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12/11 Mike Luckovich: Shipmates
Get Schooled / Maureen Downey
George Bush stressed being kinder, gentler. So should our schools.
We have become a nation obsessed with grand gestures, sweeping pronouncements and, alas, unimaginative solutions to intricate problems. In so many areas of public life, we prefer showmanship and bluster to reasoned, sober discourse.
Any grassroots civic effort that can unite productive people around goals most all reasonable folks share deserves encouragement, especially in divided times like these, we believe. Thus, we’re glad that inclement weather did not deter this year’s GeorgiaForward Forum in Macon.
Which one you are I’d like to wake up and find.” – sung by the Clovers My former boss, CEO of a national healthcare corporation and an MD/LLB, ran Bush Sr.’s California campaign and was a personal friend of his. He loved Barbara and George and raised a tremendous amount of money for Bush.
A few days ago, I, along with thousands of other Atlanta residents, was told that my water is not safe to drink. The Atlanta Department of Watershed issued a citywide boil water advisory due to a malfunction in the Hemphill Water Treatment plant.
George Herbert Walker Bush, whose careful custodianship of the unraveling of the old Soviet Union shaped a safer world for hundreds of millions, was mourned by a grateful nation Wednesday in a state funeral that brought together Republicans and Democrats in an increasingly rare demonstration of civility.
In 1976, U.S. Senators Warren Magnuson and Ted Stevens led the development and passage of the nation’s primary marine fisheries management law. The Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (MSA) was designed to protect marine species and the rights of recreational anglers by stopping the over-harvesting of our oceans by the commercial fishing industry.
Liberal Luckovich hits new, indecent low I was shocked and disgusted to see Mike Luckovich’s cartoon of Tuesday (“For fun, we seated Trump next to Dana Carvey,” Opinion, Dec. 4). To use the passing of past-President George H.W. Bush to take a swipe at current President Trump was the lowest of the low.
Impolite question, but it needs to be asked: Is there a Republican dead body that left-wing partisans won’t use to bash Donald Trump? This week’s partisan corpse abusers callously exploited the passing of George H.W. Bush, America’s 41st president, to get in their digs at the current commander in chief.
This week, we bury a man of honor. And by honor, I don’t mean the type of honor that accrues to a person just by virtue of rising to the presidency, because not all who achieve that post are people of honor. Nor do I mean any kind of honor conferred by others through popularity, fame or high ratings.
This week, President Donald Trump retweeted an image that accuses multiple political opponents of committing treason against the United States of America, demanding that they be prosecuted and imprisoned for their crime. Think about that for a moment, because it is extraordinary.
Dear Governor-elect: You will step into the Governor’s Mansion as our nation is experiencing historic political divisiveness. However, here in Georgia, our state leaders have worked together to make progress on several key issues, from transportation to economic development. As a result, Georgia remains the number one state for business.
Meet the Delaneys. Hopefully, you already know their story. When Amy and Derron Delaney married more than 20 years ago, they imagined a blended family that included their kids from previous marriages along with more babies they’d have together. They would have more kids together — just not in the biological sense.
This is a tale of two young, outspoken women in media. One is a liberal tech writer. The other is an enterprising conservative new media reporter. One has achieved meteoric success and now works at a top American newspaper. The other has been de-platformed and marginalized. Their wildly different fates tell you everything you need to know about Silicon Valley’s free speech double standards....
As Donald Trump tells it, he got “very tough” in a recent conversation with the head of General Motors about the layoff of some 14,000 people and the closure of four U.S. auto plants: “You’re playing around with the wrong person ….,” Trump claims to have warned CEO Mary Barra.
When eight-year-old Ethan Hall broke his leg after falling from a slide near his home in southwest Atlanta last month, his father couldn’t have imagined it would take an hour and a half for an ambulance to arrive and another two before it finally deposited his son in the care of doctors.
The relationship between the United States and Canada of late has been nothing short of tumultuous. However, in the midst of the bitter exchanges and more recent positive developments on trade, a unique opportunity exists to help save lives and protect our respective borders.
Another Thanksgiving holiday weekend is edging toward its close. Many of us are blessed in that memories of good times with family and friends this weekend will last far longer than the leftovers that now pack our refrigerators.
