Congratulations to Senator Nikema Williams for winning what is likely the smallest vote in Georgia’s history to send someone to congress. The Democratic Party of Georgia’s 44-member executive committee selected her as the replacement for the late John Lewis. Williams earned 37 votes. She will have to face a Republican, Angela Staton-King, but I don’t
I can’t add to the well-deserved paeans to Congressman Lewis but I can share a few memories that hopefully highlight him as a person. Even with the most charitable interpretation I can’t say that I was close to, or truly knew him. I did have several close experiences with Congressman Lewis over a 12-year period.
Keisha Lance Bottoms was one of 11 mayors to sign a letter announcing the start of the Mayors for Guaranteed Income. Stockton, California mayor Michael D. Tubbs founded the coalition that launched on Monday. Announcing the group’s start. Mayor Tubbs grounded their work in the legacy of MLK and the civil unrest. But, what he
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
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
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.
There’s been a steady feed of tweets identifying all kinds of issues at polling places in Atlanta. For me, long lines aren’t necessarily a problem. They can be mitigated but they’re not necessarily problematic. I also know we can’t just go back and forth with equipment and our voting system is probably another bad-luck casualty
I suppose the real news here is Congressman John Lewis saying Joe Biden should pick a woman of color as his runningmate. It would be good to have a woman of color. It would be good to have a woman. It would be good to have a woman look like the rest of America —
Fresh off his king-making endorsement in the Democratic Presidential Primary, Jim Clyburn is setting his sights on Georgia. In last weekend’s “Lunch with the FT”, Clyburn made clear what he’s looking for from Joe Biden’s VP nod: an African-American woman. (The Financial Times is so exceedingly good you should all subscribe to it–and you’ve got