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The Editor's Desk: 'Party' raises issues of Athens' image

We are just getting branded in an increasingly more public way - Guns and Raunchy Parties

posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 08:04

Yarbrough: Apathy can suck life out of democracy

Perhaps, but maybe not, I don't agree with you on a gazillion things, but I adore you.

posted @ Monday, March 31, 2014 - 21:54

Deal says Georgia to explore medical marijuana options

Suffer the little children, at the legislators' expense.

posted @ Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 08:26

Tant: Protests have proud history of 'moving the needle' on public opinion

I agree with you Ed. The protests against the War in Vietnam were instrumental in bringing it to a close as far as American participation. I believe the protests in the Georgia Legislature related to issues like Medicaid and guns are a sign of more and wider protests on the horizon. When people cease to have any access to any medical care, I think they will protest.

posted @ Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 08:21

Megathlin: 'Life's short, call now'

I was at a dinner party tonight and this very moving piece was mentioned by two others who like myself had read this in today's paper. The message in this column "spoke" to each of us, "Now".

posted @ Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 23:29

Bill expanding gun carry rights in Ga. passes

I hope churches will post on their marquees which category they are in, because I definitely have no plans to attend any churches were congregants are toting guns.

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 09:10

The Editor's Desk: Write a check, help a congressman

We need a Broun out.

posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:04

Galis: Legislators can set education policy

One would like to have a legislature that had knowledge to set educational policy, but when you examine the shenanigans of the current body, it is clear that they do not have the background for such an assignment. Frightening thought, really.

posted @ Friday, March 14, 2014 - 09:28

Georgia Senate panel green lights bill restricting state Obamacare help

One more very good reason not to vote for Nathan Deal.

posted @ Friday, March 14, 2014 - 09:17

Poll: Gubernatorial challenger Carter leads Deal

I wasn't called in any poll, but the pollsters can add my vote for Carter to their count. My personal ad for Deal is NO DEAL. I cannot imagine teachers voting for him.

posted @ Friday, March 14, 2014 - 09:14

Bernard: Here's how to get America's fiscal house in order

I'm a Democrat who would vote for you if you ran again.

posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 06:55

Wilson: 'The American thing to do'

@Logical:

BY EMILY DERUY - 11/30/2012, 12:41PM / Updated 10/14/2013, 06:04PM
Hispanic women are having fewer babies, a trend that has helped fuel a decline in the overall birth rate in the United States.

While women in general are having fewer babies now than in previous years, foreign and U.S.-born Latinas had larger birth rate declines from 2007 to 2010 than any other group, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

The U.S. birth rate, which had been rising since 2002, plunged in 2011 to the lowest recorded level after it began to decline in 2007. Births among immigrant women began declining in 2008 when the economy took a downward turn.

posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 07:31

Wilson: 'The American thing to do'

BY EMILY DERUY - 11/30/2012, 12:41PM / Updated 10/14/2013, 06:04PM
Hispanic women are having fewer babies, a trend that has helped fuel a decline in the overall birth rate in the United States.

While women in general are having fewer babies now than in previous years, foreign and U.S.-born Latinas had larger birth rate declines from 2007 to 2010 than any other group, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

The U.S. birth rate, which had been rising since 2002, plunged in 2011 to the lowest recorded level after it began to decline in 2007. Births among immigrant women began declining in 2008 when the economy took a downward turn.

posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 07:31

Young: Time in Peru was 'trip to Gratitude'

Thanks for sharing these observations - I liked this piece because of its simultaneous attention to gratitude for regulations that attend to health, safety and welfare, yet at the same time an appreciation for personal rights and responsibilities in a society. I think we could make some social progress in our country if more people could weigh tradeoffs, seek some compromise, avoid polarized gridlock, and develop a better capacity for perspective-taking. Travel has this great capacity to make us consider more deeply the treasures and travails of our home.

posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 09:48

Blackmon: Lawmakers listening to wrong people on public schools

I think it would be very interesting to see decisions of business and industry who decided not to bring their companies to Georgia because of our schools. I think public education has been squeezed to the brink. I never thought I would see the day that I would advise young people away from teaching careers. But sadly that day is now.

posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 09:38

Blackmon: State rep OK with sex offenders loitering at schools

Yes, again this kind of national publicity will discourage businesses from wanting to come to Georgia. And it should discourage them. Why would people knowingly want their children in schools in a State with legislation like this?

posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:35

Junk South presents check to Learning Ally

They are a fabulous company. The are efficient, come to pick up things when they say they will, and have a tremendous attitude about both their work and their community. They are a role model for other companies.

posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 08:37

Blackmon: Lawmakers creating problems for education

I completely agree with Myra's take on this bill. I, too, am tired of people casting blame on teachers and other school personnel for the problems in public education. The Governor of Georgia should take his salary and pay all the teachers overtime who stayed overnight with those students in Atlanta during the snow/ice storm. Myra, thank you for your most conscientious attention to the details of a long document.

posted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 09:26

Small quake in South Carolina felt hundreds of miles away

Definitely experienced it - thought just watching the men's figure skating was causing some vertigo. Only other time I have experienced this was in Thessaloniki, Greece.

posted @ Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 09:18

What Others Say: Thoughts on Coke commercial (Anniston Star)

"I'd like to teach the world to sing" and what a better song could there be than "America"? We could offer the isolationists earplugs, but the plugs would probably be made in China.

posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 09:36

CVS to stop tobacco products sales

Gutsy move on the part of CVS. Their decision will also attract some customers who applaud their decision. People have always been able to vote with their feet on these kind of matters.

posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 09:28

Crisp: Higher-ed social media policy worth watching

Freedom of speech is critical for a democracy to work as it should. When individual speech is controlled by institutions they cease to be democratic. This is dangerous. Because the email "speech" of individuals in Atlanta's "snow crises" and New Jersey's bridge lane closings was not "controlled", we citizens are able to see the ineptness and manipulative decisions that had terrible outcomes for our health, safety, and welfare. If this speech was "controlled" by the organizations, we would be in the dark. Allowing people to say what they think, makes their speech and intentions transparent. What is wrong with knowing any professor's position on any issue? I don't like Paul Broun's positions on most issues, but I am certainly grateful he is free to state what he thinks. Of all our freedoms, freedom of speech is the most important to defend.

posted @ Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 08:53

Hood: Accidental science behind Groundhog Day

This made me feel so much better about tomorrow.

posted @ Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 09:02

Schram: Republicans' SOTU responses fractured

Representative Rodgers was laughable. I felt like she was inviting us to another kind of "tea-party". The kind with the little china cups and sugar bowls. She fits the mold of the kind of woman Mike Huckabee wants to protect. Delicate but not decisive.

posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 09:33

Bergins: 'Thanks' to Broun for rifle raffle

I imagine and do hope he is getting the national publicity he deserves for his antics. He is in a great position to discourage businesses from moving to Georgia. I imagine he is a favorite of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 08:49

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