Morning Reads for Friday, October 4, 2019

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armanidog

“Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made news recently when he submitted a resume in hopes of becoming retiring U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s successor. That effort may have taken a hit this past week following the resignation of U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, R-N.Y., who then pleaded guilty to felony charges of insider trading. Collins’ plea involved a company called Innate Immunotheraputics. Price, who formerly represented Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, was one of four other congressmen who bought stock in Innate at a steep discount. Price has said he learned about the drugmaker from Collins but only invested… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Why take a chance on damaged goods when it’s clear Kemp will have a wide selection of Trump party hacks to choose from: Jack Kingston and Randy Evans have applied for Isakson’s seat.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/georgia-senate-randy-evans-jack-kingston-apply-for-isakson-seat/FokHuS99aQ6y0C44EM2vVN/?utm_source=newspaper&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9881217&ecmp=newspaper_email&

There’s been talk Jan Jones would be a good appointment because she’s a suburban woman, a demographic that’s been going south for the Republican Party. That reasoning could backfire.

John Vestal
John Vestal

It’s #CapeDayATL for 2019! Today, we honor the superhero patients battling illnesses and injuries at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta!

John Vestal
John Vestal

Throw two more hats into the ring for the Senate seat being vacated by Johnny Isakson: former Ga GOP officer/counsel and current US Ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans, and former US Rep Jack Kingston.

xdog
xdog

Someone should ask Newt if he prefers his daughter or Evans.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“David Perdue and President Trump are fighting for the country and what it stands for: capitalism.” Georgia Republican national committeewoman Ginger Howard.

Good to know that the country stands for making a buck. It explains dealmaker Trump taking something of no value to himself, foreign democracy, and negotiating with the Chinese to parlay it into something very valuable to himself, in-kind re-election campaign assistance. MAGA.

Will Durant
Will Durant

I didn’t want to take the Dean Alford thread too far afield so I’ve brought this over here. Even though I’ve seen the cost of higher education in Georgia explained away here for years there are still questions in my mind concerning the actions of our Board of Regents. Do we have proper oversight of their actions? I simply don’t know and am asking only because of the skyrocketing costs and other decisions made by this group that should bear looking into. I don’t want to even imply anything nefarious, I’m simply asking questions for which I cannot find readily… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

A bit of the increase is less state funding. A college education increasing being an employment requirement increases demand and costs follow. HOPE covering tuition for some removes or lessen cost concerns. It goes without saying that the increase in administrative personnel has exceeded the increase in number of students.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Re: the article on taxes: While it does at least derive its narrative from data, it’s like making a smoothie with a bunch of random food and saying “See how awful it is?”, because at least it’s using food. Overarching is the use of averages on measures of income and expenses. Long ago many scientists realized how skewed averages can be in those areas, so turned to medians instead. But to debunk the narrative, just think of a billionaire versus someone making $30K a year. Maybe the wealthy spends a slight to moderate amount more on clothes, but how much… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

My memory of the Richard Jewel situation was not so much ‘fake news’ but ‘bad policing’.