Author: edatlanta

Record-Setting Day Of New Coronavirus Cases

On June 23 there were 1,872 new coronavirus cases in Georgia. That broke the record of 1,598 on April 7. (Maybe the only good news is the seven-day average of new deaths is, near-ish to it’s lowest point since the outbreak began in earnest?) You will recall, the day after setting the new-cases peak in

Abrams “Should Be” A Top Veep Pick

A massive study of Democratic primary voters from Monmouth University finds decent support for Stacey Abrams as Veep nominee. The study was a follow-up to more than 14,000 interviews of likely Democratic primary voters, with 2,240 of those participants taking a second round of online interviews giving a primary post-mortem. But, this is the real

Collins Wants Independent DA For Brooks Case

Congressman Doug Collins made a not-all-together incorrect statement that an Independent District Attorney should be appointed in the killing of Rayshard Brooks. After being forced into a runoff, Atlanta DA Paul Howard chose to make political hay from Brooks’ death. The connection Collins draws with Brooks and Ahmaud Arbery seems a bit specious, however. In

Biden “Spoke” With Bottoms About Veep; Wither The Abrams Push?

In Sunday’s New York Times there was a bit of clarity in the Veepstakes: it remains muddy as ever. There does seem to be a greater push for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. According to the Times, how Mayor bottoms handled the Covid-19 outbreak and civil unrest in Atlanta has elevated her profile. Bottoms and

Post-Election Day Roundup

A few thoughts that stand out from yesterday’s election: How swift and broad Gwinnett’s seachange is continues to astound me. By now I’m sure everyone’s seen that there were some 30,000 more votes cast in the Democratic Presidential Primary than Republican. And Georgia’s longest-serving school board member is likely going to lose her reelection bid.

Loeffler Supports Unconstitutional Measure

Senator Kelly Loeffler wants “left-wing activists” to be deemed domestic terrorists. By whom? Well–that’s a good question. Any such move is likely unconstitutional to boot. Loeffler cosponsored S.Res.279, ostensibly targeting Antifa which is fine in theory but it’s not an organization. Even if you support Congress wanting to restrict citizens’ rights to free assembly, the