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Georgia Voices: Despite $16B bill for VA, reforms still needed
The $16-plus-billion emergency fix for the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs is designed to do a lot of things. It is intended to help hire more doctors and nurses, build more VA facil...
August 26, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Family’s tragedy a reminder to text less, live more
It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn’t get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa, this is one with a qu...
August 26, 2014 09:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can a counter-Alinsky culture emerge?
In 1971, a relatively small 172-page book was published with the intriguing title, “Rules for Radicals: a Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals.” The author, Saul Alinsky, was born in Chicago and...
August 24, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diversity gone wild: Will ‘Ole Miss’ leave us?
Just when we thought the great Age of Sensitivity could intensify no further, there comes from my home state a cry to change the beloved nickname of one of its universities, all because of diversit...
August 24, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Prayer on school playing fields
On any given fall Friday night, you’d be hard-pressed to find a football field in the South without a bowed head or a bent knee. But even before the season begins, the issue of prayer on public hig...
August 26, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Next to 1960s race riots, Ferguson’s experience was not as daunting
Last week’s violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office of Detroit Mayor Jerome Cava...
August 24, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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While nation’s eyes are on Ferguson, justice for toddler ignored
The details about the death of Michael Brown and the actions of the Ferguson, Mo., policeman who shot him remain very much at issue. There are too many theories and longstanding feelings, ranging f...
August 22, 2014 11:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The jihadi serial killer no one’s talking about
For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, th...
August 22, 2014 11:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rationale Right, But a Reach
Baghdad called President Obama’s bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister. The...
August 22, 2014 12:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Substitute for Action
When the book is closed on the Middle Eastern caliphate established this summer by the ISIS terrorist group, historians may view Aug. 19, 2014, as the turning point in this monster’s existence. Tha...
August 22, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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