Category: Atlanta

Sen. Nikema Williams Heading To Congress

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

Atlanta Joins Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

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

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.

Jim Clyburn Likes A Georgia Dem For VP (It’s Not Abrams)

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