses are in, speculation naturally turns to next Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Will Donald Trump fail once again to receive the percentage he’s get...
February 04, 2016 10:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Iowa, signs of civil health
When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, which is true, but not the whole truth. Donald Trump says he is a Presbyterian (“I drink my...
February 03, 2016 11:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smart tax reform would ignite growth
Woodrow Wilson, who enjoyed moralizing about the mundane, called paying taxes a “glorious privilege.” In 1865, when there was a Civil War income tax, one taxpayer shared this sensibility, sort of. ...
January 30, 2016 09:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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