Clayton County Commentary

Editorials, opinion columns and letters to the editor focusing on Clayton County government, local policy and issues impacting Clayton County citizens


ROBINSON: A victory lap for Obamacare

In the long run, no matter what happens in the election, I’m more convinced than ever that the Affordable Care Act will be seen as landmark legislation.

THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat

President Obama’s nominee to replace Sebelius, budget director Sylvia Burwell, might turn out to be better at fixing websites, but she doesn’t have the power to fix Obamacare. No one does because it is based on a weak foundation and the notion that government can do anything.

MILBANK: Republicans kiss votes from women goodbye

This was not the way Republican leaders had planned to observe Equal Pay Day.

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THOMAS: Time to focus on things that work

Most businesses conduct audits or internal reviews to make sure they are operating efficiently. Not the federal government.

THOMAS: Much ado about Noah

It wasn’t so long ago that conservative Christians believed Hollywood to be evil and some preachers instructed their congregations not to go to movies lest they be tempted beyond their ability to resist. Now Christians are debating film content. That’s progress of a sort.

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Georgia Cities Week a time to highlight towns

To the Editor, during the week of April 13-19, Jonesboro will join other cities across Georgia in celebrating Georgia Cities Week.

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ROBINSON: Tilting at windbags

If Putin is laughing, it’s at the windbags who want Obama to replace serious policy with empty threats.

Open letter to Clayton County

Time is too short and precious. We often forget this as we move through the everyday humdrum tasks of life. Older people often cry out to the young, urging them to take heed to this valuable lesson. When you are young, you perceive time and life as infinite, and you think you are invincible. I was reminded of this lesson recently as I heard the sad news of a dear friend.

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No excuses for boredom this weekend

A bit of movie history is coming to metro Atlanta this weekend and I’m so excited.

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THOMAS: Fred Phelps: Satan's servant

Though Fred Phelps is gone, the kind of hate he preached remains. It is why hate must be opposed no matter which group, faith, ceremony, or individual is the target.

ROBINSON: Into the Twilight Zone

Let me go out on a limb: The Malaysian airliner did not get sucked into a black hole, vanish over the Indian Ocean equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle or crash-land on the spooky island from “Lost.”

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Beware of the world outside your doorstep

Beware of the polar bears in near Ny-Alesund, Norway. They might attack you.

SUNSHINE WEEK: Open government is good government

This week is national Sunshine Week.

THOMAS: Missing: A foreign policy

American foreign policy in 2014 hasn’t been born, because under this administration it does not even appear to have yet been conceived.

THOMAS: Helping minority children key for conservatives

If conservatives really want to attract more minority voters they will help their kids. It’s positive, it’s optimistic, and it will work.