First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.
You don’t have to be Hispanic to remember a childhood run by a parent who wielded an iron fist. But if you are Hispanic, you’re more likely to — and might still have some emotional scars.
These days there are a lot of folks drawing attention to themselves, making humble heroes like Deputy Kyle McMinn stand out even more.
That the majority threw a bone to religious people, their churches and institutions, saying they could continue to preach and teach that homosexual marriage is wrong, will almost certainly be challenged by gay activists and secularists whose goal is to drive religious people, and especially Christians, out of the public square.
OPINION: Grandsons show Rob Neely, when it was all said and done, got it right
At Rob Neely’s service, his five grandsons reminisced about what made their grandfather special to them. They didn’t mention plaques or awards or pictures with important people or political influence or high profiles or any of the kinds of things that have tended to be my definition of success.
I have looked forward to this occasion for 26 years, ever since I looked down at that screaming little red-faced bundle of joy and named him Jackson Lee Huckaby, and I have prayed that he would find a wife that was as kind and loving and God-fearing as he has become.
The Internet doesn’t confirm that there are any famous people from Cohutta, but I maintain that Bill Petty, who grew up here, was a great American.
One hundred fifty years too late, the Confederacy may finally be coming to an end. Finishing it off, however, will require more than getting rid of an offensive flag.
Sometimes you just have to get away from politics, if even for half a weekend.
It is such a rare act that most do not know how to respond, except in stunned silence. Relatives of the nine people murdered while attending a Bible study and prayer meeting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, told the accused killer they forgive him.
There is no shortage of charity work an octogenarian can do that would avoid any and all contact with prison inmantes, but Jean Brownlee was steadfast in her work at the prison, which included conducting Bible studies and helping inmates learn to read.
It’s time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Sykes-Picot map is defunct.
The Associated Press reported “two people briefed on the investigation disclosed Friday that as many as 14 million current and former civilian U.S. government employees have had their information exposed to hackers, a far higher figure than the 4 million the Obama administration initially disclosed.”
This is a call for everyone who cares about our planet to make the effort to increase our efforts to continue to recycle glass safely.
What I like about these months is the fresh food that comes from trips to the farmers market and from our own garden as well.
- 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
Letters to the Editor
- LETTERS: State should have say-so on same-sex marriage
- LETTERS: Hillary not only candidate with flaws
- LETTERS: Pete Rose’s gambling no big deal
- LETTERS: Facilities a concern at local park
- LETTERS: Elizabeth Warren is the presidential candidate we need
- LETTERS: Wish more journalists were like Kathleen Parker
- LETTERS: Columnists hypocritical in criticism of Obama’s immigration plan
- LETTERS: Obama immigration amnesty is unworkable
- LETTERS: When it comes to Ebola, voice of reason must prevail
- THOMAS: Houston pastors fight censorship challenge