PARKER: Feminism sees the right

It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a few signs here and there give one hope.

THOMAS: Rep. Paul Ryan’s hope for a Congress that works

Like most other potential presidential candidates, Paul Ryan says he’ll decide early next year whether to run in 2016. He sounds reluctant, given his young family

MAROSEK: Be an advocate for parents

Children, especially pre-teens and teenagers (mine included), perhaps being too privileged, forget to mind their parents, take them for granted, and feel entitled. This is where parents can benefit if there is an advocate, a representative who can speak for them, reminding the children

CLINE: First run to title game makes season special for Archer football

While a spot in the finals is old hat for Gwinnett, it is a decidedly new experience for the Archer players and their fans. And an exciting one at that.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Following the real civil war

The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle.

SMITH: A home-cooked meal does the body (and soul) good

If there were a choice between the above, prepared by my mother’s hand, and a meal at a five-star restaurant, it would be hard to turn down the aforementioned servings from my mother’s kitchen.

MCCULLOUGH: More freedoms go up in smoke

Rural America, average Joe pays price for EPA’s wood-burning stove regulations

CEPEDA: Dolls and action figures nothing to toy with

With the exception of a few Lego sets, the kids in my immediate family are past the age of wanting toys for Christmas. Am I grateful.

SOWELL: Ferguson: Opinions versus facts

Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. But, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say, “You’re entitled to your own opinion but you’re not entitled to your own facts.”

PARKER: Ferguson and the media circus

As the curtain closes on the latest episode of “Ferguson,” the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic.

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CLINE: Red Kettle Campaign is a volunteer opportunity with a nice ring to it | VIDEO

Many service organizations, like local Rotary clubs, participate in the Red Kettle Campaign, and this year the Salvation Army had a first when Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula committed to manning a kettle at a local Kroger for all 40 days of the campaign.

HUCKABY: Living life with courage and grace

Warren lived through his ordeal with as much courage and fortitude as anyone I have ever known. A devout Christian, he was at church every week, no matter how bad he might have felt.

YARBROUGH: Carl Sanders: A great man who did great things for Georgia

I loved his stories about the characters that dotted Georgia’s political landscape in his day, except he would always end with the same admonition, “Of course, you can’t print that.”

THOMAS: Obama’s immigration policy: How about putting Americans first?

This president has done little to improve the conditions of African-Americans, and yet they do not hold him accountable. The reason why is a mystery.

CLINE: Local NFL players set example, give back

Here in Gwinnett we don’t have to look outside the county to find NFL do-gooders who embody the Thanksgiving spirit.