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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 08:53:31

Smart Power Versus Serendipity

Serendipitous events do not a strategy make. Watching events surrounding Syria unfold the last few weeks, and the Obama administration and media's cheers of victory these last few days, is proof that our current leadership does not understand the difference....

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Thursday, September 12th, 2013 08:52:46

Obama on Syria: Following from Behind

Out of the corner of my eye, as I was passing a television, I saw a plane fly into a building. The sound was not on, and I thought, it must be a small plane and a small building. An....

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Thursday, September 5th, 2013 08:52:12

Red Lines

Good parents eventually learn that lines in the sand are useful only if enforced. Inevitably, red lines will be stepped on or, more often than not, jumped over. If the lines have no meaning, children will realize that their parents....

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Thursday, August 29th, 2013 08:51:33

Without Malice, With Charity

My favorite place in Washington is the Lincoln Memorial. Its grand size, pivotal location and sweeping view of our capital city are a backdrop for the inspirational addresses inscribed on its walls. Lincoln's second inaugural address and his Gettysburg Address....

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 08:50:58

Start of Something New

Last week, our two children started back to school. The prep work included buying new backpacks, books and school supplies, along with a few new clothes. Binders were labeled and organized, new textbooks were bought and thumbed through, and, for....

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Thursday, August 15th, 2013 08:50:20

Luckiest Person on Earth

This past Saturday, Dr. Steve Davis gave the message at my mother's funeral. As pastor of First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ga., he recounted that, during a recent visit, she told him that she was the luckiest person on earth.....

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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 08:49:31

One Day at a Time

It's been a strange week. My sister and I passed the coursework and pool portion for open-water scuba diving, my son turned 12, and my mother ended up in ICU. You can plan as much as you like, but oftentimes....

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Thursday, July 25th, 2013 08:48:49

The Question Should Be Why

A little less rhetoric and a little more reflection might make the national conversation about race more productive. The conversation regarding race followed this month's decision by a Florida jury to acquit George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin....

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 08:48:15

While Women Make Gains in Elected Office, Their Numbers Still Lag

Currently 20 of the 100 U.S. senators are women, as are 78 of the 435 representatives, for a grand total of 18 percent of congressional seats. In contrast, according to exit polls, women made up 53 percent of the voters....

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 08:47:29

The Arena of Politics

Donald Trump's tweet Tuesday of this week puts it all in perspective, "@realDonaldTrump: With Spitzer & Anthony Weiner running for office, New York is pervert central! Pathetic.

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