America could use a good food fight this Thanksgiving.
I adored the story of “Cinderella” as a child. The prospect of having a man so in love with me that he’d crisscross the kingdom searching for my size 6 1/2 foot, was heady stuff. It never occurred to me that Cindy was oppressed by the patriarchy or that she should just buy her own darn pair …
According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters.
"How’s that out of town, hot shot law firm doing with the negotiations? I hear they’re gonna need an armored truck to haul off all of the taxpayer’s cash they got."
“The nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth,” Ronald Reagan famously quipped, is a government bureau — or, we might add, government program. Should you doubt that maxim, I’m here to report your government is still studying high-speed rail between Atlanta and Charlotte.
"This comment is in response to the comment about the city suing the county cause we're bullies and we've always had more and have always wanted more. Well, I never venture into this county. I never ride on your county roads but I have to pay county taxes and I get sick and tired of it. Why …
Another semester is winding down to a close at Dalton State College. Our students are finalizing projects and preparing for finals. Some are preparing to don the Dalton State blue cap and gown, walk across the stage to shake my hand and receive the diploma they have worked so hard for.
I ran across a piece recently titled “Johnny Isakson: Living His Values.” That, he has done. As he leaves the U.S. Senate and some 40 years of public service, I doubt we will see his equal anytime soon.
"To the person who said dogs could stay outside in freezing weather because wild animals do. Wild animals don’t. They have caves, logs, burrows, gather together for warmth and many other ways to protect themselves from the miserable cold. I cannot understand why people chain dogs outside. My…
A recent survey conducted by the Victims of Communism and polled by YouGov, a research and data firm, found that 70% of millennials are likely to vote socialist and that one in three millennials saw communism as "favorable."
"Just got through reading Polman's very descriptive piece about 'hemorrhaging' in the populous 'lily white' suburbs, 'ruby red' Kentucky, 'Orwellian lie' and 'megalomaniacal mogul.' I don't know why the man thinks that all Trump supporters are uneducated, white, rural males. In Polman's favo…
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren shocked most observers, including her New England neighbor and fellow White House hopeful Bernie Sanders, when she announced the $52 trillion price tag for her "Medicare for All" proposal. Sanders’ plan for essentially the same universal cov…
"Yes, people are working but can't make ends meet because wages haven't kept up with the economy and the rate of inflation. Some have to work two jobs or a lot of overtime to barely make it. The minimum wage should be at least $15 an hour just to keep up with inflation. A lot of people are w…
The lesson of the 2019 state elections confirmed the lesson of the 2018 congressional midterms: Donald Trump can stage all the demagogic rallies he wants, but he’s powerless to reverse the GOP’s hemorrhaging in the populous suburbs.
If you are paying attention to the Washington circus that is the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s handling of the much-maligned Ukraine call, this is what real collusion looks like: a media largely committed to advancing the goal of Democrats to severely damage or remove him from o…
"To the person that said to leave dogs outside during the winter because they have fur, I would tell you exactly what I think of you, but I'm pretty sure the editor wouldn't allow it. Don't be so heartless and cruel to animals."
Going into Tuesday night, if you were a swing-state progressive, it was pretty easy to be discouraged about the state of the presidential race.
Joe Biden is going to win the Democratic nomination for president. I wouldn’t run to your bookie with this information. My track record is spotty, at best. But I’ll be shocked if I’m wrong and I’ll have plenty of company, including many Democrats.
The Secretary of State's office needs to be completely open and transparent about everything that went wrong with the state’s new paper ballot machines during the Tuesday trial run. The state must also be just as open and transparent about what is being done to fix the snafus.
"Murray County built their roads and bridges within the existing tax structure. They have also maintained those same roads and bridges for decades. Now all of a sudden they must have a new tax to do so. Oh well, at least they are not suing Whitfield County for a cut of our taxes, yet."
I was surprised when the phone rang this morning. I expected it to be a friendly robot offering me a credit card I don’t want or a back brace I don’t need. What to my wondering ears should appear but Skeeter Skates, the proprietor of Skeeter Skates Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair, located…
As chairman of this year’s United Way of Northwest Georgia campaign, I have seen all of the great work the United Way has done through the years. It’s easy to be passionate about the mission of United Way. I have seen firsthand the impact from the generous commitments that members of our com…
"An attorney making hundreds of dollars an hour encouraged the city to go to court over the service delivery agreement. I wonder what his motivation is for dragging this out. I wonder if this waste of money at least partly cost Mock the election."
Jews have been awarded 40% of the Nobel Prizes in economics, 30% of those in medicine, 25% in physics, 20% in chemistry, 15% in literature and 10% of the Nobel Peace Prizes. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been just over 900 Nobel Prizes awarded. Since Jews are only 2% of…
"Like Stacey Abrams, the GOP Kentucky governor has formally requested a recount. Unlike Abrams, there were no polling stations in targeted areas that were closed down and no voters knocked off rolls. Is he a sore loser, too? Just asking."
"I went to the local Social Security office to apply for retirement benefits. Ms. Colquitt and Casey both helped me, and they could not have been more pleasant or helpful. In fact, my last three visits to the Dalton Social Security Administration office have been friendly, efficient and down…
Speaking in 1910, former two-term President Theodore Roosevelt offered some practical advice that Elizabeth Warren and today’s progressive Democrats would be wise to heed. Although they probably won’t.
"Some of us can't figure out why the whistleblower will only answer questions in written form for the Republicans. If he has all his 'ducks in a row,' there should be nothing to hide. If he/she is scared of retribution, that should have been taken into account a long time ago."
Shortly after Jim Bakker’s release from prison in July 1994, I invited the disgraced TV evangelist to my home. There was an important question I wanted to ask him.
Georgia doesn’t often get to claim a leading role in matters related to health care. At least, not in a good way. That is changing, in a very big way.
"As a caregiver to my Vietnam veteran dad here in Dalton and as a brother to a Navy veteran in heaven, I want to salute the Coahulla Creek High School marching band for an amazing halftime show. God bless you for honoring all veterans in such a special way. On such a chilly night, my tears w…
Yogi Berra once famously gave this puzzling advice to a college graduating class, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." The quip became lore, along with other Yogi-isms attributed to the legendary baseball player.
"Rev. David Henderson again writes a truth direct from God's word that religious leadership should seriously read, re-read and read again standing before their mirrors."
This Week's Circulars
- Murray County deputy jailer's death ruled an accident
- Southeast Whitfield opts out of playing a region football schedule for next 2 school years
- UPDATE: Second suspect arrested, third unknown in armed robbery
- Dalton Masonic Lodge placed on 'Places in Peril' list
- Always there: North Murray senior enjoying benefits of having brother as a coach
- Dalton officially opens Waterfall Park with ribbon cutting
- Finding her place: Northwest Whitfield sophomore wins player of the year for volleyball after transitioning to new role
- Murray County High School dancers head to New York City for Macy's parade
- Area Arrests for Nov. 17
- Southeast Whitfield football coach Gray steps down from program after eight seasons
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