A blind Negro woman from Georgia, visiting her brother in Indianapolis, may be one of America’s most thankful people on this day of national thanksgiving. Mrs. Mary Mullins will be in Indianapolis thanks to the generosity of members of the Communications Workers of America union, who financed her jet flight in appreciation of her work as a volunteer speaker for the United Appeal.
In the midst of our busy lives, we can miss seeing the need all around us. Need is hard to see. It’s invisible. Just by looking we can’t usually tell if someone is homeless, hungry, desperately alone or suicidal. Pain and fear hide in the eyes and hearts of a child walking beside her mother, or the tough-looking teenager walking down the street.
The transportation problem in metro Atlanta is not a lack of rail transit or “good roads,” nor is it a lack of encouraging people to move into denser settlements and ride trains instead of drive. The problem is traffic congestion, and a solution must provide a cost-benefit for all throughout an area the size of Massachusetts. Over half of the state’s population (5.
There might be a rare sign of bipartisan agreement to say that Georgia’s midterm election – and its aftermath – amounts to a mess. As a result, the reputation of our state has been tarnished – not a small thing in this growing place that regularly touts that we’re the best location for business.
Not too long ago, the Supreme Court wrote, “No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a choice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, they must live. Other rights, even the most basic, are illusory if the right to vote is undermined.” And there are many ways to undermine the right to vote.
On July 4, 1944, Primus King, a duly registered voter, walked into the Muscogee County Courthouse to cast a ballot in the primary election. He was thrown out into the street. It took almost two years for the Supreme Court to uphold Primus King’s right to vote. What happened to Primus King was a horrible injustice. Regretfully, Georgia’s past is stained with similar injustices.
In an interview this week with the Daily Caller, President Trump was asked who he might nominate to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Trump didn’t answer, instead using the question to laud acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as “a very respected man.” Whitaker is not a very respected man.
As we head into this week of Thanksgiving, I’ve been overcome by so many things. Things like the divisiveness of our nation. Things like witnessing blatant racism in our communities and across the country. Worrying about whether my child is safe in her school.
Donald Trump lies with an audacity and on a scale never before seen in American politics, and it’s tempting to get so caught up in the showmanship of it all that you miss what makes it work. So let me propose a different approach.
I don’t understand those who vote so far in advance of Election Day. The possibilities are real that last-minute information may become available that could affect your decision, yet you have cast your vote and have no recourse.
Wow! What an election night! I want to share with you our thinking here at Heritage on the results and what they mean for the conservative agenda. I’m thrilled with the conservative gains in the Senate and want to congratulate all those who stood for conservative values on the campaign trail and will now do so in Washington.
In the wake of an election, we naturally tend to be struck by the strength of the winning side. Who now has momentum in our politics, and what sort of mandate have they won? But the peculiar mixed result of Tuesday’s midterms should help us see the distinct and troubling character of our politics now: It is the weakness of all sides, and the strength of none, that shapes this moment.
Today, we present several opinion viewpoints that take stock of a notable midterm election week in America. Tuesday’s election allowed voters, in time-honored fashion, to have their say in choosing who should represent them in halls of government. Some questions were handily resolved, such as the balance of power among Republicans and Democrats in Congress.
If we gain nothing else from the 2018 midterms, my fervent wish for the people of America is that we never again have to use the heinous phrase “pink wave.
If you were wondering what the next two years might be like in Washington, wonder no longer. In President Trump’s words, it’s going to be a “warlike posture,” and that war began in a combative post-election press conference in which a defensive, angry Trump made clear that anybody who dares to cross him would become a target.
An historic election is behind us, yet we have settled nothing. A record turnout, all those billions of dollars, all that angry rhetoric and fear, and not a damn thing is resolved. To the contrary, the stage has now been set for confrontations over the next 24 months that are likely to prove more bitter, divisive and dangerous than those that got us here.
Americans of goodwill are mourning the 11 people murdered Oct. 27 at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The anti-Semitic hatred that authorities say motivated the accused killer is being rightly condemned by many. Bringing the suspected gunman through the justice system, while fully appropriate, cannot heal the surrounding problem of the corrosive spirit now running largely unchecked across America.
