This week I have really realized just how much I really do miss teaching the history of our country to really smart teenagers
The past couple of weeks have marked a turning point in American ugliness as the mob has turned its full fury on first lady Michelle Obama.
Obama’s dismissal of Russia as a regional power makes his own leadership of the one superpower all the more embarrassing. For seven decades since the Japanese surrender, our role under 11 presidents had been as offshore balancer protecting smaller allies from potential regional hegemons.
Since the policy of the federal government seems to be to snoop on the conversations of private citizens, I thought it would be appropriate if we turned the tables on them. So, I authorized my columnist commandos to infiltrate the White House disguised as Teleprompters and get the real scoop on the latest developments in Ukraine.
If Putin is laughing, it’s at the windbags who want Obama to replace serious policy with empty threats.
I did find Lewis Grizzard a job. With the short-lived Atlanta Times, which sparked laughter in the years that followed as the Times went under. Lewis was but one of the victims holding a fistful of past dues.
In just a few short weeks the Champions Tour rolls back into Gwinnett and the Atlanta area for the Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf. After a successful inaugural event in 2013, the 2014 production looks to be even bigger and better.
But first Republicans have got to want to learn, and to be willing to do some thinking, in order to get their message across.
When it comes to tackling complicated legal issues, one would be hard-pressed to conjure a less likely partnership than Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and Baylor University President Ken Starr.
If we really are finding ourselves in some sort of period in our human or societal development in which it turns out that something deeper than racism is feeding the mass failure of our black kids and encouraging the so-called school-to-prison pipeline, we need to acknowledge it before buying into the idea that universal preschool and other educational interventions will be a magical elixir for young men of color.
Though Fred Phelps is gone, the kind of hate he preached remains. It is why hate must be opposed no matter which group, faith, ceremony, or individual is the target.
Believe it or not, there was once a time when you could watch the NCAA basketball tournament without any gadgets.
Do you want to make a difference in your community and neighborhood? Would you like to meet the movers and shakers in Gwinnett that can help you make it happen? Then you need to apply for the next class of the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute that kicks off in August.
We buried Lewis Grizzard twenty years ago. It doesn’t seem possible, does it? That it has been that long?
As we speak, Putin is deciding whether to go beyond Crimea and take eastern Ukraine. Show him some seriousness, Mr. President.
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