“War” is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations. Despite continuing income inequality or how often the justice system seems to lack fairness when applied to nonwhites, few Americans would say that whites are waging a war on people of color.
I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN’s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.
It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me of this is now “playing” in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Have you dumped a bucket of icewater over your head yet? Chances are you either have or you’ve seen a friend, relative, co-worker or celebrity do so through a video posted on social media. The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS is a campaign to raise awarness and funds for the disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
An in-depth look at the 2014 Providence Christian Academy football team
When I first saw the news about Robin Williams being found dead, it didn’t really affect me too much.
Leave it to Barack Obama’s own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his foreign policy: a total absence of strategic thinking.
I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?
Lack of self-control contributed to racing death
Summer plans over the years usually mean that there is a need to pass through London which leads to a homecoming to this village — roughly 65 miles east of one of the most lively and diverse cities in the world.
The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true — but tragically is not — of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb.
New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves “progressive,” is gung-ho to solve social problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn’t exist, even though there are plenty of other educational problems that definitely do exist.
As students are forced to pay more and more for a degree, they feel more entitled to high grades. They then pressure professors to weaken standards.
When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.
Our Top 10 online stories this week supported what a lot of us already know — people enjoy reading about big fish and big garden plants. We covered those bases with a record-setting brown trout and a tomato plant that has its eyes on the Guinness Book of World Records.
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- 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
- OUR VIEW: Gwinnett answers the challenge of the Great American Cleanup
- OUR VIEW: County takes right steps with active shooter training
- OUR VIEW: Red Cross needs blood donors’ help this summer
- OUR VIEW: Keeping ethics front and center good for BOC
Letters to the Editor
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- 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
- LETTERS: Cartoon’s depiction of Paula Deen unfair
- LETTERS: Remarks by Clippers owner were wrong, but so was how they were obtained
- LETTER: Snellville couple deserves support in pursuit of gay marriage rights