Austin Rhodes

Austin Rhodes


Learning to Love the One You’re With

Learning to Love the One You’re With

If you’re down and confused And you don’t remember who you’re talking to Concentration slips away Because your (party) is so far away Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove And the eagle flies with the dove And if you can’t be with the one you love, (voters) Love the one you’re with — […]

The Ghost of Christmas Past

The Ghost of Christmas Past

I cannot account for many of the Christmas Eves in the life of Bobby Brewer, but I can tell you where he was for about a half dozen of them about 35 years ago: The Rhodes Family Christmas Eve Parties at 1206 Oakdale Road, Augusta, Georgia. From 1966 through 1994 those parties were an annual […]

Time for Today’s Militia to Saddle Up

Time for Today’s Militia to Saddle Up

It is beyond time for American politicians to fully embrace and encourage the recognition of the Second Amendment as the unabridged, universal right of qualified Americans to possess reasonable arms, from coast to coast at all times, with only very rare and special exceptions. Recent headlines have brought us the disturbing news from red states, […]

Killer Cops Get Headlines, but Drug Dealers Get the Prize

Killer Cops Get Headlines, but Drug Dealers Get the Prize

Every now and then there will be a headline that seems to portend a serious assault on the clean living, innocent and well-meaning people of the CSRA. Then comes the rest of the story. Such was the case in the recent death of 40-year-old Quincy Bernard Brigham. An incredibly popular fellow, we hear. When word […]

Putin and Hollande Show Obama How It Is Done

Putin and Hollande Show Obama How It Is Done

America and her allies around the world have waited far too long to get the attention of the “peace loving” Muslims around the world, and put them on the spot to aggressively pursue and eradicate the radical extremists in their midst. Way too long. Before the blood stains had been washed from the streets of […]

Four Words Unleash the Hounds of Hell

Four Words Unleash the Hounds of Hell

In case you haven’t noticed, I pay attention to the way media covers certain current events and topical stories. Many of you out there in “News Consumer Land” may just read, watch or listen to media reports as they break throughout the day without giving a passing thought to why or how the content is […]

Few secrets in government firings… If you look

Few secrets in government firings… If you look

Metro residents have seen more than their fair share of high-profile terminations and forced resignations in recent months, which included a police chief, an airport manager, and even an EEO bureaucrat. While these terminations—and a few more that have generated headlines—always seem to get plenty of attention, few direct comments seem to explain these kinds […]

Low-Tech Diagnostic Tool Reveals the Sad Truth

Low-Tech Diagnostic Tool Reveals the Sad Truth

Academic and discipline problems plague America’s public schools, and it is a problem that has become so routine that rarely do the debates dedicated to solving the problem get much of our attention. In an effort to find solutions, local school board trustees in Aiken, Columbia and Richmond counties have invited the parents of many […]