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In search of honor

Terry Garlock's picture

On Nov. 11 many spoke kind words for our troops on Veterans Day, but speeches do little when actions that matter most are in painfully short supply. Bear with me if I remain disappointed in our country’s real support of the men and women who wear the uniform. Read More»

Thankfulness and Occupy Wall St.

Cal Thomas's picture

For more than half my life I was a 99-percenter. I kept my first pay stubs in the news business to remind me where I came from and what was necessary in order to get where I am today.

In 1975, while working at a TV station in Houston, I wrote a letter to a friend in Washington complaining about my stalled career and low salary. “I will probably die here with my boots on, boots bought on a revolving charge and not fully paid for,” I griped. My memory is not that good. He kept the letter and showed it to me a few years ago. We laughed. Read More»

Obama’s pipeline politics costs 20,000 U.S.jobs

Lynn Westmoreland's picture

Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department announced it would take at least another 18 months to complete the required environmental review and public comment period for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The pipeline would run from Canada through six U.S. states, sending 700,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada’s oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries.

This delay comes on the heels of a more than three year extensive review of the project – and it conveniently pushes the final approval date to after the 2012 presidential elections. Read More»

Narrowing down the possibilities in Republican field

Dick Morris's picture

To understand the Republican presidential race, grasp first that the party is one of ideas. One is born into the Democratic Party. If you are black or Latino or poor or gay or become a single mother, your partisan identity is often spoken for. But you become a member of the Republican Party by agreeing with certain ideas. Read More»

Miss Virgie says

Ronda Rich's picture

When Miss Virgie, my beloved mentor on all things Southern proper, came to visit with her husband, Bill, she lovingly lectured me whenever I fell short.

“Oh my goodness, what a cook you are,” she said, smiling approvingly as I set a platter of country fried steak on the table, then pulled a pan of homemade biscuits from the oven. “Those are the prettiest biscuits I ever saw.”

That’s a strong compliment coming from a woman raised in Pascagoula, Miss., and schooled in the finer art of cooking in Paris, France. Read More»

Murphy's Law still in force

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

She who feels herself somehow above the fray, because she was early in preparing a hot dish for the annual Thanksgiving feast, must bake Humble Pie instead of Pumpkin Pie and admit that she is slipping.

My assignment: Baked sweet potatoes with orange juice and pecans. Over the years, I have called this my Senator Russell Sweet Potatoes, although the late Georgia senator might not recognize them when they alight on a table already laden with turkey, mashed white potatoes, green beans and mushrooms, cranberry sauce and, of course, pumpkin pie for dessert. Read More»

Remembering Larry Munson

Loran Smith's picture

Before Larry Munson became Georgia’s football play-by-play announcer in 1966, I knew him from his time working at Vanderbilt, where he had become a fixture in Nashville. His agenda included, in addition to announcing for the Commodores, hosting a popular television fishing show and working as the play-by-play voice of the Nashville Vols’ minor league baseball team. Read More»

Terrorists at the Savannah Street School

David Epps's picture

I was cut down in a hail of bullets in the middle of a crossfire. Hit several times, the bullet to the spine was the most serious before the final shot was fired. The kill shot was to the top of my head.

My son, John Epps, after fighting heroically, was sprawled out dead in the hallway behind me having been sprayed by about eight rounds to the side and back.

Also dead was Frank Golan, cut down while ferociously defending his position. Vicki, the final member of our team would be felled by a shot to the throat. Read More»

Stop rushing Christmas

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Normally by this time of the year, I’ve exhausted all the topics that cause me to jump up on my soapbox and pontificate. I can relax, pen a few lighthearted articles, and slide right on into the New Year. But with only four more columns ‘til 2012, I find I must pull out my soapbox and stand upon it one last time. There’s still more pontificating that needs to be done and, after all, it is my soapbox. Read More»

Thanksgiving thoughts, with credit to Bisher

Scott Bradshaw's picture

Before the emergence of ESPN and other 24-hour sports television coverage, Furman Bisher was the man! It is unlikely there will ever be his equal as sports writer and television analyst. Read More»

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