Christmas Wishes

This week’s Courier Herald column: I’m a bit old to make Christmas lists. There was a time, some four decades ago, when the arrival of the Sears catalog at the Harper household signaled it was time to begin assembling and then culling a list that would eventually be mailed to the North Pole. This was

Monday Morning Reads — December 11

Happy Monday, everybody! Let’s jump into it like it’s a pile of snow. News by the Numbers 77 percent – of evangelicals believe their religious freedom is becoming more restricted. We are witnessing a change in their tactics. Whereas they once fought against same-sex marriage and its impact on our culture, they are now using

Legislative Sexual Harassment Ethics Committee

There are reports that Speaker Ralston and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle are creating a subcommittee to re-evaluate how any claims of sexual harassment in the Georgia legislature are handled. As a starting point, the leadership should be commended for taking some action in this current climate when they could easily sit quiet and do nothing. 

Morning Reads for Friday, December 8, 2017

Snow? Or no? Send your community improvement ideas to Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. Here’s hoping that Atlanta won’t be asking these folks for traffic advice. Or these either. If the government really shutdown, would anyone notice? LOLz – Palestine gets even. Do they serve butter beer in the canteen as well? Evil Oracle is

Concealed Carry Reciprocity passes House

Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins was a co-sponsor and managed the rule debate on the floor for H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow people who are lawfully permitted to carry a concealed firearm in their home states to carry concealed firearms in other states that allow the practice. H.R. 38 passed

Morning Reads – Thursday, December 7, 2017

On this date in 1992, the Supreme Court rejected a Mississippi abortion law which, required women to get counseling and then wait 24 hours before terminating their pregnancies. Continued prayers for California… Peaches Highlighting legislator conflicts  State seeking feedback on WIC Post-Irma prompts Florida plans connecting to Georgia The controversy over solitary confinement in Georgia prisons heads to