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LINDER: Many good memories of Joan Zellner

I met her at the monthly Saturday morning GOP breakfast in the winter of 1992. It was the first one that I attended in Gwinnett County. Joan Zellner worked the sign-in table. Her welcoming smile inclined me to believe I was going to be welcome in Gwinnett. She told me what to expect at the meeting and introduced me to others.

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JOHN LINDER: The president knew

People in all walks of life make mistakes in their jobs. They are sometimes fired, but more often they are corrected and learn useful lessons. However, they all know that if the boss is caught “flat-footed” by a huge error that is certain to bring discredit to him and the company they will lose their job.

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LINDER: What Senate's action on immigration means

It is now up to the House to determine whether our deep-felt concern is for those in the shadows or those who are picking up the tab. The House promises to deal with the issue piece by piece. For starters, why don't we enforce the immigration laws we already have on the books?

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LINDER: Honor Patriots' Day

As we reflect on the nine-year anniversary of the Sept.11 attacks, one thing is clear, the values and beliefs that have forged America are as strong as ever.

LINDER: The stimulus one year later

Anniversaries evoke a sentimental tone and encourage reflection on the path that led to the present. As our nation considers where we are today compared to last year on this anniversary of the nearly $1 trillion stimulus, I am consumed with regret, frustration and worry.

LINDER: Without change, terrorists will remain a step ahead

After eight years of training and hundreds of billions of dollars spent attempting to make America safe from terrorism, a young Nigerian student, trained by al-Qaida, allegedly boarded an American airliner in Amsterdam with the intention of blowing up the plane and its 280 passengers over Detroit. Only the courageous action of the passengers prevented the catastrophe, and we are left to wonder what went wrong. Everything.

LINDER: Without change, terrorists will remain a step ahead

After eight years of training and hundreds of billions of dollars spent attempting to make America safe from terrorism, a young Nigerian student, trained by al-Qaida, allegedly boarded an American airliner in Amsterdam with the intention of blowing up the plane and its 280 passengers over Detroit. Only the courageous action of the passengers prevented the catastrophe, and we are left to wonder what went wrong. Everything.

LINDER: The right approach for jobs

Having just celebrated a uniquely American holiday, Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the spirit and values that define us. As we endure the brutal lessons of the past year and this painful economy, we must recall that our nation is the land of opportunity, and for most, the opportunity means having a real job with a real company in the real world.

Obamacare aims to get between patients, doctors

President Barack Obama was on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday morning talking about his health care proposal. He told Robin Roberts that he has been reaching out to Republicans throughout this year to build a bipartisan bill, but they offered no ideas.

A day of remembrance for Americans

If you are reading this column, you probably don't need to be reminded about what happened on this day eight years ago. You do not need to be told to rekindle your inner patriot - that fire was lit inside you long ago. But look around you. An entire generation getting on the school bus this morning does not remember the pain of this day.

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