It is often described as a clarion call, but it is rarely answered. It may be a cry in the wilderness befalling deaf ears. Or it may be equated to the massive live oak falling in the forest thicket; can it be heard? In today's jargon, its silence may be deafening.
July 12, 2009|
By Emily Dunlap Lawson
Do you know the story about the day Thomas Jefferson died? It was just a few hours before John Adams also died, July 4, 1826. Jefferson and Adams were lifelong friends and, at times, bitter philosophical rivals. Jefferson and Adams are also the putative fathers of the modern Democratic and Republican parties, respectively. It's such a great story but it needs an introduction.
July 11, 2009|
By Arturo Corso
One of my favorite procrastination strategies is to fire up my trusty laptop and click around through newspapers from all over the world. I tell myself, "I'll clean out the refrigerator right after I see who Sandy Banks has been taking to task in the Los Angeles Times." Or, "the laundry can wait. I want to read all the columns that earned Regina Britt a shot at a Pulitzer."
July 10, 2009|
Many times I've lamented in this space about readers being critically incredulous that this conservative columnist would listen and read non-conservative newscasts and talk shows or take publications with a liberal bias. I always felt I wasn't getting it across. Some kept seriously questioning my conservative bona fides.
Looking around for something appropriate to say as our nation celebrates its 223rd birthday, I happened to run across an old clipping in my files from Eugene Methvin, one of the finest journalists ever from the state of Georgia.
July 04, 2009|
Given that we are on the doorstep of Independence Day, I thought this the appropriate time again to deal with the true heritage of this great nation. This is especially true in light of President Barack Obama again declaring that America is not a Christian nation.
July 02, 2009|
Georgia's recession has put state government in the same position as a penny-pinching old geezer, the kind who searches under the sofa cushions for lost dimes and quarters or cashes in that jar of pennies he's been hoarding.
You've seen the commercial, I'm sure. A father spent four weekends building a treehouse for his children only to find them playing cards and watching DVDs in the family's Toyota minivan. They're oblivious to his excitement, telling him, "We're good here" and return to their card game as the father closes the van door and walks dejectedly away.
June 26, 2009|
The State Transportation Board has elected yet another commissioner for that troubled agency: state Rep. Vance Smith, R-Pine Mountain, a person who has some expertise in highway construction because his family-owned business did a lot of road grading back in Harris County.