The sky was nearly dark last Thanksgiving Saturday evening at Sanford Stadium as the Georgia Tech team finished pregame warmups before the Georgia game. They jogged off the field as the hum of the crowd began to build around them. Suddenly, a short man with square glasses leaned out from the stands, eyes bulging, cords standing out in his neck.
When General Electric blamed "a variety of energy regulations that establish lighting efficiency standards" for the closing of bulb factories in Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, it ignored a critical detail: It and fellow light bulb manufacturers Phillips and Osram Sylvania had lobbied for those restrictions.
American Citizens: Wrap your lighting fixtures in razor wire! Guard your pantries! 2012 is coming! And so are the Light Bulb Police - to confiscate your 100-watt incandescent bulbs and ticket you for using old technology! So goes the hysterical strain of what some are calling "the light bulb ban" - a misreading, deliberate or otherwise, of a provision in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act.
More than 10,000 people gathered at Cape Canaveral last week to watch a momentous achievement in U.S. space exploration. I - along with many other Americans - couldn't be more excited about it. No it wasn't the last space shuttle returning home, it was the launch of a robotic probe named Juno on a five-year voyage to the giant gas planet Jupiter - the latest step in NASA's decades-long legacy of launching scientific missions to explore the mysteries of our universe.
July 21, 1861, marked 150 years since Union and Confederate soldiers clashed at Bull Run, the first major battle of the Civil War.
History is full of quirks, ironies and coincidences. The battle of First Bull Run is no exception.
Editor's note: The following column accurately reflects the experiences of Alina Basha as a volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates. However, names and some other information have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the children and families involved.
It's been 15 years since the 1996 Olympics came to Gainesville. A lot of great things have happened in the meantime. Thousands have enjoyed the Olympic venue and their lives have been enriched by the beauty of the lake, great competition, activity, training, discipline, organizing clubs and events, and friendships built through rowing and canoe kayak. We have moved from a point where we talked about what the "Olympic Dream" can do for our community ...
I was fortunate earlier this month to participate as an academic fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies to travel to the state of Israel and see firsthand the thin line of peace that exists between Israel and the Palestinians. There certainly is long standing animosity that pervades any type of relationship between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. The problem goes beyond just that dynamic though. The intrusion of an assortment of other ...
To many of us, the balanced-budget amendment is a seductive proposal. It tempts us with a promise to sweep away a very messy problem: the government's chronic budget shortfall. But, tempting as the proposal is, an amendment to our Constitution is a serious commitment.
Enough with the backroom deals that result in higher taxes! Enough with spending "cuts" that are spread out over 10 years or longer and forgotten almost instantly! And enough with phony federal "budgets" that are never in balance and are drowning America in red ink! It's time for Congress to come together to pass a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution.
I was speaking to a member of the General Assembly last year in the wake of a series of ethics scandals that led to the former Speaker of the House resigning, and he said, "we've passed an ethics bill that greatly expands the disclosure of campaign finance and lobbyist spending."
You will be shocked to learn that there was no one named Golick on the Mayflower. But there was a Golick or two included in one or more of the immigration waves of the late 19th and early 20th century when so many people with different sounding names (Golick is Ukrainian) showed up on American shores in search of a better life for their families. And they did so in accordance with the laws of this country, because to do otherwise for people of that generation was unimaginable.
Is HB 87 good for Georgia? The question should rather be: A law who's every paragraph targets a whole community with the intention of irreversibly hurting it; does it have anything constructive in it? Can it in any decent, humanistic sense be even remotely be considered "good for Georgia"? Or rather, doesn't it remind us of times thankfully long gone? Is it good for Georgia? The answer is no, it is not good for Georgia. ...
After being inundated with news reports of male public figures behaving badly, Father's Day gives us a much-needed opportunity to turn attention to the many fathers and husbands who work tirelessly to support their families - and to call on elected officials to move policies that allow all men to be good fathers, sons and husbands without being punished for it at work.
The most important fact of life is death. Yet, we spend our whole lives busily running away from that fact to create an ever-more complex world of endless trivial tasks and diversions. But the ultimate reality is that our time here is so limited and ever closer to the end.
WASHINGTON - The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a very special trade agreement. It is so special that our government officials who are negotiating it want to keep it completely secret from us.
WASHINGTON - Those who think we can protect U.S. jobs by turning inward have got it exactly backward.
In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, many are asking how someone who came to America at the age of 9, attended some of our best schools, captained the wrestling team, went to the prom and became a citizen could have inflicted such a devastating attack on our society.
Earlier this month, 35 public school teachers and administrators indicted for allegedly cheating to raise test scores in an Atlanta school district began turning themselves in to authorities. They may be the tip of the iceberg; a state investigation implicates 178 educators in the scandal.
America's economy is poised to roar ahead if only Washington would stop holding it back.
With Tax Day upon us, American families and employers are keenly aware of the deep cut the government is taking out of their household incomes and hard-earned profits - especially during the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression.
America's economy is in the midst of a Great Stagnation that almost rivals the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the nation is fighting a costly and prolonged worldwide war against relentless Islamic terrorism.
In January, the Georgia Economic Developers Association hosted more than 50 state legislators at a luncheon to celebrate economic development accomplishments over the past 12 months. We also launched a year of celebration complete with a proclamation from Gov. Nathan Deal, as 2013 marks GEDA's 50th Anniversary.
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