Author: Charlie

SOS: Election Assistance Commission Disproves Claims Of Voter Suppression

The following is a press release from the Secretary of State’s office. (ATLANTA) – The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) recently released its Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) Report for the 2018 elections. The EAVS report is the comprehensive, biennial national survey required by federal law that collects election data from all 50

Ginny Ehrhart To GRTL: It’s Not Me, It’s You

With “friends” like Georgia Right To Life, who needs enemies? Georgia Right to Life is a relic of the pro-life movement. Having long since purified itself into irrelevance, and having had its charter revoked from National Right to Life for being part of the problem rather than being part of the solution, the group is

Income Taxes Down For All Groups Except “Rich”

This week’s Courier Herald column: It’s been difficult to get a good understanding of the tax cuts passed by a Republican Congress and signed into law by President Trump.  Media coverage has generally been sporadic, and seemed to accentuate the negative whenever possible.  Shortly after the bill passed, coverage implied that most Americans would see

Law Enforcement Should Not Be A Thankless Job

This week’s Courier Herald column: Three years ago Georgia leaders knew they had a problem.  Seats in training classes for new State Patrol officers were going unfilled.  Recruiting new members of the force was beyond difficult.  Morale on the force was low. A six percent pay raise after years of status quo salaries had done

Handel, Ott Win Straw Polls At Annual Cobb GOP BBQ

The Cobb County Republican Party held it’s annual BBQ today, complete with a straw poll and about 3-4 hours of “family fun”, i.e. sitting indoors and listening to various presentations and candidate speeches. The news out of most of these types of events usually includes straw polls, and there were a few candidate announcements for

Revisiting The Summer of 69

This week’s Courier Herald column: Last week was a bit of a milestone, as the calendar tells me that I’ve turned 50.  It’s hard not to spend at least a little bit of time thinking about how the world and this country have changed over that half century. Bryan Adams had a hit song “Summer

America, The Beautiful

This week’s Courier Herald column: I spent the last few weeks checking off a bucket list item.  There’s just too much of this country I had not yet seen, and by playing aggressive defense on my calendar I was able to piece together the time for an extended road trip.  22 states and 8,027 rental