This week, budget committees in the General Assembly have been working on a balanced budget. Believe it or not, a balanced budget is the only Constitutional requirement of Georgia’s General Assembly. It’s a pity the same cannot be said of our government in Washington.
When my sister-in-law, Terry Lynn, came into the family she used to talk about “whomp biscuits” and I had no idea what she was talking about. Then I heard her explain that they were the kind you peeled out of a can after you had “whomped” the can on the side of the counter to pop those suckers open.
I didn’t ride the bus to school when I was a kid; I walked. No, not 5 miles through the snow. It was less than a mile, but I had to cross the Yellow River bridge.
Bipartisanship, that widely admired virtue so sadly rare in our nation’s politics, has been — since 1948, when President Harry Truman, rejecting the counsel of his own Cabinet secretaries, recognized the newborn nation — the hallmark of Unites States support for the state of Israel.
OPINION: Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked
While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs in particular, are deeply worried.
It isn’t a name we see daily in our local newspaper. Nasr al-Ansi appeared in a video proclaiming responsibility for the attack in Paris of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper office bombing where twelve people were killed by Al-Qaeda terrorists. To commander al-Ansi said it was Al-Qaeda that chose the Paris target.
I’m glad you are reading my column, whether you are holding it in your hand and getting good old-fashioned newsprint on your fingertips, or gazing at it on your own devise, be it iPad or computer or even your phone.
A half-century ago, Russell Baker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, disclosed to his readers the existence of the mysterious kingmaker he called “The Great Mentioner,” who alone had the power to determine the handful of ambitious politicians who were ever lucky enough to get “mentioned” as potential presidential candidates.
Wow. Education seems to be all over the news in the state of Georgia this week, and I haven’t seen a lot of positive comments. Go figure.
When the new college football playoff system was announced, I thought the move from the two-team BCS championship to a four-team “tournament” was kind of lame—a step that, even if in the right direction, was disappointingly small.
Seventeen years ago I published my first book, “Need Two.” That’s hard to believe, and “Need Two” is still one of the funniest books that I or Barbara Dooley have ever read. Just ask her; she’ll tell you.
There is a lot of bad weather throughout the nation right now. Rain, mudslides, cold, wind, snow, etc., all hampering travel to somewhere.
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is that refreshing, if too rare, Washington type: a workhorse rather than a show horse. Kaine has been making a lot of his Capitol Hill colleagues uncomfortable by continuing to publicly point out during the six months U.S. troops have been at war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria that by refusing to even debate the authorization of military force, they are guilty of an “unacceptable abdication” of their “most solemn responsibility” as members of Congress — to declare war.
Late people annoy me. There, I’ve said it.
Welcome to another edition of “Stupid things I have said.” Once again, I find myself severely limited in terms of space, but if you want to read every one of the stupid things I said over the past year, you can find all my columns online in the Citizen archives.
- DARRELL HUCKABY: Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most
- DARRELL HUCKABY: Scenes to ponder from Istanbul
- JACK SIMPSON: A call for action
- ROB JENKINS: Fun tax facts to celebrate the end of income tax season
- MARK SHIELDS: The Clinton record unmasked
- DARRELL HUCKABY: World travels a reminder of where the heart lies
- KRAUTHAMMER: The Iran deal: What we’ve given up
- ROB JENKINS: Left's philosophy: Academic freedom for me but not for thee
- DARRELL HUCKABY: Being prone to procrastination has its problems
- JACK SIMPSON: Too much of a good thing
- OUR VIEW: Georgia needs more sunlight
- OUR VIEW: Blushing to help save lives
- OUR VIEW: Five years later, New Orleans still in danger
Letters to the Editor
- LETTER: Politicians need illegal immigration to support Social Security
- LETTER: Citizens group offers ideas to improve Newton government
- LETTER: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office looks foward to busy 2015
- LETTER: Roadway trash in Rockdale County due to those who don't care
- LETTER: Rockdale County thanks those who helped with celebration
- LETTER: Newton government lacks transparency
- LETTER: Keeping America safe
- LETTER: Public comment change a disservice to citizens
- LETTER: Mothers who've experienced loss should share their story
- LETTER: Next steps on Bear Creek Reservoir project