Beginning with Ronald Reagan, the political center in this country has increasingly extolled the free market "system" as the answer to all our society's ills. To emphasize the diminished role he would give the state, Reagan famously said "government is not the answer to all our problems. Government is the problem."
December 18, 2009|
It's no surprise that the Georgia media has been consumed with the recent scandals erupting at the state Capitol over legislators and their alleged affairs with lobbyists. Any assignment editor with a pulse will tell you that sex is what brings readers and viewers to a story.
December 16, 2009|
I spend a good portion of my time each December selling Christmas trees. That's been our Optimist Club fundraiser since 1958.
One evening earlier this week, several of us were at the tree lot. It was dark and getting bitterly cold. We were just beginning to start shutting down when a couple drove up in a truck. They asked how much longer we would be open and in true Optimist fundraiser fashion we assured them that there was no hurry, to take their time and look around.
December 11, 2009|
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.
December 08, 2009|
This is the story of three wise men. They do not come bearing gifts of gold and myrrh and frankincense. Their gifts are service, intelligence and integrity. They don't have exotic names like Bithisarea, Melichior, and Gathaspa. Theirs are ordinary names: John, Raymond and Roy. But there is nothing ordinary about them.
December 05, 2009|
When my great uncle Amon Corn returned to North Georgia from Europe after World War II, one of the civic projects he led was to bring a library to his community. The region had nothing like the wealth it enjoys now, but he and others worked tirelessly to raise the funds needed to give people of the area access to something they had little of: good books.
December 04, 2009|