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Once, politicians had a sense of humor

Loran Smith's picture

An election year creates excitement, as it always has, but colorful politicians seem to be a relic of the past.

Sometimes you wonder why some politicians aren’t football coaches. They would make fine defensive coordinators. All they do is attack. All that insult and accusation must work because most politicians seem to always be in attack mode.

Little in politics seems to be amusing these days, although there are plenty of shenanigans to turn our heads. Shenanigans are nothing new in politics, however. There was plenty of underhandedness in the old days. Read More»

Honesty

Greg Moffatt's picture

I’ve been a college professor for many years. Every year at least one or two of my students are caught cheating.  They plagiarize term papers, look for answers on other students’ exams, or turn in someone else’s homework as their own. Read More»

Cameras and their wielders

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

This was written after an epic road trip to the West Coast in 1994. With cell-phones in every pocket, I don’t know if conditions would be better or worse today….

If Miss Manners doesn’t deal with camera protocol before vacation season gets further underway, I may have to write to her myself. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of September 20

Betsy Tyler's picture

Proposed new zoning & land use maps now on line, as well as new cell tower regulations. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Special Notice – Friday, September 17, 2010

Betsy Tyler's picture

New leash law eliminates voice command (effective immediately), traffic notice for Highway 74 South on Saturday, September 18, and lots of great activities this weekend. Read More»

Negative vs. positive

Rick Ryckeley's picture

There are two types of people in the world: those who look at the world and see the positive and those who see the negative.

Sure, “in-betweeners” do exist, but only as a singularity in nature. Once joined with a negative or positive, they quickly take on the personality of their long-term partner. Read More»

We are not them

David Epps's picture

Florida minister Terry Jones garnered world-wide headlines and the attention of President Barack Obama with his plans to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11.

Leaders in the government and the military warned that such an action would have severe consequences and result in the deaths of U. S. military personnel and American citizens and would aid the radical Islamists in their recruitment efforts. Read More»

Painting in pearls - The Apprentice Episode 1

Michael Boylan's picture

I love my job. Since I am in charge of the Names and Faces/Weekend section of the paper (the fun stuff, the fluff) I tasked myself with following Fayetteville resident Kelly Smith Beaty’s journey on the new season of “The Apprentice.” It was my duty to lie down on the couch last night and watch television for two hours. Read More»

Mosque site, Koran burning obscure real issue

Cal Thomas's picture

Terry Jones, the Florida “minister” who threatened to burn the Koran on the anniversary of Sept. 11, is as much a distraction from the real challenge facing America as was Senator Joseph McCarthy when it came to communism. Communism was (and remains in its Chinese incarnation) a real threat. But radical Islam — rabid, advancing, intolerant, subjugating — is potentially a bigger one and must be conquered. Read More»

The public employee union scam

Jarrett Skorup's picture

[Editor’s note: This article first appeared through the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational institute headquartered in Midland, Mich.]

Under the National Labor Relations Act, private-sector unions are allowed to extract dues and fees from workers if the employer agrees. Read More»

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