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Family life at core of men’s decline in workplace

12:00 a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016

We’ve heard a great deal this campaign year about the plight of the working class. The left tells a story about the middle class being destroyed by predatory millionaires and billionaires who are soaking up 99 percent of the “income gains.”Donald Trump tells a different story. The jobs that once ...
Readers Write: June 27

12:00 a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016

Obama failed by following FDR footstepsIsn’t it funny that Leonard Pitts feels qualified to lecture Republicans about learning from history, but is so politically blind that he can’t see Democrats’ blunders when they slap him in the face? President Obama had two clear, and clearly different, examples before him when ...
Expand access to care, not Medicaid

Updated: 3:45 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016

Those addressing Georgia’s uninsured and failing hospitals seem stuck between two options: expanding a government program (Medicaid) with its own long list of challenges, or doing nothing. It’s a false choice.Expanding Medicaid is undoubtedly the worst option for providing more Georgians access. For providers – even with more money from ...
DC sit-in a sign of big change

2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016

Many strange things are afoot up in Washington, the latest being U.S. Rep. John Lewis leading his fellow House Democrats in a sit-in of the House chambers this week, protesting Republican refusal to allow votes on rather mild gun-control measures.Such a takeover is unprecedented, but what’s really interesting is the ...
Democrats’ gun-control theater of the absurd

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016

John Lewis has blazed trails before, and this past week the Atlanta congressman again broke new ground: He led what may have been the U.S. Capitol’s first sit-in against citizens’ rights.“No fly, no buy” is all the rage among Lewis and his fellow Democrats these days. Their apparent reasoning is ...
Readers Write: June 26

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016

Judicial system fails us yet againIn reference to “Deadly loopholes in DUI prosecutions,” News, June 12, it was certainly disheartening to read how our legal system has once again failed to protect the public from such an obvious tragedy waiting to occur. The fact that Ryan Lisabeth, now charged with ...
Time to fix Ga.’s health care provider shortages

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016

Georgia needs a health care system that is sustainable. The state needs to focus on promising solutions to its health care crisis and not waste time gazing in the rearview mirror at missed opportunities. When a hospital closes, as one in Ellijay did this month, it hurts the whole community ...
Finding ways to keep Georgians, hospitals healthy

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016

We all agree that Georgia’s health care system is in crisis, but this perfect storm did not occur overnight, nor can it be remedied with a swift policy decision.Along with many other conservative states, Georgia has been reticent to accept the changes offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ...
Assassins can’t kill ideas good or bad

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016

Last Saturday, someone tried to kill Donald Trump.You may not have heard about it. The story didn’t get much play, the attempt wasn’t well planned and the candidate was never in jeopardy.Still the fact remains that authorities arrested one Michael Steven Sandford, 19, after he allegedly tried to grab a ...
Healing Georgia’s ailing way of health care

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016

There are ways to get this done. That should not be forgotten amidst all of the angst, deliberations, delays and obfuscation around how to bolster Georgia’s sickly health care infrastructure.Rendering aid to struggling hospitals and providing some semblance of health care to roughly 500,000 uninsured Georgians is too critical to ...
A fitting end to ‘Breakdown’ saga

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016

For the first time in a decade, Justin Chapman awakens to a Sunday morning without the old dread.No longer is his future darkened by the soul-killing prospect of a life of counting days in the aching monotony of prison.That all ended Wednesday. The last of the very thin murder case ...
Britain’s welcome revival of nationhood

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing Britain from the European Union because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave’s case. The Remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its Project Fear, and ended in governmental thuggishness.The sham was Prime Minister David ...
Medicare, an effective program that needs expansion

4:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

I have been amazed at the number of negative Medicare-for-all attack pieces printed in various respected papers over the last few months, making me wonder why primarily liberal economists would be attacking a program that progressives have been trying to enact since Truman.The underlying implication is that the current private ...
Why is Clinton holding up so well against Trump?

12:00 a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016

Do you remember what happened when the Berlin Wall fell? Until that moment, nobody realized just how decadent Communism had become. It had tanks, guns, and nukes, but nobody really believed in its ideology anymore; its officials and enforcers were mere careerists, who folded at the first shock.It seems to ...
Krauthammer: The emptiness of Hillaryism

10:24 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

“I believe in an America always moving toward the future.”— Hillary Clinton, June 21 This was not the most important line in Clinton’s Ohio economic policy speech, only the most amazing. Surely there cannot be a more vacuous, meaningless piece of political rhetoric. Every terrestrial entity from nematode to the ...
Collins: Hillary gossip redux

10:13 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

I am so excited to tell you that we’re returning to the question of whether or not Hillary Clinton threw a vase at her husband in the White House.Really, this one hasn’t come up for about 20 years. But Gary Byrne says he saw the pieces! In a box! Byrne ...
Finding surprising bright spots in hard-luck places

2:14 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016

I’ve been traveling around to the most economically stressed parts of this country.You see a lot of dislocation on a trip like this. In New Mexico, for example, I met some kids who lost their parents — to drugs, death, deportation or something else.They get run through a bunch of ...
Trump sells out faith, among other things

2:08 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016

Where religion is concerned, Donald Trump’s bigotry is his biggest problem, but his ignorance comes in a close second.We already know that Trump will say whatever he thinks will appeal to the crowd he is talking to, but calling Hillary Clinton’s faith into question before a group of evangelical leaders ...
Readers Write: June 24

2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016

Students must deal with disappointmentA high school in Texas prohibits National Honor Society scholars from wearing NHS stoles at graduation. Public acknowledgment of academic excellence might make some other students feel bad. A Michigan school has banned honors and military cords from graduation gowns. A Massachusetts school has canceled Honors ...
Georgia doesn’t fund transit? Eleven billion bucks says you’re wrong

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The state on Wednesday finally revealed the winners of $75 million worth of grants to transit agencies funded in last year’s budget. Transit agencies and advocates welcomed the news, while cautioning that it represents a drop in the bucket of what’s ultimately needed.So what if I told you that $75 ...
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