Author: Charlie

Even After Elections Georgia Remains Political And Economic Ground Zero

This week’s Courier Herald column: Georgia is once again the epicenter of national politics.  The vehicle of choice this time is a bill to codify changes to Georgia’s voting laws.  An objective observer would find it important to delineate the word “codify” because many of the procedures used during the 2020 elections were done outside

GAGOP Political Theater Closes 2020 Chapter; Launches 2022 Season

This week’s Courier Herald column: It’s time to close the books on the November election.  After all, it’s spring of 2021.  What happened in 2020 is done.  And yet, Georgia Republicans have some unfinished business which must be addressed. Former President Trump’s refusal to accept that he lost his bid for re-election and the aftermath

It’s Daylight Complaining Time Again

This week’s Courier Herald column: This is the week we “Spring Forward”.  That’s both a public service announcement, as well as your warning that the semi-annual kerfuffle over time changes is about to inundate your social media feeds.  Despite virtually every adult understanding that there are still only 24 hours in a day, and that

Covid Winter Is Still Here, But Spring Is Coming

This week’s Courier Herald column: It was a beautiful 68-degree and sunny day at my house Tuesday, and I missed it.  I was there, but after almost a year of limited outside activities and a couple of weeks of bitter cold, I’m overly conditioned to accepting HVAC controlled 72 degrees and inside as my status

Small Fixes Transcend Bigger Divide

This week’s Courier Herald column: Candidates, partisan activists, and media members alike put too much focus on the differences between the political extremes rather than practical action steps necessary to actually solve problems.  On one end of the spectrum you have those who want to get every government entity “small enough so they can get

When Wall Street Becomes A Casino

This week’s Courier Herald column: There was an interesting story from the business and investing world that briefly spilled over into mainstream news this week.  The events that transpired not only had the ability to affect major financial markets, but as is usually the case, will have political ramifications too.  Shares of Gamestop, a struggling