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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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Thursday, April 30th, 2020 14:28:03

During This Pandemic Pause, Let History Inspire

Today, more than ever, it's important to remember we are part of an exceptional nation that has overcome many adversities in our past. This is such a challenging time for all of us, and it's easy to be frightened and....

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 13:07:27

Good Stewards of the Earth

This week, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. 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....

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Thursday, April 16th, 2020 16:54:46

Help Students Skill Up

In the past few months, we've experienced massive changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have lost their jobs or been furloughed. Many of us who are working are working from home. Children, teenagers and college students have transitioned to....

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020 14:27:51

Easter, Resurrection and Life

This Easter season is surreal. If you had tried to explain to me last year where we (my family, my community and our nation) would be due to the coronavirus pandemic, I would not have believed you. Yet, here we....

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 15:17:06

FBI Earned an F for FISA

While COVID-19 is taking up much of the news cycle, there are other things that must be attended to as well. This week's report by the FBI Office of the Inspector General gives the FBI a zero for its performance....

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020 12:57:58

My Mom’s Mantra

My mom grew up in what she called a middle-class family, with one car, hand-me-downs for the children and an ice cream cake for her 16th birthday. She endured polio as a small child, pulling herself up to watch the....

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020 12:41:51

Slow Down, and Breathe

For most of us, the amount of change and information we have absorbed in the past few weeks is overwhelming. As humans, when we are overwhelmed, we are scared; when we are scared, we panic; and when we panic, we....

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020 11:36:19

More Than Money

Our country spends over a trillion dollars a year on anti-poverty programs. We address the symptoms, providing food, shelter, health care. But it's time to face the fact that many of these programs are not working. Our poverty rate hasn't....

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Thursday, March 5th, 2020 12:00:24

Biden Versus Trump: Where Are We Heading?

In politics, it's often not who you want to vote for but who you don't want to vote for, and while policies are important, personality drives a lot of the decision-making. Often pollsters ask, "Does the candidate care about people....

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