We probably do not think much about what a difference one letter of the alphabet can make in our lives.
What should the president and Congress do? The answer could not be more obvious: comprehensive immigration reform. The system is broken. We need to fix it. Now.
I don’t think I went west of the Chattahoochee River until I was 16 years old and The Bibb sent me to New Mexico with Jerry Aldridge, but I fell in love with the American West long before that.
I would like to provide a brief history on the intent and origin of the 2050 Plan that I think is important as we begin the public input sessions on the baseline ordinances (BLO).
THOMAS: Constitution, not illegal immigration is ‘central to our way of life’ Constitution, not illegal immigration is ‘central to our way of life’
The easiest solution to “immigration reform” is to first secure the border and then deal with the illegal aliens already here. Polls show the public favors this approach by large majorities. Meanwhile the president makes speeches and seeks to add to his party’s political base, rather than solve the problem.
Even when Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, the justices can be fiercely divided about fundamental matters, as was demonstrated by two 9-0 rulings last week. One overturned a Massachusetts law restricting speech near abortion clinics. The other invalidated recess appointments that President Obama made when the Senate said it was not in recess.
Watching LeBron James play in the recent NBA playoffs reminded me of myself.
Time to bring our aircraft on this journey up another 10,000 feet! We’re going to get a higher altitude perspective. This week, I’m busting past my pay grade to join the chorus about federal spending habits.
In Congress; July 4, 1776. That’s how the heading reads on the document we will celebrate this weekend. You know, don’t you, that the Second Continental Congress reached the unanimous decision to ratify the Declaration on July 2.
President Obama acts as if elections other than his own don’t matter. His attitude seems to be, “I have the power and the rest of government be damned.”
When did coffee get so complicated? I think it started when that topless mermaid out in Seattle started selling the stuff in cups with French sizing, but I’m not sure.
My friend Frank and I worked together for years at the Newton County Judicial Center. Our lunch periods frequently fell at the same time, and we got into the habit of having lunch together. After his retirement, we continued meeting for lunch several times a week and we met recently.
Is the world in as much turmoil as it seems or is it just me paying too much attention to the news — and the things I see around me? That was a rhetorical question. Don’t bother to answer.
School system leaders, many reminiscent of drones for the state, foreshadow impending doom and dramatic testing changes going forward.
If you’ve ever played chess, you know that an action taken to gain an advantage is called a gambit. Gambits exist in other fields of endeavor, many of which are not games, to include legislating.
- THOMAS: With Hillary, where is the substance?
- DARRELL HUCKABY: Time to stop playing politics with medical marijuana
- KRAUTHAMMER: Obama sounds uncertain trumpet once again
- ROB JENKINS: How not to raise a slacker
- DARRELL HUCKABY: At some point, yard work becomes inevitable
- JACK SIMPSON: Is 'the King' dying?
- DARRELL HUCKABY: Conversation sho' 'nuff ain't as colorful as it once was
- ROBINSON: What if Obama’s plan to take out ISIS doesn’t work?
- MARK SHIELDS: Exceptionally good luck
- DARRELL HUCKABY: Remember the lessons of Sept. 11
- 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: BOC methods disappointing
- LETTER: 2050 Plan the collaborative work of local residents
- LETTER: More questions than answers on 2050 Plan
- LETTER: There are better ways to fix the dumping problem
- Mandatory residential trash pickup too costly
- COMMENTARY: Time to plan for the common good
- LETTER: Time to call off 2050 Plan
- LETTER: Work together for a land use plan
- Treating failure as success
- Where are elected officials on 2050 Plan?