Austin Rhodes

Austin Rhodes


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 […]

Technology can Solve these Problems Immediately

Technology can Solve these Problems Immediately

Just ahead, solutions. After these important words… Since the Pulse-Orlando massacre, our conversations, social media, and airways have been filled with mourning, outrage, recrimination, condemnation, and speculation. But one man, and one man only, was ultimately responsible for the mass murder of 49 innocent people last Saturday night. Omar Mateen. In a country of 320 million […]

Trump Will Never Get the Benefit of the Doubt

Trump Will Never Get the Benefit of the Doubt

If you saw a grown man abruptly snatch up a two-week-old kitten by the nape of his neck and start dunking him vigorously in a swimming pool, while his “still nursing” mother frantically cried and howled in protest, how quickly would you react and how angry would you be? Two women screamed at the top […]

Trump Needs a Team and a Defined Agenda… Quick

Trump Needs a Team and a Defined Agenda… Quick

The way Donald Trump “jumped up and bit” the gathered media contingent in their collective fannies at his Tuesday press conference was enough to make me want to hug the man around the neck. Conservative politicians have been targeted and maligned by left-wing media types as far back as I can remember and none of them, and I […]