The AJC’s Kristina Torres presents a recap of the first week of the legislative session–Charlie and I do the same kind of thing here. However, we understand that SoS Brian Kemp will make his budget presentation in person tomorrow rather than sending a surrogate.
Watching the AJC’s James Salzer try to explain common sense legislation immediately brought to mind this Kevin Williamson piece from 2010 where he breaks down a new legislator’s desire “to apply common sense in Washington, to fix what’s broken in order to serve the public interest and the common good.” There are at least three new phrases for Salzer to explain in future episodes. You’re welcome.
The rest of the reads are below the fold.
Today is the day we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King highlighted by the memorial service at Ebenezer Baptist Church featuring Dr. William Barber, President of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP. There are many ways to celebrate the day, including in Snellville, where everybody may be somebody, but political division means there will be two separate parades to mark the holiday.
Dr. King grew up and lived in Atlanta, and more than 45 years after his passing, his driver, Tom Houck, continues to provide tours of King’s Auburn Avenue neighborhood. You can catch a video preview of the tour here.
GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz stirred things up with his accusation that Donald Trump has “New York values,” beginning at Thursday’s GOP debate, and continuing over the weekend. Some called it a masterful way to ding Trump. Others, not so much.