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U.S. buys into Greek tragedy; where is outcry?

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

The sovereign debt crisis — centered on Greece for the moment, but bound to spread to other heavily indebted national governments — has taken an ominous turn.

The European Central Bank (ECB), the Federal Reserve, and the International Monetary Fund unveiled a trillion-dollar bailout package for the bankrupt Greek government. The intent was to defend the euro, which has been depreciating rapidly vis-a-vis the dollar.

Indeed, the bailout worked—for all of a few hours. Then the market dismissed it as ineffectual and the euro resumed its downtrend. Read More»

To the Class of 2010: Some thoughts from a conservative

Cal Thomas's picture

Looking at the list of commencement speakers this year, one finds them predictably liberal. Glenn Beck spoke at Liberty University, but that’s a conservative school. Read More»

Federal healthcare reform about to hit retirees hard

John C. Goodman's picture

There are 78 million baby boomers and a very large number of them have retirement on their minds. If the past is a guide, more than 80 percent of them will retire before they become eligible for Medicare (at age 65).

Although about one-third of U.S. workers have a promise of post-retirement healthcare from an employer, almost none of these promises are funded and, as is the case of the automobile companies, are likely to be broken in whole or in part. Read More»

A-Camping we will go

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

A recent “camping” trip brought back memories of camping in yesteryear, with three little girls along to liven things up. We usually chose state or natural campgrounds and paid about $5 a night when I went on a diatribe about how expensive it was and we’d never come back for that price.

We did come back, of course, and today the Corps of Engineers campground charges $22 per night. At least that is mollified somewhat by being reduced to half price for seniors. Read More»

Just a taste

F. C. Foodie's picture

Of course Foodie was at the annual Taste of Fayette event this past Sunday (you didn’t see a guy in a fedora and sunglasses?). Numerous area restaurants all putting their cuisine out there for the people to try? Fuhgeddaboutit. It’s a no-brainer. Foodie simply must attend an event like that. And what does Foodie think of Taste of Fayette, (since he’s apparently still writing in third person and some weird tense)?

Ehhh. Read More»

Letters from the editor: May 11, 2010

Cal Beverly's picture

THE STATE OF JUSTICE IN FAYETTE: Two judges from the same judicial circuit resign within days of each other, both because of women who are not their wives.

That’s probably unprecedented in Georgia history ... not the “not wives” part, but the near simultaneous resignations. Read More»

Pastorate is challenging, yet fulfilling

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

I appreciate so much Justin Kollmeyer’s recent column on “I know what your pastor did last year. Do you?” I sometimes have to help people understand how I spend the time between Sundays. Read More»

Sounds of insecurity

Cal Thomas's picture

In a TV commercial about buying gold, former Watergate figure and current radio talk show host Gordon Liddy transfers several coins from one hand to the other and says, “That’s the sound of security; that’s the sound of gold!”

After the events of last week, somehow gold doesn’t seem to offer the kind of security we need. Read More»

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