This week’s Courier Herald column: When the Supreme Court made law from the judicial branch in January of 1973, I was 3 years old. Let’s stipulate for the record that the men and women who remember times before Roe vs Wade are well into their AARP years. I am old enough to remember, however, when
Democratic State Representative Vernon Jones has an interesting political career. I won’t recount the interesting past of Jones in DeKalb politics–George Chidi has a number of articles that you can find here on GeorgiaPol if you want background. In fact, he’s been a source of writing material for #gapol over the years. Representative Jones has
In Sunday’s New York Times we moved to a new stage of uncertainty about the Veepstakes, but it appears Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is in the top tier of hopefuls. The paper said 13 women are being vetted by Joe Biden and he hopes to make a decision by August 1. It appears Mayor Bottoms’
A massive study of Democratic primary voters from Monmouth University finds decent support for Stacey Abrams as Veep nominee. The study was a follow-up to more than 14,000 interviews of likely Democratic primary voters, with 2,240 of those participants taking a second round of online interviews giving a primary post-mortem. But, this is the real
In 2018 the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee supported Carolyn Bourdeaux with the organization’s Red to Blue program. On Thursday, the DCCC announced it would do so again. I suppose coming up less than 500 votes short the first time around makes for a compelling second-time campaign.
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
Incompetence from a well intentioned group, or a grifting operation supporting one candidate while pretending to be an “independent” expenditure committee? In the case of U.S. Term Limits and the race for Georgia House District 71, it could be either. Maybe both. As is custom, interest groups spend the time between qualifying and an election
Stacey Abrams’ group Fair Fight Action released a new ad on Wednesday urging Georgians to vote by mail. The ad, “Be a Peach”, is below. This election, you should vote by mail.You should vote by mail because some voters can only vote in person.There are voters with disabilities, others who are homeless or displaced… and
Yesterday Georgians thought the Vernon Jones cancer might finally be exorcised from our body politic. Well guess what: we were fools think Rep. Jones (D-Slimeball) would go out gracefully. He should just switch parties at this point. He fits in believing he’s a victim and with his thought-free flipflopping.
Less than 24 hours after supporting Governor Kemp’s decision to reopen Georgia, President Trump now “totally disagrees” with Kemp. Speaking at his daily supplication fest Covid-19 briefing, President Trump said: “I told the governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, that I disagree strongly with his decision to open certain facilities.” Meanwhile Trump’s AG says he’s willing