Thursday, December 24th, 2009 09:55:45

The Audacity of Washington

Audacity and transparency are running rampant in Washington. Elected officials are transparent about their audacity. President Obama ran on the promise of hope and change. If voters would dare to be hopeful, he would steer the country toward change we....

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Thursday, December 17th, 2009 09:54:53

A Woman’s World

James Brown song "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" got it wrong -- there is a quiet revolution underfoot that one day might make it more of a woman's world than a man's. They vote more, they study more, and....

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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 09:53:53

More of the Same Will Not Lead to Change

"It's the economy, stupid," was the message that Democratic political strategist James Carville kept repeating to Bill Clinton in the 1992 campaign against then-President George H.W. Bush. It seems that President Barack Obama has finally gotten the message, too, and....

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 09:21:39

Atlanta Reaching Towards Post-Racial Politics

Tuesday's runoff election for the mayor of Atlanta pitted a young black candidate running as an outsider against a white activist with decades of experience as a citizen activist. African American mayors have run Atlanta since 1974. This race has....

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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 09:20:02

Faith, Thankfulness and Dreams

We know the story of the first Thanksgiving almost 400 years ago, of the pilgrims and the Indians coming together and sharing their food after a bountiful harvest. The first "official" Thanksgiving, however, was celebrated just 210 years ago today.....

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Saturday, October 25th, 2008 09:13:34

Asking and Answering Hard Questions

At 3:32 p.m., June 13, the Washington Post news alert hit my iPhone. Tim Russert, moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," and Washington bureau chief, had died. My heart ached for his family. The news was shocking and sad, particularly....

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Sunday, September 28th, 2008 09:05:38

Flags, Fathers and the Father of our Country

This year, the days set aside for honoring fathers and flags fell on the same weekend. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 of every year. Father's Day the third Sunday of June, fell on June 15 this year, as....

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 09:02:09

The Endangered Diving Board

It's summer, the kids are out of school and I am losing my mind. The one spot that is sure to please parents and children alike is the swimming pool. The children can play and wear themselves out while the....

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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 08:58:19

The Handshake; What Does it Represent

It may sound silly for a politician's daughter to say this, but handshaking has always left me a little nervous. Maybe it's because there was so much handshaking going on before I was old enough to join in, maybe my....

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Monday, August 18th, 2008 05:13:37

Celebrating Success

This past week, I joined 34 students in Fairburn, Georgia for a ceremony celebrating their completion of the Learn and Earn pilot program in math and science. For 15 weeks, these students in the Fulton County School System had been....

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