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Columns

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 11:58:15

Money, Money, Money

Dr. Carl J. Arnold taught the money and banking class at Presbyterian College when I was a student there. I can still picture him in 1986: dark, crewcut hair; pressed khaki pants; white, short-sleeved, buttoned-down shirt; dark, plastic-framed glasses; and....

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Thursday, June 9th, 2011 11:57:30

It’s Not About Me, It’s About You

Maybe it's because I'm in my mid-40s and part of what a friend from college calls the sandwich generation, helping out with both our children and our parents, but I am once again thinking through what it means to succeed....

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 11:56:40

Oceans, Hope and D-Day

Like many Americans, we packed up after the last day of school and headed out of town for a Memorial Day vacation. We spent the weekend at the beach, where our schedule was dictated not by the clock but by....

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Thursday, May 26th, 2011 11:56:03

Memorial Day Thanks and Devotion

Flip through the local paper, and you'll see that Memorial Day notices appear as sales headlines and attention-grabbers. Memorial Day Sale and Pre-Memorial Day. Pretty soon we'll see post-Memorial Day sale advertisements. Similarly, television and radio are full of Memorial....

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Thursday, May 19th, 2011 11:55:24

Winning the Argument, and then the Vote

Last week, I attended a Georgia Public Policy Foundation lunch featuring Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute. Arthur and I met a few years ago in Atlanta after he gave a speech based on his 2006 book, "Who Really....

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Thursday, May 12th, 2011 11:22:16

Love Your Breakfast Foods

During the school year, our mornings are driven by routine, with the goal of getting the children fed and to school on time. It is our belief that full stomachs are a prerequisite for learning, so we take breakfast seriously....

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Sunday, May 8th, 2011 11:21:19

Setting the Record Straight

My father, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, has been in politics as long as I can remember. And as long as I can remember, media coverage about him has contained misstatements of facts. The vast majority are simple....

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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 11:20:39

My Miracle Mom

I am blessed to have a mom who is special. She is a woman of will. More than simply headstrong and determined, she is indomitable -- someone who cannot become overcome or subdued. Spunky, determined, funny -- all these words....

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Thursday, April 28th, 2011 11:19:49

Cultural Conceits

"Every society produces its own cultural conceits," Jack Weatherford wrote in "The Secret History of the Mongol Queens," "a set of lies and delusions about itself that thrives in the face of all contrary evidence. The Mongols believed that they....

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Thursday, April 21st, 2011 11:19:06

Simple Economics

Economics is much simpler than many highly paid pundits would like you to believe. At the same time, it's also much more complex than it might appear initially. For instance, why are there so many economic pundits when all they....

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