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Georgia school teachers share feelings about public education's future
My recent open letter to Georgia’s public school teachers produced as much response as I have received in a long time. Teachers from one end of the state to the other have weighed in and the commen...
May 26, 2015 09:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Does media care about Obama losing war in Iraq?
Just the other day, the Pentagon assured us the terrorists of ISIS were on the run. Not to worry. By May 18, ISIS had overrun the key city of Ramadi, leaving bloody, smoldering bodies in its wake. ...
May 26, 2015 09:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commemorate — not celebrate — Memorial Day
He is but one of many, but he typifies many. He is a patriot. Google “patriot” and you will get a lot about the NFL team, but little about what a true patriot is. You might find it difficult to fin...
May 24, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memorial Day - Observe it as it was meant to be observed
Unlike our other wars, the federal government asked nothing of the American public by way of sacrifice for the war in Iraq and the one slowly winding down in Afghanistan. In contrast to our two gre...
May 24, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obamacare exchanges on life support
At a recent White House science fair celebrating inventors, a Girl Scout who helped design a Lego-powered page-turning device asked President Obama what he had ever thought up or prototyped. Stumbl...
May 22, 2015 10:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Hillary reverse decline in Democratic turnout?
Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presiden...
May 22, 2015 10:27 PM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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You want hypotheticals on Iraq? Here's one
Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of I...
May 22, 2015 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The withering of the death penalty
Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. It is difficult to imagine moral reasoning that would...
May 20, 2015 11:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s ‘bitter half’ is back
She’s baaaaaaaack. And she’s maaaaaad. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Tuskegee University last weekend. She’ll do it again at Ohio’s Oberlin College — the UC Berkel...
May 15, 2015 11:17 PM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could SEC football strength be equaled by ‘SEC Primary’ in ‘16?
In recent presidential primary cycles, the influence of Southern states — with the exception of Florida, whose “Southern status” is perhaps more locational than anything else — has been minimal. Wh...
May 15, 2015 11:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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