Norcross Site Possible for HQ2

Gwinnett County could make a serious bid for Amazon’s HQ2. Earlier on Monday the county’s Urban Redevelopment Agency announced it plans to buy the OFS campus at I-85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard (the giant brown campus on the left if you’re heading north on I-85. The previous owner was Bausch & Lomb) for a paltry

Stacey Abrams Just Clinched the Primary With Hillary Clinton’s Endorsement

Hillary Clinton endorsed Stacey Abrams. What was particularly noteworthy about the endorsement, made via robo-call today, is that Secretary Clinton twice made provided pneumonic differentiation between the two Stacies (“Abrams, with an ‘A'”). With Stacey Evans seemingly plateauing at around 20-25 percent and Abrams having either 58% of Democratic voters or only just 43%. Now

Election Eve Open Thread

Many of our contributors are tied up with elections today, so we are without our morning reads. Take this as an opportunity to discuss tomorrow’s elections, the Royal Wedding, or anything else politically oriented. Please keep it nice and civil, ya hear?

Georgia Tax Burden Lowest In Nation

This week’s Courier Herald column: With Tuesday’s primary set to select partisan nominees or send candidates to two-person runoffs, it’s time to note that the Republican nomination for Governor is ending for some where it began. There remain emphatic pledges to eliminate Georgia’s income tax. It’s easy to understand why these pledges are made. Voters

Speaker Ralston (Again) A Guest Of Trump Whitehouse

Speaker David Ralston is again in Washington DC, at the White House. This is the second invitation to the Speaker to visit the White House this year. A press release on the Speaker’s visit is as follows: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) is attending the White House State House Speakers Conference.

Happy Birthday Nathan

It’s Nathan Smith’s birthday today.  He’s among the first folks I met as “Icarus”, back when he was still mostly a kid attending Dalton State college.  Instead of getting him off my lawn, I’ve been able to watch him morph over a decade into a District GOP Chairman, husband, and father.  He’s always been mature

Three Former Congressmen Endorse Cagle

Former U.S. Reps. Jack Kingston, Lynn Westmoreland, and Phil Gingrey have publicly endorsed Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s campaign for Georgia Governor. They each shared their reasons for backing Cagle below. Jack Kingston: “During my years representing Georgia, I partnered with Casey Cagle. As an early supporter of President Trump, I can confidently say Casey Cagle’s