Recent Articles by Ted Oglesby
I've been re-thinking my earlier stated position on gun control after the Sandy Hook and other recent mindless massacres on the streets, schools theaters and churches. I've debated point and counterpoint in my mind, take notes of competing positions, studying them and listing pros and cons. Here's what that research showed me.
One of two furors in Washington, D.C. is the gun control battle. President Obama and the liberals want tough controls and the National Rifle Association (NRA) does agree that all future gun purchases require a background check and convicted felons be denied license to acquire any kind of gun. That's about as close they're together and there's little chance they'll get any closer.
I'm old but I don' t think I'm a grumpy old man. Hall County Commission Chairman Dick Mecum and I have been great friends and a tax preparation client for many years. We usually agree on most things but occasionally disagree. This is one of those times, at least partially.
The Republican Party could be destroying itself, making itself irrelevant in today's world. The House is right to let the sequester (fiscal cliff) go if the Obama-led Democrats don't keep the promise Obama made in exchange for raising taxes to cut spending by at least that amount, preferably a bit more.
Several years ago one December Saturday night I was channel surfing searching on the television set for some program to fill space time until my favorites Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy came on. I happened to come across a program where an Irish tenor man with a short grey beard who was really belting out the song "O Holy Night."
Many people have asked me what I think about legalizing gay marriage as several states have done. It is becoming a very contentious issue nationwide. Those who know me know I donít avoid controversy when I have sound reasons for my position knowing full well some people will disagree Ė hopefully politely.
Bragging a bit on myself, Iím known among close friends to have developed a recipe for making a truly mean pecan pie. No one who ever has tasted it has failed to ask for the recipe. I usually bake 8 nine-inch pies each baking. We heat up and eat some with ice cream on it for dessert. I give some to family and friends and put the rest in the freezer. I usually do this several times a year.
I woke up Wednesday morning convinced I had a terrible nightmare during the night. When I got the papers, I realized it in fact was real life, nonetheless still a nightmare.
With just a few days remaining before we vote, the presidential race remains tightly tied to the battleground states.
President Obama rebounded strongly from a disaster in the first presidential debate., An instant poll of 500 undecided voters showed Obama winning by a 7 point margin with 33% rating it a tie. Nonetheless, the same polls showed Mitt Romney winning by a nearly two-third majority the question of who would be best able to fix the economy.
Mitt Romney did exactly what he needed to do to get back into the presidential race. He did he ever do it in unexpected style!
I repeat myself in saying Iíve had doubts from the start that Mitt Romney could beat President Obama, but Iíd do all I could to help him because our country canít afford 4 more Obama years.
Hereís a terrific opportunity for most Georgians to get a state-mandated 10 percent discount in your automobile insurance premiums for a maximum of $14, only $12 for AARP members.
From the beginning I openly have harbored doubts that Mitt Romney could not beat President Obama. At the same time I said Iíd work as hard as I could to defeat him because if we didnít this country as we know it would be gone.
The Republican National Convention could do without a lot of extra baggage piled on in recent days.
The five race run-off election with the elections chief predicting only about an 18 percent turn-out is going to produce at least one barn-burner potentially with the last precinct deciding the outcome.
Whatís that old saying? One should give the devil his due? Well letís do just that.
This first column for WDUNís AccessNorthGa.com should clear up a lot of mis-impressions about my column leaving The Times after I had more than 54 years of columns in the Gainesville newspaper.