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Lane and I have had fried chicken on our minds for some time. I’m talking about the real Southern kind, maybe fried in good old Crisco. Now, I have eaten and enjoyed chicken cooked about every …

Fail to study the past (history), from energizing grand aspirations to how-it's-done tactics, and you will fail the present. Failure to study the basics definitely occurred when the Biden …

Would you have predicted that the first big political blunder of 2022 would be committed by the freshly inaugurated mayor of New York? Would you have thought that Eric Adams, the African-American …

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC, or “Sandy” as she was known by her tony Westchester, NY classmates back when being a victim was not aspirational), recently got the ‘Rona. She was …

        As 2022 begins, four strategic challenges to the post-World War II international order generate the psychological ambiguity -- meaning plain old human fear -- that fosters …

At the eve of a new year, it's traditional to make a resolution or two. I have no such list for myself or others, but I do have a wish. For 2022 and beyond, I wish that all of us who still cherish …

As chronicled in The Times, there is some consternation within Apalachicola about residents moving trash cans to streets in front of homes for pickup rather than alleys. (See Dec. 16 Times …

One of the greatest charms of Apalachicola, besides its residents of course, is the historic district’s classic grid of streets, facing southward toward the bay, and avenues, facing eastward …

The weather turned cold for Christmas week across the country. It was so cold in Chicago, St. Louis and Atlanta that 150 murders had to be delayed. When asked by one of that rare breed, …

"Joe Manchin Just Killed the Biden Agenda," lamented a headline in The Week. The funereal tone was echoed in much of the coverage of Sen. Manchin's blunt declaration on Sunday that he would not …

Seventeen years ago, I reprised a Christmas column I'd written in the 1990s for a Texas newspaper.  The original column and the 2004 interpretation celebrated a holiday prayer conceived by my …

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He appears weekly in print in the Apalachicola Times as a humorist and observational comedian. Yes, Ron Hart column is the high point of each issue. For the …

Hart or Shoaf? Shoaf has incomprehensible attitudes towards public health in this pandemic, while Hart offers a juvenile and simplistic exploitation of socialism. Perhaps there is a link. Everyone …

I am both angry at the county commission and in full support of the recent opinion letter from Paul Riegelmayer of St. George Island (See Nov. 11 Times “County denied islanders a say on …

Aggravated bees attack unfortunate honey seekers from all directions. The mad birds in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" mastered the tactic, attacking en masse residents of a small Northern California …

        The putsch-pushers and lawbreakers that comprise Trump World despise U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, showering him with fourth-grade, fourth-rate epithets and …

Those of us who have long criticized Roe v. Wade for usurping the power of legislatures to make serious policy decisions must now contemplate the reality that We the People may yet get a chance to …

Phil Early is one of my all-time favorite people. I used to yell at him to “get a move on it” coming out of the chutes on endless afternoons at football practice an eon or two ago. He …

My job with the Concerned Citizens of Franklin County is to point out deficiencies in county government, not what’s right. Commissioners pat themselves on the back too often.Recently I spoke at a …

December 7, 1941. "A date which will live in infamy," President Franklin D. Roosevelt called it. The attack's 80th anniversary is this month. Infamy. Webster's Dictionary defines infamy as: "evil …

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