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Debates vs. debates

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WARWICK, England — When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the “world’s most prestigious debating society,” remains the gold standard. Begun in 1823, The Union, in modern times, has hosted debates that have included such luminaries as Ronald Reagan and the Dalai Lama.

A return to core beliefs

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In the matter of the “culture wars,” evangelical Christians are asking, “what do we do now?” The question is being raised in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down state laws reserving marriage for heterosexual couples.

Those British elections

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland — “Shocked,” “surprised,” “stunned” were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political “experts” and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night.

Unruly Britannia

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LONDON — They called it “Question Time,” borrowing the term from the prime minister’s weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different.

Flunking civics

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“Don’t know much about history” — Sam Cooke

It’s an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks: “What do you think about the level of ignorance and apathy in the country?” The person replies: “I don’t know and I don’t care.”

The ‘new’ Hillary

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In the video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton says the economic deck “is still stacked in favor of those at the top.”

She should know because she has gobbled up a lot of cash for speaking fees and the Clinton Foundation.

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There we were in the hospital waiting for the doctor to listen to the first heartbeat of the latest addition to our family.

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The Hogansville Charitable Trust has selected the artwork that will represent this year’s Hogansville Hummingbird Festival posters, guidebooks, and T-shirts.  The nonprofit organization sponsors th

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The Starr's Mill High Schools Pantherettes dance team had a great week at UDA Camp at Auburn University earlier this summer.

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Jean Jones is a member of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and is a national award winning watercolorist and Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society.