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Tuesday’s results indicate a shift in status quo

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet There’s an understanding in politics that incumbency has its privileges.  Tuesday, with Bobby Coleman’s defeat of incumbent Ivey Hines, those privileges seem to be fewer and fewer.  In Albany, this is a very, very good thing. Once someone gets elected, there is a strong tendency for them to stay in that office for as [...]

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Georgia Should Expand Medicaid

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: this is a no-brainer… we’ve got a dollar waiting on a dime? This is the situation we are in with Governor Deal and the state’s GOP refusing to accept expanded Medicaid, paid for with federal dollars. Georgia is home to the fifth largest uninsured population in the country [...]

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Lawmakers To Consider State Level Healthcare Reforms

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet With the holiday season upon us, the thoughts of most will turn away from politics and on to things that actually matter.  And yet, when the presents have been opened and the calendar turns to 2014, there will be less than 2 weeks before the start of Georgia’s General Assembly session.  Thus, while most [...]

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With the Second Amendment, responsibility accompanies rights

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Anyone who had read my writings on politics for any length of time knows my stance on the Second Amendment.  I’m an ardent believer in our right to keep and bear arms, and there’s not really anything that’s going to change that position.  Trust me, there have been events that shook my faith in [...]

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Transformational Thanksgiving

By   /  November 28, 2013  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet By Dr. Gary L. Welton Historically, the field of psychology focused on mental illness and dysfunction. Positive psychology developed as a unique new subdiscipline as recently as 1998. Instead of investigating the question of what went wrong, positive psychology seeks to understand the fulfilling aspects of the human experience. One aspect of life that [...]

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Statement from U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Rad (Branko Radulovacki, MD) on the Syria Refugee Crisis

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet Statement from U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Rad (Branko Radulovacki, MD) on the Syria Refugee Crisis Two months ago, Georgia’s Republican senators – and Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn — announced their support for bombing Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons. Thankfully, President Obama chose to follow the path of diplomacy that [...]

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Look Ahead With Restraint

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet We’re finally officially in the holiday season.  Hanukah begins the same day as Thanksgiving this year, a rarity that I’m told won’t occur for another 79,043 years.  We then of course have a sprint to Christmas with one of the shortest shopping seasons possible.  And then, a new year.

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Obamacare…I told you so

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet No one likes to hear “I told you so…” But when it comes to Obamacare, some of us can’t help but say “I told you so.” The rollout of Obamacare has truly been like watching a train wreck.

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Looking Past Thanksgiving

By   /  November 23, 2013  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet By Glenn Mollette The first Thanksgiving was surrounded by life’s hardships. The early settlers were bombarded with extreme weather, hunger, sickness and death. Those who had survived believed the best they could do was to stop and give thanks. Too many throughout America are looking past Thanksgiving. Either we don’t want to think about [...]

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November 22, 1963: 50 Years Ago Today

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Bonnie Jefferson  /   Comments

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Tweet The Year was 1963. I graduated high school in the spring. In the early fall of that year, a small group of musicians got together to see if there was a way to form a small orchestra. There were a lot of practices while we tried to make music together. The group eventually became [...]

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