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Ask Father Paul - 04/22/10

Father Paul Massey's picture

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are a few that I have gotten over the years and via email for this column.

Dear father Paul: What do you think about the recent stories of even more cases of pedophilia by Catholic priests? — Dennis Read More»

It’s your money: demand some accountability

Steve Brown's picture

Let’s talk about your money. First of all, there is no such thing as “government revenue.” That is your money. Second, there is no such thing as “government debt.” You are paying the debt, not the government.

The revenue and the debts resulting from government actions belong to the citizens. Your elected representatives can get you in a whole lot of trouble, but the buck stops at your home address. Our performance in the voting booth or our apathy is the source of our communal money problems. Read More»

Week 10 update: State has eliminated 7,000 positions in 2 years

Matt Ramsey's picture

Last week the House convened for legislative days 34-36. With only four days left in the legislative session the pace of bills on the floor has picked up tremendously. The time remaining where a bill can come out of committee and still be considered by the full House is almost at an end, so a tremendous amount of activity has occurred in recent days by members and committees alike attempting to move important legislation out of committee and on to the floor of the House. Read More»

Progressives destroy the Constitution

Dr. Marvin Folkertsma's picture

One of the most telling moments in the healthcare reform debate occurred when Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trademark expression of perpetual astonishment kicked into hyper-drive after a reporter inquired about the constitutional status of ObamaCare. Pelosi paused and asked, “Are you serious?” Read More»

Big-spending Dems have a surprise for you: the VAT

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

Recently, progressives have made noise about introducing a value-added tax (VAT) in the United States. The VAT is an indirect tax — that is, Americans wouldn’t pay the tax directly to government, but would pay it to businesses as part of the retail price of things we buy, and businesses would then remit the tax to Uncle Sam. Read More»

In the coming deficit war, will Republicans have the guts for it?

Dick Morris's picture

We predict Republicans will take over both Houses of Congress. The question is: Once they achieve power, what will they do with it?

Clearly the dominant issue for the new Congress in 2011 will be how to bring down the deficit. Democrats will, of course favor tax increases, and Republicans will resist them. But drowning out the partisan rhetoric will be the editorial drumbeat from the economic and journalistic establishments that will call for compromise, splitting the difference between the two. Read More»

U.S. resembles a subprime borrower: The Great American Debt Roll

Fred A. Kingery's picture

Financial markets function to discount the future. Usually, by the time you read about something in the newspaper, financial market pricing has already “discounted” that event weeks, months, or perhaps even years before it hits the front page and becomes evident to everyone else. That’s what it means to “speculate.” Read More»

Back in 1937 . . .

Ronda Rich's picture

When she talked about those tribulations back in 1937, her feeble voice crackled with both age and emotion. With over 70 years separating then from now, the grief still lingered but wisdom had covered it like moss on a riverbank. Read More»

Dave remembers

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

It takes two people to get one of us through life, we’re fond of saying. What one of us forgets, the other may remember.

Taking meds on time or missing a well-known turn in the road or catching a favorite TV show, we share the memory banks. But memories from childhood or youth – if one has only one’s own cache and those of fading siblings – there’s no hope for that, so Dave is the official keeper of the family memories and, of course, his own. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of April 19

Betsy Tyler's picture

Peachtree City – California?
Don’t question your eyesight next week if you think you spot a California State flag flying at City Hall. Read More»

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