Morning Reads for Election Day!

Good morning! It’s Election Day. Have you voted?

  • October saw record growth for the Port of Savannah.
  • Should the next mayor of Atlanta be black?
    • (How nice of the author to note that one of the candidates is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta, which is well-known for its advocacy efforts.)
  • Why is the CDC “sitting on the sidelines” on the issue of firearms injury research?
  • Meanwhile, in Africa, the CDC stays ahead of a potentially devastating infectious disease.
  • GDOT recently returned more than $4 million in federal funding that was intended for transportation projects.
  • These coal miners are rejecting retraining opportunities because Trump.
  • The world is running out of magnetic tape. If you’ve ever wanted to see a WSJ stipple illustration of a mixtape, this is your link.
  • A coloring book for Atlanta.
  • Many private colleges and universities have healthy endowments. The GOP wants to tax ’em.
    • At Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., which has an endowment of more than $200 million, the president, Elizabeth Kiss, said that most students were minorities and 40 percent had incomes low enough to qualify for federal Pell grants. Because of the endowment, she said, “We are able to give financial aid to basically pretty much all of our students.”
  • We’re back in standard time and whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy do we do this to ourselves, again?
  • 25 years of Automatic For The People (with videos).


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In addition to taxing endowments the House also proposes to plop a 20 percent excise tax on employees earning more than $1M and to eliminate tax-exempt private-activity bonds. If that tax break goes away the cost of building will go up for private schools.


Maggot shot twice by Good Samaritan. Once by his own hand. Thank God for common sense, decent people doing the right thing. America loves you!


In Brookhaven, the SPLOST amendment was seven ballot pages long.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

This is Robert E. Lee’s worst performance in Virginia since Grant kicked his tail all the way to Appomattox. Former Enron lobbyist Ed Gillespie loses to pediatric surgeon and Army vet Ralph Northam and the Democrats have a shot at reclaiming the House of Delegates.

Two days after recording a robo call for Gillespie, Trump now trying to distance himself.