There has been some debate as to whether or not universal health care is Constitutional. The courts for their part upheld the key points of Obamacare.
The campaign on the charter school constitutional amendment seems destined to end up in a courtroom rather than a classroom.
Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Greater Garfield, Ga., just called me with what he said was an exciting development.
Wednesday night, my husband and I watched the presidential debates. Then we watched the half hour of commentary that followed. I was struck by how disappointed those news professionals appeared. Several mentioned that there were no "zingers" in the debates. Is that what it's come down to? Zingers and sound bites?
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go head-to-head tonight in the first of three presidential debates, with the initial one at the University of Denver.
Quick! In five words tell me. What's the difference between Democrats and Republicans? "More government vs less government." Now, in 10 words tell me what government means in a democracy. Think Abraham Lincoln. "... Of the people, by the people, and for the people." Democracy is defined not by how much or how little government a nation has but by who elects the government and how the government serves its people. Who elects our government? ...
With the vote on the charter school amendment just over a month away, the heat is getting intense. I know. I have felt it.
There are many things in Georgia that we don't have enough money to pay for, according to our elected leadership.
When the gavel bangs to open the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would suggest the first order of business be to have Willie Nelson serenade our solons with "The Party's Over." Willie sings that song better than almost anybody and it would be an effective way to remind our intrepid public servants that there is a new sheriff in town.
Comparing the United States to the Roman Empire is quite fashionable. It's also warranted.
One of the saddest bits of news I've seen in a while was an announcement last week from the office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
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
John Stossel's recent column, "There ought not to be a law" reveals many of the shortcomings when it comes to Libertarian orthodoxy. Stossel begins by proposing a false dichotomy. He declares that he is a libertarian because he sees "a false choice offered by the political left and right: government control of the economy -- or government control of our personal lives."
Rep. Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta, majority whip of the Georgia House of Representatives asked me if I would talk to the proponents of the upcoming constitutional amendment on charter schools and get their side of the story. This was after he and I had publicly crossed swords over the issue.
After many years of observing the activities of Georgia's politicians, I've come to the inescapable conclusion that the state's voters surely do like scoundrels. If they didn't, they wouldn't keep on electing so many of them to public office.
The Republican Party delegates who gathered in Athens for their annual state convention heard a cautionary message from Gov. Nathan Deal about the future of the GOP.
The surest way for sin to prosper is for a culture to stop calling it sin. Given the rapidly decaying culture in the U.S., I could proceed in a myriad of directions following such a conclusion. However, in America the foremost example of the rotten fruit born of neglected sin is Kermit Gosnell.
David Pennington, the mayor of Dalton, is making noises about challenging incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 Republican primary.
This week, I have my first opportunity to cast a vote to repeal Obamacare. While I have been working to stop Obamacare since I came to Congress, including my efforts to pass the Defund Obamacare Act with fellow Georgia Rep. Tom Graves, I'm looking forward to fulfilling my promise to support full repeal on the House floor.
Until last week, Georgia had been one of only three remaining states that put absolutely no limits on how much money lobbyists could spend to influence the passage or defeat of legislation in a General Assembly session.
During the 2013 session, the Georgia legislature tackled a variety of issues ranging from the budget to ethics reform. One of the most notable debates revolved around whether Georgia should take action in correcting our northern boundary line along the Tennessee River.
Last week, NPR announced that a bullet had been successfully fired from a plastic gun. The big news is this: The gun came from a 3-D printer. So much for gun control, for background checks and any other measure to reduce the number of easily available handguns in the nation.
This is the story of courage. This is a story of tenacity. This is the story of Hill Daniel.
Over time, I've fallen into a morning routine that has become invariable. I wake up, feed the animals, make coffee, read the headlines on gainesvilletimes.com and then log on to Facebook.
It's no secret that politicians often make mistakes - a lot of them.
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