I grew up in Pittsburgh with Cecil Rosenthal, one of the victims of the hideous massacre in Squirrel Hill. Cecil had some developmental disabilities, and he only saw good in the world. All week, I’ve thought of the image of Cecil welcoming everyone into Tree of Life Synagogue. He probably welcomed the gunman with a warm smile and offered him a prayer book.
Erin and David Pervis pull out their smartphones to shed some light on their Georgia ballots. We sit at an outdoor table at the Balcony Restaurant having drinks before dinner. The restaurant is atop a building on one of those maze-like streets in Athens’ ancient quarter.
As the 2018 midterms wind toward a conclusion, the Republican Party and Donald Trump are choosing not to run a traditional GOP campaign. For example, they have all but ignored those massive tax cuts for corporations that a few months ago were to have served as the center pole of their campaign.
“It’s a terrible, terrible thing, what’s going on with hate in our country, frankly, and all over the world, and something has to be done,” President Trump said in the wake of the tragic synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that killed 11 Jews.
Red Light/Green Light imagery has been adopted by proponents and opponents of redeveloping Atlanta’s Gulch. Makes sense, as stop or go is the question now before Atlanta city government as it weighs an ambitious project that would create a shiny new neighborhood where none now exists.
It’s a bad deal. That’s the message the Atlanta City Council is hearing from residents. Since August, Council members have been wrestling with a massive proposed public subsidy for a private Gulch development. Their constituents oppose a deal they see as “bucks for billionaires.
For 159 years, the Metro Atlanta Chamber has engaged in civic, community and economic initiatives to help improve the City of Atlanta and our broader region. We have been intimately involved in projects from the 1996 Olympics and Grady Hospital Task Force to increasing transit funding and changing our state flag – each one having significant long-term impact on our region.
How appropriate would it be for a major publicly held American company to hire a person with a history of having publicly made the following statements and many others like them? (In the interest of brevity, I shall list only four.) “The world could get by just fine with zero black people.
Pitts hypocritically defends migrant lawbreakers Leonard Pitts’ loopy, far-left column (“Gassing of migrants reveals the smallness of America,” Opinion, Dec. 2) was absolute mush. I would like to ask Mr.
This week I briefly trended on Twitter — a bracing experience for any columnist because it means you’ve done your job of provocation a little bit too well. In my particular case the provocation was a column about the phenomenon of George H.W.
Many observers seem baffled by Republican fealty to Donald Trump — the party’s willingness to back him on all fronts, even after severe defeats in the midterm elections.
WASHINGTON — A word can be worth a thousand pictures.
No one even knows how many girls there were. Federal prosecutors identified 36. In “Perversion of Justice,” a stunning piece of investigative work by Julie K. Brown that was published last week, the Miami Herald reported that it has found 80. But accounts given by the girls themselves suggest there may be hundreds. Hundreds.
Editorial wrongly overlooked lack of Ga. healthcare I am writing in response to Andre Jackson’s editorial on Sunday, Dec. 2. His statement “After all, we’re in a good place now, but still not where the state should be.” Andre then went on to mention several issues, but he made no mention of the many citizens with no access to healthcare.
Midterm election update from the Department of Irony: Republicans have been warning us about the danger of voter fraud for ages. And now it does appear that a major congressional race was impacted by that very type of evil-doing. Feel free to chortle/snort/howl at the moon when I tell you the accused fraudsters are Republicans.
WASHINGTON — “When you strike at a king you must kill him,” Ralph Waldo Emerson once said. Well, this year China tried to strike at President Trump for daring to launch a trade war with Beijing — and missed the mark entirely.
Rejection of God could be behind unusual weather Re: “Future Disasters: Floods, hurricanes and fires: Georgia faces dire climate warnings” (News, Dec.
Republicans tax churches to help pay for big corporate giveaway. You would be forgiven for thinking that this is a headline from The Onion or the fantasy of some left-wing website. But it’s exactly what happened in the big corporate tax cut the GOP passed last year.
In Katowice, Poland, all the signers of the 2015 Paris climate accord are gathered to assess how the world’s nations are meeting their goals to cut carbon emissions. Certainly, the communications strategy in the run-up was impressive. In October came that apocalyptic U.N. report warning that the world is warming faster than we thought and the disasters coming sooner than we thought.
‘Tis the season when we inflict on one another neckties and perfumes that no one really wants, plus more than $1 billion in gift cards that are never even redeemed. Hence my annual column with suggestions for “gifts with meaning” that are warmer than any scarf.
