America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
Where is it written that the left gets to control the political and cultural agenda and conservatives must bow to its ideology when, in fact, it is liberalism that has brought the nation to near cultural ruin?
Things seemed much simpler once. Right now it seems all we hear about is sheltering at home, a raging pandemic, scaled back public gatherings , fewer celebrations, face masks and protests.
A myth says lightning never strikes twice in the same place. President Donald Trump appears to believe it can when it comes to replicating his narrow victory in 2016.
Of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, only one now exists. Most of these priceless Wonders were destroyed by people who found them to be offensive.
As I write this, it has been 113 days since the first COVID-19 case was identified in my home county. Within an hour, the school system announced schools would be closed for two weeks in order to give classrooms a thorough scrubbing. Little did we know.
In providing the crucial fifth vote to strike down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals, Chief Justice John Roberts has re-enforced a longstanding theme: there is no guarantee a judge nominated by a Republican president will decide cases based on the text of the Constitution.
Due to the recent events in our country, members of Conyers First United Methodist Church, Epiphany Lutheran Church, Excel Church, First Shady Grove Baptist Church, Macedonia Baptist Church, New Covenant Fellowship Church, Springfield Baptist Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day …
From time to time I like to play golf. I play golf badly, most of the time. Even though Mark Twain once called golf “a good walk spoiled,” I still like to play. And I ride in a cart. I don’t walk.
In the latest of many cynical and highly political moves, the House of Representatives last week passed a measure that would transform the District of Columbia and make it the 51st state.
President Trump on Tuesday unveiled a plan to make reforms in police departments and acknowledged for the first time the existence of "systemic racism." He also promised to meet with some African American families whose relatives have been killed by police officers.
President Trump's speech Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a toxic stream of consciousness that ignored a great opportunity to speak words of healing and unity to a divided nation.
Two or three years ago, Vince Dooley and I made a trip to Poland to study some of the history of that nation during World War II. I don’t like to drop names, but I will drop that one, because he is one of the best people I have ever known and an astute scholar.
This was definitely the most unusual legislative session in living memory. It was also the most divisive. But I am happy we produced many good results.
My first-grade teacher, Miss Ruby Jordon, taught me that “history” means “his story,” the story of mankind — and even though this was 1958, she assured the girls that by “mankind” women were included, too.
The end of this year will bring to a close a remarkable 12 years of service to Newton County by District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz.
Over the past three months, our school system, our local community, and our nation have experienced periods of great uncertainty and tremendous stress.
As Father’s Day approaches, I find myself thinking more and more about my own, although he has been gone from this world for 32 years.
Almost 40 years passed without Dwain Easley and his friends ever mentioning to each other what they had experienced in that Mississippi swamp on Oct. 20, 1977.
Those living along the Rockdale County speedway, better known as Oglesby Bridge Road, see the need for our local government to help in ensuring a clean, safe neighborhood.
The Minneapolis City Council has passed a measure to dismantle the city's police department and replace it with what Council President Lisa Bender calls "a transformative new model of public safety." This is supposed to better protect people in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by a now-former Minneapolis police officer.
Like many of you, I have worked from home for the past three months, and it has given me a chance to familiarize myself with my new surroundings. It turns out that this place I’ve slept and watched ballgames on weekends for thirty years needed a few repairs. My wife says she has informed me about these problems in the past, but I was apparently distracted by the Braves and SEC football.
On March 12 I returned from Israel and dutifully sequestered at home for two weeks. Far be it from me to spread a virus I might have picked up on a 10-hour flight. I checked my temperature several times a day and smelled rancid cheese every time I opened my refrigerator. I spent most of those 14 days glued to the television, being fed conflicting information at every turn concerning what was certain to be the worst global pandemic since the Black Plague.
This is the third of a four part series on the plane crash of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band.
Mary Thornton, a critical care nurse at Southwest Mississippi Regional hospital in McComb, where Lynyrd Skynyrd band members were taken following a crash in nearby Gillsburg, and Lisa Dickerson hurried from the car we were exiting, toward a friend standing at the band’s tribute site.
What is important in this continuing debate is not each "side" getting in its talking points but listening to how the other reached the conclusions that created their worldview.
I am asking for all public officials, community leaders, ministers, mothers, fathers and people who love this community and believe in the power of prayer to join me for seven days of prayer.
In the midst of the strangest five months most of us have ever experienced I almost overlooked the fact that this past Monday was the 50th anniversary of my high school graduation.