Rest In Peace Mickey Channell Harry Truman once famously said, “A statesman is a politician who’s been dead 10 or 15 years.” Truman never met a man like Mickey Channell – because Mickey was always a statesman. A native of rural Georgia who proudly wore his allegiance to the University of Georgia as a badge of honor, Representative Mickey Channell came
State Representative John Meadows passed away last night after a heroic fight against stomach cancer. He had a distinguished career of public service including serving in the Marine Corp, 13 years as the Mayor of Calhoun, 14 years as a state representative, and 8 years as the Chair of the powerful Georgia House Rules Committee.
At the end of the day, public policy in Georgia is set by the Georgia General Assembly on the critical issues facing our state and communities’ future, including issues of transportation, education, crime, tax fairness, and economic development. Being an inside the perimeter Republican let me discuss eight critical races and why I believe it
In addition to the high-profile Governor’s Race being waged, every other statewide state office is also up on Tuesday’s ballot. Let me discuss here the four most hotly contested races according to political pundits – the races for Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Public Service Commissioner (District 3). Caveat: As I stated
The fact that I am going to advocate today for Republican Brian Kemp — and for several other similarly aligned Georgia candidates in two additional columns tomorrow and Monday – should not surprise anyone who knows my background as a former legislator and House Republican Whip, but I want to explain why it is so
Where was I on that morning 17 years ago? I was headed to California for a routine business meeting. My children that day were in an unusually good mood for a Tuesday morning school day when I woke them early to say good bye. The sky was brilliant blue without a cloud to be seen.
John McCain stood up for what he thought was right no matter the consequences. It takes strength to battle with political opponents but real courage to tell a friend or usual ally that they are wrong. We don’t see that enough in our public servants but John McCain exemplified Theodore Roosevelt’s Man in the Arena as
The 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly convenes today against the backdrop of a wide open election year. While it is true that elections in Georgia come every other year, this election year presents the first time since 1998 that both the Governor and Lt. Governor’s offices are open due to Governor Nathan Deal
Imagine picking up the newspaper – or turning on the computer if you are under 60 — and reading about a society that had abandoned the principle of majority rule and instead allowed less than 20% of its adult citizens to pick its political leaders. Where do you think this society would be located? The Middle
For those of us who are Baby Boomers, one of the most often used rallying cries of our generation when a difficult social, economic, or political challenge lay ahead of our communities, states, or nation was simply, “If we can put a man on the moon, we can . . . .” The recently published