Birth control access can cut abortion rates On Feb. 27, my wife and I legally adopted our two children from the state. We chose to adopt for a variety of reasons. The United States has more than 120,000 kids up for adoption. We could talk about it or we could do something. We also want to reduce suffering and promote a culture of compassion and adoption. I dislike abortion. There is suffering behind each one. ...
The Georgia House of Representatives has passed an ethics reform bill and has sent it on its way to the Senate for its consideration and action.
It's one of the first signs of spring. Saturday night, we set the clocks ahead an hour and wake up Sunday morning to daylight saving time. Even if there's snow on the ground and black ice on the highway, it's a hopeful dawn, filled with the promise of sunshine and daffodils and bird song.
Should a business be rewarded for failure? That's the essence of a bill - HB 267 - that state Rep. Jeff Chapman, R-Brunswick, has introduced to try to hold down the costs of two nuclear reactors that Georgia Power is building at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro. This is a construction project that will have a big impact on your wallet, whether you buy your electricity from Georgia Power Co. or from one of the electric ...
If you want to reduce government spending, you have to know where the money goes and why. I'm not an economist, but I am a nuke watcher. I'm on the board of Nuclear Watch South and linked with other nuclear watch groups around the country.
My recent observations on the lack of respect given public school teachers in Georgia engendered a lot of responses but none better than this story sent to me by my friend, David Egan, co-director of the Initiative to Protect Jekyll Island and a former educator himself.
Those who are working on Gov. Nathan Deal's re-election campaign for 2014 might be feeling a little nervous right now.
Earlier this month, I had the honor of attending a State of the Union address for the very first time. Amid all the pomp and circumstance of the occasion, President Barack Obama had a golden opportunity to propose an alternative to the coming sequestration cuts.
My fellow Americans: (Yea! Clap! Clap! Clap!) I come to you today to report on the state of your column - and it is your column because without you, I would be writing to myself which doesn't make any sense. (Yea! Clap! Clap! Clap!)
You all know our Rachel. You've watched her grow up on these pages. First she was the little astronaut-to-be, mourning the loss of the Columbia's crew in 2003, then the young writer and speaker who competed for seven long years before ultimately winning the oratorical scholarship she was determined to capture. You came along on her glorious summer in Israel and my concurrent nervous-Nelly meltdown here at home. Now she's well into the second semester ...
We do things differently here. The shooting incident at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that resulted in the deaths of 20 young children has prompted several states and Congress to consider laws that would reduce the number of firearms in public places. In Georgia, elected officials have never worried about that. They just want to keep expanding the number of guns that people can carry outside the home. Five days after the Newtown massacre, ...
"I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be around when it happens." - Woody Allen
Research into a variety of issues has saved lived countless lives. Obviously medical research saves lives but research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration saves lives too. This agency receives about $62 million per year researching ways to reduce traffic fatalities and has succeeded. Vehicle-related deaths are lower now than they were in 1979, when there were fewer drivers on the road.
Ralston now on right side of ethics reform Are you sitting down? I had a meeting with House Speaker David Ralston last week at the Capitol. Got your breath yet? There's more. It was a good meeting. Several of our mutual friends had been trying for some time to get the speaker and me together, saying we might have more in common than not. Had I been running the speaker's business, the meeting would have ...
One of the frequent cries of many on the left is that the world is overpopulated. The latest hysterical outburst on this matter came from Sir David Attenborough, a recent patron of "The Optimum Population Trust." The 86-year-old Attenborough is a high priest among earth-worshipping liberals.
It was as ugly as a wart hog, but for the 11th time in the past 12 years, 38th of the past 50 and 65th out of 108, the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South has bested You-Know-Where Institute of Technology for the State Football Championship, 41-34.
There's an old joke that goes, "a bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."
As of this writing, six world powers have reached an agreement with Iran that would prevent that country from developing nuclear weapons.
Knock! Knock! Knock!
When it comes to holidays, I've always preferred Thanksgiving to Christmas.
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