Analysis and Opinion


CLINE: Events highlight Gwinnett’s dedication to academics and sports

The week starts and ends with what’s best about Gwinnett County sports — highlighting both the intelligence and the athletic ability that has made the county stand out on the prep scene.

KRAUTHAMMER: Obama’s Nixon doctrine: anointing Iran

Obama appears undeterred. He’s determined to make his Iran-first inverted Nixon Doctrine a reality. Our friends in the region, who for decades have relied on us to protect them from Iran, look on astonished.

YARBROUGH: Why one oustanding candidate isn’t running for president

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

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The Who with special guest Joan Jett & the Blackhearts rock Gwinnett Arena | PHOTOS

The Who performed to a packed house on Thursday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center as part of "The Who Hits 50!" North American tour.

CEPEDA: The dubbers of ‘Desperate Housewives’

The highest compliment I can pay “Now En Espanol,” a new documentary about the actresses who dubbed “Desperate Housewives” into Spanish, is that you don’t have to even like the Wisteria Lane melodrama to be fascinated by the women who brought the characters to life for Spanish speakers.

SOWELL: Chaos in the primaries

Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy.

PARKER: Mr. Hughes goes to Washington

It takes courage to stand where you put your money. Or to deliver your letter to the U.S. Congress in person.

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THOMAS: Flunking civics should no longer be an option

The current generation — tied to social media and their smartphones with no requirement they serve their country in the military or anywhere else — doesn’t seem interested in “keeping it.” They must be awakened from their indifference because, as Ronald Reagan said: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

CLINE: A stroll down memory lane

My mother is Beverly Goldberg. I realized that this weekend while going through boxes of my old stuff that I cleaned out of her house.

YARBROUGH: A tribute to good people doing good things

Perhaps if there were more of us helping those who can’t help themselves instead of sitting on our duffs and complaining about the world going to hell in a wheelbarrow, we might just make that world a better one for all of us. After all, isn’t that what good people do?

HUCKABY: Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most

I love to travel. I love getting home even more.

SMITH: The joy of a nice drive and smalltown Georgia

If you are heading this way anytime soon, take the time to browse about in Washington, Ga. Don’t let a by-pass keep you from embracing one of our state’s classic historical cities.

MILBANK: Pop goes the Democratic Party

It was another one of those rallies on Capitol Hill where lawmakers line up to take shots at the Obama administration. But this time the lawmakers were all Democrats.

SOWELL: The new inquisition

Another insidious attempt to silence voices that dissent from current politically correct crusades is targeting scientists who do not agree with the “global warming” scenario.

PARKER: Presidential race pits past vs. future

Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past.


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