Macon Telegraph Articles

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

The letters in the Telegraph lambasting Trump continue [09/12/16] and that is to be expected in this polarized political season. What is not to be expected, at least by savvy political debaters, is the ease with which these letter writers inconveniently ignore the rebuttals already made in total disregard of the usual rules followed in policy debates!

Take for instance, Len Gregor of...


Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 2:05pm

As what The New York Times labels a typical uneducated blue-collar Trump supporter, I gladly admit that when I button down my blue collar on my $180 Ralph Lauren shirt and tie my Armani silk cravat I bought in a chic boutique in Paris to offset my Brooks Brothers Navy blue blazer (that goes so well with my DuluthFlex Sweat stop Fire Hose utility pants and Timberland Pro soft-toe work boots), I lament that despite my Prep and Ivy League schooling and advanced degree from a state...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 3:21pm

Several letters, including some long ones, have been published in my local newspaper, the Macon Telegraph, demonizing Donald Trump. One letter pretending to objectivity and citing the liberal media asserted that Trump told more lies than Hillary — as if a Krystal patty was as big as a Burger King whopper or a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder! Trump may tell little tales from time to time to shock and capitalize on media publicity, even if in the negative. How else could he get through the...


Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 3:38pm

The world used to be more orderly and peaceful. We all knew our roles and place in the world. Guided by our parents, pastors, and teachers, we knew how high we should reach and set our goals, so that one day we successfully reach our niche in life. We studied as children and then as adults fulfilled our occupations and professions to the best of our abilities, or at least satisfactorily and responsibly. We strove to reach our métier in life, so we would not end up as a disillusioned and...


Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 3:25pm

In a recent column in The Telegraph, Steve Berman wrote the Georgia Legislature was considering "giving up our state's sovereignty" by proposing House Bill 929 that would elect the president by the popular vote without an Electoral College. He is correct.

The American founders, including James Madison, the master builder of the Constitution, opposed direct mass democracy and framed instead a constitutional republic with indirect presidential and senatorial elections. We have...


Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:40am

Green Perry's mellifluous language and arguments in his letter almost makes one hope socialism does triumph globally and stops all the evils of capitalism. What a soporific. The top six countries he mentioned, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and France, first of all, started from a higher base than most of the world — part and parcel of European Western civilization — before they embraced social democracy.

And so these privileged countries would remain in those envied...


Monday, November 30, 2015 - 3:09pm

The downing of a Russian jet by a Turkish F-16 fighter plane is a distracting development for the war on ISIS, as well as an event that could have ominous repercussions for the NATO alliance. Turkey says the Russian plane, a Su-24 aircraft, was shot down while violating Turkish airspace. The Russians deny this and affirm their jet did not stray from Syrian airspace. Turkey, a member of NATO, is supported by the Western alliance that asserts the Turkish claim that the Russian warplane...

Keywords: history, politics, Russia

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 2:15pm

I read in the news with great jubilation that one-third of Georgia hospitals earned an "A" grade on patient safety. Overall, Georgia was rated at No. 10 "among states with the highest percentage of top-performing hospitals." Even more apropos, Middle Georgia was not left in the boondocks by Metro Atlanta. In Macon, both Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital received "A" ratings for autumn 2015. Unfortunately, the Medical Center, Navicent Health, did not fare well and...


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:20pm

I read with interest the recent Telegraph op-ed, “The ‘Enlightenment’ keeps on winning, ” and frankly I was astounded at the mischaracterizations alluded to by author-journalist James A. Haught attempting to force through his thesis. Where do we begin?

The errors commence at the beginning with ancient Greece, proceed with the Enlightenment, and end with his list of the “historic record”! First of all, democracy began with ancient Greece, not with the Enlightenment (I...


Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 1:42pm

Dr. Bill Cummings is a successful executive CEO as well as a former Catholic priest, whose stint in the church over 50 years ago apparently left a scar, or rather a spiritual wound that refuses to heal. Following Dr Cummings' last column, Jim Sandefur of Lizella posted the following comment on the online version of The Telegraph:

The only good church is a burned-down church. Even a cursory look at crime data shows that the more churches per capita the higher the rate of...




Published on July 11, 2016, the lyrics to The Doves song "Pulse" remind us: “…the steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump — is all that stands between you and eternity.”