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Thursday, September 5th, 2019 11:52:30

Grateful for Freedom

Imagine you're 20 years old and living in Hong Kong. For your entire life, you have lived in a quasi-democracy. Then, about three months ago, that all changed when a bill was submitted that raised the possibility of extradition to....

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Thursday, August 29th, 2019 11:55:17

America at Work

This Monday marks Labor Day, a time when we transition from summer to fall, schools begin and football moves from preseason to regular season. For me, a southerner, it also is the time to store my white shoes and handbags....

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 13:06:02

Let Everyone’s Light Shine

This week marks the 400th anniversary of more than 20 African slaves being sold on land that is now part of our country. Many organizations are commemorating this with services or recognition of some sort. We should be aware of....

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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 12:27:00

Being Good Stewards of Our Earth

When I was a child, my father -- former House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- was an environmental studies professor at West Georgia College in Carrollton. In 1971, our family spent the second Earth Day picking up trash from the side....

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019 13:14:18

The Problem With Narrative

This week, The New York Times caved to online bullying and changed a headline for an article covering President Donald Trump's remarks after the horrible shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The original headline, "Trump Urges Unity Vs.....

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 12:29:34

National Matters

If you watched the first night of the second Democratic primary debate, or paid any attention to the media this past weekend, you'll recognize the current Democratic narrative: President Donald Trump is a racist, and we have to beat him.

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019 16:00:00

It’s Not Always About Racism; Often, It’s About Resilience

Have you recently been out in public and felt that you were treated rudely? Someone cuts in line, gives you a mean look or says something that strikes you as rude. What happened, and how did you respond? Did you....

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Thursday, July 18th, 2019 15:12:59

Longing for Grace and Poise

Last Sunday, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic played 4 hours and 57 minutes, the longest Wimbledon singles final in history. The match ended with a winning tiebreak by Djokovic, 32, in the fifth set. Afterward, he praised his nearly 38-year-old....

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019 13:47:16

Economic Education for All

The current push to drastically increase the national minimum wage seems to be lacking an economic framework. The economy is a system that is interlocking and interrelated. If one item changes, then other items will also change.

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Thursday, July 4th, 2019 12:03:40

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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