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A great need to spread the word
On June 28, the Tribune gave Billy Graham’s weekly column the caption “Missionaries are needed today more than ever.” As a former missionary, I read his column and said to myself: “how right he is....
July 23, 2014 09:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taxpayers on hook for mishandled ethics probe
In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experien...
July 23, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A taste of true Southern generosity
One of my favorite Southern writers, Clyde Edgerton, had this to say: “Because I was born in the South, I’m a Southerner. If I had been born in the North, the West or the Central Plains, I would be...
July 22, 2014 07:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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California gubernatorial hopeful could prove to be Goldwater 2.0
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barr...
July 23, 2014 09:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Obamacare ruling: Rewrite Comes Back to Bite
Obamacare, which has already severely disrupted health care coverage for millions of Americans, may be about to further disrupt it for millions more thanks to a ruling by a three-judge panel of the...
July 23, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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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