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Roe v. Wade at 40

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At the recent signing of “executive actions” designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, “...when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.”

Vietnam plus 50

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HANOI, Vietnam — It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. “advisers” to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country’s unification under Communism.

Today, Vietnam is fighting a war with itself.

Explaining evil

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Trying to explain an evil act like the one that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is on a par with explaining how the universe was formed.

No skin in the game

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An Internet search is inconclusive as to where the phrase “no skin in the game” originated. Some ascribe it to the late columnist William Safire; others to investor Warren Buffett. Politicians often use the phrase to justify policies to their liking.

Romney’s opportunity

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TAMPA, Fla. — This week when Mitt Romney strides to center stage to deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, he might draw inspiration from an unlikely source: the song “I Am What I Am” from the musical “La Cage Aux Folles.”

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The qualifying period for municipals elections is complete. With that, the November election will see contested races in Peachtree City, Tyrone, Senoia, Fayetteville and Sharpsburg.

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Opinion

In her book, “Kitchen Table Wisdom,” Dr. Rachel Remen tells the true account of a father and son who used to go mountain climbing together. Once they began their ascent, all conversation ceased.

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Starr's Mill 31, Fayette County 14 Whitewater 14, Banneker 0 Sandy Creek 49, Hampton 6 East Coweta 24, Harrison 10 Northgate 56, Troup 6

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