Austin Rhodes

Austin Rhodes


The Left’s Con Job on Guns

The Left’s Con Job on Guns

Chelsea Clinton spilled the beans last spring. “It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,” Clinton said. “Sometimes the […]

If You Don’t Tell the Story, I Damn Sure Will!

If You Don’t Tell the Story, I Damn Sure Will!

I’ve been doing the talk show thing for more than 24 years here in the Augusta metro, and you would think some of these knuckleheads in charge of some of our political subdivisions and agencies would get the message. If a criminal event, scandal or an episode involving a threat to public peace and or […]

Hillary Feasting on Fruit from Poisonous Tree

Hillary Feasting on Fruit from Poisonous Tree

Fruit of the poisonous tree n. in criminal law, the doctrine that evidence discovered due to information found through illegal search or other unconstitutional means (such as a forced confession) may not be introduced by a prosecutor. The theory is that the tree (original illegal evidence) is poisoned and thus taints what grows from it. […]

You Ain’t Budging, We Ain’t Budging

You Ain’t Budging, We Ain’t Budging

It has been some time now since Hillary and The Donald wrapped up their respective party nominations, and it is not a stretch to say many on both sides of the political aisle feel like they are in the middle of an “ugliest date” contest. Lord knows I feel that way. But I don’t see […]

The Monkees Return

The Monkees Return

The Monkees return to the Bell Auditorium this Sunday, July 24, for the first time since 1969, and their third visit to the Augusta Entertainment Complex, having played to a sellout crowd at the James Brown Arena in 1987. You might say a few of us are excited (ahem). Celebrating 50 years together as America’s […]

White Like Me

White Like Me

Outraged citizens. Neighborhood organizers. The Right. The Left. The NRA. The GOP. The NAACP. Whites. Blacks. Hispanics. Asians. Urban dwellers. Suburbanites. Baptists. Catholics. Jews. Muslims. Us. Them. We all need to take a moment to seriously get over ourselves. America needs to grow up. I am punching this column out while sitting in the Salt […]

The Left Doesn’t Want Us to Fight Back

The Left Doesn’t Want Us to Fight Back

Not many people remember the official policy of the FAA pertaining to highjackers prior to September 11, 2001, so allow me to remind you: Quiet cooperation and complete submission to the criminals. Back in the days before we were consciously aware of the intent of radical Islamic terrorists, the international flying community had a pretty […]

It’s Ashley Wright’s Gavel If She Wants It

It’s Ashley Wright’s Gavel If She Wants It

Augusta Superior Court Judge David Roper surprised more than a few folks this week when he announced his pending retirement. Though the judge has more than six months until he makes his official exit in February 2017, the fact that it is coming in the middle of his term means that Governor Nathan Deal will be […]

Wholesale Changes Coming to Roundtree’s Leadership Team

Wholesale Changes Coming to Roundtree’s Leadership Team

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree may not have serious opposition in the upcoming election, but several of the key players that helped shape his first term in office are apparently not long for the department. It appears Major Scott Peebles, his former chief rival for sheriff, and the man Roundtree eventually named as his own chief […]