DARRELL HUCKABY: TV's iconic phrases live on in daily life

OK. I haven’t given anyone a quiz in a long time. What do “Just the facts, ma’am,” “Sorry about that, Chief,” and “What you talking ‘bout, Willis?” have in common?

ROB JENKINS: Left-wing hysteria machine running in high gear

When it comes to topics like “climate change” and the origin of the universe, leftists are all about “the science.” They’re inordinately proud of their “data”—even if they occasionally have to make some up.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Going to the fair? Say hello to the Dog Boy

My buddy invited me to visit the county fair with him Friday night. I was sorry I couldn’t go. I haven’t been to a county fair in years.

JACK SIMPSON: Longing for musical accompaniment on memory lane

What really convinced me totally of my aging was when riding in my car and turning on the radio to find some “good listening” music!

ROBINSON: Bookends of a presidency

The speech Obama gave in Cairo in 2009 and the address he gave at the United Nations on Wednesday can be seen as bookends. In the heady months after his election, Obama hoped to be remembered as the president who forged a new peace between the Western and Islamic worlds. Now, while not completely abandoning that hope, Obama says there first must be war against jihadist “killers” who understand no language but “the language of force.”

THOMAS: What Jack Ma can re-teach America

Jack Ma is the founder of the Chinese Internet retailer Alibaba. According to The New York Times, Alibaba is “the world’s largest Internet commerce company, with 231 million active buyers using its site, 11.3 billion annual orders and $296 billion in annual merchandise sales.”

JEFF MEADORS: More school choice makes learning relevant

Hard-working students in Georgia may leave high school with HOPE dollars and find a way to affordable two-year college programs of study with a high degree of transferability to four-year completion. The possibilities in 2014 are more than endless; they are wide open.

DARRELL HUCKABY: There's a lot to love about San Francisco

San Francisco is quite a place and my lovely wife Lisa and I enjoyed a wonderful couple of days there this week — with a few dozen of our closest friends

LETTER: Remember history's lessons with accuracy

Darrell Huckaby (Citizen, Sept. 10, 2014) asks if we have forgotten in regards to the lessons of 9/11.

KRAUTHAMMER: The jihadi logic

What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion?

DARRELL HUCKABY: Change of season leads to change of wardrobe

Friday was a sad day for me. It was the day I had set aside to move my summer clothes to the closet in the attic. Yes, I have summer clothes — as well as year-round clothes, understand.

ROB JENKINS: Taking the test for Southern citizenship

A good friend of mine, who hails from jolly old England, recently became a naturalized American citizen.

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ROBINSON: Obama may have to send troops

President Obama is adamant that the war against the Islamic State will not escalate to the use of U.S. ground troops. But the more I see and hear of his strategy, the more I fear that “mission creep” — even if the president resists it — is baked in from the start.

DARRELL HUCKABY: One column stands out above the rest

I wouldn’t say that my readers are old, but I realize that most of you at least remember having to dial a phone and actually walk across the room to change channels on the television set. So do I, by the way. And it is understandable that the age range of my readers is somewhere between early Geritol use and lap blankets for Christmas. I often wax nostalgic about the bygone days and most young people never seem to be interested in history until they get older and realize how much it has affected their lives.

LETTER: Newton commissioners reach new low point

The Newton County commissioners reached a new low point at their meeting on Sept. 16. It was predictable, but oh so disappointing.



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