It's good Tiger Woods now is making amends for his transgressions though he hasn't said when he's returning to the tour. He may not know himself.
Gov. Perdue's idea of letting governors appoint cabinet-type officers has considerable merit, but with the possible exception of one, it would be tough to get all four by the legislature, then doomed in voter ratification.
While elated the elephant erased the donkey's veto-proof Senate with a victory in Massachusetts, I hope the GOP doesn't again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. While the vote clearly repudiated President Barack Obama, most specifically the health plan, it even more signaled that voters want action and progress on problems including health care and other major issues, now. They don't want to see partisan efforts solely to weaken Obama, even ...
It's depressing to read the thick section(s) of The Times devoted fully to home foreclosures week after week, particularly those of us who have houses on the market that have been sitting vacant for months attracting no potential buyer interest.
David Ralston, soon to be new GOP speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, is in a position to ensure that his party keeps control of the House and the governorship this year. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has the Senate in line. That is, unless the leadership really snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, as Republicans have been known to do at all levels.
David Ralston is going to make a good Speaker of the Georgia House. As The Times reported, he has close ties to Hall County, including a stint as a reporter for The Times.
Let this frequent critic of President Barack Obama's qualifications, philosophy, lack of needed experience and most programs give him credit that is due. He got it basically and mostly right on Afghanistan, much to the chagrin of his liberal political base which seemingly forgets a president's greatest responsibility is national security.
The response to my thyroid cancer treatment column has been overwhelming and unexpected. The biggest surprise was so few people knew we had such a nuclear medicine facility in Hall County. Several had family members that had been through it, one several years ago in Columbus. I told executive editor Mitch Clarke I would keep tabs on response numbers, a promise I can't fully keep.
After I had a spell earlier this year that my fantastic primary physician team, Dr. Sumner and nurse Robin, suspected was a stroke. A brain scan confirmed I'd had two light ones.
Nobel Prizes in all kinds of fields from research, literature and medicine to politics were considered the international pinnacle in the particular field, awarded for outstanding accomplishment. I was always proud when an American was so honored.
Key aspirants to the GOP presidential nomination must put aside differences and work together as a cohesive team following the lead of an agreed principal spokesperson and message coordinator if the party hopes to take over at least the House with a long shot at the Senate next year. After 2010, they can square off in the battle for the nomination.
Far too much on both sides of the aisle has been made of S.C. Rep. Joe Wilson's intemperate outburst at the joint session of Congress. As he should have, he apologized to the president. As he shouldn't have, he refused to apologize to Congress for violating its rules. He could have prevented the furor by telling the House he overreacted and was sorry for that.
This is not a contradiction. Ted Kennedy was one reason I always opposed term limits except in the case of the presidency.
The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is just over two weeks away, from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. This is THE informal social event of the season.
As predicted in the last column, new developments for the 2010 elections continue to change the political landscape on a near daily basis. This column is written early because I will have been hospitalized during its deadline period.