I spent the first 22 Easters of my life, as well as I can remember, in Porterdale. I always looked forward to attending Sunrise Service at Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, even before it was united.
The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.
If we continue to convince more and more of our neighbors of the benefits of the FairTax, the call to action in Washington will one day overcome the loud voices calling for more of the same. Through the partnership and dedication of all those in the FairTax community, I am confident we will one day succeed in making April 15 just another spring day.
This past week you didn’t have to look too hard to find a couple of good examples of the county’s volunteer spirit. You can find a large number of volunteers at the Greater Gwinnett Championshipt golf tournament at the TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth.
Easter is about celebrating the One who gives us hope that something better awaits us when this life is done. A miraculous day. A joyous day. That is what Easter is really about. I wish we would all remember that.
As the month that represents Earth Day on the 22nd and Arbor Day on the 25th, it’s fitting that April has been designated Keep America Beautiful Month. A proud affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB) at the local level, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful often adopts (and sometimes even inspires) many of the practices and campaigns that this environmentally-focused organization promotes all across the nation.
In the long run, no matter what happens in the election, I’m more convinced than ever that the Affordable Care Act will be seen as landmark legislation.
At 94, Paul Herring, forever a man in red and black where blue and orange colors dominate, has very few memory lapses. Events in his life 70 years ago are as clear and vivid as they were when his B-17 was shot down over Belgium in March of 1944.
George Will does a beautiful job of making Wrigley Field an object of affection for fans and even those of us for whom — in the words of legendary sportscaster Red Barber — baseball is dull only because of the dullness of our own minds.
It is striking that during what many had hoped would be a post-racial America, racial division has been amplified, owing not least to sustained media attention. Then again, maybe we’re experiencing the final death rattle of our racist past.
Although comparing women and men who are in fact comparable is not easy to do, when you look at women and men who are similar on multiple factors, the sex differential in pay shrinks drastically and gets close to the vanishing point. In some categories, women earn more than men with the same range of characteristics.
This week, April 13-19, is National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week. It is a week in which osteopathic physicians and medical students focus on one common goal — increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and DOs in communities across the country.
A library can be a place of escape for anyone, allowing readers to travel to places and see things they never dreamed they’d experience. While I believe that to be true of libraries anywhere, it may be even more true for those who grow up in a rural area or small town like I did.
President Obama’s nominee to replace Sebelius, budget director Sylvia Burwell, might turn out to be better at fixing websites, but she doesn’t have the power to fix Obamacare. No one does because it is based on a weak foundation and the notion that government can do anything.
Students and faculty at Gwinnett County Public Schools took this past week off. Accolades for the school system did not.
- HUCKABY: Remembering visit to the Holy Land this Easter
- KRAUTHAMMER: With campaign donations, the zealots win again
- WOODALL: The FairTax means freedom
- YARBROUGH: A reminder of what Easter is really about
- SMITH: Paul Herring, a real American hero
- CEPEDA: Wrigley Field: Baseball’s sacred temple
- SOWELL: Comparison of men vs. women pay is statistical fraud
- ARORA: National Osteopathic Medicine Week a good chance to learn about GA-PCOM
- CLINE: National Library Week brings back memories of reading past
- THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat
Letters to the Editor
- Lilburn greenway nice, but not at expense of grant money
- LETTERS: Highlighting the loving nature of Lent
- LETTERS: Horse feathers to Obama being good at taking blame
- LETTERS: Traffic needs to be considered before mix-used project complete
- LETTERS: Letter off the mark on criticism of Obama
- LETTERS: At least Christie takes responsibility
- LETTERS: Why can't they all get along in Snellville?
- LETTERS: CFI, like DDI, good for traffic flow
- LETTERS: Thoughts heading into a new year
- LETTERS: U.S. is not mediocre
- OUR VIEW: Week offers more examples of Gwinnett volunteerism
- OUR VIEW: A very impressive week for Gwinnett County Schools
- OUR VIEW: Gwinnett Place Mall area still vital to county
- OUR VIEW: Pubic safety awards reminder of true valor
- OUR VIEW: Health initiative is a much needed excercise
- OUR VIEW: Bartels will be missed at Gwinnett Tech
- OUR VIEW: Boy Scouts, honorees deserve thumbs up for American Values Dinner
- OUR VIEW: In Snellville, the neighborhood watch is a SNAP
- OUR VIEW: STAR luncheon perfect highlight of student-teacher relationship
- OUR VIEW: Weathering the storm
- BUCK'S BYTES: Simple tech is often good tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?
- BUCK'S BYTES: iPads a good choice for changing education
- 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
- BUCK'S BYTES: Even space requires fast Internet
- BUCK'S BYTES: The dodged bullet of SimCity
- BUCK'S BYTES: New Roku gives Apple some work to do