Today is Pearl Harbor Day. Sixty-nine years ago today --Dec. 7, 1941 -- the Japanese launched a surprise attack on our military in the Pacific with more than 3,500 Americans killed or wounded. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the day a "date which will live in infamy."
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Note: This was published Nov. 16. Yes, I realize Mark Richt's record is one game better after Georgia defeated Georgia Tech Saturday night. My opinion has not changed, however. I was at the game Saturday night. What I saw was the most poorly coached, least poised Georgia team in memory and my memory goes back a good ways. Now, Richt is reportedly/reputedly a candidate for the Miami job. He might be well-advised to take it.
With apologies to the Von Trapp Family, how do you solve a problem like Mark?
Analysis of efforts to redistribute wealth and income through tax and regulatory policies reveal a surprising insight regarding current policies. It reinforces the belief that reducing current tax rates would provide strong incentives for more individual work, more risk-taking investments and, hence, enhanced employment.
ALL ARE AWARE OF the dictum that nature is unfair. Moreover, all recognize that talents, skills, IQs and genes are unevenly distributed. Yet no one has seriously proposed a breakthrough, human-genome study, which might lead to a more equitable distribution of talent. [Full story »]
There have been so many bank failures in Georgia and elsewhere around the country in recent months that we all have become somewhat conditioned to them. But, when one of two banks in your hometown fails, the severity of the blow is so readily apparent – the aftershocks so intense – one worries for the future of the community and the entire country.
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It's not just the number of promising young lawmakers and other new leaders elected Tuesday that is encouraging for the future of this country. It's also the apparent quality of them.
From the U.S. Senate to the U.S. House to hundreds of state offices across the country, it does appear as if, as Kennedy said in his inaugural address, "the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans." [Full story »]
Death due to trauma is an ever present danger in our fast paced society. In fact, trauma is a leading cause of death in America in nearly every age group, especially adolescents, teens, and young adults. As if that isn’t scary enough, trauma-related death rates in Georgia are 20 percent higher than the national average. Part of the reason for this dangerous and deadly statistic is the fact that access to trauma care is severely limited for many Georgians. [Full story »]
To be a news analyst at National Public Radio seems to require one to be free of any human foible or fear, and without the temerity to speak of a common trepidation in this post 9/11 world.
And, apparently, devoid of the clear-eyed realization that a substantial number of Muslim zealots (who are visually indistinguishable from moderate Muslims) seek to murder as many innocent Americans as possible. [Full story »]
As teenagers, my cousin Virginia and I went out to Montana to work on a real cattle ranch for a few months. We slept in a little log cabin by a brook, awoke early, then saddled up for a long day driving the dogies into the Rocky Mountains.
Although we were too green to rope any steers, we did move salt blocks into the mountains and herded wayward calves back to the fold on our trusty Western horses. Mine, a strawberry roan named Spree, loved nothing better than to race across the high desert, the wind in her mane. [Full story »]
The state Board of Regents has dodged an illegal immigration bullet — for now. During its Wednesday meeting, the regents voted on recommendations not to allow illegal immigrants entry to the state’s public colleges and universities, but there is a big “if” included that has angered both proponents and opponents of the new directive.
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The Pike County Pirates and the Lamar County Trojans laid it all on the line last Friday night at Trojan Field in one of the best high school football games played here in my 32 years on the sidelines.