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DARRELL HUCKABY: Random thoughts about our strange times

What is the world coming to? I can’t imagine how things can get much stranger or people more ornery.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most

I love to travel. I love getting home even more.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Scenes to ponder from Istanbul

I am happy to report that we had a safe visit to Ephesus and Istanbul and are, or will be, by the time you read this, safely on American shores.

JACK SIMPSON: A call for action

Everyone knows police have a dangerous job and are often verbally and physically abused not only by politicians and criminals but by some members of the community. Unfortunately, in the heat of battle, some officers make mistakes in judgment and this reflects adversely upon police everywhere.

ROB JENKINS: Fun tax facts to celebrate the end of income tax season

“April is the cruelest month,” wrote the poet T.S. Eliot, and indeed it is—but not, perhaps, for the reasons he envisioned.

MARK SHIELDS: The Clinton record unmasked

About the time the Dodgers abandoned Brooklyn for Los Angeles, my savvy precinct captain drilled into all her workers this rule: A week is a lifetime in politics, and a month is an eternity.

DARRELL HUCKABY: World travels a reminder of where the heart lies

I never visited big cities when I was growing up in Porterdale — unless you count Macon. I don’t.

KRAUTHAMMER: The Iran deal: What we’ve given up

Obama imagines that this deal will bring Iran in from the cold, tempering its territorial ambitions and ideological radicalism. But this defies logic.

ROB JENKINS: Left's philosophy: Academic freedom for me but not for thee

Another political correctness tempest in a teapot, brought to us once again by the hysterical mainstream media, sprang up this week in Dublin, Georgia, where a middle school teacher reportedly told her students that President Obama and his supporters are not Christians.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Being prone to procrastination has its problems

I am bad to procrastinate. Always have been. When I was in the eleventh grade I missed a chance to see Pistol Pete Maravich play because I had put off doing a project for Mrs. Meyer’s world history class until the last minute and had to stay home and make a poster about the Middle Ages.

JACK SIMPSON: Too much of a good thing

When I came South I was no real stranger to tea. Sweet tea is full of calories and probably is not all that much better than soda if one is interested in healthy eating!

DARRELL HUCKABY: Ronda Rich is the real deal

I always enjoy meeting folks who read my columns—even the people who complain about my views. What is it they say about no such thing as bad publicity? At least they are reading what I write.

MARK SHIELDS: Stop invoking Reagan: Start heeding him

It was not a pretty sight. Republican officeholders in Indiana and Arkansas, having been charged by not just their political opponents but also their strongest corporate allies (think Wal-Mart and NASCAR) with damaging the states’ images and the business climate by passing legislation to effectively give legal sanction to discrimination against citizens who are gay, publicly panicked.

DARRELL HUCKABY: March Madness is over, now on to the Masters

March really was mad, wasn’t it? And the madness carried over into April. Can you believe that they played a basketball game in a football stadium in front of 70,000 fans?

JACK SIMPSON: Litter problem is spreading

In going about your daily activities you are sure to recognize litter in our county is a major environmental problem. There is hardly a road in the community that does not have it’s share of discarded trash.