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A heart of thanksgiving finds reason to give thanks
by Nelson Price
November 22, 2014 10:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The celebration of Thanksgiving is deeply rooted in our heritage. President Washington issued a Thanksgiving proclamation regarding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He issued a secon...
Note to Republicans on Obama amnesty decree: 'Not one more'
by D.A. King
November 22, 2014 10:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“Congress has no higher duty than to protect the American people and our Constitution. The president’s action is a threat to every working person in this country — their jobs, wages, dreams, hopes ...
Time to reform the SPLOST process
by Ron Sifen
November 22, 2014 10:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that voters have approved the 2016 SPLOST, it is important for Cobb to begin working on reforming its SPLOST process and budgeting process. SPLOST is supposed to mean “special purpose” local op...
Same managers, slightly different line-up
by Bill Lewis
November 22, 2014 10:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In reading these first few paragraphs, you might well think this column is going to be about baseball. As much as I’d like to write volumes on the national pastime, that’s not the case. But it does...
Birthday Bash with young Cameron is icing on the cake
by Dick Yarbrough
November 21, 2014 09:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a major event scheduled for Cobb County this coming week that does not involve the Atlanta Braves; pity-poor-me Muslims who can play the victim like Chet Atkins could play the guitar; foot...
Religious freedom not confined to Christianity
by Kevin Foley
November 21, 2014 12:49 AM | 7 7 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know the Baptist denomination was founded because of religious intolerance? It’s true. Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony by establishment religious authorities f...
Legacy of Gov. Carl Sanders lives on in many ways in Georgia
by Don McKee
November 19, 2014 11:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The legacy of Carl Edward Sanders, 74th governor of Georgia (1963-1967), can hardly be overestimated. He won the governor’s office in a pivotal time when this state faced the choice between going b...
Junior E. Lee treats ticks and predicts next prez
by Dick Yarbrough
November 18, 2014 10:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had fini...
Feeding hungry builds stronger communities
by Geri P. Thomas
November 17, 2014 08:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Tackling hunger is a critical first step to creating long-term stability for those in need and helping build a stronger community. But what is the impact of hunger in Cobb County and Georgia, and w...
Targeted reform best way to stave off collectivist government
by Melvyn L Fein
November 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that the Republicans have captured both houses of Congress, advice on how they should proceed is coming from every quarter. Much of this counsel is sensible. After years wandering in the wilder...
In defense of Christians, Christianity
by Roger Hines
November 15, 2014 08:20 PM | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Citizens who know any of the following men should count themselves fortunate: Scotty Davis, Ernest Easley, Perry Fowler, Gerald Harris, Johnny Hunt, Terry Nelson, Nelson Price and Mike Stephens. Th...
Jesus’ wife theory likely based on hoax
by Nelson Price
November 15, 2014 08:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Here we go again. A recently released book getting a lot of play postulates Jesus had a wife. Proponents of the theory that Jesus was married have celebrated a fragment of papyrus the size of a bus...
‘Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man’
by Judy Elliott
November 15, 2014 08:11 PM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Writer Aaron David Miller, author of “The End of Greatness,” narrows his list of great presidents to three: Washington, Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To make the cut, author Miller relied ...
We’re reporting on ‘dudes’ without fear or favor
by Dick Yarbrough
November 14, 2014 10:13 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A writer at the daily newspaper in Dunwoody recently referred to Cobb County Commission Chair Tim Lee as “dude.” Cobb County Commission Chair Tim Lee is a “dude?” Who would have thought? I assume i...
It’s food fight time at the White House
by Bill Lewis
November 13, 2014 10:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
What did you have for lunch last Friday? I had leftover pasta with veggies and half-a-dozen low fat Wheat Thins. At the White House, President Obama and other Administration officials sat down with...
Past performance best indicator of future
by Kevin Foley
November 13, 2014 10:28 PM | 25 25 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Hyperventilating Republicans need to get a grip. Another election is scheduled the year after next, with 34 Senate seats in play and the entire House of Representatives up for grabs. With majoritie...
Isakson probable VA committee chair — good news for vets
by Don McKee
November 13, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, soon to be Georgia’s senior senator, is expected to have a major role in the Republican-controlled Senate when it is organized next year — good news for the Senate, the pe...
GOP must recognize the obvious: It is in charge
by Ed Lindsey, Guest Columnist
November 11, 2014 10:33 PM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Last Tuesday was a good day for the Georgia Republican Party. We hold the Governor’s Office, every constitutional position, and overwhelming majorities in the General Assembly. Despite the enormity...
Gleason one ‘terrorist’ who deserves our thanks
by Dick Yarbrough
November 11, 2014 10:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago, but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is abou...
America should honor its veterans with action
by Dan Valentine, Guest Columnist
November 11, 2014 10:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
We celebrated Veterans Day on Tuesday. Different people celebrated it in different ways and some did not celebrate it at all. It is right that we, as Americans, should celebrate the key aspects of ...
Moderates will make difference in new political landscape
by Melvyn L Fein
November 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Call it the Joe Manchin Dilemma. What does senator Manchin do now that the Republicans have captured the senate? Not only did the Republicans win, but they decimated the Democratic candidate in his...
Corky, Carole and coaches: Promoting excellence
by Roger Hines
November 08, 2014 10:07 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Over 20 years ago on a typical spring Monday morning, I drove up the driveway of Cobb County Schools Athletic Director Corky Kell. He and I were headed to Clemson University to do some recruiting f...
All veterans part of ‘greatest generation’
by Nelson Price
November 08, 2014 10:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
As a 10-year-old, my world and America in general was rocked on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. The news of the day related to the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor. By virtue of my age, I wasn’t eligi...
