The U.S.A. is not a democracy

In the president’s farewell speech last week, he referred to the United States as a democracy, and my immediate thought was, “No, it’s not. Actually, it is a republic.” To be fair, the president has referred to our nation as a republic in the past. However, considering the ongoing reaction to the election; questioning the […]

Hope and change after Obama

Unlike the rest of you, my new year starts Friday, the day the Marxists vacate the White house. I hope they don’t leave sabotage in the offices like their leader is leaving in his last-minute malevolent policy bombs. When Obama was first elected, I tried to be respectful in my public opinions. His actions, even […]

Remembering Harry Downs

[Editor’s note: Dr. Harry S. Downs, founding president of Clayton State University in Morrow, died Jan. 3 at age 91.] There were so many facets to Harry Downs’ altruistic life, with his becoming accomplished at any activity or interest he pursued, it was a challenge to determine what he was best at over his 91 […]

Ben Carson, role model

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, told a story. He said his mother was a domestic who cleaned beautiful homes. One day she asked him if he would rather live in those nice houses or the house in which he and his brother lived in Detroit. She […]

The community dipper

Many years ago, out of nostalgia mostly, I ordered a dipper from a local hardware store. If you’re younger than 30, you might not know what a dipper is. Let me explain. It is made from aluminum or tin with a long handle, always with a hole in the curved end so it can be […]

Trump has no voters’ mandate

I, and everyone else, who did not vote for the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the USA, must accept the fact that, in accordance with the provisions of the 1804 passage of the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Donald Trump will assume the office of President of the United States […]

Make Senate votes more transparent

In the Georgia State Senate, the archaic default method for approving amendments to legislation that has already cleared public scrutiny in the committee process is an unrecorded, hand vote. On these floor amendments, there is no record of any member’s vote on the vote tally machine or in the permanent Senate Journal. Current rules require […]

Safe spaces

By Rev. David Epps I am somewhat bemused by all the attention given to “safe spaces” for university students these days. Not all colleges are going along with this sort of thing but enough of them are that a great deal of media attention has been garnered. So, I began to ponder where in my […]

Bits and pieces

By Rick Ryckeley I have had a problem with speed, or lack thereof, since growing up on Flamingo Street. Now it has raised its ugly head once more, dragging its feet into our happy little home. Last weekend, lack of speed became the most important thing in my life. If I don’t get more, it […]

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