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Here comes inflation

Dick Morris's picture

In our book “Revolt!,” we warn that inflation may well be the dominant legacy of the Obama presidency. While he had George W. Bush’s help in creating high unemployment, he has driven us into inflation all on his own. Read More»

4 seasons: Christmas, Easter . . .

Ronda Rich's picture

A few weeks ago, I was on the phone with a friend who lives in Las Vegas. Suddenly, out of the blue, he asked, “Is Easter this Sunday?”

“No,” I replied. “Easter is one month from this Sunday.”

“Oh.” He laughed lightly, embarrassed, I suppose, that he didn’t know. “I was just thinking of the beautiful place where I usually go for sunrise service.”

At the time, I didn’t think much about it but later I thought, “You can tell he’s not Southern for Southerners always know exactly when Easter is.” Read More»

Sine die, the last day of the regular session of the legislature

Matt Ramsey's picture

Last Thursday night, just before midnight, the gavel came down and brought the 2011 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly to a close. It was a tough, but in many ways, a very productive session.

Earlier in the session, the legislature again passed a balanced budget without raising taxes on Georgians that will ensure Georgia will remain a leader among states in terms of fiscally conservative and responsible budgeting practices. Read More»

How radical is Ryan’s budget plan?

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

Question for those of you concerned about the size of federal debts and deficits: Would you endorse a plan which would add another five or six trillion dollars to the federal debt over the next decade while increasing Uncle Sam’s annual expenditures by $1.1 trillion? If so, you’re in luck. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) recently unveiled just such a plan. Read More»

Earth Day is here; let the asthma blame games begin

Dr. Harold Brown's picture

Earth Day (April 22) has slowly expanded to Earth Week, and this year it brings to Georgia the administrator of the epitome of government mission creep, Lisa Jackson of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But don’t expect a celebration of this nation’s environmental advances. It’s more likely to be an indictment of industry, power plants and Georgians’ lifestyle choices (driving) for “asthma-causing pollution.” Read More»

The role faith played in Jackie Robinson’s debut

Warren Throckmorton's picture

[Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Crosswalk.com.]

For many Americans, April 15 marked Tax Day. But it also marked an event much more redeeming. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. The executive who signed the talented athlete was Branch Rickey, President of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 04/20/11

Father Paul Massey's picture

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Dear Father Paul: Did the resurrection of Christ really happen? What’s the proof? One of my professors says that the resurrection of Christ is a myth. — Anthoney

Dear Anthoney: You ask an excellent question, because if Jesus really did rise from the dead it means that he is, indeed, the Son of God and we owe him our love, worship and lifetime devotion. On the other hand, if he didn’t, it means that he was a fake, a phony, and we owe him nothing. The stakes on this question are very high. Read More»

Who will say goodbye?

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

It was a rough week, last week, when the tribe gathered several times to say goodbye to recent members of the clan. Those left behind look around furtively, wondering, “Who’s next?” as another generation realizes: They are.

I’m an obituary reader. Can’t say I read every word of every obit – but I do read enough to recognize a neighbor or a church member. And I’ve been rolling a thought around in my brain. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of April 18, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

Georgia Planners Conference, City Council Agenda, Mobile Street & Path Maps, Cart Path Closing, and more . . . Read More»

The gift of a good book

Michael Boylan's picture

I ran into my creative writing teacher from high school, Mrs. Horton, at Omega Books a while back. She remembered me, which was nice, especially since I was only at McIntosh for six months before graduating, and said she saw my writing in the paper over the years. I told her I kept in touch (on Facebook) with other members from our class and from Voices (the school’s literary magazine). It was good to catch up with her.

Mrs. Horton, ahead of me in line, had an armful of books. I spotted John Irving’s “A Prayer for Owen Meany” in the pile and winced and groaned. Read More»

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