GAGOP Chairman Shafer Seeks to Stay Court Order to Count Absentee Ballots After Election

From a press release from the Georgia Republican Party: Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer today announced that he had joined Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel in filing an amicus brief to stay a federal judge’s order to count absentee ballots received after the election. “Democrats have filed a barrage of frivolous lawsuits seeking

Everything Isn’t Awful

This week’s Courier Herald column: 2020 has presented unique challenges that most of us wouldn’t have dreamed of a year ago.  We’ve added social unrest and a pandemic to an election year, and forced a shutdown of much of the economy in the process.  It’s not surprising that much of the news these days is

Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 22

Good morning! I hope you enjoyed the 21st night of September. Air quality studies indicate that since the Sterigenics plant in Cobb County reopened following the explicit request of the Governor, levels of ethylene oxide are at least as high – and in some cases higher – than they were prior to the County forcing

Morning Reads for Monday, September 21, 2020

Happy National Clean Energy Week! Is it still illegal to buy medical marijuana in Georgia? Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle Georgia basketball legend, former state legislator dies at 92 Georgia communities grapple with rising food insecurity rates Georgia job market recovery slows; jobless rate dips to 7.6% Georgia State President shares why

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Passed

The United States Supreme Court has announced the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today after a battle with metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Justice Ginsburg became the second woman on the highest court in the land, following Sandra Day O’Connor. President Jimmy Carter named Justice Ginsburg to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the

Morning Reads for Friday, September 18, 2020

State unemployment numbers continue to drop.  Georgia Tech settles discrimination lawsuit over denying funding for a speaking event featuring Alveda King.   Things to do around town, finally.  Big 10 Conference reverses decision for football.   Sad statistic.  Two of my favorite lunch spots are included.  Air Force designs secret aircraft.  The Gordian Knot of China.  Creepy

Rethinking Stone Mountain

This past Tuesday’s Morning Reads included a link to an article covering a discussion between the Stone Mountain Action Coalition, a group of citizens that describes themselves as, “a movement dedicated to a more inclusive Stone Mountain Park centered on the principles of healing, transformation and progress,” and the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, the official