Category: Politics

A Belated Thank You Note To Speaker David Ralston

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,

Speaker David Ralston Passes Away

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

The Thoughts & Prayers Duo Head To Atlanta

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

Guest Post: How Pelosi’s Visit Proves that Everyone Has a Stake in the US-Taiwan Partnership

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

Mid-Morning Reads for Friday, July 15, 2022

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