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Thursday, July 9th, 2020 13:31:29

Hot Times in Atlanta

I've lived in Atlanta for over three decades. I grew up an hour west in the then-rural town of Carrollton, where my father taught at West Georgia College. Twice a year, we traveled to Atlanta, in August to do our....

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 16:35:44

Proud To Be an American

I am proud to be an American. Yes, I know that our system of government is not perfect, but I firmly believe that it is the best in the world. We are an exceptional country -- not because our people....

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020 13:11:13

Sitting With Our Outrage

These past few months have been tumultuous for our nation. If I could transport myself back to the first day of this year and explain to my friends what the state of the world would be six months later, they....

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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 13:13:49

Trump’s Possible Path to Victory

The COVID-19 pandemic stalled our economy and left millions without jobs and stuck in their houses. Then came the protests, attended by many now willing to brave the risk posed by the virus.

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Thursday, June 11th, 2020 12:53:09

Empathy, Not Sympathy

George Floyd was buried this week. It was clear to me when I watched the video that his death was tragic and unfair. It also seems that, to many Americans, his death brought to mind other tragic deaths that have....

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020 01:11:33

Listen Instead of Ranting

There has always been something different about America. We declared our freedom from a monarch and acknowledged that our rights were from God, not man. The rights enumerated included life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We then loaned rights....

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Thursday, May 28th, 2020 11:35:28

Stay Shut; Open up — Another Way

"Stay shut or open up" is the current political argument. In its most simplistic form, it's painted as a choice between saving lives (stay shut) or helping the economy (open up). As with many supposedly two-choice options, it's both false....

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 14:10:15

Remembering the Cost of a Free and Undivided Republic

Memorial Day normally equates to BBQ, sales and pool openings, the beginning of summer. Many people travel to a beach, lake or mountain. Some traditions include visiting a memorial cemetery to honor the fallen. This year, the number of Americans....

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020 14:41:51

Read the Transcript — Again

Last week, Attorney General William Barr was interviewed by Catherine Herridge, a CBS News correspondent, regarding the Department of Justice decision to end the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020 13:21:44

Exit Strategy — Time for Creative Thinking

In March we learned about flattening the curve and social distancing (which should have been labeled "physical distancing") to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The goal was to lower the number of cases to ensure that the supply of hospital beds,....

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