Opinion

Thanks to Fayette County

This open letter was started as a thank you note and has grown to become a love letter.

I moved my family to Fayette County in 1987. Like most of you, my wife Bonnie and I came for the great schools and the very low crime. We still had young children at home and our last home didn’t feel as safe as it had just a few years earlier. Read More»

DAR honors Carla McMillian

Each year the Peachtree City chapter, Fayette-Starr’s Mill, of the Daughters of the American Revolution select a notable woman of history in Fayette County. March is officially “Women’s History Month” so the chapter uses this occasion to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of the woman of the chapter’s choice. Read More»

Washing dishes: A memory of 1994

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

They pushed back from the table.
“Would you like us to do the dishes?” one asked, her tone clearly reflecting her enthusiasm.
“Well, you know we usually do them by hand, and I doubt if that’s what you had in mind,” I replied.
“Whatever,” the other shrugged, eyes distant, in that universal teen code that compresses into one gesture the idea that there’s not much she can do about it anyhow, so she might as well bear with this adult and get “whatever” over with. Read More»

The Legion pool

David Epps's picture

When I was a kid, I spent a good part of my summers at the Legion Pool in Kingsport, Tenn. Two or three miles from where I lived, I could get on the city bus that stopped just a few yards from my house and be dropped off at the pool. The pool was large and could accommodate a great many people, although the primary customers were children and youth. Read More»

What do you want?

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Most of the ideas for this column don’t actually come from me. They come from The Wife. Now to many, it won’t come as a surprise that she’s the intelligent one in the family. And why marry a really smart person and not pay attention to what she has to say?
Anytime The Wife and I are together, not an hour goes by without her saying something that’s thought-provoking or funny. She is, by far, the smartest, kindest and funniest person I’ve ever met. Read More»

What will your kids remember about Memorial Day?

Terry Garlock's picture
While Memorial Day is still weeks away, I hope to plant a seed in your mind now before you commit to the beach, pool or BBQ. You can indulge in the first leisure of summer, but with a little planning you can also meet your solemn obligation while teaching your teenagers and younger children a vital lesson of respect.
 
Memorial Day is not about veterans; it is about the ones who did not come home alive from war, never knew the joy of watching their children grow up.

Flight 370 and a sea of questions

Mark Westmoreland's picture

As I write this, the mystery persists with dwindling hopes for closure. An airliner and 239 people have disappeared, vanished from the sky and likely swallowed by the sea.

It is an agonizing ordeal for families of the disappeared and deeply troubling for our thoroughly connected world (Seventeen nationalities are among the missing). “How?” we ask. “Why?” And is it even possible to answer those questions until we know “where”? Read More»

So this is tolerance: The gay blacklist

Pat Buchanan's picture

“There is a gay mafia,” said Bill Maher, “if you cross them you do get whacked.”

Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time,” was talking about the gay activists and their comrades who drove Brendan Eich out as CEO of Mozilla. Eich, who invented JavaScript and co-founded Mozilla in 1998, had been named chief executive in late March. Read More»

Much ado about Noah

Cal Thomas's picture

It wasn’t so long ago that conservative Christians believed Hollywood to be evil and some preachers instructed their congregations not to go to movies lest they be tempted beyond their ability to resist. Now Christians are debating film content. That’s progress of a sort.

The main complaint from critics of the film “Noah,” which opened recently with an impressive opening day take of an estimated $44 million in ticket sales, is that it doesn’t accurately reflect the rather slim biblical account in Genesis. Read More»

The left’s evolving hierarchy of rights

Dr. Paul Kengor's picture

[Editor’s note: This article first appeared at TheBlaze.com.]

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve noticed the growing clash between religious freedom and issues like same-sex marriage and forced funding of abortion.

Recently, the Supreme Court heard a landmark case on whether the federal government can compel a business to fund abortion drugs in defiance of the religious beliefs of the business owner. It’s merely one such case amid a flurry of lawsuits that even includes the Little Sisters of the Poor. Or, consider these situations involving gay marriage: Read More»