Clayton County Commentary

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ROBINSON: GOP overdosingon the tea party

The GOP has to decide whether it intends to participate responsibly in the enterprise of government or stand on the sidelines, shouting invective and throwing stones. One of which just hit the majority leader of the House of Representatives in the head.

THOMAS: When it comes to prisoner swapping, Israel is not America

How different will America be if we allow Islamic jihadists to have their way? While we practice tolerance, pluralism, diversity and freedom of religion, they practice the opposite. For them the war will not be over until they win it. For America, packing up and going home isn’t victory, it’s just quitting.

ROBINSON: Six points concerning Bergdahl

Bringing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home was the right thing to do, and President Obama did it in a mostly reasonable way.

THOMAS: Negotiating with terrorists

Radical Islamists are serious about killing in pursuit of their extreme objectives. Releasing their soldiers can only embolden them to take more Americans hostage. The deal for Sgt. Bergdahl may well turn out to have been a bargain with the devil.

THOMAS: The Rich List and the West’s culture of envy

The “Rich List” is fun to read, but the stories behind their wealth ought to be a lesson to people living in free societies. That lesson is that while not all can necessarily become as rich as these men and women, by adopting their work ethic they can improve their lives far beyond their current place on the economic ladder, to their benefit and to the benefit of their nation.

ROBINSON: GOP still swallowing the tea

Democrats must not let voters be fooled. Yes, tea party candidates are going down. But the tea party’s extremism and obstructionism live on.

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Bigger decision likely awaits Clayton voters in November

MARTA referendum probable for general election

The primary election and the SPLOST referendum are behind us, but Clayton County must prepare for what is to come in November.

ROBINSON: Hillary Clinton gets the GOP treatment

Republican panic at the prospect of facing Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race has suddenly reached Godzilla-nearing-Tokyo proportions.

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CAL THOMAS: Pope Francis has it wrong on redistribution of wealth

I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the “legitimate” redistribution of wealth, he has it backward. Instead of taking more money from those who have earned it, he should advocate for creating new wealth.

ROBINSON: The consequential Obama

Obama can be reserved and introspective. Usually, however, I find him energized, confident, determined — and fully aware that he is shifting the ground.

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THOMAS: Government waste: Where has all the money gone?

To paraphrase the old Peter, Paul and Mary song: where has all the money gone? Long time passing. Gone to earmarks and down a sinkhole. When will we ever learn?

Weather warnings should be taken seriously

Editorial

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RENJE: God and man at Clemson

Christians, in particular, have been more and more marginalized, suppressed and limited over the course of time from the “tolerance” crowd.

THOMAS: Faith in Obamacare, or government, is misplaced

Real faith is based on something substantive, not false hope. Government is a false god that history proves can’t deliver on most of its promises.