THANKSGIVING is perhaps the most civilized of this nation’s holidays. Also, along with the Fourth of July, it is the holiday perhaps the most uniquely reflective of the American experience.
The Senate charade last week allowing the National Security Agency to continue spying on Americans’ phone records would be laughable if it didn’t have such dangerous implications for both the tech industry and consumer privacy.
We wouldn’t have the Georgia we know today if it weren’t for Carl Sanders.
The weekend of Nov. 14-16, new Metro Police Chief Jack Lumpkin got his first baptism of what law enforcement is really like in Savannah and the challenges he faces as top cop.
There are, at any given moment, about 1,500 homeless people in the Columbus area. Of these, the Homeless Resource Network served 227 people last year considered “chronically” — in effect, permanently — homeless, more than half of them veterans.
A lethal combination of corrupt African officials, an oil company and Chinese consumers with little conscience are threatening many of Africa’s wild animals.
The drumbeat has begun anew for the appointment of Georgia’s state school superintendent. Come January Rep. Mike Dudgeon, a Republican from Johns Creek, will introduce a bill that would change the state superintendent from an elective to an appointive office.
The violent disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college in Guerrero state has caused a political earthquake the likes of which Mexico has not seen in generations — perhaps even since the revolution of 1910.
The studies are in, and the American family is collapsing. It’s a problem, but neither government bureaucrats nor beleaguered individuals can solve it on their own. Philanthropic elites need to rise to the occasion.
Kim Kardashian can do whatever she wants with her own derriere.
The ability of humans to get along and get things done is not always on display on Earth, which makes it especially inspiring and gratifying to see human accomplishments in the heavens.
President Barack Obama said he intends to double the number of American troops in Iraq from 1,500 to 3,000.
No matter where you are on the political spectrum, the midterm elections produced one incontrovertible fact — there are more women in Congress than ever before.
As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
Ever since he first ran for the White House, President Barack Obama has been a vocal supporter of net neutrality — the notion that Internet service providers shouldn’t interfere with their customers’ choice of online destinations and services.
The Obama administration has not been a friend of the media — and the latest example comes from Ferguson, Missouri, where in August a white police officer shot to death 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, sparking weeks of sometimes violent street protests.
The first week of November 2014 saw two court decisions that eight months hence, could well bring answers to two important questions:
Break out the Hershey’s bars and nylons: The war on women is over!
The rout of the United States in the annual United Nations vote on sanctions against Cuba was worse this year than last. Late last month, a nonbinding resolution condemning the U.S. economic embargo passed, 188-2, in the 193-member organization.
I miss the days when people would say “Bon voyage” to travelers heading off. Today, Americans instead say “Travel safely.”
Gone are the inspiring images of heroic astronauts marching toward the gantry, helmets cradled in their arms and smiles on their faces. The latest portrayals of American space travel suggest it has devolved into an odd combination of futuristic trucking firms and pricey amusement park rides.