April 18, 2019 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, April 18, 2019 Morning Reads – Thursday, April 18, 2019 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 13 Comments Peachtree City plans to have a discussion on their outrageous anti-free speech, anti-free press ordinance proposal tonight. You can watch it online here. Peaches Measure would dissolve Georgia’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board.Ex-FBI agent: Speaker Ralston stalled 1091 court cases.Georgia Southern University adjuncts say budget, job cuts will impact students.The Public’s Defenders: Sixth Amendment lawyers stand for the accused.Augusta, North Augusta could be laying groundwork for lawsuit.Georgia’s 2017 highest-paid CEO takes a huge pay cut, “only” makes $7.8 million in 2018. In Atlanta, Booker pledges voting rights expansion. Letter: Property tax system broken, unfair.Georgia freshman Dem does not list Omar donation on election filing. Jimmy Carter The furious fight to establish basic online privacy rights.Are anti-tax Republicans softening on the idea of a gas tax increase?Rick Perry is departing, reportedly.Not a drill: Instagram memers are unionizing.Apparently, Ted Cruz learned not to mix tragedy and Disney.The Supreme Court Declines to Hear the Case of a Rapper Convicted for His Anti-Cop Lyrics.Will we survive the next financial crisis? Sweet Tea 60 companies paid no federal income tax on $79,000,000,000.Don’t Force Web Platforms to Silence Innocent People.Just one in 50 people can see stars as Nature intended.Women are ‘better at hiding infidelity.’ Share this:TumblrFacebookRedditTwitterEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 13 Comments Dave Bearse The federal gas tax has been constant for a couple of decades while inflation marches on and transportation infrastructure gets older every day. So where else will additional transportation money come from? Taxing the rich? This one is a slam dunk. Call the tax increase a fee, use some of the proceeds to subsidize the trucking industry and toll lanes, and be done with it. April 18, 2019 9:07 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “Where’s my Roy Cohn?” He’s the Attorney General of the United States, or rather the President’s Attorney General. No worries traditionalists, the change in norms is subject to revocation or modification when there’s a Dem in the White House. April 18, 2019 10:09 AM Log in to Reply Michael I feel bad for Barr’s children and grandchildren (if he has any). Because for the rest of their lives they’ll have to live with the guilt that their father/grandfather intentionally failed to be an honest broker while handling one of the most sensitive investigations in American history. It truly is stunning. And it will be an embarrassment that reeks for decades to come. April 18, 2019 10:35 AM Log in to Reply alpha male My absolute delight at these leftist tears is only equaled by your sides realization that everything, EVERYTHING, you folks have been fed by your sources of news information the last 2 years, has been absolute and total caca. Not that I expect any of you kool aid drinkers to heed any sane advice, but in defense of the news media writ large I will point out that 2 news outlets, the Wall Street Journal and, wait for it…. Fox News, have done yeomans work on this entire canard over the past 2 years. If you had been paying a lick of attention to either of theses outlets, you would have known 2 years ago how this book was gonna end. NBC,CNN,ABC, NY Times, Wash Post, et al, not so much. Oh, and not to pile on, but it’s gonna get worse for you guys. Just wait until the IG report on all this comes out. Don’t say you have not been warned. April 18, 2019 11:52 AM Log in to Reply Michael Wow. “alpha male.” Wow. Good for you, boss. April 18, 2019 12:45 PM Log in to Reply Grindelwald Gonna go out on a pretty sturdy limb and guess that you haven’t read the 450+ report. Maybe educate yourself before weighing in on leftist tears. April 18, 2019 12:47 PM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Wow. “alpha male.”, nostalgic for some DTM pettiness against an imagined “side”? April 18, 2019 3:16 PM Log in to Reply Gregs Trump and his son and his son-in-law colluded with the Russians. They did it brazenly and out in the open. Just because the collusion didn’t arise to the level where they could be criminally charged is no vindication. We’ve set the bar so low for Trump and his deranged behavior that I’m not certain the presidency can recover from it. The destruction of America won’t happen at the hands of any foreign power. We’ve seen the enemy and the enemy is us. April 18, 2019 12:00 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Cus I like Charts. https://www.axios.com/trump-tax-cuts-american-workers-bonuses-da262033-9c22-4243-9360-4b8fbf91ca58.html April 18, 2019 10:47 AM Log in to Reply Gregs The Ralston corruption knows no end. The problem in this one party state is that he won’t be held accountable. Conservative Republicans protect corruption within their ranks. See Perdue, Deal, Cagle, Trump, and now Ralston, for prima facie evidence of why we need a check and balance in Georgia. Unfortunately we’re left with the Democrats who have proven to be weak and feckless in the face of said corruption. Not a peep during this session and no signs of intelligent life as evidence mounts of the scale of corruption at the state level. April 18, 2019 12:10 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus This is interesting: https://twitter.com/TheViewFromLL2/status/1118899974509559808 “But in all seriousness: although Mueller’s report is oddly coy here, it’s saying that the U.S. President was informed just before his election that the Russians had compromising videotapes of him, and there’s no indication Trump didn’t believe this to be true. That’s terrifying.” April 18, 2019 12:48 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 Jessica Szilagyi, thank you for doing the work to make MR happen every thursday. MR has missed a couple of days recently. The work that you are doing to make this happen today is worthwhile and appreciated. April 18, 2019 2:58 PM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Nice collection of reads today. Thanks. April 18, 2019 3:36 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.