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Title Issue
A Change of Terms

A Change of Terms

The new Republican legislature and Republican governor are on a major campaign to cut state taxes and state services. This shift in government harkens back to an earlier century.

March 2005
Sticker Shock

Sticker Shock

There's a lot to find puzzling in the ongoing controversy in Cobb County over the evolution disclaimer stickers that a federal judge has declared unconstitutional - in violation of both the Georgia and the U.S. Constitutions.

March 2005
An Atlanta Valentine

An Atlanta Valentine

The internal click that comes when I push open the back door and walk into the house after a few hours or a few days away takes me by surprise every time, even though I've heard it in the half-dozen or so places I've called home throughout my adult life.

February 2005
Tax Reform

Tax Reform

Some Georgia leaders favor a proposal that would do away with income tax and replace it with a 23 percent sales tax. But former Gov. Roy Barnes says raising taxes to cut taxes doesn't work.

February 2005
Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices

How many times have you wanted to suggest to top corporate folks that they should occasionally try calling their own places of business, unannounced, just like any regular customer?

January 2005
Our Way of Life

Our Way of Life

Our form of government gives protection to those who excel and achieve as well as to others of lesser ability.

January 2005
Inside the Administration

Inside the Administration

Gov. Perdue has established the Commission for a New Georgia to streamline state government and make it run more like a business.

December 2004
Target Practice

Target Practice

The nearly 250,000 students who attend Georgia's public colleges and universities dodged a powerful bullet a few weeks ago when the Board of Regents wisely decided not to push for a mid-year tuition hike as a way of dealing with a $65-million budget shortfall.

December 2004
Life Lessons

Life Lessons

The journey from the Cedartown Mighty Mites to the business world is not as long as you might think.

December 2004
The Side of the Angels

The Side of the Angels

The first voice-mail message of the morning was from a woman I've never met who delivered a lengthy tirade against journalism and journalists, including the fact that she has "long felt that journalists will print whatever they want to print . . . and they don't particularly care whether the story is accurate."

November 2004
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