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Family Violence Act failing to do its job
The ever-growing number of casualties, including a SWAT standoff in Cherokee County, emphasizes the sad fact that family violence is running rampant in Georgia despite passage by the Legislature of...
February 26, 2015 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ignorance leading country, community down costly path
Three recent incidents inspired this column — two local, one national. The first local incident occurred because of something learned at Mike Byrd’s latest breakfast meeting here in Eagle Watch. De...
February 25, 2015 04:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP listening to Big Biz, not voters, on illegals
“If we continue to allow illegal immigrants access to all these services, we will be flooded.” — Future Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on driver’s licenses and other public benefits going to illeg...
February 25, 2015 04:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to change Georgia’s stale law for beer sales
Today, we toast those trying to update Georgia’s antiquated beer law, which prohibits brewers from selling their beer in packaged form directly to consumers without a middleman. As it stands, Georg...
February 24, 2015 08:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran Deal’s Fatal Flaw
A sunset clause? The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the “right to enrich.” It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It c...
February 26, 2015 09:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reversing course in Illinois
CHICAGO — The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century’s most intriguing political experiment. Ill...
February 25, 2015 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s dangerous delusions about Islamic extremism
“We cannot kill our way out of this war,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday night. “We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that...
February 20, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abolish the Filibuster
I’ve been radicalized. By Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Goodbye moderation and sweet reason. No more clinging to constitutional and procedural restraint. It’s time to go nuclear. In the fourth quart...
February 20, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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War’s Difficult Debate
Americans, a litigious people, believe that rules for coping with messy reality can be written in tidy legal language. This belief will be tested by the debate that will resume when Congress return...
February 18, 2015 10:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surf’s Up! Internet regulation Obama’s biggest power grab
It sounds so fair and so right. Just like health care for everyone, under a plan in which “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” But so-called “Net neutrality,” being pushed by the ch...
February 14, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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