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Fueling the Debate

Fueling the Debate

Last September, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, I was happy to find an out-of-the-way station selling gas for $3.05 per gallon. Barely three months later, I paid $1.90 a gallon at my regular station and felt foolishly grateful for the lower price.

March 2006
Philosophy's Profound Impact

Philosophy's Profound Impact

Four 20th-century French philosophers have helped lead the world away from noble ideas into despair and concern. What we need now are new thinkers to help us unite.

February 2006
Nonproblems, Nonsolutions

Nonproblems, Nonsolutions

It's hard to figure why some relatively tame topics become flashpoints (anybody remember the fluoridation flap?) and some things you'd expect to provoke an outcry (skyrocketing heating oil prices, for instance) don't stir much interest.

February 2006
Blowing Your Own Horn

Blowing Your Own Horn

On a good day, I can drive downtown from my office in Norcross in about 25 minutes; but this was not a good day. I was running late, on my way to a luncheon gathering at the World Congress Center with several hundred other people.

January 2006
A Voice in the Wilderness

A Voice in the Wilderness

Now is the time to put more dollars back into the educational system. The governor will probably use recent revenues to build back reserves. The legislature doesn't have education on its radar.

January 2006
Milking the Cobra

Milking the Cobra

A particularly memorable experience with the Marlon Perkins Theory of Effective Management Delegation (so named by a copy editor I worked with) occurred when a former boss signed me up to accompany him on a speaking engagement to a prison journalism class at the San Francisco City Jail.

December 2005
Kathy Cox on Cuts and Scores

Kathy Cox on Cuts and Scores

Georgia's school superintendent has her say on the state's SAT results and how schools are handling reduced financing.

December 2005
The Bulldozing Speaker

The Bulldozing Speaker

Speaker Glenn Richardson wants to build his dream house on accreted land on St. Simons.

November 2005
The Chip Shot

The Chip Shot

It happened pretty fast, but this is the sequence of events as I recall them: I walked out the kitchen door headed for the office one morning, realized almost immediately that I'd forgotten something and walked back inside.

November 2005
Does the Superintendent Care?

Does the Superintendent Care?

Why do we give the SAT to so many students — 76 percent of them vs. 47 percent nationally — many of whom are not planning to go to college? Why don't we just give this test to the college-bound seniors?

October 2005
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