The Georgia Connection to Charlottesville Violence

Let’s talk about Alex Michael Ramos, State Sen. Michael Williams, and violence. Ramos is the guy on the far right of the now-famous picture of the III% Security Force with Williams at an anti-sharia protest at Piedmont Park in June. He was also recorded at the Charlottesville rally beating counterprotesters. Ramos attacked Deandre Harris with others.

August 16th’s Morning Reads

2017: When it became controversial for Republicans to denounce Nazis in America. Wither the Party of Reagan. “Bash the Fash” by Oi Polloi. Stacey Abrams: You know what is a totally practical idea that is in no way grandstanding? Removing the Stone Mountain carvings.  Decatur (the real one) wants in on that action, too! Maybe

Express lanes on I-75 south off to a good start

If you’ve traveled south of Atlanta on I-75 recently you may have noticed (and if you are me, been considerably confused by) two new reversible express lanes that run about 12 miles through Clayton and Henry counties. Depending on traffic conditions, driving in these lanes costs somewhere between $0.10 and $0.90 per mile. Apparently commuters

Morning Reads for Tuesday, August 15

Good morning! Less than one week until the eclipse – make sure your glasses are legit. More contact between the Trump campaign and Russia, this time featuring an inexperienced staffer named George Papadopoulos (not this George Papadopoulos). Senator Johnny Isakson talked with Bill Nigut yesterday about the repercussions of Trump’s failure to immediately condemn the

They Can’t Kill Us All.

An old friend from my time in the Army posted some drivel this morning from Infowars, claiming somehow that counterprotesters in Charlottesville started the violence over the weekend. It led to yet another tired argument about the right to protest and how the urge on the American Left to suppress unwanted speech is just like the Nazi

No, Georgia Isn’t Florida or Tennessee

This week’s Courier Herald column. You can view the first part of this series here. Last week we began a review of Georgia’s income tax. It appears there is a bidding war breaking out among GOP candidates for Governor as to who can cut the income tax the most. We’re continuing to look at the