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‘The Queen is dead. Long live the King’

By RHYS STENNER Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Ga. I had been tracking news of grave concern for the Queen’s health throughout the day,...

The Joy in Juneteenth

In the 1860s, news traveled slowly. There was no Twitter, no 24-hour cable news, no talk radio. For many enslaved people on the Western Frontier,...

Reforming policing while preserving law enforcement

By CHRIS DENSON Systematic reform within the criminal justice system has become prevalent in the public discourse in the wake of recent events, including the...

Medicaid expansion’s no cure for Covid-19’s spread

By Kyle Wingfield [A version of this commentary was published in The Athens Banner-Herald on April 21, 2020.] Right on cue, proponents of Medicaid expansion...

Warm-hearted thinking

By Dr. JOSEPH HORTON I do not hate my mom. Many in the media and some friends on social media seem to believe I do...

Massive death projections have been wrong

By HAROLD PEASE, Ph.D. When President Donald Trump mobilized a health squad to advise him and the nation on the seriousness of the coronavirus epidemic...

Small businesses being shut out of Paycheck Protection Program loans

EDITORIAL OPINION — The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, issued the following statement from NFIB President Brad Close...

By the time we notice we’re hungry, it may be too late

by Thomas L. Knapp “[A]s the top U.S. watermelon-producing state prepares for harvest, Reuters reports, “many of the workers needed to collect the crop are...

Killing Baghdadi does not equal defeating ISIS

On the night of October 26–27, around 50 soldiers of Delta Force entered Idlib, Syria via helicopter, where they cornered Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi, the...

Recession offers Georgia opportunity for tax reform

Georgia lawmakers are mulling tax increases and gimmicks to plug a projected budget gap of more than $2 billion, but a new Tax Foundation report...