Category: Democrats

Republicans Need To Debate Policy, Not Personality

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) is the current wunderkind in left-of-center circles it appears to me. She’s also *very* engaged with Twitter and social media. In fact, if there’s one thing Republicans need to do is to observe how she interacts online. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two to emulate. She’s an intelligent, witty,

Lucy McBath’s Election Brings Hope and Strategy to the Dems

Congratulations to Representative-elect Lucy McBath of Georgia’s 6th District.  The 6th District garnered national attention during the special election between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff.  The hotly contested battle was one of the first “test” to the Trump election.  Millions of dollars poured into the district as the massive campaign began.  Democrats around the Nation

Legislative Coup or Hurricane Relief?

Today legislators return to the Gold Dome to make decisions in a rare special legislative session.  I have reason to be concerned that the pre-announced special session was a strategic Republican back up plan in case Stacey Abrams won the election last Tuesday.  Here is why… In 2016, North Carolina Republicans used the same strategy after

#HBCULove Spelman, Tennessee State University, and Florida A & M University

Do you know what Spelman College, Tennessee State University, and Florida A & M have in common?  Each school is award winning.  Each school has graduated an esteemed cadre of graduates.  Each of these schools are a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)[i] whose alumni are pictured in this photo.  Stacey Abrams a Spelman graduate,

Abrams’ Blue Wave

It feels like 2012 in Georgia!  #YesWeCan!  There is #hope and #change in the atmosphere. The excitement and energy surrounding the possible historic election of Stacey Abrams is electric.   In 2012, new voters were energized, turn out among existing voters increased, and everyone did a little more to secure the President’s win.  Stacey Abrams is leading

Me Too For Some; Others Not Invited

This week’s Courier Herald column: It is wise to be wary of “national conversations” that we have right before elections. For the past couple of weeks, the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh had many national and local media outlets invoking the recent Me Too movement as part of the process. Directly and indirectly,