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Keep kids active, supervised to keep them out of trouble
by Charlie Sewell, columnist
July 05, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The movie Home Alone conjures up an image of a cute youngster protecting his home from a pair of inept burglars. The script unrealistically illustrates how an 8-year-old can use clever skills to ou...
Bye Bye to the South: Cultural Cleansing Gone Crazy
by Roger Hines
July 04, 2015 11:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Sorry, but I’m one of those endangered white Southern males who has always been OK with “Heritage, not Hate.” I have been told by those who have the incredible power to know my heart that “Heritage...
Framers of the Declaration were seeking God’s favor
by Nelson Price
July 04, 2015 11:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Our nation’s Declaration of Independence is so infused with a biblical world view that proponents of our current secular world view resent it even being read, much less taught in public schools. He...
Braves financing foe reacts to Supreme Court decision
by Dick Yarbrough
July 04, 2015 12:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Agree with him or not, Larry Savage doesn’t sit on the sidelines and whine or write warm-spit anonymous comments on issues about which he feels strongly. He gets in the arena and tries to make a di...
Constitution victorious in gay marriage ruling
by Kevin Foley
July 03, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court said the United States Constitution is the law of the land, not the Bible. I don’t doubt those who oppose gays and lesbians marrying on religious grounds feel as ...
The rule of law be damned
by Daniel Joy
July 03, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For the second time in less than five years, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts departed from his clearly stated jurisprudential philosophy to save the so-called Affordable Care...
How to run the Peachtree by yourself
by Bill Lewis
July 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
I hadn’t been running long. Maybe three years. I started jogging because my bride had signed up for a half-marathon in Dayton, Ohio, where we were living right after we got married. Because she was...
State Supreme Court knocks it out of the park for Braves stadium
by Don McKee
July 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Chalk up another big win for Cobb Chairman Tim Lee and the Atlanta Braves — and Cobb County. The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled — unanimously — that the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Aut...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of July 2
by Damon Poirier
July 01, 2015 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at Marines, a cave rescue, Lockheed, an atom smasher and a tornado.
Former UGA president heads back to Malibu and all is well
by Dick Yarbrough
July 01, 2015 12:46 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, California, to become chancellor, effective...
Everything you think you know about Republicans and climate change is wrong
by Mark Reynolds
July 01, 2015 12:44 AM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Here’s what we know about climate change: 97 percent of climate scientists are convinced, based upon the evidence, that human-caused global warming is happening. The popular narrative in the media ...
Graduation advice before classes begin
by Judy Elliott
June 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
We’re ahead of the curve! With seniors’ graduation gowns and mortar boards packed away for another day, students in the South have celebrated, taken their beach trips and found summer jobs or start...
Education: How we got to where we are
by Roger Hines
June 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
More and more we are viewing education as a commodity. I worry. By definition, a commodity is anything bought and sold, any article of commerce. A commodity can also be defined as a product, or mor...
Don’t give in to wedge-mongering
by Nelson Price
June 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Much is said of our national diversity. Indeed we are a diverse society. However, there is a better word to use. The word is unity. It, too, indicates we are different. Diversity speaks of those th...
The Confederate Flag should remain in place
by Lance Lamberton
June 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of the horrific murders that recently took place in Charleston, a loud and growing chorus, including the editorial page of this newspaper, is calling for the removal of the Confederate ...
Sharing these pages with Kinney was an honor
by Dick Yarbrough
June 27, 2015 12:07 AM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
If somebody threw a birthday party in my honor and asked local dignitaries to show up and say nice things about me, we could most likely hold the event in a broom closet and still have enough room ...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of June 25
by Damon Poirier
June 26, 2015 03:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at Leo Frank, rapid transit, melons, Whitlock Avenue, the Tritt family and Lockheed.
No racism to see here ... move along
by Kevin Foley
June 26, 2015 12:26 AM | 14 14 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“I wish I was in the land of cotton / old times there are not forgotten ...” One of my colleagues once interviewed the late Gov. Lester Maddox at his home. This was when the debate was raging over ...
Charleston is in the Low Country, but is demonstrating high values
by Bob Barr
June 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
After even a few minutes walking the historic streets of Charleston, South Carolina, it becomes clear why the city is revered by so many. Charleston’s rich history, world-class culinary offerings, ...
‘Disunion flag’ coming down across once-Confederate states
by Don McKee
June 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
It was called the “disunion flag.” In June 1860 amid rising secession fervor, southern Democrats chose a presidential ticket of John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky and Joseph Lane of Oregon on a platf...
How about some new symbols for South Carolina’s flag?
by Bill Lewis
June 24, 2015 11:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
After the shooting tragedy in a Charleston church last week, there’s been a lot of talk in South Carolina about removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capital. It has been sugg...
Five young men define a successful life
by Dick Yarbrough
June 24, 2015 12:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall. All good students. All excellent athletes. All standing resolutely bef...
‘Castrating police’ won’t eliminate what’s fueling rage
by Melvyn L Fein
June 22, 2015 12:17 AM | 6 6 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
During the 1960s, black rage was a serious topic of discussion. The cities were burning, the Black Panthers threatened to take Mississippi out of the union, and ordinary blacks seethed with indigna...
