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KRAUTHAMMER: The vacant presidency

The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising and photo ops, it’s for some affectless, mechanical, almost forced public statement.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Time to say a heartfelt 'thanks' for all the dreams that have come true

I never dreamed that the day would actually come when someone asked me, “What do you do for a living?” and I could answer, “Travel the world.”

Rockdale Citizen Poll for July 27, 2014

The Citizen Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

JACK SIMPSON: Trouble on the border

While out on the campaign trail fundraising, our president recently went to Colorado for a beer and some pool, after which he headed for Texas. But, he did not head to the border where Gov. Rick Perry says the surge of arriving children from Central America is “a humanitarian crisis.”

DARRELL HUCKABY: Georgians have achieved Grady's dream of a 'New South'

We have just passed the 150th anniversary of the Battle for Atlanta, which occurred during the recent unpleasantness between the North and the South.

ROBINSON: Israel losing moral high ground

I support Israel. I abhor Hamas. But unleashing such devastating firepower on a tiny, densely crowded enclave in which civilians are trapped — and thus destined to become casualties— is wrong by any reasonable moral standard.

JEFF MEADORS: RCA continues to grow through partnerships

As students head back to school, Rockdale Career Academy ratchets up workforce development with a new partnership aimed at graduating firefighters eligible for local employment.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Appreciating the scents of the summer season

I was sitting on the front porch the other day and made the comment, “It smells like summer.”

LETTER: Work together for a land use plan

I have been honored to serve as mayor of Newborn over the last four months, and I was blessed to know our former Mayor Roger Sheridan.

THOMAS: No more aid to the Palestinian Authority

There is no moral equivalency between Israel and those who wish to destroy the Jewish state. None. Stopping aid to terrorists would be the best policy option.

DARRELL HUCKABY: What will heal a dangerous world?

We live in a dangerous world that is growing more and more dangerous by the minute.

ROB JENKINS: Why Americans still haven't embraced soccer

In the run-up to the World Cup, and during the first two weeks of the tournament itself, all we heard was how crazy Americans were about soccer — finally.

Treating failure as success

What brings success to people is not what is given them, but what comes from inside them as they get more and better education and earn their way through developed skills and experience in business.

Where are elected officials on 2050 Plan?

Not a single person, citizen, taxpayer, landowner who spoke or asked questions during the meeting 2050 Plan meeting Monday night sounded positive in any way, shape, form or fashion about any part of this proposal.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Tribute to a 'shining example of a life well-lived'

I had been expecting the message for almost two years now. I still cried when it came.

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