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Problem is not speed limits but driver limits
by Charlie Sewell, columnist
May 02, 2015 11:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
It was true physical punishment and mental torture recently while driving on a portion of the “Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.” Traffic was thick and there ...
Finding the individual path — the right fit for students
by Judy Elliott
May 02, 2015 10:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Someone’s child dies. There is collective grief. It doesn’t matter the miles between those mourning and strangers, parents feeling the hand of vulnerability they’ve been dealt. No one can point to ...
Absolute truth is absolute truth
by Nelson Price
May 02, 2015 10:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Pontius Pilate asked Jesus an ageless question: “What is truth?” I don’t fault Pilate for asking the question. I only regret he walked away before Jesus had an opportunity to answer it. Norman Geis...
The good news? This is not a bad-news column
by Dick Yarbrough
May 01, 2015 11:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
I will tell you upfront this is not the column I intended to write today. For that, you can blame (or thank) the Woman Who Shares My Name. I was all geared up to share my widely acclaimed and paten...
Blacks killed by cops Coulter’s punch line
by Kevin Foley
May 01, 2015 12:34 AM | 31 31 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Race was the underlying theme of Ann Coulter’s recent 30-minute comedy act at Kennesaw State University’s so-called Marketplace of Ideas. I heard zero ideas from Coulter, just nasty jokes about bla...
Baltimore case underscores need for openness, communication
by Don McKee
April 30, 2015 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
How fast can an investigation of police conduct be completed and appropriate action taken in a case like that of Freddie Gray in Baltimore? Would swift completion and a report of the findings have ...
Let’s ask the Answer Man
by Dick Yarbrough
April 29, 2015 12:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
What time is it, boys and girls? It’s time for Answer Man! Time to dip into the ol’ mailbag and see what is on your mind and show you how little is on ours. While we can’t guarantee total and compl...
Time to call out liberals for being so sanctimonious
by Melvyn L Fein
April 26, 2015 10:26 PM | 4 4 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Brace yourselves! The deluge is coming. And it will not abate for a year and a half. Liberal outrage is once more upon us and will not subside until the next presidential election is decided. In th...
‘Tomato Day’ opens door to many stories
by Nelson Price
April 25, 2015 11:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 1, the United Community Bank will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day and, as an expression of appreciation, give away tomato plants at its branches. It is a grand community event. As ...
A bittersweet reminder that hugs are forever
by Dick Yarbrough
April 25, 2015 12:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Yesterday would have been Zachary Earl Wansley’s 28th birthday. He was the oldest of our four grandsons and as I told him often, “I love all my boys. I have just loved you the longest.” And love hi...
Special at KSU marketplace: Coulter baloney
by Kevin Foley
April 24, 2015 02:03 AM | 22 22 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Fame is cruel. Just ask Chuck Norris or Ted Nugent or Dennis Miller. Once renowned, all are now finding it ever-more difficult to stay in the public eye as gravity and time do their thing. The movi...
Deal promises better days ahead with ‘Opportunity School District’
by Don McKee
April 22, 2015 11:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would authorize the state to take over failing schools if voters approve an enabling constitutional amendment in the 2016 general election. It gives vot...
Paper’s goal will be to maintain your trust
by J.K. Murphy
April 21, 2015 09:47 PM | 7 7 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you have that close family relative — one who visits or calls frequently, sharing the news of the day? You might not always like what they have to say or how they say it, but you would never thi...
The General Assembly tackles ‘the pour’
by Bill Lewis
April 21, 2015 09:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
And now, a subject near and dear to many palates and paunches. That would be beer. It’s a beverage that those who study such things believe has been around as long as prepared food, if not before. ...
Why an outstanding presidential candidate won't be running
by Dick Yarbrough
April 21, 2015 09:41 PM | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for president of the United States in 2016. I know there are those among you who believe our ...
Deceptive word deployed to dealing with Iran’s nukes
by Melvyn L Fein
April 19, 2015 07:39 PM | 3 3 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
In recent weeks, Barack Obama has tipped his hand regarding his goals in negotiating with Iran. For years, he asserted, with categorical finality, that Iran would never get a nuclear bomb. But thos...
