“Notional” Security

The latest “screw-up” that let a man with explosives get on a plan on Christmas day is only part of a larger laxness and irresponsibility when it comes to national security. This administration pays lip service to national security and gives out with a lot of rhetorical notions that makes it notional security instead of […]

Global warming is a religion

Manmade global warming, for many, is an Earth-worshipping religion. The essential feature of any religion is that its pronouncements are to be accepted on the basis of faith as opposed to hard evidence. Questioning those pronouncements makes one a sinner. No one denies that the Earth’s temperature changes. Millions of years ago, much of our […]

Highlights of 2009

The year 2009 gave us the nation’s first African-American president, more failing economy, healthcare legislation, and the continuation of two wars. President Obama promised us “Change we can believe in,” but that ended up becoming one of the fastest dying campaign slogans of all time. The new pitch phrase might be, “The ACORN didn’t fall […]

President Obama needs to learn about ‘the real world’

BY Rep. Lynn Westmoreland President Obama could learn a lesson or two from the lyrics of my favorite country music singer, Coweta County native Alan Jackson. In Jackson’s “Here In the Real World,” he sings sadly about how life doesn’t always turn out how you’d hoped, like it does in the movies. On the silver […]

Something about that name . . .

The secular left — and some self-described Christians — criticize Brit Hume, the Fox News commentator, for suggesting that the solution to Tiger Woods’ problems is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Hume made his remarks on “Fox News Sunday.” Disclosure: I also appear on Fox News. Hume said, “My message to Tiger would be: Tiger, […]

Entourage encounter

It’s true. Some things you have to see to believe. And then, even though you’re certain of the reliability of your own eyes, you don’t believe it. While touring with my latest book, I trudged through the unglamorous moments and carried on with the hard work of it all. In short, that means long days […]

Southern Baptists and college football

When I was in New York during the fall, a few of us from the South were talking Southeastern Conference football. One of the local guys said, “You guys from down South sure talk a lot about college football.” “Well, yeah!” I replied. “We don’t do that so much up here,” he responded. “Well, no,” […]

Coupon Man

Despite gazillion-dollar bailouts, let’s face it: Our economy is still in a downturn. Experts state the bottom is near and should be reached this year. Unfortunately what they don’t want to tell you is that the bottom is actually a cliff. And with one look at our bank account and stock portfolio statements, The Wife […]

Intellectuals and society

There has probably never been an era in history when intellectuals have played a larger role in society. When intellectuals who generate ideas are surrounded by a wide range of others who disseminate those ideas — whether as journalists, teachers, staffers to legislators or clerks to judges — the influence of intellectuals on the way […]

A war by any other name

Suppose Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, the Christmas Day underwear bomber, had succeeded and blown up Northwest Airlines flight 253, killing nearly 300 people on board and perhaps others on the ground? Would the response of the Obama administration have been different? The president probably would have attended memorial services for the dead, expressed “strong condemnation,” […]