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Crawford: I remember Roscoe

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don’t you just ...

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Updated: dec. 04, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Responses to Castro's death reveal wide chasm between Obama, Trump

This past week, Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, died. The responses from President-elect Donald Trump and the Obama White House underscored how different the two men ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 4:02 p.m. | Updated: dec. 04, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Yarbrough: Random thoughts on random subjects

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 3:07 p.m. | Updated: dec. 04, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Crawford: The election numbers show Georgia is still very red

Now that the final election totals are in, let's look at a couple of Georgia's voting trends.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 1:25 p.m. | Updated: nov. 27, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Have you ever thought …

Newton County residents might as well associate the sounds of “hogs” with Christmas, as they do with reindeer or silver bells. That is because for ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2016 2:40 p.m.

McCart: Marshall's music Thanksgiving list

I'd like to give thanks that a transplanted Yankee named Judy met a Newton County boy named Billy while matriculating at that university in ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2016 2:39 p.m.

Owens: In the middle of It

January to November has been a long stretch. We've seen a lot of things happen, some good and some bad. From bombings overseas, Brexit ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2016 2:31 p.m.

Harrop: Goodbye, Facebook. you're evil

Dear Facebook friends,

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Posted: nov. 17, 2016 11:34 a.m. | Updated: nov. 20, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Harrop: A political 9/11 changes our world

Like the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Donald Trump upset win threatens Americans' sense of safety and continuity. Financial markets went into convulsions, just as they ...

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Posted: nov. 15, 2016 11:17 a.m.

Cushman: The work is just beginning

Sitting in the New York City Hilton, watching the cable newscasters' body language on TV as the numbers began to add up towards a Trump ...

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Posted: nov. 15, 2016 11:15 a.m.

Crawford: Why do we give money to billionaires?

John Malone is a very wealthy man. His net worth is estimated at $6.9 billion and he is one of this country’s largest ...

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Posted: nov. 15, 2016 11:14 a.m.

Skeeter skates puts the real world in perspective One of the dangers of providing you with my opini

One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week — besides not having a clue where to put commas — is that it is ...

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Posted: nov. 02, 2016 12:04 p.m. | Updated: nov. 06, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Voters could get two senators for the price of one

There’s not much suspense about who will win Georgia’s senate race.

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Posted: nov. 02, 2016 12:07 p.m. | Updated: nov. 06, 2016 4:00 a.m.

It's all in the emails

It's less than a week before the election, and many of us are continuing to count down the days until this seemingly never-ending campaign ...

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Posted: nov. 03, 2016 9:26 a.m. | Updated: nov. 06, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Ditmann: The day Marcel saw his first Jeep

This 1943 class picture was taken in Mondoubleau, a central France hamlet like hundreds of others. The 10-year-old boy in the back row, fourth from ...

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Posted: nov. 03, 2016 11:45 a.m. | Updated: nov. 06, 2016 4:00 a.m.

No, Bill Clinton Did Not Call Obamacare 'Crazy'

Spurred by screaming headlines about "skyrocketing" premiums on some government insurance exchanges, Obamacare foes are dredging up Bill Clinton's colorful quote regarding the Affordable ...

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Posted: oct. 29, 2016 3:02 p.m.

Politics of personality and polling

The election is, in fact, not quite over. As you watch and listen to the media in the next week, keep a few questions in ...

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Posted: oct. 29, 2016 3:01 p.m.

Two big ballot questions remain unanswered

As Georgians ponder how they will cast their ballots in this general election, there are only two issues that really have any suspense to them.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2016 2:56 p.m.

Deal's Opportunity School District amendment no sure thing

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants — no matter who occupies the seat — the governor usually gets. That ...

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Posted: oct. 29, 2016 2:55 p.m.

The bell tolls

The courthouse in this town has just tolled the hour of three.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2016 4:17 p.m.

Crawford: Experience doesn’t count anymore

If you learned you had cancer, what would you do?

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Posted: oct. 19, 2016 4:04 p.m. | Updated: oct. 23, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Harrop: Clinton’s Wall Street speeches were actually brilliant

I've dismissed talk of Hillary Clinton's "secrecy problem" as mere babble in an election year. I thought, for example, that Clinton had no ...

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Posted: oct. 19, 2016 4:18 p.m. | Updated: oct. 23, 2016 5:00 a.m.

A broader perspective

This political season has been so heated that many voters are looking forward to putting it behind them — regardless of the outcome. For those of ...

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Posted: oct. 20, 2016 10:03 a.m. | Updated: oct. 23, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle lays out his vision for public education

Once upon a time, there was a lieutenant governor in Georgia who later became governor. He had a vision for improving public education in the ...

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Posted: oct. 20, 2016 12:51 p.m. | Updated: oct. 23, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Yarbrough: Bank’s ethical lapses could be costly for all business

There is nothing more important than your good name. I inherited mine from one of the most honest and ethical men I ever knew: My ...

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Posted: oct. 11, 2016 2:07 p.m. | Updated: oct. 16, 2016 5:00 a.m.

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