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Independents Rule and Will Continue to Do So

Many Republicans are giddy over a Gallup poll released this week that found a 14-percentage point shift in the nation from majority Democratic support to majority Republican support during the past year. Understandably so; this marks the largest Republican advantage in over 25 years. The last time Republican support was this high was in 1995, ...Read more

Democrats Selling Unwanted Propaganda While Ignoring Real Issues

It's not unusual for a president to use his bully pulpit to push the agenda of his party, but it's a sad situation when the falsehoods he spouts are flagrant. This week, President Joe Biden flew into Atlanta to push a bill for a federal takeover of voting by claiming it was a push for voting rights. While he was there, he labeled Senate Bill 202...Read more

A Year Later -- Time to Move Forward

It's been a year since Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won both U.S. Senate seats from Georgia, giving Democrats slight control of the body. A day later, the U.S. Capitol was invaded by people protesting the certification of the presidential election for now-President Joe Biden. It seems like a decade has passed rather than a year, but then again...Read more

It's Time for a Spiritual Revival

These past few years have been challenging, hard and, with the influx of the omicron variant this Christmas season, seemingly never-ending. It's been nearly two years since we began what was to have been a two-week pause to stop COVID-19. Since then, we've endured lockdowns, masking, sickness, death, fear, overwork, underwork, government ...Read more

This Advent, Let Your Presence Be Your Present

Advent is a time of expectation and preparation for the celebration of Christ's birth. While much Christmas hype is focused on the day itself and the gifts to be purchased and exchanged, Christmas is better thought of as a process, a time to be savored, day by day, week by week, rather than rushed through to the end. Even though we are at the ...Read more

College Students Could Use a Course on How to Separate Fact from Fiction

This week, I ran across a recent ESPN tweet: "Last year, a noose was found in Bubba Wallace's stall at Talladega Superspeedway. The next day, the NASCAR community stood with him in unity ... " What ESPN didn't mention in the tweet was that the FBI investigation of the event found that the supposed noose was a garage pull rope that had been ...Read more

Note to Georgia's Republican Candidates: Be for Something in 2022

This 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election is shaping up to be a rough one for Republicans. Democrat Stacey Abrams is opposing Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, possibly as a steppingstone to the White House. Former Sen. David Perdue, citing concern that Kemp can't beat Abrams, is running against Kemp in the Republican primary. Former President Donald ...Read more

Freedom Rings

There is a Native American allegory in which a man tells his grandson that there are two wolves inside each of us battling for our souls. One is bad; the other is good. The bad wolf embodies vices such as self-pity, resentment, anger, pride, greed, envy and lies. The good wolf embodies virtues such as love, patience, humility, hope, truth and ...Read more

Giving Thanks

The past few years have been extraordinarily odd. We have been isolated, scared and unable to connect with people as we are used to. This is slowly changing, and I am grateful that we are beginning to make more human connections. This Thanksgiving, I am particularly thankful for my family, close friends and those who share my passion to make our...Read more

Here Comes Inflation Acceleration

I've been saying that inflation is on its way since April of this year. Well, it's here, and it's going to get worse. On Nov. 10, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the consumer price index summary, revealing what most American's already know. Prices are skyrocketing.

According to the BLS report, prices increased 0.9% last month ...Read more

Republicans, We Must Up Our Game!

Republican Glenn Youngkin's victory last week over former Virginia Democratic Gov.Terry McAuliffe has led most observers to predict that Republicans are sure to make big gains in next year's midterms. While I agree that the election gives Republicans cause for enthusiasm, I have learned during more than four decades in politics that overreach ...Read more

Tuesday's Takeaways

This Tuesday night was a big win for Republicans in Virginia. Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin defeated Democratic nominee and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The topic of education grabbed the spotlight in their race. McAuliffe was asked during a debate about parents objecting to critical race theory being taught in schools. "I'm not...Read more

Our National Institute of Health Should Be Better

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, unclear and misreported stories about where the virus came from have proliferated. Did it come from the wet market in Wuhan? From the Wuhan Lab? Was it a bio attack?

Early last year, President Donald Trump said that it might have originated from a laboratory in Wuhan. The media mocked him, and for ...Read more

 

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