With the attempted insurgency in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 and the tense inauguration of a new president there this week, you may have missed the fact that the Georgia Legislature is back in session in Atlanta.
When I read, watch or listen to anyone expressing an opinion, I’m like any other listener. I want to know “what’s motivating this person?” Are they trying to be persuasive or do they delight in belittling someone?
Last year, Tink finally, after several years of being asked, succumbed and agreed to speak at a yearly prayer breakfast held at the Beverly Hills Hotel for Christians who are in the television and movie industry.
In the weeks leading up to the start of the Georgia General Assembly’s 2021 session, I thought our biggest challenge would be this relentless pandemic.
Because of the boundary lines of Georgia’s vast 10th Congressional District that have made it a Republican bastion, and because the state and national Democratic parties have not made serious attempts to contest the seat, GOP Rep. Jody Hice remains safely entrenched in office and seemingly c…
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I started writing this column Thursday, Jan. 7, the morning after the latest day that will live in infamy in our nation’s history. One that could have been prevented if so many people in this country had not lost their damn minds over idol worship, and if people in positions of authority had…
The Trump supporters who stormed into the U.S. Capitol last week finally did what four years of political opposition couldn't: They exposed the slimy underbelly of Trumpism in a way that is unmistakable and undeniable.
We fought a war of independence to rid ourselves of a king’s rule. And the effort to keep Trump in office after courts have repudiated his election challenges is the biggest push back toward a kingship that America has ever seen.
It seems appropriate that Donald Trump’s simultaneously delusional and nefarious attempt to steal the presidential election, by claiming voter fraud on a massive scale on the part of Democrats, would reach its climax with the president himself doing what he has baselessly accused his opponen…
Normally, I stay away from New Year’s resolutions, but this past year has revealed a flaw in me that is so deep that I have no choice but to face it and resolve to fix it.
A phrase that once had meaning was “store bought.” Long ago, something that was bought at a store was an exception to the rule. Many things were homemade or homegrown, and “store bought” had some distinction to it.
The U.S. is now experiencing a daily 9/11 in terms of deaths from COVID-19, and CDC director Robert Redfield has said we should expect that trend to continue for the next 60-90 days.
A huge meteor landed on Indonesia — at least it appears so on my globe that I keep by my recliner. There was a planetary disaster in our living room about a year ago, and this “earth” was bruised by my clumsiness.
Until the immediate aftermath of the Nov. 3 election, like most of the state and country, I wasn’t very familiar with Gabriel Sterling, the longtime ally of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger who now serves as the state’s voting system implementation manager.
Gardening is one of the great joys of life, but I don’t know a single gardener or homeowner who wants to make more work for themselves. Lawns and gardens provide ample seasonal chores without seeking additional tasks.
Given the robust election that has dominated the nation's news, it might seem like both the Democratic and Republican parties are unstoppable forces of political culture.
This is a time of high emotion for many of us, but I don’t want to just think emotionally. And I wish we could talk politics without emotions ruling everything.
The news that the U.S. could have at least two coronavirus vaccines available by the end of the year, even on a limited basis to our highest-risk populations, is a more-than-welcome development in what has been a rough and tremendously-straining year on the nation’s psyche.
A pilot drops his empty, glass Coke bottle from a plane window into the inhospitable Kalahari Desert where almost no one lives. A hunter-gatherer finds it and takes it back to his tribe. They make music with the glass and find multiple uses for it, but there is only one and it becomes a sour…
In the final days leading up to the election, professor, conservative author and never-Trumper Tom Nichols summed up perfectly, in a column for USA Today, the choice the American people were presented with.
Some of the best memories of my early childhood were walking up the sandy dirt road my family lived during the height of blackberry season, alternating between picking and eating, returning home with purple-stained fingers.
SAVANNAH — The first trip off the farm where I grew up in middle Georgia came when I was of pre-school age and joined a group of rural folks in Johnson County for a day trip to Tybee Island “to see the ocean.”
There is a melancholy to this season for me, always. I think it makes me think of my own mortality and I always remember the cold November night, 40 years ago this year, that I lost my precious mother when I was only 21 years old.
Our opinion pages are regularly filled with columns about serious, hot-button political topics, and 2020 — the most chaotic of years — has been no exception.