The President and the Republicans

President Obama was right to converse with congressional Republicans last Friday in Baltimore. Cynics may label it as political theater, but I suspect the public appreciated the give-and-take. The president was given a 26-page booklet containing Republican ideas on the economy, jobs, energy and national security. That should put to rest the fiction that Republicans […]

Global warming update

John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, in an hour-long television documentary titled “Global Warming: The Other Side,” presents evidence that our National Climatic Data Center has been manipulating weather data just as the now disgraced and under investigation British University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit. The NCDC is a division of the U.S. […]

Columnist Williams omitted Haitian history

In a recent editorial, Professor Walter E. Williams states that the reason why natural disasters take fewer lives in this country is because we have greater wealth and that Haiti is suffering from self-inflicted poverty. Please allow this 55-year-old educated black American to share with your many readers some little-known history about Haiti and France […]

Gov. Perdue’s legacy is on the line

Education and transportation are high priorities with the public and Governor Sonny Perdue should be disappointed in Georgia’s accomplishments in these two critical areas during his seven years in office. There are two simple principles which apply to any meaningful remedy of these shortcomings. First, improved student performance depends on attracting better teachers. Second, metro […]

PTC schools getting shortchanged

I am the chairman of the school council for J.C. Booth Middle School in Peachtree City. So what is a school council? Every public school in the state is required by state law to have a school council consisting of the school principal, parents of students enrolled in the school, members of the business community, […]