Author: edatlanta

David Ralston on Local Education Control: Disingenuous, A Hypocrite, Or….

Figuring out Speaker David Ralston’s political philosophy is like putting together a puzzle but the pieces don’t match the picture on the box. Case in point on education.In May “the way it should be” done is by having  local school boards sort out their allotment of money. After all, the decent Speaker from Blue Ridge

Guilty Plea Expected for Reed Deputy Chief of Staff Katrina Taylor-Parks

The wide-ranging City of Atlanta corruption investigation is likely to have yet another guilty plea US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak issued a statement today saying Katrina Taylor-Parks will appear before a federal prosecutor at 3:00 PM on Aug. 13 where she will plead guilty to conspiracy to bribery charges.  Pak

Top Official in Fmr Mayor Reed to Appear in Federal Court Today

Katrina Taylor-Parks, who served as former Mayor Kasim Reed’s Deputy Chief of Staff, is expected to appear in front of a federal judge this afternoon as part of the ongoing corruption investigation into Reed’s administration. Multiple media reports say Taylor-Parks and her husband received thousands of dollars in payments from an unspecified airport vendor.  The

Morning Reads for August 8, 2018

Jerry Falwell Jr working on book with Jimmy Carter John Lewis spoke at San Fran’s International Congress of Youth Voices.  DNC Chair: Abrams Race a “Personal”, Party Focus  How do Georgia precincts get 270% voter turnout?  RealGM: RJ Hunter Still Working on Return to NBA Executive Profile: GSU President Mark Becker  After season on practice

Obama Snubs Barrow; Endorses Abrams, Riggs-Amico and Two State House Challengers

Former President Barack Obama made his “first wave” of endorsements nationwide in the 2018 race. While four Georgia Democrats received his good news, John Barrow, a national co-chair of Obama’s “Vote for Change” initiative during the 2008 presidential race, did not. Ouch. A message was left for the Barrow campaign and I’ll update when I

A Questionable Poll With All Dems Up in Georgia

Democrats almost assuredly like the results from the latest Gravis Marketing poll. Trump disapproval 49%, only 46% approve! Generic Dem congressional candidate up by four points! Abrams over Kemp by two points! Sarah Riggs Amico(!) over Goff [sic] Duncan by two points! Barrow over Raffensberger by four(!) points! Same-sex marriage supporters outnumber opponents by three percent!  But

Morning Reads for Aug 1

I’m sad summer is now coming to a close. I suppose there will be another one in a few months. Update on Carter’s development around Georgia State Stadium.  Mattis’ Diplomatic Judgement Akin to Carter’s America Needs Jimmy’s Cardigans Now More Than Ever Sonny Thrust into International Spotlight His Oped on How Trump Will Protect American