Author: Mike Hassinger

Ethical Journalism? Off to the Unicorn Races!

The list of silly things to come out of Georgia’s Legislature is long (see proposed “Constitutional Tender Act;” the 2001 edition of the State flag; Mitchell Kaye; etc.) but the silliest of 2019 has to be the idea of a “State Journalism Ethics Board.” Outgoing State Rep. Andy Welch, a Republican from McDonough, thinks the

There Are No Loopholes, Only Laws

David Ralston is getting another thrashing for being both an attorney and Georgia’s Speaker of the House. Under Georgia law, legislators who are also attorneys will notify Judges that their legislative duties take precedence over trials and other judicial proceedings. (Nota bene that phrase, ‘under Georgia law.’) It was noted in the original article in

Five (Really 15) Big Things from the Midterm Elections

The following is a guest post from my friend and colleague, Fredrick Hicks, a political consultant and founder of the non-partisan firm HEG, LLC. He is a frequent television and radio commentator and his work has been published in numerous outlets. Fredrick can be found on social media @hicksreport. The midterm elections delivered on everything—drama, the

Morning Reads for Monday, November 5

The day before an election is the least politically informative day on the calendar, so here’s what you need to remember today: You know nothing. You’re like Jon Snow in the final round of Jeopardy. Are you looking forward to your Thanksgiving dinners and your Christmas lists? Well, tough noughies, pardner, there’s 24 more hours

Morning Reads for October 29, 2018

We enter the final stretch of the 2018 mid-term elections after an unbelievably horrific series of events from last week. The lunatic who was mailing bombs to prominent Democrats was captured. Apparently he had “mommy issues.” A wacko white supremacist killed two African Americans at a Kroger in Louisville, Kentucky “...before an armed bystander reportedly

100 House Member Endorsements For Raffensperger

From a campaign press release. List of endorsers below. (Johns Creek, GA)—State Representative Darlene Taylor from Thomasville this week became the 100th member of the Georgia State House of Representatives to endorse Brad Raffensperger in the election for Georgia Secretary of State. “I am honored to have the support of such a large number of

Gingrich, GOP Leaders Endorse Shigley

From a campaign press release: “Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has endorsed Ken Shigley in his race for Georgia Court of Appeals judge, joining a chorus of support from conservative leader including Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, former Georgia GOP chair Sue Everhart and former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. “Ken Shigley is the best candidate