What’s next for illegals in ‘Georgiafornia’
by D.A. King
April 18, 2015 10:54 PM | 10 10 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
For readers who may have been confused by an editing error last Sunday, the conclusion of the education offered in this space then was essentially that from the Cobb County delegation to the state ...
Henry Grady’s New South: Metro Atlanta and the future
by Judy Elliott
April 18, 2015 10:53 PM | 3 3 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Tread Davis, a lawyer and Atlanta native, has been on the Atlanta Regional Commission for 15 years. As he speaks to a group of early risers, he takes them back to 1889 when the Atlanta Constitution...
Why not tailored laws for everybody?
by Roger Hines
April 18, 2015 10:12 PM | 6 6 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Therefore, I want both a federal and a state law that declares conservative Christians a protected class of citizens. Why not? If homosexual Americ...
Scientists: Lord made ‘heaven and earth and the sea’
by Nelson Price
April 18, 2015 10:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
As a child, I was enthralled by the study of such faraway places as the Straight of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Cape Horn, Drake Passage and the Antarctic. Having now been there, they comprise a vivi...
If we can get ‘Texas’ to Cobb, why not Jack and Jill?
by Dick Yarbrough
April 17, 2015 08:42 PM | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
When I saw the editorial in Wednesday’s MDJ urging state and local officials to get the historic locomotive “The Texas” of “Great Locomotive Chase” fame moved from Atlanta to the city of Kennesaw, ...
Loudermilk parrots Koch warming denials
by Kevin Foley
April 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 17 17 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Sworn in just three months ago and already, U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Cartersville) is singing from the billionaire Koch brothers’ hymnal. “I believe it is time to revisit the vision of our Fou...
Body-worn cameras are assets for police, public
by Don McKee
April 16, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Among the bills approved by the Georgia General Assembly this year was SB 94, which allows the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers in the course of their official duties. But it do...
A tribute to good people doing good things
by Dick Yarbrough
April 14, 2015 07:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him t...
Debunking Obama’s bilious Baltimore babble
by Michelle Malkin
May 03, 2015 09:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s never enough. American taxpayers have surrendered billions and billions of dollars to the social-justice-spender-in-chief. But it’s never, ever enough. The latest paroxysm of urban violence, l...
Johnny Isakson: He’s ‘The Hardest-Working Man in D.C.’
by Matt Towery
May 03, 2015 09:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
ATLANTA — The late soul singer James Brown used to call himself “The Hardest-Working Man in Showbiz.” Now another Georgian, a U.S. senator, is proving to be the hardest-working man in his line of w...
Hillary blames the cops
by Patrick Buchanan
May 03, 2015 09:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Had Freddie Gray been robbed, beaten and left to die in the streets of his Baltimore neighborhood, no one would be mourning him today. No one would be marching for Freddie. No one would be using Fr...
Liberals don’t help selves by denying their ideology
by Jonah Goldberg
May 03, 2015 09:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For the last 20 years, give or take another 50, one of the most cherished baubles of Beltway conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party has moved too far to the right. We’ll come back t...
Clinton cash: No smoking gun
by Bill Press
May 03, 2015 09:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Her enemies finally found it. Forget Benghazi, emails, Vince Foster, or Whitewater. This is the scandal that will bring Hillary down. And you have to admit, it does sound pretty sleazy when you fir...
A dead wake
by George Will
May 02, 2015 10:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Owning a fragment of history — a Gettysburg bullet, a Coolidge campaign button — is fun, so in 1968 Gregg Bemis became an owner of the Lusitania. This 787-feet-long passenger liner has been beneath...
Wife of the party
by Kathleen Parker
May 02, 2015 10:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing. You wake up and blink through that first cup of coffee, trying to register that the Polit...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of April 30
by Damon Poirier
May 01, 2015 05:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at a basketball coach, The Platters, desegregation and Newt Gingrich.
