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Was the Civil War about slavery?

Terry Garlock's picture

This year marks the 150th anniversary of America’s Civil War, and the occasion is raising the perennial argument over whether that war was about slavery or state’s rights. While the history and politics of slavery in America would fill a long bookshelf, the debate is an occasion to look past the simplicity of pop history to a few highlights that illuminate some warts and wrinkles in our country’s beginnings. Read More»

Sharia compliance in Dearborn

Cal Thomas's picture

The RINO (reverend in name only) Terry Jones is like his fellow RINO, Fred Phelps, but in political drag.

Jones, the “pastor” (PINO?) of the tiny and inconsequential Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., was jailed last week in Dearborn, Mich., “following a jury trial that found he was likely to create a ‘breach of the peace’ for plans to protest outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn,” according to the Detroit News. Read More»

What has happened to NASCAR?

Ronda Rich's picture

Since I once called the garage area of the NASCAR Cup Series “home,” working in the sport for several years as one of few women among hundreds of men, folks often ask my opinion on today’s NASCAR. Read More»

Remembering Jesse Outlar: He loved life and a good laugh

Loran Smith's picture

PEACHTREE CITY – When a life is over, we gather together and remember the good days and the good times, and we toast treasured memories.

When family and friends congregated here last week to say goodbye to Jesse Outlar, longtime sports editor and columnist of the Atlanta Constitution, most of the remembrances were spiced with humor. Read More»

Randians and Christian conservatives: Finding common ground

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

According to a 1991 Book of the Month Club/Library of Congress survey that asked what book had most influenced their lives, the two top picks by respondents were the Bible and Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” Coincidentally, it was a big week for both Christians and Randians last week. The former are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the latter, the long-awaited release of the film version of “Atlas Shrugged” (part one of three). Read More»

Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

It was the top of the fifth, with a runner on first base and the Oakland A’s David DeJesus at the plate. Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, a right hander, stepped off the pitching rubber as if to attempt a pick-off throw to first, but instead at the last second changed his mind and threw sideways to the plate and right at the batter. It was a weird move and briefly confused the umpires. Read More»

Las Vegas in August?

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Mary’s vacation plans are beginning to gel. She and Rainer and Hartmut (Rainer’s older son) are going to spend upwards of a week here in August before flying to Las Vegas for a week. Then Hartmut’s main squeeze will link up with them in Vegas and the couples will split off, the younger folks to go on to California for two weeks while Mary and Rainer fly to New York for a couple of days before returning to Germany. Read More»

A transforming experience

David Epps's picture

Lent is nearly over. In the Christian calendar, Lent is a 40-day period (excluding Sundays) of repentance, self-examination, and amendment of life. Lent may include fasting, giving up undesirable habits or activities, increased spiritual devotion, and adopting a host of attitudes and practices deemed beneficial. Lent, however, is not an end in itself. Lent is a journey that has a destination. Read More»

The anti-socialite

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Back when we lived at 110 Flamingo Street, Mom entertained all the time. It was actually only once a month, but to us kids that seemed like all the time. To say she was a socialite would be as big of an understatement as BP saying, “Oops, we’ve spilled a little oil. Someone get a sponge.” Mom was like Betty Crocker, Martha Stewart, and Paula Deen all rolled into one. Read More»

Choosey about choice

Cal Thomas's picture

The Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C., Vincent Gray, distinguished himself last week by getting arrested in an act of “civil disobedience” reminiscent of the ‘60s. The mayor, six council members and more than 40 other protesters were detained by Capitol police for blocking the street to oppose the congressional budget deal that deprived D.C. of federal funds for abortions. Read More»

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