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Thursday, June 11th, 2020 12:53:09

Empathy, Not Sympathy

George Floyd was buried this week. It was clear to me when I watched the video that his death was tragic and unfair. It also seems that, to many Americans, his death brought to mind other tragic deaths that have....

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020 01:11:33

Listen Instead of Ranting

There has always been something different about America. We declared our freedom from a monarch and acknowledged that our rights were from God, not man. The rights enumerated included life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We then loaned rights....

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Thursday, May 28th, 2020 11:35:28

Stay Shut; Open up — Another Way

"Stay shut or open up" is the current political argument. In its most simplistic form, it's painted as a choice between saving lives (stay shut) or helping the economy (open up). As with many supposedly two-choice options, it's both false....

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 14:10:15

Remembering the Cost of a Free and Undivided Republic

Memorial Day normally equates to BBQ, sales and pool openings, the beginning of summer. Many people travel to a beach, lake or mountain. Some traditions include visiting a memorial cemetery to honor the fallen. This year, the number of Americans....

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020 14:41:51

Read the Transcript — Again

Last week, Attorney General William Barr was interviewed by Catherine Herridge, a CBS News correspondent, regarding the Department of Justice decision to end the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020 13:21:44

Exit Strategy — Time for Creative Thinking

In March we learned about flattening the curve and social distancing (which should have been labeled "physical distancing") to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The goal was to lower the number of cases to ensure that the supply of hospital beds,....

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Thursday, April 30th, 2020 14:28:03

During This Pandemic Pause, Let History Inspire

Today, more than ever, it's important to remember we are part of an exceptional nation that has overcome many adversities in our past. This is such a challenging time for all of us, and it's easy to be frightened and....

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 13:07:27

Good Stewards of the Earth

This week, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. When I was a child, my father (former House Speaker Newt Gingrich) was an environmental studies professor at West Georgia College in Carrollton. In 1971, our family spent the....

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Thursday, April 16th, 2020 16:54:46

Help Students Skill Up

In the past few months, we've experienced massive changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have lost their jobs or been furloughed. Many of us who are working are working from home. Children, teenagers and college students have transitioned to....

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020 14:27:51

Easter, Resurrection and Life

This Easter season is surreal. If you had tried to explain to me last year where we (my family, my community and our nation) would be due to the coronavirus pandemic, I would not have believed you. Yet, here we....

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