What would you think if local politicians decided to cut the size of their fire department while buildings in their city were ablaze? What about a general who orders his soldiers to stop fighting and surrender to the enemy?
I like to point out how often I have been wrong in my career. It humbles me. Lord knows, we reporters have been humbled often recently. When we make mistakes, our readers point it out on social media within seconds. I am okay with that. We get a little high and mighty, so it never hurts to get taken down a notch or two.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appears to have painted himself into a corner with his promise to select a woman -- and apparently from the candidates on his short list, an African-American woman -- to be his running mate.
Congratulations Tennessee, you’re getting national attention. Out of all the states holding elections this year, you are holding “The Nastiest Primary in the Country,” according to Politico.
Traditionally, funerals are supposed to serve at least three purposes: honor the life of the deceased, comfort those who mourn his passing and preach a message about eternity and the brevity of life.
Politicians and various social justice groups have long used labels that have nothing to do with the real intent of legislation, or an organization, to dupe the public.
The violence perpetrated in the streets of cities across America continues because state and local elected officials (all Democrats) refuse to do what is necessary to stop it
I could tell by the way the phone jumped straight up when it rang who was on the line. It could be none other than Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter Skates Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair, located in Ryo, Georgia. Yes, phones jump where Skeeter is involved. I do, too.
For years conservative groups and especially the National Rifle Association have been warning that the government would find a way to confiscate the guns of law-abiding Americans. Many dismissed what they regarded as a scare tactic designed to raise money.
I am not in the habit of quoting leftist Noam Chomsky, but this line seems relevant when one considers our growing national debt: "When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think."
The on-again, off-again opening and closing of restaurants in Miami has angered restaurant owners in the area. Recently, 30 of them gathered to protest the latest shutdown order by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, a Republican.
In light of the innumerable sacrifices made by so many Americans throughout our history, refusing to wear a mask during a global pandemic is a small, weird hill to die on.
Has it really have been 24 years since the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games? Next Sunday will mark 8,766 days since that dramatic night when Muhammed Ali, hands shaking with palsy, lit the cauldron signifying the beginning of 17 days of Olympic competition and the culmination of years of hard work.
President Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and political adviser Roger Stone just days before Stone was to begin a 40-month prison sentence — he and the president say he was falsely accused — reminded me of another man who was as loyal to his president and who did go to prison.
Where is it written that the left gets to control the political and cultural agenda and conservatives must bow to its ideology when, in fact, it is liberalism that has brought the nation to near cultural ruin?
I’m getting a whole-house attic fan installed this week – just like the one my father had installed in my childhood home – and I cannot wait to cool my house using his old-time methods.
Hello, everyone. Welcome to our special tour of the killing fields of Atlanta. I am your host, Grady W. Henry, with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. You are some of the top convention planners in the country and we want to familiarize you with our great city and hope we can interest you in bringing your groups and organizations here for your next convention. Let me start by saying you may hear some occasional gunfire. Please just ignore it. It’s nothing serious.
Life without sports. I can truthfully say I never dreamed of such a thing, and I’ve had some pretty crazy dreams. I once dreamed that I was about to be attacked by a 6-foot cockroach until my best friend beat it to death with a nine iron. What a huge mess that made. I can’t explain that dream, maybe Franz Kafka could. But life without sports? I doubt that even Kafka could conjure such torture. No such nightmare ever haunted my slumber. But it’s been the reality in America since March.
A myth says lightning never strikes twice in the same place. President Donald Trump appears to believe it can when it comes to replicating his narrow victory in 2016.
As I write this, it has been 113 days since the first COVID-19 case was identified in my home county. Within an hour, the school system announced schools would be closed for two weeks in order to give classrooms a thorough scrubbing. Little did we know.
Pope Francis couldn’t have said it better.
During Monday’s Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square, he told the crowd not to toss out older family members like “discarded material.”
While doing some research on an upcoming book project, I was looking through some 1930s era newspapers. One theater proudly advertised, Coming Distractions! I don’t know if that was a typo, or if they were indeed offering people distractions from the Great Depression.
In providing the crucial fifth vote to strike down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals, Chief Justice John Roberts has re-enforced a longstanding theme: there is no guarantee a judge nominated by a Republican president will decide cases based on the text of the Constitution.
In the latest of many cynical and highly political moves, the House of Representatives last week passed a measure that would transform the District of Columbia and make it the 51st state.
Most of us slept through at least a few high school history classes. If you had a teacher who could make history more interesting than a shopping list or the back of a cereal box, then you were one of the lucky ones.
President Trump's speech Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a toxic stream of consciousness that ignored a great opportunity to speak words of healing and unity to a divided nation.
My first-grade teacher, Miss Ruby Jordon, taught me that “history” means “his story,” the story of mankind — and even though this was 1958, she assured the girls that by “mankind” women were included, too.
President Trump on Tuesday unveiled a plan to make reforms in police departments and acknowledged for the first time the existence of "systemic racism." He also promised to meet with some African American families whose relatives have been killed by police officers.
Police were called about John Mahone, a black man, having an argument with his wife. A cop shot and killed him because he thought Mahone had a knife. Mahone had a can opener.
The Minneapolis City Council has passed a measure to dismantle the city's police department and replace it with what Council President Lisa Bender calls "a transformative new model of public safety." This is supposed to better protect people in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by a now-former Minneapolis police officer.
These thoughts on the current upheaval in our country come courtesy of an unusual array of sources: The late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy; Larry Savage, a candidate for chairman of the Cobb County Commission; and Hayden, Cayden and Jamaya (more on them later).
Like many of you, I have worked from home for the past three months, and it has given me a chance to familiarize myself with my new surroundings. It turns out that this place I’ve slept and watched ballgames on weekends for thirty years needed a few repairs. My wife says she has informed me about these problems in the past, but I was apparently distracted by the Braves and SEC football.
When Donald Trump issued an executive order intent on eliminating legal protections enjoyed by social media platforms last week, he reignited debate over the most precious of American political rights: the freedom of speech.
What is important in this continuing debate is not each "side" getting in its talking points but listening to how the other reached the conclusions that created their worldview.