Morning Reads – Monday, April 24, 2017

Will is not available this morning and I’m the best replacement he could find. So here are your news links from here, there, and everywhere for Monday morning:

Morning Reads for Friday, April 21, 2017

PSA: It appears this announcement needs to be made from time to time. The Friday Morning Reads are more free-spirited than other weekday offerings. Less political, weirdly entertaining, and definitely more geeky. Your mileage may vary.

Morning Reads – Thursday, April 20, 2017

On this date in 1972, the manned lunar module from Apollo 16 landed on the moon.


Jimmy Carter

Sweat Tea

Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 18

Today is Tax Day, and it’s also Election Day for CD6.

Yesterday, a stretch of I-20 just east of Atlanta buckled, and I-85 isn’t set to reopen until June 15.

They say things come in threes, is what I’m getting at.


Morning Reads – Monday, April 17

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.




Morning Reads for Friday, April 14, 2017

Morning Reads – Thursday, April 13, 2017

On this day in 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial. Long live the irony.


Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

It’s Hump Day – Morning Reads, April 12

This is typically Ed’s space on Wednesday, but he is not here. Once the fumigation wears off, he should be back. His birthday is on Saturday, April 15, still the most dreaded day of the year despite taxes being due on Tuesday this year. Ed probably won’t let me fill in for him again.

An equation using today’s date: (4 x 1) + (2 + 2) + 0 – 1 = 7

Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 11

Good morning! Start your day with this story from Australia, and marvel that it didn’t happen in Florida.


Morning Reads For Wednesday, April 5th

Apologies for today’s delay.  As with official GeorgiaPol editorial policy, we regret the error and blame others.  For your continued patience, here’s a picture that symbolizes Wednesday.

PSA: Be careful out there.  Today is going to be a wild weather day.  Be prepared, know where to shelter for safety, and make a plan for communicating if your family is separated in the event of severe weather.


The attorney for the man accused for starting the fire that lead to the collapse of the I-85 bridge in Atlanta says her client is being used as a scapegoat.

GDOT hopes to have I-85 reopened by June 15th.  We’re hoping for sooner.

Caterpillar’s closing of a plant in Illinois isn’t expected to affect the plant in Athens.

Paula Deen is opening a new vehicle for butter restaurant in Savannah.


Will Senate Republicans hit the nuclear button for Neil Gorsuch?

Getting accepted to an Ivy League school is an accomplishment, but what about being accepted to all eight?

Kim Jong Un sabre-rattles as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the United States

Nigel Farage compares the EU’s treatment of the UK as they go through Brexit to “behaving like the mafia.”


The Bravos were holding their own against the Mets on Opening Day Monday…until the bullpen took over.  Let’s hope it was just a fluke as they take the field tonight at 7:10p.

The Cassini probe that has been orbiting Saturn since 2004 will make a grand finale tour over the next few months including a final flyby of Titan on April 22 before it takes a dive into Saturn in September.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, wins the 2016 A.M. Turing Award.

Meet Harry, the driverless, autonomous shuttle that’s being tested in London.

That’s all for this morning.  Be weather aware and stay safe.