I recently returned from a pilgrimage to “the left coast.” To be specific, I helped move my daughter’s family from Alabama to Los Angeles. In the week-long drive, there was a lot of time to think, to remember, and to marvel at the incredible variety of geography in our great country.
Obesity, Obesity still remains / Its problems are causing incredible pains / My earlier letter is now a heart break / When lives are shortened right now at a high rate / Let’s hope the obese will see their physicians / For help, compassion, heartfelt decisions / My daily devotionals include all of you / So now you can get help with all of these clues!
I would strongly suggest that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg resign and immediately move to New Zealand. Without a doubt, we as Americans would be much better off! She absolutely hurts the cause for justice.
Some extremists can be safely ignored while others are rightly feared. A lone crank waving a sign on a street corner is not a threat. Extremists become a threat when they hold government office and use the coercive power of the state to impose their agenda on others.
Early into Mr. Roger Hines’ guest column on July 6 (“The Nevers are slow to accept political reality”), I thought he was going to call the “leadership” of the Republican Party to task for not denouncing so spectacularly unqualified a candidate as Donald Trump at an early state of the primaries. He quickly disabused his readers of that notion in a poorly reasoned piece riddled with false choices, baseless assumptions, and ludicrous comparisons that sounded more like Stephen Colbert satire than serious arguments. That he taught anything other than political science or history is comforting. That he was a state legislator is scary.
The failure of a military coup in Turkey, a NATO member and a key U.S. ally, was a welcome victory for democracy in a region with too little of it. But as he exults in the defeat of the plotters, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to be using the rebellion as a pretext for suppressing dissent and purging the bureaucracy of his political opponents. That is a dangerous course.
Last summer, when Donald Trump visited with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board at the start of his campaign, we had no idea — nada, none, zippo — we were hosting the future Republican nominee for president. It’s been a surprising political cycle, to say the least.
“Pokémon Go” appeared on U.S. shores just this month, and people with Android phones already use the app more, on average, than has-been diversions such as Snapchat, Tinder, Instagram or Facebook. Also, this just in, more than they use chairs, common sense or oxygen.
Often in Sacred Scripture, we are challenged to take a long look at the things we are attached to. Detachment has always been a part of many religious traditions — the idea that human beings would be wise to not get too attached to the things of this world.
It’s a summer night in the south: dodge ball, lightning bugs, talks on the porch, red rover, red rover, big dipper sightings, hand churned peach ice cream and hide-and-go-seek. Childhood is a practice round for life.
Perhaps without noticing, you will come into contact with a bald eagle at some point today. Even right now, tucked into the folds of your wallet or purse is a sharp beak, focused eyes and a mighty wingspan gracing the back of a $1 bill. The image of this magnificent bird has become a staple of our lives; yet for much of recent American history, it was difficult to spot the bald eagle where we craved to see it most — in nature.
At the beginning of his speech Monday in Cleveland, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. neatly encapsulated the fundamental misunderstanding about the Black Lives Matter movement, race and policing displayed during the “Make America Safe Again” first night of the Republican National Convention.
In a show of shocking imprecision, the White House recently released statistics on the number of civilians killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa during President Obama’s seven years in office.
Practically every newspaper and news media proclaims that there is trouble throughout the world: violence, bloodshed, persecution, tensions, anxiety and fears. Along with this terrifying news comes the accompanying proclamation: “I am innocent … I have not sinned.”
As a response to what the New York times aptly and accurately described as America’s “Week From Hell,” the July 9 protest in Columbus left us with much to be relieved about, much to think about, and much to respect.
Berry College’s national status was confirmed with its ranking in “America’s Top Colleges” for 2016 by Forbes magazine. The Rome-based liberal arts college with a Christian focus placed 387th nationally and came in seventh among the 14 Georgia schools on the Forbes list.
I am sure we all agree that one of our most precious resources is our children. Having said that, I want us to be encouraged in our efforts to secure for them a safe and happy future. The question is: How do we achieve this?
Politics is a brutal business. David Cameron thought he had a few more months in Downing Street but the removal vans were at the back door to Number 10 Tuesday, taking his belongings away in preparation for the arrival of his successor.
At first, there is only the enveloping darkness and the warmth against his newborn body as he lies close to his mother, and in his nostrils the smell of the inner earth. He is a newborn Eastern chipmunk, lying naked in the central chamber of the burrow, a foot or two underneath the blossoming azaleas and irises of the outer world, accessible only by a long and twisting tunnel through which no light can enter. Safety and contentment are here in the darkness, but already stirring are the hereditary compulsions which are the central wisdom of a chipmunk, as much as of a hunting hawk or a migrating thrush or a chemically obedient milkweed that “knows” it must push its hairy stalk toward the hot sun.
Presidential candidates invariably seek and often get endorsements from admired figures in American life. But Hillary Clinton apparently didn’t have to ask to get one of the most noteworthy signals of approval any politician could ask for — a criticism of her likely Republican opponent from a sitting justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Hillary Clinton usually draws a stark contrast between her positions and Donald Trump’s. So it was odd to hear her campaign accusing him of channeling her during a recent speech. Trump, said her economic adviser Michael Shapiro, was “taking right from (Clinton’s) playbook on trade.”
This is the time for our community to rally around the men and women in law enforcement who keep us safe. They put their lives on the line every day — a statement that has never had greater import for those comprising the thin blue line.