I was 4 years old when President Kennedy was assassinated. Our family was living in suburban Washington DC. My father was a hosiery salesman and Mrs. Kennedy wore the brand he sold. So every so often, he would deliver 10 dozen off black stockings (that’s all there were back then) to The White House.
We talked [...]
The people we trust to enforce the laws matter. If you know my dad, you know he’s dedicated most of his life to enforcing our state’s laws as a Georgia State Trooper. The example he set was one of integrity, trust, and honesty. I remembered that later in life when I found myself studying law [...]Integrity National Security
The Obama administration’s announcement it will delay implementation of the employer mandate due to the enormous regulatory burden on businesses is proof positive that the law is a job-killer.
The administration’s excuse for delay was to simplify reporting requirements for small businesses, but employers haven’t been against the mandate solely due to its burdensome reporting requirements. [...]
While our angry and embarrassed U.S. government plays “Where’s Waldo?” trying to capture NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the jury is still out on whether he is a hero or traitor.
It is one thing to reveal our government’s domestic secret surveillance program. It is quite another to give our intelligence to enemies around the world.
Loosely defined, [...]
Since at least the mid 2000s, I’ve been predicting the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Yesterday, portions of DOMA were overturned. Now we have created two classes of people. Married people, same-sex or traditional, who get federal benefits and those who don’t. Many years ago, I was criticized for saying this debate [...]DOMA Prop 8
Georgia is a Right-to-Work state, and that’s something I’m proud of. We’ve taken care of our workers, ensuring equal opportunity, all without forcing them to join and pay for unions they don’t want. Unfortunately, as the digital world is changing, not every state and its employees are as lucky.
It’s recently come to light that union [...]
My son, Spc. Michael Maxfield, a soldier since age 17 and Purple Heart recipient, was on a recovery crew in Afghanistan when he rolled over a roadside bomb. He was blasted into the air, his brain sloshing around in his head as the wrecker was tossed up and crashed down, his body going through contortions [...]Veterans Wounded Warriors
Yesterday, the Feds said they will drop any age objection to the availability of the “Morning After Pill” to any age person. So-called women’s health groups say it “should be available as aspirin.”
A few years ago, my then 16 year old daughter went to the drug store to by her sick mother some cold medicine. [...]
I’m in NYC for a couple of days for a meeting of talk hosts from around the country. On the flight up, I sat next to an Army nurse. As we talked on the flight, the topic of the Atlanta VA and the transitioning of Wounded Warriors back into civilian life came up.
This nurse has [...]
I heard the “picture” was out there. State Rep. Ed Lindsey in a picture, with a lot more hair, by the way, with “Young Democrats.” Lindsey is seeking the congressional seat being vacated byRep. Phil Gingrey in the 11th District as he runs for the United. States. Senate.
It was more than 30 years ago and it looks like [...]
The State Supreme Court will decide the fate of the newly appointed Dekalb County Board members.
A federal judge has asked the Georgia Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of the law that allowed Gov. Nathan Deal to suspend six DeKalb board members.
Deal replaced six of the nine board members on Wednesday. Shortly after his decision, [...]
Legislators passed a new bill that will allow professional counselors to take swift action in times of crisis.
Senate Bill 65 will allow licensed counselors to involuntarily commit and patients who appear to be mentally ill and a clear danger to an institution for 72 hours.
Counselors are the last of clinical professionals to receive this privilege. [...]
After a long battle between parties, a bill that will double the Fulton County property tax homestead exemption has finally passed the state House.
House Bill 541 passed the House Wednesday with the minimum number of votes, 120. Speaker David Ralston, who does not normally vote during bill proceedings, cast the swing vote. Ralston voted yes [...]
Tensions among Fulton County lawmakers have began to affect state proceedings as House Republicans use their legislative muscle to stall several Democratic-sponsored bills.
Local-level bills, which usually deal with issues such as court appointments, normally easily pass through the house, with unanimous votes.
House Republicans make up nearly two-thirds of the membership. They are stalling bills until [...]
A proud conservative, Martha Zoller began her talk radio career in 1994 and has yet to look back, proving that there is no glass ceiling and women can have it all – just not at the same time. A political contributor on radio, television and print, Martha stands up for conservative values for Georgians and conservatives around the United States.More About Martha