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Americans must reestablish proper role of government

Cal Thomas's picture

“Everybody in Vanity Fair must have remarked how well those live who are comfortably and thoroughly in debt; how they deny themselves nothing; how jolly and easy they are in their minds.” — William Makepeace Thackeray

My Apple computer has a handy icon called “Time Machine.” By clicking it, I can find data that might have been misplaced, or return the computer to a specific configuration dating back to a specific date and time. Read More»

Memories of Suitcase Jake Elder

Ronda Rich's picture

When news came that one of the most memorable Southern characters had passed from this world, I found myself musing back on the color, interest, and myriad conflict he brought to the world around him.

He was not boring. Not ever. And that, my friend, is the boldest mark of a fabulous character, Southern or not. Read More»

Remembering Grizzard

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

When the news of Lewis Grizzard’s deteriorating condition first flashed through the Atlanta area in 1994, I, like so many of his fans, braced myself for what was to come. Nonetheless, I was not prepared for the profound sense of loss that followed the announcement of his death – I can still feel the sorrow. Read More»

The Lions of Trinity

David Epps's picture

It was a little over a decade and a half ago when two mothers approached me about the possibility of the church I served at the time, Trinity Fellowship, establishing a Christian school. I had thought about it before but the problems always seemed insurmountable.

Nevertheless, here were a couple of ladies who were willing to do the hard work of seeing if such a project was even feasible. Read More»

Diminishing ranks of veterans

Terry Garlock's picture

Veterans Day brings back the memory that when I was a boy more than half the men I knew had served their country. Now, when you factor out aging and dying veteran bubbles of WWII, Korea and Vietnam, by my estimate less than 5 percent of our citizens will know what it means to serve.

While the all-volunteer military wants to keep it that way, I doubt making military service rare is good for the country. Read More»

‘Thank you for your service to U.S.’

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

We Americans tend to look forward to the various holidays on the calendar. Sometimes we pause to ponder the meaning of these commemorative days; often we do not. Perhaps in your own experience you can recall a Thanksgiving, an Easter, or an Independence Day when something happened that brought home to you the true meaning of the holiday. So it was with me on Nov. 11, 1987. That is when Veterans Day became special to me. Read More»

After the fall . . .

Cal Thomas's picture

The cynic in me says that Democrats will learn nothing from the midterm election. They not only took a bath, they were effectively water-boarded by voters. Read More»

The great corrective . . .

Dr. Paul Kengor's picture

On Nov. 4, 2008, something incredible happened, something that will never again allow me to predict or trust the American electorate, regardless of the great corrective that happened this Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.

For one, the American voter decisively elected as president a man that the widely respected, non-partisan National Journal had named the “most liberal member of the Senate” in 2007, to the left of even Barbara Boxer, Ted Kennedy, and Hillary Clinton. Read More»

Believing my own eyes (not)

Ronda Rich's picture

It’s getting to the point that I don’t believe my own eyes or trust what my ears hear. Sometimes it feels like I’m starring in the old movie, “Gas Light,” where the world is conspiring to make me think I’m crazy.

For the record, I know I’m crazy. It runs in the family. But it’s a good kind of crazy that is fun and interesting where we view the world in an off-kilter way. But I’m telling you: People are out to make me think I’m really crazy. The kind of crazy that isn’t good. Read More»

You're fired

David Epps's picture

The American voters made a strong and powerful statement with last Tuesday’s election results. The electorate swept out scores of Democrats from the House of Representatives and put a serious scare into the Democrats in the Senate.

One can put a number of differing spins on the results but Republican victors should proceed with caution. An argument can be made that, in 2008, the voters were not so much supporting the Democrats as they were firing the Republicans. Read More»

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