Thursday, June 11th, 2015 09:56:23

Unlikable, Untrustworthy, Unappealing to the Center

This week in 1976, Jimmy Carter, then-governor of Georgia, locked up the democratic nomination for president when George Wallace, Henry Jackson and Richard Daley released their delegates and endorsed him. Carter was a fresh, smiling face. He had worked hard....

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Thursday, June 4th, 2015 09:55:40

Enjoy the Show

School is out, Memorial Day is past and summer stretches in front of us. Maybe it's because I live in the South, but summer seems to be a time when everything slows down, as if to pay homage to the....

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015 09:54:15

The Cost of a Free Republic

It's Memorial Day week. You can tell as you flip through the local paper; Memorial Day notices appear as sales headlines and attention grabbers. "Memorial Day Sale" and "Pre-Memorial Day Sale." Pretty soon, we'll see post-Memorial Day sale advertisements. Sales....

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015 09:53:38

Endings and Beginnings

It's mid-May and time for celebrating graduations. It's a time to look back on accomplishments and, more importantly, to look forward to new phases and opportunities in life. Commencement speakers will provide graduates with their words of wisdom about the....

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015 09:53:06

Encouragement and Effort

Most of us experience ups and downs, but most of us realize that the downs are temporary. Somewhere along the way, we learned that if we picked ourselves back up, dusted ourselves off and tried again, possibly in a different....

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Monday, April 27th, 2015 09:52:28

Beliefs and Outcomes

According to C.S. Lewis, "We are what we believe we are." If he is correct, then it raises this question: Do our beliefs on where we fit in among the economic classes create a self-fulfilling prophecy, and, if so, can....

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Monday, April 27th, 2015 09:51:59

New Rules, New Game

It's official, the 2016 presidential race is underway. At first glance, the matchup might look similar to the one we saw in each of the last few cycles: the inevitable Democratic nominee against dozens of Republican candidates. But it's not.....

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 09:51:24

Income Transfer, Not Income Tax

Campaigning for reelection, President Barack Obama often talked about the importance of everyone paying their "fair share" of taxes. The assumption was that there was general agreement about what fair share means. The underlying message is that those who earn....

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Thursday, April 9th, 2015 09:50:52

A Charming Visionary

If you walked through Midtown Atlanta today, you would see a burgeoning, bustling, vibrant community. A place where people live, play and work. For me, it's not just a matter of interest; it's a matter of family history.

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 09:50:16

Life, Resurrection and Easter

Growing up in rural Georgia in the 1970s, I thought of Easter not only as the resurrection of Jesus but as a sign that spring had sprung and it was time for a new Sunday dress, a hat, gloves and....

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