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Surviving ‘back to school’ week

Bonnie Willis's picture

With my kids back in school, it seems we survived yet another year of back-to-school madness.

The “summer” went so fast. As soon as July ended, I knew the school year was upon us, but I just wasn’t ready. Within one week—as if I did not have the previous month—we had to buy clothes and school supplies. Read More»

Confronting ISIS: ‘It takes an army to defeat an army’

Cal Thomas's picture

When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.

Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said last Friday that the U.S. must confront the jihadists who call themselves the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL). “It takes an army to defeat an army,” she said, adding, “I believe that we either confront ISIL now or we will be forced to deal with an even stronger enemy in the future.” Read More»

Bringing accountability and success back to the VA and our veterans

Johnny Isakson's picture

Our country’s veterans have risked life and limb to protect our freedoms and ensure our way of life. For too long the Department of Veterans Affairs has failed our nation’s veterans by operating under a culture of corruption and neglect that lacked accountability or leadership. Veterans deserve better than that and with the sweeping reforms put in place by the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, I am committed to personally seeing to it that we have a better VA health system deliver for our veterans. Read More»

Who owns the future?

Pat Buchanan's picture

At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama famously wrote that our world may be at the “end of history” where “Western liberal democracy” becomes “the final form of human government.”

A quarter century on, such optimism seems naive. Consider the United States, the paragon of liberal democracy. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds that only 14 percent of the people approve of Congress and only 19 percent approve of the GOP. Seventy-one percent believe America is headed in the wrong direction. Read More»

Obituary call tree

Ronda Rich's picture

Yes, I know that I am, occasionally, prone to embellishment. But trust me when I say this is the law and the gospel: I have a long-time friend who only calls me when someone dies. Most times, I know the person but sometimes I don’t have a clue the person ever existed.

“Oh,” she’ll said disappointedly. “I thought you knew him. But you know Sadie, don’t you? Her third cousin worked for him for years. So, you have a connection.” Read More»

These “Turtles” should have stayed in the shells

The Citizen's picture

By KEVIN THOMAS

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Childhood is an interesting time. We are young, inexperienced, and easily entertained. When we are children, all we need is a talking animal and we like what is right in front of us. That was the case for me at least.

I remember seeing “Shrek” in the movie theater when I was six years old, being entertained by a fast-talking donkey and an ogre with anger issues. I also loved anything having to do with “Scooby-Doo” because there was a talking dog who solved mysteries. Read More»

Mea Culpa in Kitchen

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Feel the need to come clean in a couple of borderline deceptive actions recently.

One problem with co-existing with a chronic disease is that you may try to take advantage of it. Not a really bad habit, I suppose, but I’ve got to watch closely the tendency to use it for unearned benefits. Read More»

Electrical fire closes Willowbend Road, PTC City Hall & Library until at least noon on Monday

Betsy Tyler's picture

An electrical fire outside City Hall in Peachtree City on Sunday afternoon cut utilities to the building and caused the closure of the eastern portion of Willowbend Road (between Hip Pocket Road and Highway 54 by the Presbyterian Church and City Hall). Read More»

Sticks and Stones

Rick Ryckeley's picture

On the first day of school, most kids worry about something. Some worry about their clothes, others the way their hair looks. Still others worry if they’ll be unlucky enough to get that one teacher that nobody wants to get. So what was the one thing yours truly worried about while attending the world of academia, you might ask? Well, it wasn’t just one thing. It was three. Read More»

Christians in Mosul face death

David Epps's picture

For the first time in 1,600 years,the Christian Mass is not being celebrated in the ancient city of Mosul, Iraq.

According to a story in The Daily Beast, The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Iraq’s second largest city June 10, causing most Christians in the region to flee in terror. The remnant of Mosul’s ancient Christian community, long inhabitants of the place where many believe Jonah to be buried, now faces annihilation behind ISIS lines. Those who risk worship must do so in silence, praying under new Sharia regulations that have stilled every church bell in the city. Read More»

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