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When cure is worse than disease don’t take the medicine
“Read and comprehend literature at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band, independently and proficiently.” Say what? Yes, you read it correctly — if you made it to the period. Now ...
July 19, 2014 10:28 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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You won’t need a safety pin at a camp meeting
Before I wrote my first book, a prominent author told me how to do it. He said get a great big safety pin and pin the seat of your pants to the chair and stay with it. He is so right. Writing is re...
July 19, 2014 10:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad happening to good people changes tune
Cherokee County is rich in musical talent, whether it is gospel, country, blue grass, or rock ‘n’ roll. It’s been that way at least since the North Canton Quartet. I can’t remember all of the names...
July 18, 2014 10:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column leaves us scratching our heads
School is beginning. Children will get on school buses with sparkling eyes, perfect hair and a radiant smile. In the afternoons, those children will take home papers with smiley faces and gold star...
July 17, 2014 11:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The senate runoff: It could end intraparty fighting nationwide for 2014
Most of the battles to determine Republican nominees in the GOP’s quest to take control of the U.S. Senate this year have been decided. On Tuesday, Georgia, considered to be a rare potential gain b...
July 18, 2014 10:08 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mrs. Obama’s ‘Operation VA Scandal Distraction’
Barack and Michelle Obama are quite the diversionary tag-team. He blames everyone else for his problems. She takes credit for progress on his behalf that he doesn’t deserve and distracts public att...
July 18, 2014 10:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Reid, Senate Democrats out to gut freedom of speech
President Obama took some fire for playing pool before the cameras in Denver and speaking at fundraisers in Colorado and Texas last week while crises were breaking out at home and abroad. The borde...
July 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moral clarity in Gaza
Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in th...
July 17, 2014 11:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: High Court labor ruling was a win for workers
This is to anyone angered by the recent Supreme Court ruling that “partial public employees” can’t be coerced into financially supporting public-sector unions. Mute your outrage for a moment and po...
July 17, 2014 01:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Past inaction on immigration law now has Obama paying the price
The flood of underage — and non-underage — illegal immigrants from Central America coming across the border in Texas is, to paraphrase a former Obama administration official, a “man-caused disaster...
July 17, 2014 01:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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