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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
We all have them, tucked away in our memory bank. The songs that make us smile, often many decades after we first heard them. In many cases, we heard them when we were growing up. They were blaring from the car radio, or our older sibling’s transistor radio, hidden and tucked under the pillow. We didn’t have a care in the world. We had our health, our cherished family members were alive, and we did everything together. We sang during family road trips, or living room dance sessions. Sometimes we didn’t even know the words, and we definitely didn’t know the meanings. It didn’t matter.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told an African American talk show host last week: "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." It was not a one-off remark.
I also know that two wrongs will never equal a right. My mama taught me that a long time ago, and in Minneapolis, protests over George Floyd’s death have turned violent, as is so often the case.
In a recent off-the-cuff comment following a White House meeting with restaurant industry leaders, President Trump revealed that he has been taking the anti-Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for "about a week and a half now" to protect himself from COVID-19.
Two months ago, in a remarkable show of unity, Americans obeyed the onerous request to give up their livelihood and quarantine themselves in their homes.
My children never knew a vacation without frequent stops at historic markers. Other dads were taking their kids to the beach and the mountains and Disney World. I did, too. But we stopped at a lot of cemeteries and memorials along the way.
In the pantheon of great lines suitable for induction into Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is Speaker Nancy Pelosi's 2010 comment about Obamacare: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
It was the spring of 1985 — way back in the previous century. My lovely wife, Lisa, and I were expecting our first child. The thing to do back in those days was to take a Lamaze method childbirth class. (Think Bill Cosby blowing and whistling, back when you could still reference Bill Cosby.)
I’ve been praying for weeks that the sunshine would arrive and help us all soldier through this nightmare we are choosing to call the COVID Crisis.
The choice before us seems to be no choice at all: Stay inside and have no human contact with another soul, keep businesses closed, denying a livelihood to millions, or step outside and risk death. Though I believe the risk is small when comparing the number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have recovered with the number who have died, fear may be the greater threat.
Have you noticed that people often don’t say what they really mean? Maybe that’s a good thing. We’ve seen the consequences. Many TV shows and movies have featured characters who have no edit switch between their mouth and their brain. They were either “struck by lighting,” or were born with the condition, like Dr. Sheldon Cooper, the brutally honest scientist in “The Big Bang Theory.”
For three years former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was put through a legal and financial wringer by top officials within the FBI, including its then-director James Comey.
Up to now, the focus on the pandemic has been on the health care side of the equation. Last week, the Joint Appropriations Committee of the General Assembly met (virtually) to discuss what it has cost us.
The destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent demise of the Soviet Union two years later lulled the West into a false sense of security.