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Thursday, August 19th, 2021 13:25:49

I Have Faith in America; We Can Do Better

I filled up my tank today, and gas was over $4 per gallon. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual inflation rate in July was 5.4%, with the cost of energy up 23.8%. The current U.S. debt....

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Thursday, August 12th, 2021 13:07:13

Critical Thinking Needed

For the past year and a half, we've been told repeatedly to rely on science. First, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health told us not to wear masks; only those in medical settings needed them. Fauci then....

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Thursday, August 5th, 2021 11:23:47

An American Superhero With a Heart of Gold

For those who have been avoiding the Olympics due to United States Olympians' protesting the country they represent, this week brought a sweet respite. Tamyra Mensah-Stock, who won a gold medal for the United States in freestyle wrestling, is a....

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Thursday, July 29th, 2021 12:43:35

Need for Skepticism

Government legislative titles often sound fantastic; certainly, there is a branding guru in charge of naming potential legislation something that appeals to the masses.

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 12:59:56

Make Something of Yourself

This week, Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia announced the appointment of Judge Verda Colvin to the Supreme Court of Georgia. Colvin, who served as a judge in Bibb County, became a sensation in 2016 from a video of her lecture....

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Thursday, July 15th, 2021 12:19:48

Time to Keep the Promise of Democracy and Free Elections for Cuba

Fidel Castro wrested the reins of power over Cuba from military dictator Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1, 1959. My friend, Luis Haza, was eight at the time. His father, Colonel Bonifacio Haza, was in command of the National Police in....

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021 12:42:06

Life’s Opportunities Easily Missed

Normally, the surf can be heard faintly throughout our family's house on the coast of Georgia. This morning, the volume has increased a few decibels as we get ready to weather a tropical storm that is approaching the west side....

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021 21:27:31

Proud to Be an American

I am proud to be an American. Yes, I know that our system of government is not perfect, but I firmly believe that it is the best in the world. We are an exceptional country not because our people are....

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021 11:30:13

A Word to the Wise — About Words

For most of us, our daily interactions with others are based on common words, phrases and understandings. When someone says the sky is blue, we tend to believe that the sky is blue. When we talk with people other than....

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Thursday, June 17th, 2021 13:53:11

My Children’s Father

In January 1995, I made a list of 18 attributes that described the type of man I wanted to marry. The list included "wants children," "high family ties -- loves his mother," "secure in themselves" and "social." Three years later,....

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