The good news for Jere Morehead is that he is now president. The better news is that he won’t have to worry about me giving you a bunch of unsolicited advice in this column. I tried that with his predecessor and it went over like a lead balloon
I have no interest in looking for Martians or spending the rest of my days with a bunch of wackos. There are enough space cadets right here on earth, thank you, and I don’t have to pay $38 to tell you about them.
I asked Junior how the reputation of members of Congress fared in the shutdown. He said the good news was that Americans didn’t rate them any lower after the shutdown than before. The bad news is that they weren’t rated all that highly to begin with.
Whether Sen. Don Balfour is innocent of the charges being leveled against him or not is for others to determine but there is no question that he has made political life more difficult for his colleagues in the General Assembly.
Then there is the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin has made our president, Barack Obama, look like a Chicago community organizer way out of his league. That doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence, does it? Putin even called John Kerry, our Secretary of State, a liar. I would like to have seen him say that if Ronald Reagan was still around.
While I appreciate the encouragement I have received to enter into politics, it is with a heavy heart that I tell you I must pass on the opportunity. I just don’t think I could make those critical decisions that impact the daily lives of my fellow citizens with broccoli stuffed up my nose.
Hold your head high, teachers. There are a lot of us who appreciate you. I’m one of them and I’m not going away.
Despite a self-congratulatory swipe at ethics reform in the last session, there seems to be nothing stopping the boys and girls of the General Assembly and assorted state bureaucrats from continuing to zip around the globe, courtesy of foreign governments and big corporations like BP and Chevron
It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for 15 years. I didn’t know I would make it this far. But as long as there are clowns walking the earth, there will always be the need for someone to point them out to you. Thank you for allowing me that opportunity.
Yarbrough touches base on lobbyists, Georgia Tech and more.
There is no way I could produce such pithy and thought-provoking essays each week without the help of my columnist commandos.
I try to make it a habit to hang around with smart people. Given that my IQ is not much larger than my waist line, this isn't difficult to do.. One person who fits that bill -- and is a nice guy.
When Jimmy Carter ran for the state Senate in 1961 and was defeated, he claimed voter fraud. Carl Sanders, president pro tem of the state senate, supported Carter's claim and provided legal counsel from the Democratic Party. Carter prevailed.. Fast forward to 1970. After serving as Georgia's governor from 1963
This is a story about heroes -- good people doing good things. The cast of characters in this performance shares one thing in common: They are strangers to one another. They will meet for the first time via this column. That is what makes this such a good story.. Hero
I have said it before, but let me repeat: I have no problem with charter schools. I did have a big problem with the ham-handed way last November's charter school referendum was rammed through by proponents.
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- GCPS hires highest number of UGA teaching graduates
- Gwinnett Tech receives $5,000 grant to support at-risk youth, dropout prevention
- GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: BOE honors retiring Georgia School Boards Association executive director
- Gwinnett Online Campus receives award for engagement, communication
- Gwinnett School Board approves millage rate, 3.24 percent tax increase
- New types of schools, education formats coming to Gwinnett County Schools
- Gwinnett School Board denies two charter school applications
- Gwinnett School Board to consider millage rate, charter school applications