If Iraqis won’t fight for their nation’s survival, why on earth should we?
In a new translation by Jamie Bulloch, we experience what a figure from the past would think through the eyes of a fictitious Hitler in “Look Who’s Back,” a hilarious novel by German author Timur Vermes.
One of the ways of fighting poverty, President Obama proposed during a recent talk, was to “ask from society’s lottery winners” that they make a “modest investment” in government programs to help the poor.
A trigger warning is usually conveyed on a sign carried or posted near the auditorium where a speech is to be given, alerting students to the possibility that the speaker may express an idea that could trigger an emotional response. A discussion about campus rape statistics, for example, might cause a rape victim to suffer.
One of the ways to prevent boating tragedies is awareness, which is where National Safe Boating Week comes in this week.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is racist.
OPINION: The war on terrorism cannot be won without Muslim allies
Under U.S. law, blasphemy is fully protected speech, precisely because there is no public orthodoxy. Religious people of all backgrounds should recognize that this legal neutrality on religion has produced a society remarkably amenable to religion.
From Gwinnett’s award-winning parks to the many fine parks in its respective cities — from Suwanee to Duluth to Snellville to Sugar Hill — residents don’t lack for great facilities and amenities, everything from walking trails, to skate parks to soccer fields to dog parks. There’s no better place to hook a child on the fun of playing at the park than here.
“Shocked,” “surprised,” “stunned” were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political “experts” and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night.
OPINION: Some modern practices as unthinkable as those in past
Some things are unnecessary. Caging beautiful creatures. Displaying them for spectacle. It’s good that these are being rethought.
Horse country is about blue grass, bourbon, and big bucks. It is also about limestone waters, which affect the taste of the bourbon and the quality of the bluegrass.
In a diverse nation, we’ll never all see things exactly the same way, nor would we want to, but we might at least strive to recognize our own biases and judge our own perceptions as harshly as we do others’.
One key fact that keeps getting ignored is that the poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits every year since 1994. Behavior matters and facts matter, more than the prevailing social visions or political empires built on those visions.
OPINION: Prime Minister 'Question Time' refreshing
On Thursday, the three main candidates for prime minister — David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg — one by one appeared before an audience of voters at the Leeds Town Hall where for a half-hour voters asked them informed, pointed and detailed questions. The host, the BBC’s David Dimbleby, called for questions and occasionally followed up, but mostly voters drove the program
Instead of me wishing you a happy life, I wish that you seek and find deep meaningful work throughout your life and loved ones to share it with.
- ROBINSON: Chasing miracles in Iraq
- CEPEDA: Modern times through the eyes of a monster
- SOWELL: Obama’s query: It is too much to ask
- PARKER: Trigger warnings trample free speech on campus
- CLINE: A reminder to be safe on the lake
- MICHAEL GERSON: Seeking mutual respect amid conflict
- CLINE: This weekend make it a ‘Day’ out at the park
- THOMAS: The British elections
- CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Rethinking our treatment of animals
- SMITH: Spending time in horse country
Letters to the Editor
- LETTERS: Facilities a concern at local park
- LETTERS: Elizabeth Warren is the presidential candidate we need
- LETTERS: Wish more journalists were like Kathleen Parker
- LETTERS: Columnists hypocritical in criticism of Obama’s immigration plan
- LETTERS: Obama immigration amnesty is unworkable
- LETTERS: When it comes to Ebola, voice of reason must prevail
- THOMAS: Houston pastors fight censorship challenge
- LETTERS: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai perfect example of a Muslim woman
- LETTERS: De facto tax increase not ‘prudent’ for citizens
- LETTERS: Coach Lloyd was a ‘one-of-a-kind’ man
- OUR VIEW: Winding road finally leads to school bus cameras
- OUR VIEW: Teacher of the Year finalists best of the best
- OUR VIEW: Pink paper’s goal: Raise awarness for breast cancer
- OUR VIEW: Gwinnett Public Schools distinguishes itself with second Broad Prize
- OUR VIEW: Georgia Gwinnett College puts best foot forward in welcoming incoming students
- OUR VIEW: Thumbs up to Moore, county for animal shelter improvement
- OUR VIEW: Start of school brings reminder to be cautious around buses
- OUR VIEW: Tax rate decision prudent if not popular
- OUR VIEW: On the road, remember to ‘move over’ for emergency personnel
- OUR VIEW: Reminder of public hearings for county millage rate
- BUCK'S BYTES: That was a big day for Apple
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- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?
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- BUCK'S BYTES: Stepping in to wearable tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Internet tax reform long overdue 1 comment
- BUCK'S BYTES: Slow hybrid growth is better than no growth
- BUCK'S BYTES: T-Mobile gives hope to cellphone users' wallets
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