Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said, “All politics is local.” That may have been true in Tip O’Neill’s day, but some elections are decisively on national issues — and the Congressional elections this year are overwhelmingly national.
It was not a coincidence that the grand opening of the Lawrenceville Lawn this past Saturday included a contingent of 50 or so green-clad Georgia Gwinnett College students. Both the venue and the college are vitally important to the city, which stands to benefit from the growth of the local college as well as the emergence of a central gathering place.
Don’t ask. Just trust that the system will reward you for your compliance. That is the message Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella delivered last week, when prodded for advice to give women who are reluctant to request raises.
Last weekend at a conference of donor nations held in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss rebuilding Gaza, following the latest exchange of rockets between Hamas and Israel, Secretary of State John Kerry pledged an additional $212 million in U.S. aid for the project, nearly doubling the total U.S. commitment (so far). The Palestinian Authority claims rebuilding could cost $4 billion.
I read a very interesting article recently about birth order and how it affects children’s personalities. I agreed with some of the points, but not all. Anyway, the article got me thinking, and I came to the conclusion that it’s the way we as children treat our siblings that really has an impact on the people we become
Guerrilla war is a test of wills. Obama’s actual objectives — rollback in Iraq, containment in Syria — are not unreasonable. But they require commitment and determination.
There are many teaching standouts in a system as large as Gwinnett’s, so imagine trying to find the best of the best.
A large number of people in our culture spell success in terms of power, position, popularity and wealth. We can see it written all across their stress-filled faces.
The Obama administration needs to be much better at communicating a simple fact: Right now, you and I are essentially in no danger of contracting Ebola. But if we don’t act, there will be a danger — and it won’t go away.
You may remember Walt Garrison, the Dallas Cowboys running back who was a smokeless tobacco advocate. He is one funny guy. If you hire him to speak for you, you will get your money’s worth.
I don’t know about you, but I could go the rest of my life without hearing or seeing certain commercials again.
Words have a way of seeping into our vocabulary and, through overuse or distortion, soon begin to lose their meaning.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans — about President Obama, about the institutions of this country and, most important, about ourselves.
Rarely does a day go by that I’m not grateful I no longer have to deal with the pain of enforcing dress codes in public schools.
Sometimes it seems the priority of our elected officials and experts is self-protection rather than the protection of the public, which they are supposed to serve. We only know what they tell us. We presume they have access to accurate information, but we only get their version of the truth.
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- THOMAS SOWELL: Another round of random thoughts on random topics
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- PARKER: The people and the pendulum
- HAVENS: Passage of Amendment B would enhance Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund
- CLINE: Volunteer spirit alive in Gwinnett
- KRAUTHAMMER: Barack Obama, bewildered bystander
- MCCULLOUGH: Preparing for the end — and beyond
Letters to the Editor
- 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
- LETTERS: Paper misplays Michelle Nunn race
- LETTERS: Learn about the FairTax for yourself
- LETTERS: Detractors need to know facts about FairTax
- LETTERS: Wishing Rich good luck in new role as Superior Court judge
- LETTERS: FairTax is a win-win for everyone
- 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
- 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