After Tuesday, it’s time to kiss and make up
by Bill Lewis
November 08, 2014 09:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
There was a mad scramble on all the major TV networks Tuesday night. Production assistants were sent scurrying to the nearest Target to pick up more and more magic markers as election maps bled red...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of Nov. 20
by Damon Poirier
November 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at beer, the Medal of Heroism, a Senator’s rifle, vandalism and Kennesaw State University.
What do Obamacare, amnesty have in common? They Save Money. (Not!)
by Ann Coulter
November 21, 2014 12:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Isn’t Jonathan Gruber worse than the Downing Street memo? Gruber, who was paid half a million dollars to design Obamacare, is on tape bragging about how the Democrats relied on “the stupidity of th...
Climate Pact Swindle
by Charles Krauthammer
November 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time to cap carbon emis...
What we really need are high-skill immigrants
by Michael Barone
November 20, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
“When the facts change, I change my mind,” economist John Maynard Keynes said. “What do you do, sir?” As President Obama threatens to stretch his power to faithfully execute the law to a breaking p...
Climate change a moral issue
by David Ignatius
November 19, 2014 11:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The politics of selfishness was embraced enthusiastically last week by Sen. Mitch McConnell. In dismissing President Obama’s deal with China to reduce carbon emissions, the incoming Se...
White House planning a mass pardon for identity thieves
by Michelle Malkin
November 19, 2014 11:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama is poised to show his “compassion” this week by granting work cards to an estimated five million illegal immigrants through an imperial executive order. As for the vast, untold numb...
Pope calls for family resurrection
by Kathleen Parker
November 19, 2014 11:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers — and perhaps a little chagrin...
School choice bludgeoned
by George Will
November 19, 2014 11:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
MILWAUKEE — It is as remarkable as it is repulsive, the ingenuity with which the Obama administration uses the regulatory state’s intricacies to advance progressivism’s project of breaking nongover...
How Democrats defeated themselves
by Star Parker
November 18, 2014 10:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
New Gallup polling on party favorability ratings should be useful reading for leaders of the Democratic Party who are still in denial about the meaning of the Republican sweep in the recent electio...
‘Be pure, or be afraid’: Democrats feeling pressure of ‘purity politics’
by Dana Milbank
November 18, 2014 10:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Here comes the tea party of the left. On a rainy Monday morning, 50 sodden liberal activists stood on the muddy front lawn of the Capitol Hill home of Sen. Mary Landrieu, advocating fo...
A feminist freakout over engineer’s shirt
by Jonah Goldberg
November 18, 2014 10:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta project accomplished one of the most impressive scientific feats in our lifetime. They essentially moved a clunky machine from one speeding bullet onto another, ...
Immigration showdown: Obama executing the law — unfaithfully
by Cal Thomas
November 17, 2014 08:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of children who are American citizens, to live and...
End the game on immigration reform
by Froma Harrop
November 17, 2014 08:17 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama’s plan to bypass Congress in shielding millions of immigrants from deportation is not the best way to do immigration reform. But if confrontation is what it takes to get House Repub...
The Map of the Future?
by Michael Barone
November 17, 2014 12:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re a political junkie — or at least if you’re a conservative political junkie — you’ve probably seen the map. It’s a map of the United States showing the congressional districts won by Repub...
From guns to pot, plenty of good news
by Bill Press
November 17, 2014 12:29 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
For Democrats, looking for any good news out of the midterm election results is like the ghoulish old joke: “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” But, believe it or not, shini...
‘Condescending liberalism’ and Obamacare: Stupid is as stupid does
by Cal Thomas
November 15, 2014 08:12 PM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) thinks about you. Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Ins...
MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of Nov. 13
by Damon Poirier
November 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s Time Capsule looks at a shooting, Lockheed, an Acworth mayor, KSU, the Braves, Newt Gingrich and Fred Tokars.
Voters giving GOP last chance
by Ann Coulter
November 13, 2014 10:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
I’m sorry to have to tell you this, America, but Andrew Cotto is done defending you to his European friends at dinner parties. There’s no use begging. You brought this on yourself — as Cotto explai...
The Gruber confession: Proof Obamacare was sold on ‘a pack of lies’
by Charles Krauthammer
November 13, 2014 08:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical conseque...
Obama’s Beijing surprise
by David Ignatius
November 13, 2014 08:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The photograph on Tuesday from Beijing was as carefully arranged as a display of Ming china: Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping discussing the world’s business as they walked, side by side, acr...
Obama right on rethink
by George Will
November 13, 2014 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Barack Obama’s coming request for Congress to “right-size and update” the Authorization for Use of Military Force against terrorism will be constitutionally fastidious and will catalyze a debate th...
Obama’s spiteful legacy
by Kathleen Parker
November 12, 2014 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless. In the amusing camp are Democratic strategists who intone that more Democrats would have won if only more people ha...
Middle class is facing disaster
by Roger Simon
November 12, 2014 11:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
When Hillary Clinton announced for president in 2007, she emphasized not her climb to wealth but her humble roots. “I grew up in a middle-class family in the middle of America,” she said. That her ...
Dem loss no win for Hillary
by Jonah Goldberg
November 12, 2014 11:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In the old Soviet Union, Kremlinologists would read the state party newspaper Pravda not so much for the news it contained, but to glean what the commissars wanted readers to believe the commissars...
Be wary of Obamacare’s ‘death panel’
by Dana Milbank
November 11, 2014 10:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — So it turns out there is an Obamacare death panel after all. It has nine members and it operates out of a marble building directly across the street from the Capitol. When the Supreme ...
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