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Thursday, August 28th, 2014 09:31:41

The Value of Work and Labor Day

My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member. I was 14, the minimum age for "children" to work. This was neither glamorous nor exciting work, but useful....

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 09:31:07

Politicial Stereotyping

While we might like to think that voters research the issues, review the candidates, and then vote for the candidate that best reflects their views; the reality, based on political science research, is much different. According to George Washington University....

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014 09:30:24

Back to School

Maybe it's the fact that both my parents were teachers when I was growing up, or that I was a studious, serious child, but I've always loved going back to school in the fall. My mother was a high school....

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014 09:29:47

Mom’s Fine

We drove home, oblivious to the fact that this was the last opportunity we would have to talk to her. The next day she was rushed to the hospital with septic shock. A week and a half later, she went....

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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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