Tired of wrongs perpetrated by liberals, media If Robert Mueller had anything definitive with which to charge Donald Trump with interfering with Hillary Clinton’s loss, it would have been presented by now. American taxpayers have spent needlessly $30 million and wasted 18 months that could have gone toward investigating the Clinton Foundation.
A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter. Twenty-five percent of millennials who know who Vladimir Lenin was view him favorably. Lenin was the first premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Use command of English, not interpreters, to vote I implore the staff of the civil rights organization that filed a lawsuit to remove the restriction on the use of interpreters in state elections (“Lawsuit fights restrictions on interpreters,” Metro, Nov. 29) to redirect their money and effort to improving the English language skills of those who are not proficient.
When is the murder of a missionary a martyrdom, and when is it a justifiable act of self-defense by an insular culture that doesn’t take the threat of incursion by outsiders lightly? That conundrum lies at the heart of the unfortunate demise of John Allen Chau.
Impeachment is a political act, and the endgame of the Robert Mueller investigation may not deliver the stark evidence that would remove Donald Trump from office.
The Trump administration is, it goes without saying, deeply anti-science. In fact, it is anti-objective reality. But its control of the government remains limited; it didn’t extend far enough to prevent the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, which details current and expected future impacts of global warming on the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control has delivered sober news — average life expectancy at birth in the United States has declined for a third straight year due to extremely high rates of death from drug overdoses and suicide. As The Washington Post reports, this is the longest sustained decline in life expectancy since the early 20th century.
Weak liberal pols behind migrant border crisis The turmoil at our borders began when welcome mats were placed at the crossings by our politicians too weak to say no. The gypsies called migrants have been brainwashed to believe our country is a haven for freeloaders — just come on in and enjoy taxpayer-paid welfare.
The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it’s a pretty big place. But those are not the only criteria that matter. Morality matters, too. And on Sunday, by that measure at least, this country seemed rather small. That, of course, was the day we used tear gas against children.
WASHINGTON — Unanimity is elusive in today’s America but the Supreme Court achieved it last week. Although the dusky gopher frog is endangered, so are property rights and accountable governance. Both would have been further jeopardized if the frog’s partisans in the U.S.
We are now totally into the holiday season. The whole world is talking about Melania Trump’s White House Christmas decorations, which feature a bunch of trees of a sort of terrifying crimson color. Do you think it’s some kind of metaphor for the Wall? Her mood? Everybody is making travel plans. Donald Trump is going to Argentina for a big international confab.
Voters should know the Dems did it “Voter suppression?” It was the 1997 Georgia Democrats who introduced, sponsored and passed the now-infamous “use it or lose it” voter roll “purge” legislation that sore loser Stacey Abrams and the 2018 Democrats are using to attack Governor-Elect Brian Kemp. The exception on sponsors was Republican Robert Irvin.
Politically, our country is divided into four camps, not two. Only one of these, largely rooted in rural America and bolstered by ideological conservatives, supports President Trump. Two of them, urban progressives and suburban moderates, strongly oppose him.
Mass migration “lit the flame” of the right-wing populism that is burning up the Old Continent, she said. Europe must “get a handle on it.” “Europe must send a very clear message — ‘we are not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support.
Dear Readers: Today’s AJC debuts conservative columnist Michelle Malkin on our pages. Her column will appear on Thursdays, replacing Kathleen Parker in the From the Right columnist lineup. We believe you will find Malkin’s writing to be solidly conservative.
Something continues to nag at me about the midterm elections. It’s the way we in the news media too often allowed ourselves to be manipulated by President Donald Trump to heighten fears about the immigrant caravan from Central America so as to benefit Republican candidates.
Regarding “Safeguard access, security of democracy’s sacred rule” (Opinion, Nov. 18), John Barrow states, “I believe we should update our voter rolls with information that is accurate, like … change-of-address notices by voters themselves.” I’m not sure he is in touch with reality. Too many people, perhaps, think somehow this gets done automatically.
What do you think of the proposition that no black youngsters should be saved from educational rot until all can be saved? Black people cannot afford to accept such a proposition. Actions by the education establishment, black and white liberal politicians, and some civil rights organizations appear to support the proposition.