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Health law still unaffordable, unworkable

Health law still unaffordable, unworkable

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama administration to allow Obamacare subsidies to flow through HealthCare.gov. This is a disappointment for the rule of law and for the states that have fought to keep some of Obamacare’s flawed policies out of their states.

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Former UGA prexy heads back to Malibu, all is well

Former UGA prexy heads back to Malibu, all is well

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, California, to become chancellor effective Aug. 1. He had once been that institution’s vice president of university affairs.

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Updated: jul. 02, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Everything works out if you let it

Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine — long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations — called one day to announce happily that she was learning to “let things roll right off my back.”

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Updated: jun. 30, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Now, Georgia can close insurance gap

Now, Georgia can close insurance gap

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court again upheld a key component of the Affordable Care Act against a politically driven effort to dismantle the law through the court system. The King v. Burwell ruling protects tax credits in states such as Georgia that chose to use the federal healthcare.gov marketplace rather than create their own state-based health-insurance exchange.

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Updated: jun. 29, 2015 8:30 p.m.
First lady's speech disappoints reader

First lady's speech disappoints reader

Editor, I think of commencement speeches as being uplifting, a challenge to the graduates to each go out and achieve their dreams, to be honest and responsible, be proud of themselves and respect others, to work hard at each thing one endeavors while learning from mistakes. If you have a job, great, but if not, plug away until you get one. Life is like building blocks. When they get knocked down, put them back up and keep building.

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Updated: jun. 25, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Five young men help define successful life

Five young men help define successful life

Five young men, ages 18-23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall. All good students. All excellent athletes. All standing resolutely before a large assemblage to pay tribute to their grandfather, Rob Neely, who passed away recently after a courageous battle with cancer. And what a tribute it was.

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Updated: jun. 25, 2015 4:00 p.m.
The great EPA ozone-asthma caper

The great EPA ozone-asthma caper

The first ozone alert of 2015 was issued June 17 amid 90-degree temperatures in metro Atlanta, a “Code Orange” warning children and “sensitive” individuals to “limit prolonged outdoor exertion.”

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Updated: jun. 25, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Poverty increases demand feeding programs

Poverty increases demand feeding programs

Georgia summer nutrition programs served about 18,000 more children in July 2014 than in July 2013. That’s the good news. The bad news is that these programs still served less than 1 in 6 needy children in 2014, according to a recent report by the Food Research and Action Center.

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A father to remember

A father to remember

It happens all the time: Tink will meet someone new around where we live and, invariably, that person will mention my daddy.

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Updated: jun. 23, 2015 4:00 p.m.
In search of cure for Alzheimer's disease

In search of cure for Alzheimer's disease

Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.

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Updated: jun. 19, 2015 2:30 p.m.
A day for memories of a special man

A day for memories of a special man

It has been 31 years since he passed away, and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him, especially on Father’s Day.

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Updated: jun. 18, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Funding the state transporation bill

Funding the state transporation bill

The transportation bill received much attention this past legislative session, and rightfully so. It doesn’t take long for one to drive anywhere in Georgia before noticing that our roads, interstates, and bridges are in terrible disrepair.

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Updated: jun. 18, 2015 6:00 a.m.
The American dream thrives

The American dream thrives

You may be surprised to learn that people sometimes disagree with me. You may be equally surprised that sometimes I see their point in the disagreement. Sometimes, I agree with that disagreement.

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Updated: jun. 17, 2015 7:30 p.m.

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