Morning Reads for National Mutt Day (December 2nd)

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today is National Mutt Day, which is actually celebrated twice a year, the other day being July 31st. As most of y’all know, I own cats (who happen to all be mutts, but that’s another story for another day), but today is specifically about mixed breed dogs. I am one of those cat owners who also loves dogs, and hope to add one to the menagerie after I am no longer subject to rental contracts that tend of have strict pet limits. In place, I will take pictures of your lovable mutts in the comments!

Now, let’s get to the news.

Pat Conroy

  • Regardless of who you support in the U.S. Senate runoff between Loeffler and Warnock, it’s worth reading Jim Galloway’s piece in today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the recent line crossed in regards to an iconic African American congregation. (Alternate link.)
  • Gabriel Sterling from the Secretary of State’s office is rightfully mad at President Donald Trump, Senators Loeffler and Perdue, and every elected official who hasn’t pushed back over false claims of voter fraud, which are leaving elections workers susceptible to acts of violence by those who believe the president.
  • Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says his office is investigating four organizations over claims they have election-related material to out-of-state voters.
  • Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall will be the Congresswoman from GA-5 for a month.
  • Deborah Gonzalez will be the new district attorney for the Western Circuit.
  • Some students from UGA and Georgia Tech have sued the University System of Georgia over tuition and fees for spring semester 2020. (Alternate link.)
  • Expect more introspective pieces leading up to the runoff election about “Blue Georgia” vs. “Red Georgia,” like this one from The Washington Post. (Alternate link.)

Alice Walker

Flannery O’Connor

  • Reynolds Brands are looking for a Cookie Connoisseur to create recipes using “wacky ingredients.” If you’re interested, the job pays $5,000!

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