During this presidential election season, the candidates have been talking a lot about the best ways to fuel our cars and power our homes. "I don't recall an election where energy policy was discussed this much," said John Duffield, a professor of political science at Georgia State University.
With the state mired in a budget shortfall that has been estimated at $2 billion, the governor has ordered up a fiscal diet.
It is the topic that everybody is talking about. There is no doubt that the current state of the economy and the $700 billion bailout have recently become the main issues of this year's presidential election.
We teach children not to talk to strangers. And we don't let them watch R-rated movies when they're in third grade.
The Rio Grande river innocently snakes its way between Mexico and the United States, creating a border that has become much more than just a border.
Lake Lanier is approaching a historic moment, but it's not a cause for celebration. On Dec. 26 last year, Lanier hit 1,050.79 feet above sea level, the lowest point since the reservoir was completed in the late 1950s. Normal full pool is 1,071 feet.
Much of the foreign policy talk between the presidential candidates boils down to one primary issue: the war in Iraq.
As most area food banks can attest, need knows no season.
For a time during the presidential primary season, it looked as if health care was going to be the dominant issue of the campaign. Over the past few months, however, the topic has seemed to drop off the radar screen. "We all did think health care was going to be at least the No. 2 issue (after the Iraq war)," said Mimi Collins, chief executive officer of the Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville. "Now everyone's talking about the economy.
When he entered office in 2003, Gov. Sonny Perdue faced a budget shortfall. While there was a time of improvement, the current economic downturn has been evident in declining state revenues. But Perdue, who is about to begin his final two years in office, rejects the notion of being a lame duck and is upbeat about the remaining term.
They're well-versed in the sonnets of Shakespeare. They can explain Quantum physics to a room full of surly teenagers. And they stay after school to tutor struggling calculus students.
Nowadays, clocks flash instead of tick. Phones sing instead of ring. And it's only a matter of time before the TV crosses over to join its electronic brethren in the digital realm.
Scoreboards glowing above stadiums nationwide this fall will tell cheering fans if their team is winning. In the education arena, it's No Child Left Behind, the federal mandate President George W. Bush signed into law in early 2002, that keeps America's score on education.
For an hour this week, a group of seven high school students from public and private schools in Hall County spent an hour with the president of the University of Georgia in a dialogue that covered a variety of subject from how to get into UGA to "How 'bout them Dawgs?"
It used to be fairly straightforward. To improve your health, you went to the doctor. To improve your appearance, you went to the beauty parlor.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The interim deal struck with Iran by the "5 plus 1" powers shows promise for achieving the end that Iran will not wind up with a nuclear program. Whether it is the deal that will be responsible for that end depends, of course, on whether Iran was building nuclear weapons at all. If Iran does not develop nuclear weapons, we may never know whether it was the deal that brought that about.
WASHINGTON - The six-month deal between U.S.-led negotiators and Iran will make an Iranian atomic bomb more likely, not less, because it significantly strengthens the very regime in Tehran that so desperately wants nuclear weaponry.
WASHINGTON - Dan Snyder remains adamant that he will not change the nickname of his beloved football team.
LOGAN, Utah - Members of the Oneida Indian Nation are demanding that the National Football League's Washington Redskins change the team's name to something less offensive to American Indians. Sportscaster Bob Costas calls the current nickname "an insult, a slur."
The Gettysburg Address was a long time "a-birthing," almost nine decades, or, as Lincoln said in one of the best-known phrases in American politics: "Four score and seven years ago"- 87 years being the time between the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and when Lincoln delivered his address at Gettysburg.
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