Opinion

On the eve of the vote count . . .

Cal Beverly's picture

Here we are again: One nation, divided, with varying degrees of liberty and justice. And we get to vote on what — and who — comes next.

A check with the Elections Board office reveals that more than 9,000 Fayette residents have already cast their ballots, making them immune to whatever attack ads and vile campaign tricks are spewed in the coming week.

Immune because they’ve already voted, and can’t ask for a do-over. Read More»

Our civic duty

Greg Moffatt's picture

I began writing this column in 1994, so this year is my 20th as a columnist and I’ve always had a personal rule that I would address issues only as they pertain to families and children.

I catalog copies of my various columns by topic. Political discourses have shown up several times over the years, but it is my goal when I address politics to be objective, nonpartisan, and to make the application to families.  Read More»

Help for Middle East Christians

Cal Thomas's picture

American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by the Islamic State in Iraq (ISIS). The Jewish people are much better models in solidarity when Jews are persecuted.

Members of ISIS have targeted Christian churches, destroyed symbols of Christian faith and killed Christians because of their beliefs, but from American Christians we hear very little. Even President Obama, a self-described Christian, rarely speaks about the persecuted. Read More»

Scattered recipes

Ronda Rich's picture

My husband was out of town, working on location, when he called one night and discovered that I was still working though the hour had grown late.

“What on earth are you doing?” he asked.

“You won’t believe it,” I replied. “Because I don’t believe it. I am going through all the recipes I have torn out of magazines over the years I have lived in this house and am filing them in books.”

Do you do this? Do you flip through magazines or newspapers and find a recipe, tear it out, then stuff it in a drawer somewhere? And, worse than that, never give it a try? Read More»

War by algebra defies the true nature of war

Dr. Earl Tilford's picture

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

Many Americans think of war as a great national struggle, as was the case during WWII, where violence rose to address the belligerents’ objectives. These were “total” wars between nation-states driven by incompatible political ideologies supported by the mobilization of industrial-age economies. For the United States and its allies the objective was unconditional surrender. Read More»

What did we learn from PTC records? Self-dealing rush

The Open Records requests to Peachtree City concerning the recent salary and compensation study and the vote to implement it are now on the www.PTCPride.org web site. The city’s response is also there.

What did we learn? Highlights are:

· The RFP seems to lead the responder to the conclusion that all is not well in PTC. In the background section there is the statement: “Since 2000, inequities and compression have developed, and the criteria and weighting of various factors of the system need to be updated.” Read More»

Land of the lost: Kedron pool is massive boondoggle

I’m reminded of the movie “An American President” with Michael Douglas and the scene where his advisor played by Michael J. Fox and he get into a heated discussion and the dialogue goes something like:

Assistant to the President, Lewis Rothschild, played by Michael J. Fox: “They want leadership. They’re so thirsty for it they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand.” Read More»

Ebola: Common sense needed in Fayette Co. schools

I’m very happy to hear that the West African children did not have Ebola as stated in The Citizen Saturday, Oct. 18. However, I think we are very fortunate that they did not have it.

[System spokesperson Melinda] Berry-Dreisbach states that four of the children were monitored at school by having their temperatures taken there. They should have been monitored at home and not permitted to attend school until the 21 days had expired. Read More»

Gay marriage goes from unthinkable to law of the land

It’s hard to believe that even 10 years ago, the notion of gay marriage was still unthinkable for most Americans and that now, after such a short time, it’s on its way to being the law of the land.

Some states are holding out, but they will buckle to legal challenges and the tacit support of the Supreme Court, which held that opponents of gay marriage were “enemies of humanity.” Read More»

Imker’s budget, Learnard’s goals

In this third letter of the series, the budget and those responsible will be examined.

In 2010, when Councilman Eric Imker proposed the 1.25 millage increase, he said in five years all would be balanced with no more tax increases, period. Council members Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch not only backed him, but called him a budget genius. I said it would not work and his approach would lead to unending tax and debt increases. Read More»

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