September 27, 2018 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, September 27, 2018 Morning Reads – Thursday, September 27, 2018 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 18 Comments Peaches “Diluted diversity” of our state’s top 2 courts Unsurprising report: Georgia falls short on mental health Georgia part of uber Uber settlement An $18,000 payout for the school superintendent accused of racist remarks The gap in gender demographics in the Georgia Governor’s race Sequel to “The Shining” is filming on Georgia coast Georgia whistleblowers get part of winnings in hospital case Jimmy Carter 3,600 different anti-Kavanaugh ads from one campaign Voting by smartphone? We’ll soon spend more on interest than the military The wealth of the top 1% has exceeded $100 trillion Facial recognition at the airport? Sweet Tea WikiLeaks replaces Assange as Editor New trend: couples traveling by 18-wheeler A proposed Riviera in…Saudi Arabia Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi Subscribe Login Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Please login to comment 18 Comments Oldest Newest Inline Feedbacks View all comments armanidog 1 year ago Why has there been so little public polling in the Georgia statewide races? I saw the one from September 6 from AJC/UGA which had Abrams and Kemp tied. Nothing on the SOS between Barrow/Raffensperger. I saw the internal poll from Abrams’s campaign. I looked at Real Clear Politics and Five Thirty Eight. Nothing on the governor or SOS races in the past 3 weeks. They have some governor races from other states. I’m surprised since it is a tight race. Caroline 1 year ago Reply to armanidog I have wondered the same thing. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to armanidog What happens today and tomorrow in DC might have a significant effect on any upcoming poll. armanidog 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus “What happens today and tomorrow in DC might have a significant effect on any upcoming poll.” From the Gallup vault: “WASHINGTON, D.C. — In October 1991, the U.S. Senate was preparing to vote on the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of conservative judge Clarence Thomas when news reports of lawyer Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Thomas broke. From the outset, Thomas denied the accusations and never wavered in asserting that he did not harass Hill, sexually or otherwise. Thomas and many of his supporters claimed that Hill, who had worked for Thomas at the U.S. Department of Education and the… Read more » bethebalance 1 year ago Reply to armanidog The oddest thing about that is that Thomas was confirmed by a Dem Senate. Days of old, I suppose. You’d think under those circumstances only a centrist could be confirmed. Sally Forth 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus You mean there’s something happening? Other than millions of dollars burned by libs on a p/r campaign to destroy a man. Guilt by accusation, no presumption of innocence for the accused. Case closed, nothing to see here. chefdavid 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus Well looks like it is good for the Repubs. Looks like America is starting to get fed up with the circus parade the dems keep coming up with. Republicans polling higher now than Demoncrats. Republican favorability at 45%, Democrats at 44% https://news.gallup.com/poll/242906/republican-party-favorability-highest-seven-years.aspx Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to chefdavid Noway cited that on Tuesday. armanidog 1 year ago $31 to fill up my Honda CRV yesterday, $2.61.9/gal. for regular. “While gasoline prices typically drop following peak summer demand season, they have not fallen as fast as expected, said Jeanette Casselano, spokeswoman for the American Automobile Association. The national price average was at $2.867 a gallon as of Wednesday, its highest seasonally since 2014, according to AAA.. Fuel prices have risen due to a surge in crude oil prices. U.S. crude futures have gained in part because of U.S. sanctions affecting Iran’s petroleum sector, which have already cut into that nation’s exports, according to market participants… The sanctions are… Read more » bethebalance 1 year ago I don’t think Ms. Mitchell’s style is ideal, either, but that would depend on the directions given to her by the committee. And I also sense that while Ms. Mitchell is trying to dig into details to challenge credibility, she is also deeply empathetic, and is subtly supporting her credibility. So, I wonder if anyone now doubts the allegation. Anyone reasonable, that is. armanidog 1 year ago Reply to bethebalance Her strategy may be to question the motive of the accuser rather than inflating the importance of the event. This is a political “trial” and she is probably playing up the political aspect. Tiptoe around the crime and jump on the motive. Caroline 1 year ago Reply to armanidog The Republicans are making Kavanaugh look guilty as all heck. If they were doing this to “clear his name” they failed miserably. chefdavid 1 year ago On Deals appointments. What is the diversity in the State on Lawyers not the whole population. I think it is a bad story anyways. You want the best of the best for those jobs not just because they are black or female. chefdavid 1 year ago Reply to chefdavid I can agree with that. Ellynn 1 year ago Meanwhile… the Dutch stopped a terrorist attack, we (the country) are suing Elon Musk, “Outlander” season 4 will premiere at SCAD on Sunday, October 28th, the mousers for 10 Downing Street and White Hall got into a fight under a car (Team Larry), the EPA is dissolving the Office of Science Advisors, home sales fell in August, and the Da Bears. Still. Suck. MattMD_actual 1 year ago Finally, a troll-free MR’s. I don’t necessarily agree with the methods but it did have to happen. It got out of control and he didn’t want to listen to reason so I imagine real life got involved. Will Durant 1 year ago Reply to MattMD_actual Huh? For the most part I’ve just been doing a selective high level flyover of the MRs. Caroline 1 year ago What happened? I completely missed it.