Monthly Archives: March 2012

Why the truth matters

I’ve spent the last week writing grant proposals to one foundation or another in support of an upcoming capital campaign for my university. I woke up at five a.m. this morning because I had one last draft to complete today … Continue reading

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Why it’s about race

This morning I was watching CNN before I left for work. Soledad O’Brien had on Barry Black, the Chaplain of the United States Senate, who also happens to be a former U.S. Navy Rear Admiral. Admiral/Chaplain Black is African-American. He … Continue reading

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Stag Party

Frank Rich’s article in this week’s New York Magazine is a must read. http://www.nymag.com/news/frank-rich/gop-women-problem-2012-4/

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$6 million per gun?

From a story in this week’s Newsweek. I have nothing against the TSA. I fly a lot and honestly can’t say I have had an unpleasant or unprofessional experience with TSA, ever. That said, since 2001, we have spent $57 … Continue reading

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We need the courage of the young

With a little license for condensing, consider the following: “President Jacobs, members and friends of Oglethorpe University, and especially you, my fellow members of the class of 1932.” Yes, you read that right, the class of 1932 and these words … Continue reading

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Guns don’t kill people, skittles do.

In 2005, encouraged by the NRA, Florida passed its version of a “Stand Your Ground” law, encouraging its citizens to use deadly force rather than retreat if they feel their safety may be threatened. Today 21 states have passed similar … Continue reading

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Georgia, another proud moment

I wrote last week that Georgia ranks fourth in the highest incarceration rates among all fifty states. This weekend, I came across another astonishing data point. Of 100 students entering ninth grade across our state, how many do you think … Continue reading

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