Opinion

We didn’t have Character Education in school when I was growing up. Oh, we had some characters. We had boys in 11th grade who had been held back so many times, they were drawing their pension. We had another kid who specialized in making odd noises behind the teacher’s back: the sound of a c…

A front-page news article in the Aug. 14 issues of the Catoosa County News and Walker County Messenger revealed that enough opioid pills have been legally shipped to this area for each resident to have 58 pills per person per year. Personally, I’ve been cheated. Outside of two Oxycodone caps…

We are no strangers to hospitals, my bride and I. Over the past several years we have dealt with her broken leg (twice) and my almost having bought the farm or kicked the bucket or some other clever way of saying I nearly died from septic shock.A return visit to the hospital is never out of …

Last year, I wrote about the incredible number of choices in your supermarket’s dairy case. What was once a simple choice between “sweet” milk and buttermilk has exploded into more flavors than Donny Osmond has teeth.

Since the very beginning of his 2016 presidential campaign Donald Trump has been trying to alarm us about the supposed “mass invasion” of our country by illegal aliens. He seems particularly perturbed about immigrant refugees from Latin American and Muslim countries.

My oldest daughter, now 18 years old, has always been one of the most amazing people I know. She currently works 28 hours a week, goes to college full time, and serves the Lord a great many hours a week as well. She honestly outworks and out hustles many adults I know. But it is usually her …

I don’t usually write about sports, but since the Atlanta Braves are having such a terrific year, let’s have some fun. As a fan of the Braves ever since they moved south, here are my 10 all-time favorites:

Like all Americans, I've been deeply moved and horrified by the recent spate of mass shootings. Surely, I thought, there must be some commonsense gun regulations that could put an end to the carnage -- red-flag laws, longer waiting periods, age limits, something!

Anybody who writes opinion columns needs to grow a thick skin. As a native of New Jersey, aka “The Insult State,” I come by mine naturally. Personal invective there is an art form. If being called bad names made you cry, you couldn't drive to the grocery store without your mommy.

Political tribalism keeps getting worse. The demand for unthinking and uncompromising loyalty keeps getting louder. Individuals or institutions that try to maintain a sense of fairness and balance, that don't want to choose sides in our Uncivil War, are branded as weak-kneed, faint-hearted h…

The new report from the Justice Department inspector general proves beyond any doubt that fired FBI Director James Comey leaked sensitive law enforcement material in the Trump-Russia investigation. Doing so set a “dangerous example” for the bureau's other employees, Inspector General Michael…

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has announced that he will resign at the end of this year, three years before his third term expires, because of health issues. It will be a great loss for Georgia, the Senate and the nation.

Holding my newest published book in my hands, Volume 1 of the DO Drops daily devotional, it occurs to me that the journey it took to produce this book is at least a 45-year journey, and a journey that someone else set me on.

One of the most persistent and pernicious myths in American politics is that immigrants should be excluded because they “steal” jobs from native-born Americans. President Trump has often embraced that falsehood, as he did during a campaign appearance in Phoenix: “They're taking our jobs. The…

I was long ago convinced that democratically-elected representative government provided the best and fairest governance for everyone. And I also believe the free-market capitalist economy provides the best goods and services to the most people at the fairest prices.

So far, four Democratic presidential candidates — Eric Swalwell, John Hickenlooper, Seth Moulton and Jay Inslee — have dropped out of the 2020 race. What is amazing is that the number is only four, and that 21 Democrats are still running.

For the record, I truly hate Siri. Before you dash off a hateful letter to me reminding me not to hate people, please try your best to understand that Siri is not actually a person. She — it, rather — is a phone app, nothing more and nothing less; a manmade algorithm with no feelings to be h…

I have a long history with women. I mean, not like Larry King and his seven wives. His would be a far more interesting story, but I’ll leave that to the National Enquirer.

President Trump knows his re-election depends heavily on a healthy economy. At a recent New Hampshire rally, he warned supporters that markets would crash and their savings would go “down the tubes” if he failed to win a second term. “You have no choice but to vote for me,” he thundered.

Originally formed in 1852 as the party of freedom, from the graft and corruption during the Civil War and Reconstruction period, the Republican Party quickly became the party of wealth and privilege. But this new status presented one major problem: this super-affluent contingency together di…

There will be much to learn in Inspector General Michael Horowitz's upcoming report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but most of it will likely boil down to just two questions: One, how much did the Obama Justice Department spy on the Trump campaign? And two, was it justified?

While most parents have dreams for their children, most Christian parents in general and most ministry parents in particular tend to have a very specific type of fondest hope for their offspring.

Gov. Brian Kemp has taken an unusual step in directing state agencies to cut their budget proposals by 4% this fiscal year and an additional 6% in the next fiscal year. This marks the first time such cuts have been ordered since the Great Recession when the state’s economy was hammered.