Author: edatlanta

Rob Woodall’s Path for Bipartisanship Lost in Shuffle

First things first: yes he bungled his response to the Mueller Report on MSNBC. However, Congressman Woodall did outline a path for bipartisanship in D.C. Part of that involves politicians (and the chattering class) divorcing themselves from the voters “who have a thirst for something.” “We’ve got to get out of that business of celebrating

Sen. Isakson Leads Bipartisan Senate Delegation at Normandy D-Day Memorial

Photos are here. Copying from the press release: U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, this week led a bipartisan Senate delegation to Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces during World War II. The 17-senator delegation joined President Donald J. Trump and

Biden, Buttegieg, Booker and Beto (Oh, My!) Spending the Week in Georgia

From Wednesday to Thursday our lives will be improved as four Democratic Presidential hopefuls deign to grace us with their presence. Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Corey Booker, Mayor Pete Buttegieg and former congressman Beto O’Rourke will be in Atlanta for a series of fundraisers and Thursday’s African American Leadership Summit and IWillVote Gala. Really

How Does A $9.5-Billion Industry Leave Georgia…

Gradually then all at once. In the last 24 hours Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal said if Georgia’s hearbeat bill becomes law the media giants would have to reconsider working here. Netflix said on Tuesday it would have to “reconsider” it’s Georgia investment too. A group of independent filmmakers earlier pledged to stop producing in Georgia.

A State Without Small Towns?

Nathan’s post about the seemingly inexorable demise of small/medium-town Georgia raises a more existential question: should Georgia just prepare for the death of small towns? While rural broadband expansion is a noble idea it could just be a placeholder and an expensive one at that. All trends point to an increasingly urbanized future. The UN