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The war against work and wealth

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

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

The Congressional Budget Office’s recent analysis of the Affordable Care Act concludes that it will result in the equivalent of 2.3 million full-time workers leaving the work force to preserve their taxpayer-financed subsidies for health insurance. Read More»

Mama and her money

Ronda Rich's picture

It was a couple of years before Mama just up and died without warning and when we least expected it, that I was visiting her one day.

I recall it precisely.

I was sitting on the edge of the sofa and she was in her well-worn recliner, sipping coffee. A look came over her face that was always specific to a well-thought out announcement. She tilted her head to the side, raised an eyebrow and said, “If I knew that I’d live long enough to get enough use out of it, I’d buy me a new bedroom suite.” Read More»

Slow poke

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Normally, if you’re gonna break the law, you wouldn’t tell anyone. Not your wife. Not your friends. And you certainly wouldn’t write about it in your newspaper column. Then again, never said I was normal.
The newly-proposed Slow Poke law states that slower drivers must move out of the left lane so those who want to go faster can do so.

That means we should move out of the way for those who want to break the law. The posted speed limit is there for a reason, and we “slow pokes” are just following the law. Read More»

Dignity, education and ice cream

David Epps's picture

I am reasonably well-educated, having earned more than one degree and a bunch of diplomas. I also have a certain amount of dignity, as I serve as a bishop in a sacramental/liturgical denomination. I am also the pastor of a church.

If that were not enough, I preside as the patriarch of my family, which includes 11 grandchildren.

I also like a Dairy Queen ice cream once in a great while.

Recently, I was driving to Manchester, Ga., a little over an hour away, to officiate at a service of confirmation. Deciding to redeem the time, I spent most of this journey on the cell phone. Read More»

Come with me to Ash Wednesday service

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

Come with me into the sanctuary tonight for the Ash Wednesday Service, the start of Lent. Read with me two important bulletin notes which help set the appropriate spiritual mood and atmosphere for this service and this season.
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Visioning & Fayette’s non-profits

Cathy Berggren's picture

By Cathy Berggren and Sheryl Watford

For many of us, Fayette County has been our home for many years. It is truly a “place to call home.” Just like the rest of our world, we have seen changes. Many of the changes have happened intentionally because of the role our leaders have played in looking ahead. We have the benefit of our hospital because of that insight and planning.

By now, you may have heard about the work of the Fayette Visioning Initiative once again, striving to intentionally plan for the future of our community. Read More»

How freedom dies

Pat Buchanan's picture

“Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal to Serve Gays.”

Thus did the New York Times’ headline, leaving no doubt as to who the black hats are, describe the now-vetoed Arizona law to permit businesses, on religious grounds, to deny service to same-sex couples.

Examples of intolerance provided by the Times: Read More»

Let them eat cake

Cal Thomas's picture

In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”

Republican Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the “religious freedom bill” passed by the Republican legislature. While there is no mention in the bill of same-sex marriage, or even homosexuals, most people believe same-sex marriage and homosexuals were the targets of the proposed law. Read More»

Don’t let the law get away with Georgians’ property

Benita Dodd's picture

There’s no doubt that Georgia’s law enforcement officials dislike strings that restrict civil asset forfeiture, which is the power of law enforcement to seize and keep property suspected of being involved in criminal activity. They’ve told legislators that time and again. Read More»

Most serious problems for blacks rooted in culture, not racism

Walter Williams's picture

People in the media and academia are mostly leftists hellbent on growing government and controlling our lives. Black people, their politicians and civil rights organizations have become unwitting accomplices.

The leftist pretense of concern for the well-being of black people confers upon them an aura of moral superiority and, as such, gives more credibility to their calls for increasing government control over our lives. Read More»

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