Defeatism on the march in Baltimore
by Froma Harrop
May 01, 2015 12:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Using the most bloodless terms, an economist explained the failure or inability of so many African-Americans to rise from their impoverished circumstances. They do not respond to the economic incen...
Liberal police brutality experts are incredible, but not in a good way
by Ann Coulter
May 01, 2015 12:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s beginning to look as if the Democratic Party can’t whip African-Americans into an anti-white frenzy to turn out on Election Day, and then say, “OK, thanks, guys! That’s all we need.” How else ...
U.S. politics polarized, but U.K.’s politics fragmented
by Michael Barone
May 01, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Next week, Britain votes in its first general election in five years. Some aspects of its politics will be familiar to America’s. Polls show voters are dissatisfied with politicians of both parties...
Maddening Truths
by Charles Krauthammer
May 01, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — “Wolf Hall,” the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII — and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More — is now a TV...
What’s in Graham’s way?
by George Will
April 29, 2015 09:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Lindsey Graham once said his road to Congress ran through a coronary clinic because it involves so many South Carolina barbecues. Today, as a senator, he thinks he sees a path to the Republican pre...
Choreographed visit aimed at reviving Japan
by David Ignatius
April 29, 2015 09:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It may not be obvious during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s choreographed visit to Washington this week, but he’s a study in contradictions. The dissonance actually helps explain how Abe ...
Baltimore, comedy and courage
by Kathleen Parker
April 29, 2015 09:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth. It is the columnist’s curse to e...
Summer in the city
by Susan Estrich
April 29, 2015 09:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
What is a major league baseball game without any fans there to cheer? No one selling hot dogs, no one hawking programs, no need for any ushers. Welcome to Baltimore, where the first two games of a ...
Hillary and Brian sliding down the ladder
by Roger Simon
April 29, 2015 12:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Who, or even whom, do you trust? A) Brian Williams B) Hillary Clinton Both are important public figures. Both have been accused of deception. Both admit they made mistakes. Both now ask for your fo...
Time to end the war on deadbeat dads
by Tina Dupuy
April 29, 2015 12:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
I had a deadbeat dad. The kind of slacker so egregious — so blatant in shirking his responsibilities — that he and his generation of counterparts inspired a series of draconian laws to combat their...
Bipartisanship is busting out all over Capitol Hill
by Michael Barone
April 29, 2015 12:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Like spring, bipartisanship is busting out all over. Even more so maybe: Washington in a time of alleged global warming is suffering through a chilly, wet springtime, but bipartisanship is sproutin...
Another signpost on the road to destruction
by Cal Thomas
April 27, 2015 10:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
When future historians analyze the decline of America they need look no further than the trivialities increasingly occupying our time and concerns instead of substantive matters seriously threateni...
Gingrich right: Double med-research budget
by Froma Harrop
April 27, 2015 10:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Newt Gingrich recently recalled the bipartisan deal that doubled the budget for the National Institutes of Health — with fondness. This was about 20 years ago, when Bill Clinton was president, and ...
The Clinton Restoration could be in jeopardy
by Jonah Goldberg
April 26, 2015 10:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton Industrial Complex (which includes both her campaign and her foundation)? By now, you may have heard about Peter Schweizer’s...
Why not Biden in 2016?
by Bill Press
April 26, 2015 10:24 PM | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Admittedly, it’s early. But it’s still amusing to see the difference between how Republicans and Democrats are lining up for 2016. No fewer than 19 — count ‘em: 19! — Republican self-declared candi...
Sleaze-Bob Menendez and his 36DD Visa Program
by Michelle Malkin
April 26, 2015 10:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
America has an alphabet soup of visa programs for foreigners to choose from: B-1 for business visitors, B-2 for tourists, EB-5 for investors, F-1 for students, and so on. All are overwhelmed, loose...
Opinion index for markets, economy points to big changes ahead
by Matt Towery
April 26, 2015 10:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Every week I read stories about how the stock market is going to crash and our economy will soon melt down in a more dramatic manner than it did in late 2007. I generally dismiss these as just one ...
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