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DAVE BELTON: Changing world, changing military

In the wake of the horrible shooting of the Marines and the sailor in Chattanooga, I feel compelled to tell you about our changing military.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Muscle car inquiry revs up memories

The man wanted to know about muscle cars, but he was asking the wrong person. I have never been a car guy. During the age of the muscle car my daddy was driving an 8-year-old Buick and I was riding my thumb — or my feet — and all I knew about cars and engines was that I didn’t know anything about either.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Time to get to work to make our community safe

I’m not sure where I live anymore. When I moved to Conyers, 33 years ago, I teased my lovely bride, Lisa, that we were moving to “the country,” from the thriving metropolis of Covington.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Final Frontier full of adventure

What a magnificent week I have spent, away from cell phones and the Internet — for the most part — and away from the noise of Fox News and CNN and the SEC Network.

JACK SIMPSON: Public Enemy Number One

I turned on the television. For a few minutes, I thought I was watching a Hollywood thriller. A prisoner was walking back and forth in his cell and suddenly disappeared behind his shower. Hey, what is going on here?

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THOMAS: Obama, you're no Ronald Reagan

At his press conference last Wednesday, our president of self-regard again linked himself with Ronald Reagan, seeking to equate his supposed success in gaining a deal with Iran not to build a nuclear weapon for 10 years to Reagan’s arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union.

KRAUTHAMMER: Iran deal worse than we could have imagined

Who would have imagined we would be giving up the conventional arms and ballistic missile embargoes on Iran? In nuclear negotiations?

HUCKABY: Will America stand up and fight?

America has lost her way. So says my friend Kevin “Chappy” Hynes, and I agree with him wholeheartedly.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Will America stand up and fight?

America has lost her way. So says my friend Kevin “Chappy” Hynes, and I agree with him wholeheartedly.

ROBINSON: An imperfect deal, but better than the alternative

The agreement with Iran is a landmark achievement. It’s not perfect — no deal is — but it makes the world a much safer place. Critics in Congress should have to explain to the American people why they believe war is a better idea.

JACK SIMPSON: A special day in more ways than one

I could have packed up and gone to the beach or sightseeing at some exciting place. No, I stayed right here at home to celebrate the Fourth of July, my birthday. It was not the promise of parades, patriotic music or fireworks displays that made me decide home was the place I would rather be on my 91st birthday.

DARRELL HUCKABY: The lost arts of conversation and courtesy

Last fall I had the opportunity to hear the great T. Graham Brown at the Athens Classic Center, thanks to the generosity of an old friend who had front row seats. I have always enjoyed T. Graham Brown, even back when he was known as Tony and was playing with Dirk in Athens hotel lounges.

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THOMAS: There should be no sanctuary from the law

If politicians are so afraid of losing the Hispanic vote that they do nothing in response to the murder of Kathryn Steinle, they should be removed from office. The notion that Hispanics won’t vote for a party that stands for justice is racist.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Hot enough for homemake ice cream

Hot enough for you? Yeah, me, too. And it is the heat as well as the humidity. This has been one of those weeks where I would gladly kneel down and kiss the ring of the guy who invented air conditioning, even if he did move Southerners off the front porch and do away with a lot of the storytelling for which the region has long been noted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop the revisionist history efforts

Since the Charleston murders I am struck by the utter cowardice of many writers and their revisionist history efforts.

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