Category: Politics

Not Homeless Enough

This week, I am going to be writing at length about social problems in Atlanta. About how homelessness works, about how social services work — or don’t work — to solve problems, and about what you can do to help. Let’s start with something simple today. A very young couple from Denver found a job

Speaker Ralston Shares Remarks at Georgia Southern on Rural Development

Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) shared some remarks today at Georgia Southern University on Rural Development in Georgia, including a call for an extension of the House Rural Development Council. The following is a press release, followed by additional coverage from Charlie Harper via Twitter. “Today, at the House Rural Development Council meeting, Speaker David

New election ordered for HD 28

Alternative Title: Election’HD28 II: Electric Boogaloo Yesterday evening, Senior Judge David Sweat found there was enough evidence to warrant a new election for House District 28 based on voting irregularities in last May’s primary election in Habersham County. In the primary, incumbent Representative Dan Gasaway was defeated by Chris Erwin by a total of 67

Late Morning Reads on September 19

GSU and Tech get $2.5 million to start Atlanta Global Studies Center  Journalist Jonathan Alter discusses turning points in Jimmy’s presidency.  Sonny presses ahead with unpopular move to relocate USDA offices.  Gov. Deal declares September as Balloon Month.  Science: Ronald Acuna is really good.  GSU releases 2018-19 basketball schedule 

Has Any Georgia Race Earned this Much Presidential Attention?

Listening to WABE this morning they mentioned three Presidents and a Vice President have all weighed in on the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia. (Donald Trump and Mike Pence for Brian Kemp and Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama for Stacey Abrams who also was endorsed by Hillary Clinton). Which got me to thinking: has there

Sen. Cleland Endorses Abrams

In a press release, former Senator Max Cleland backed Stacey Abrams saying: Stacey Abrams’ entire career in public service has been dedicated to improving the lives of all Georgians. That’s why we can trust her as our next governor. With comprehensive plans on veterans’ health and employment, public education, and job creation, Stacey will shepherd