Father’s Day finds columnist’s Dad slowly slipping
by Joe Kirby
June 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“He’s slipping!” That’s what my Dad used to say after he’d come across an older friend or relative who had begun a mental decline. “He’s slipping!” Now, it’s my Dad who, at age 92, has “started sli...
Time to bury the death penalty
by Bill Press
July 05, 2015 07:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
For tradition, ritual, dignity and decorum, there’s nothing like the United States Supreme Court. I attended the last non-argument session of the court this season, the first time I’d ever been in ...
Europe’s real existential crisis
by Patrick Buchanan
July 05, 2015 07:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
However the Greek crisis ends, whether with Athens leaving the eurozone, or submitting and accepting austerity at the dictates of its creditors, the European Union appears headed for an existential...
Pundit’s death marks end of an era for Democrats
by Jonah Goldberg
July 05, 2015 07:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Ben Wattenberg died last week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as...
The wrinkle in the Affordable Care Act decision
by George Will
July 05, 2015 07:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
“What chumps!” — Chief Justice John Roberts, June 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Roberts’ intellectual complexity does not prevent him from expressing himself pithily, as he did with those words when dissen...
The Don vs. The Bern
by Kathleen Parker
July 05, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Stranger things have happened in American politics, but the sudden surge of Democratic/Populist Bernie Sanders and Republican/Pompulist Donald Trump puts one in mind of alternate universes. And I d...
Love of country
by Susan Estrich
July 05, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
As a kid, the Fourth of July was always my favorite holiday: the bike parade with the crepe paper so carefully threaded through the spokes, the afternoon of running and jumping contests where every...
Patriotism, optimism and good-natured debate
by Michael Barone
July 04, 2015 11:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The Fourth of July is a time to remember Americans who have contributed much to their country, and this Fourth weekend is a good time to remember two such Americans who died in recent weeks — and w...
Media hides facts, call everyone else a liar
by Ann Coulter
July 03, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When Donald Trump said something not exuberantly enthusiastic about Mexican immigrants, the media’s response was to boycott him. One thing they didn’t do was produce any facts showing he was wrong....
The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history
by Charles Krauthammer
July 03, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist ...
America’s glorious failures
by Roger Simon
July 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Note to Readers: This award-winning column was written July 4, 1976, and has been reprinted every year since. I have done some pretty awful things in the name of journalism. I have rushed up to int...
Quo Vadis, America?
by Patrick Buchanan
July 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“Natural law — God’s law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, “God will have the final word in this matte...
Fanning the flames of another black church arson hoax
by Michelle Malkin
July 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people. The last thing the community and ...
Some GOP candidates becoming unhinged
by George Will
July 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1824, in retirement 37 years after serving as the Constitutional Convention’s prime mover, James Madison, 73, noted that the 1787 “language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretati...
Supreme Court lets Obama administration say words don’t mean what they say
by Michael Barone
July 01, 2015 12:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For most people, words mean what they say. But not necessarily for a majority of Supreme Court justices in two important decisions handed down Thursday. In the most prominent, King v. Burwell, Chie...
Conservative glad Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage
by Eric Harrison
July 01, 2015 12:41 AM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“Conservative.” It’s a funny word, with a myriad of meanings. All of which are dependent on who you are talking to at the moment. I’ve always thought of conservatives as wanting a limited governmen...
Obama’s lonely road
by Froma Harrop
June 29, 2015 10:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Americans were perilously close to losing their right to health care when the Supreme Court offered a reprieve. Few were more grateful than the conservative politicians who had been railing against...
Same-sex marriage is only the beginning
by Cal Thomas
June 29, 2015 10:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” What Winston Churchill said in 1942 following a British military victory in North A...
Damaging doctrine
by George Will
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’ disregard of the statute’s plain and purposeful language. But the...
New poll backs desire to leave Confederate flag in the rear-view mirror
by Matt Towery
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
This is not the first time I’ve opined on the Confederate flag issue. But hopefully it is the last. As a Southerner whose roots in Georgia run way before the Civil War on both my mother’s and fathe...
Love and Hate in Dixie
by Patrick Buchanan
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you.” So said Nadine Collier, who lost her mother in the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, offering forgivenes...
First the flag, then the guns
by Bill Press
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Who says things can’t change in politics? We just learned, again, that they can — and fast! Ten days ago, you couldn’t find a politician in the South who had anything bad to say about the Confedera...
Media targeting conservatives who assimilate
by Michelle Malkin
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
I have had enough of smug liberal elites wrapped in their “Celebrate Diversity” banners tearing down minority conservatives. Look in the mirror, media and academia bigots. Your own reflexive racism...
White-on-black violence freakishly rare in U.S., except in liberal imaginations
by Ann Coulter
June 26, 2015 12:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The massacre of black churchgoers in Charleston by an evil psycho is a hideous thing. The case is especially sickening because the victims were chosen specifically because of their race. Thank God ...
Facing a changing world balance, Obama makes odd choices
by Michael Barone
June 26, 2015 12:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Is the world back to where it was around the year 1800? One could come to that conclusion after reading British historian John Darwin’s recent book “After Tamerlane,” which assesses the rises and f...
On lowering the flag
by Charles Krauthammer
June 26, 2015 12:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
After a massacre like the one at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, our immediate reaction is to do something. Something, for politicians, means legislation. And for Democratic politicians, this mea...
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