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Outcome in presidential race unpredictable
It seems wherever we go folks are talking about who will be our next president. In Iowa, the first votes have been counted for who will be on the presidential ballot as candidates for the Democrats...
February 04, 2016 11:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lowering motorcyclist helmet age: Bad Bill Would Increase Deaths
Every session of the Georgia legislature produces one or more really bad bills. This time House Bill 797 qualifies. It would exempt motorcyclists over age 18 from wearing helmets. The bill is autho...
February 04, 2016 11:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teachers needed, please apply
Recently, the state surveyed teachers who remained in the field on why they thought 44 percent of teachers left the field in the first five years. Everyone was aghast at the number — except those o...
February 03, 2016 11:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding right course for our country is on us
While the presidential preference election has now shifted from Iowa to New Hampshire, and the winners of the Iowa caucus are known, many Americans are still concerned about America’s future. And t...
February 03, 2016 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The three-cornered fight for the soul of the GOP
It’s hard to believe that the United States, having resisted the siren song of socialism during its entire 20th-century heyday (the only major democracy to do so), should suddenly succumb to its ch...
January 29, 2016 10:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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