Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of when Gwinnett County Police Officers Jerry Everett, Jesse Gravitt and Ralph Davis were shot and killed after having been handcuffed together.
Even if legislation had passed, the investigation of child abuse claims would still be left in the hands of DFCS and with the public lacking sufficient information on child deaths in Georgia.
I don’t know what it is about these two weeks in April, but I know that they have always led to significant drama in the history of this great country.
We are losing farms in this country, which essentially means that the small farmer will soon be extinct. As the little farms disappear, the big farms get bigger. Georgia, like many states these days, has fewer farmers but bigger farms.
Black journalist Chuck Stone was one of those people whose passing makes us think, “We shall not see his like again.” He was passionately interested in racial issues but he was never a race hustler. He followed nobody’s party line but called the issues as he saw them.
This was not the way Republican leaders had planned to observe Equal Pay Day.
After writing close to 3,000 columns, I’ve learned that people sometimes read what they’re looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.
It is fascinating to see how some people — in both politics and the media — can depict their own narrow self-interest as a holy crusade for the greater good of society. The ability of the human mind to rationalize is one of the wonders of the world.
It’s time to flip the script. We need to stop seeing the African-American community strictly as one in need of recuperative social services and begin to understand that it could reach its full potential if we invested in its inherent ability to be enterprising.
As chairwoman of the caddie committee, Julie Coupland’s job is to make a home at TPC Sugarloaf for the men (and women) who carry those bags on the Champions Tour. The tour comes to the county for the second time next week for the Greater Gwinnett Championship, which will play rounds Friday through Sunday.
Our children need us to teach them our values and standards, not everyone else’s. And we need to believe in them enough to carry on.
Most businesses conduct audits or internal reviews to make sure they are operating efficiently. Not the federal government.
The Obama administration keeps trying to restore funding for UNESCO, which in 2011 defied the U.S. in recognizing Palestine. What kind of signal is this to the rest of the world?
I went to bed Thursday night with a nice and shiny black SUV in my driveway. I woke up with a sickening yellow SUV in my driveway. Like a sneak attack from above the pollen season is upon us.
- 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
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