Crime is up. Prices are up. Border crossings in the southwest are up. Unemployment is still up. Our national debt is up. Gas is hard to find. Civil unrest surrounds us. And the Middle East is in turmoil. Sounds a lot like the '70s to me.
Last night, my husband, Jimmy, went to fill up my car with gas. He did this because our area of Atlanta has ...Read more
Becoming a parent was the most profound, all-encompassing event in my life. While I loved and still love my husband, Jimmy, the birth of a child ignited inside me a new type of overwhelming love: motherly love. Though I knew that parts of both of us had combined to create a new human being, I also knew that she was a new life, totally ...Read more
The never-ending media outrage machine is undoubtably focusing on the next soon-to-be crisis and amplifying anything that could possibly pit one of us against the other. Outrage drives ratings, but it also drives people apart. I've been focusing instead on causes that bring people together. Since this week we celebrate Earth Day, I want to focus...Read more
This week, Project Veritas released a video of Charlie Chester, a CNN technical director, talking to a woman who recorded him during what he thought were "dates"; she had purposely targeted him and videoed him surreptitiously. While you might not agree with her tactics, her videos reveal that CNN was involved in what proved to be a successful ...Read more
In 1989, the Polish Solidarity used the slogan "May Poland be Poland. 2 + 2 must always equal four." While this might seem to be a simple factual statement, it was in fact a declaration that statements that had been passed off as facts were, in reality, lies. It was a declaration that truth had to be at the forefront of the movement to crush ...Read more
The fact is that 3.5 voters support voter identification laws for every 1 voter who opposes them.
But the news media and Democratic activist groups are equating voter ID laws with voter suppression. They are doing this at the top of their lungs and their screaming is drowning out the views of the vast majority of voters (75%), who "believe ...Read more
Whoever is in charge of naming the Democratic bills in the House of Representatives must have a twisted sense of humor. Let's take a few examples. The so-called Equality Act is an Inequality Act. If the bill is passed, parents of minors who do not allow them to undergo medical transgender procedures could have their children removed from the ...Read more
Last year, we began what was supposed to be a short lockdown to flatten the curve of COVID-19-related hospitalizations. It's a year later and we are still mostly locked down. This past year has been particularly hard on young adults, according to a story in The Wall Street Journal titled "Pandemic Loneliness Is Hitting Young Adults Especially ...Read more
There is so much information in our world today, it's hard to know what is real information, what is misinformation and what is disinformation. To deal with the ever-increasing volume of data, we often look to other people or institutions to determine how to process the information. This is particularly true in politics and news, which have ...Read more
This week marked "Read Across America Day," a day to encourage and celebrate the joy of reading, especially among our children. Read Across America was established by the National Education Association in 1998 and falls on Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2. Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump referred to Dr. Seuss as part of their proclamations ...Read more
If you've seen the signs reading, "Science is real," heard the phrase, "follow the science" or been told to "trust in science," and if these statements have often been used to try to curb your dissent, free thinking and discussion -- then elevate your thinking. These statements are the opposite of scientific inquiry, which is the process of ...Read more
This past week, former President Donald Trump was acquitted for a second time after being impeached. This time, the charge was for inciting an insurrection. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had written an email to Republican colleagues Saturday giving them cover for voting not to convict. "While a close call, I am persuaded that ...Read more