Commentary

Environmental ‘ignorance’ isn’t bliss

BY: - December 11, 2022

True or false: “Ignorance is bliss”? If that was true, I was blissfully ignorant—nestled in my Strand Theater seat—watching cowboy-and-Indian movies during my boyhood Saturdays. And how many times, in backyard play, did you choose to be a cowboy rather than an Indian? Hollywood’s filmmakers influenced us to make that decision. Years later, I realized […]

Bookman: Marjorie Taylor Greene moves in same circles as Trump’s anti-Semitic dinner guests

BY: - December 1, 2022

We should talk a bit about Nick Fuentes, the far-right leader who recently dined with Donald Trump and Kanye West at Mar-a-Lago. News accounts have described Fuentes as an anti-Semite, but that does not fully capture the vileness of the man or the danger that Trump courts by giving him credibility. According to Fuentes, American […]

JFK’s Thanksgiving wish: Be ‘humbly grateful’ for what brings us together

BY: - November 24, 2022

On Nov. 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed this Thanksgiving proclamation. Little more than two weeks later, on Nov. 22, 1963, he lost his life to an assassin’s bullet during a trip to Dallas, Texas. America is as divided as it has been lately and Kennedy’s wish that the nation unite around its shared ideals […]

Bookman: Walker’s backers likely prefer DeSantis over Trump on Senate campaign trail

BY: - November 17, 2022

Donald Trump personally hand-selected Herschel Walker to be his candidate for U.S. senator, hoping that Walker would serve as the instrument through which Trump could reassert political dominance over Georgia and erase the embarrassment of his 2020 loss.  So Trump wooed Walker, he flattered Walker, he publicly pressured Walker to pick up and move here […]

Growing mistrust instead of cannabis in Georgia

BY: - November 10, 2022

It was called the Hope Act. In 2019, the Georgia Legislature passed and the governor signed a law allowing medical patients access to cannabis oil. The law was strict: According to rules of a newly established Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, six private companies — with support of local governments — would be chosen […]