This week’s Courier Herald column: David Ralston became Speaker of Georgia’s House in 2010. While most outsiders were secure in knowing that Georgia had spent the past 8 years flipping to a solidly Republican state, there were serious problems below the surface. The GOP front runner to succeed Governor Sonny Perdue was mired in scandal,
From the Georgia House of Representatives: Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), 73rd Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, passed away today following an extended illness. He was 68 years old. His loving wife, Sheree, his children and other members of the family were with him when he passed. At the time of his passing, Speaker
There were more than 13,000 bills introduced in the United States Congress last year. Only 347 of them were approved by both chambers. Hence, it’s not surprising that just 20% of Americans view Congress favorably. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Georgia’s legislature worked more like Congress? If the idea sounds awful to you, it’s time to
If democracy is in danger, and Democrats genuinely care about and want to protect and advance democracy, then why do they continue to defend and eagerly engage in what is obviously harmful to democracy, while labeling as enemies of democracy those who don't?
A few years ago, when Colton Moore ran an ultra-aggressive, ill-advised and failed campaign to unseat Jeff Mullis in Georgia State Senate District 53, I learned he was a big Teddy Roosevelt fan. Moore showed his affection for the old roughrider again this year when, thanks to the retirement of Senator Mullis, he got the
This post was submitted for publication by Elliot Wang, Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to go to Taiwan wasn’t crazy or foolish. There’s a reason that 26 Republican Senators reached across the aisle to show support for someone long-considered their political adversary. Pelosi’s visit highlights that it’s more than
Democracy is so overrated. This was the belief expressed by the fictional politician Frank Underwood in the hit Netflix series House of Cards. The incoming member of the general assembly from the third house district seemed to agree with the statement and decided to channel his inner Underwood.
Too bad none of that money came from Georgians. We are all special in our own way. The sadness deepens. X-wing they are not, but closer they are. Ice cream that doesn’t melt. If you’re going to compare people to tacos, at least have the courtesy to allow them to choose the type of taco
Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston has issued a letter to Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Robert Manfred to bring a future All-Star game to Truist Park. The text of the letter: July 6, 2022 Commissioner Robert D. ManfredThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball1271 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY 10020 Commissioner Manfred: