If our nation is really in trouble, if it's really "going to hell in a hand-basket" as some say, it isn't the fault of any other nation, or of a global organization like al-Qaida. It isn't the fault of President Barack Obama, or the media, immigrants, terrorists or Islam. It's the fault of the American people, you and me!
During an interview on NPR, a UUC minister said of many Christians, "They keep giving me answers to questions I never asked."
My column appears every other Tuesday. The last time it fell on Christmas Day was 2001. The headline was, "Gift of a child is the reason for Christmas."
Cinema is the leading art form of this era. Nothing matches today's movies for size, reach, and verisimilitude.
The Times: March 31. "Ga. Power files request to drop fuel rates"
The election has come and gone. Nothing has changed. Same president, Barack Obama. Same U.S. House, Republican. Same Senate, Democratic.
One week before the election! Next Tuesday, you go to the polls and cast your vote, but ... alas, your guy loses. What are you going to do, leave the country?
My father was an electrical engineer. He considered himself a scientist. Born Nov. 4, 1899, he was a lifelong employee of Bell Laboratories. On more than one occasion he told me, "If I live to be a hundred, my life will span three centuries."
Quick! In five words tell me. What's the difference between Democrats and Republicans?
Both the Republican and Democratic conventions are behind us now. The two parties have chosen their gladiators, and for the next seven weeks they will battle it out. They'll do whatever they can to win the Presidency. I'm afriaid things are going to get ugly
I'll be 80 this month. At this age I can look back and pinpoint the various times when scientific theories moved from speculation to established fact. For example, I was in the anthropology department at Georgia State when plate tectonics was formally accepted by the world's leading geophysicists.
What are your core values? You're going to be asked this a lot as we approach Election Day. Think carefully before you answer. What motivates you? What do you hold dear? What institutions or beliefs are basic to your life and well being?
There are times when I want to cry. Not just shed a few tears but seclude myself in some quite place and sob for hours.
Have you watched any political ads recently? Most of us have, even people like me who don't have TV. They're hard to escape, but when you ask someone if he or she is influenced by what they see, they say no.
Say what you mean, and mean what you say. Sounds good, but that isn't the way it works, at least not in politics.
"How do you spell relief?" Clue: It's not Alka Seltzer. It's the elections. They're over! Even the losers are breathing easier.
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