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Thursday, July 31st, 2014 09:29:14

Republicans — Future Versus Past

As I wrote in last week's column about Georgia's U.S. Senate race between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue, it will all boil down to turnout -- who turns out to vote. While the Republican candidates are being fair....

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014 09:28:41

They’re Off!

In the Georgia Republican runoff this week, David Perdue won the right to represent Republicans in the general election this fall. His win has placed the final piece of the puzzle for the political landscape this season in Georgia. With....

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 09:27:40

Virtues Require Underlying Framework

This summer has served as a reminder to me about the virtue of virtues, specifically hard work and perseverance. Last winter, our 12-year-old son, Robert, was accepted into an honors performance group as a string bass player, based on his....

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 09:26:58

President Obama Should Go Down to Border

Based on this fiscal year's eight-and-a-half months of activity so far, the number of unaccompanied alien children from Honduras apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol will increase 22 times from what it was in 2009. That's a jump from fewer....

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 09:26:26

Responsibility and Freedom

We declared our independence from Great Britain 238 years ago this week. It was a declaration long in coming, brought about by the overreaching rule of King George III and Britain's insistence on taxation without representation. The taxation began in....

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014 09:25:51

All Senate — All the Time

It's an off-year election, and the White House is securely in the Democratic camp for two more years. That means the focus is turning instead to down-ballot races. In the House of Representatives, all 435 members are up for reelection.....

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Thursday, June 19th, 2014 09:25:18

Traditions, Time and Treasure

ROME -- Birthdays have always been a big deal in my family. When I was growing up, the birthday girl (or man, in the case of my father) would be regaled with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" during breakfast. The....

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Thursday, June 12th, 2014 09:24:30

Dive Deep to find the Gift of Connection

"Driven to Distraction" is no longer just a title to a book that covers ADHD, but is also a phrase that describes how many of us feel in our day-to-day lives. The opportunities and choices are enormous and they can....

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014 09:23:47

Remembering D-Day

This year marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, and the long-awaited opening of a western front. The year before, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had repeatedly asked British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President....

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014 09:23:16

Summer Fun and Friendships

For those of us with school-age children, May Madness is almost over. No longer simply a time for tests, projects and wrapping up work before the end of the school year, May has become a time for year-end celebrations, ceremonies....

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