Category: Politics

Morning Reads for Friday, December 3, 2021

I’ll go first. Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Pass the popcorn. December comet viewing for fun and pleasure. Wouldn’t lunch with these three sisters be a trip? But Tech is supposed to be good and help us, right? Rats. Sinking ship. You know this story. Sadness. Live music is the best. Now we know

Stacey Abrams Running for GA Governor; Republican Governors Association Responds

I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power. #gapol Be a founding donor to my campaign: — Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) December 1, 2021 As Stacey Abrams has thrown the proverbial hat back in the ring as a Democratic candidate for Governor, the

Morning Reads for Tuesday, November 30

Good morning! It’s Election Day for municipal runoffs in Atlanta, Warner Robins, Marietta, and in so many other cities throughout Georgia. Apologies for missing the past two Tuesdays. Last week, my only excuse is being away for Thanksgiving, leaving town moments after the gavel fell on Sine Die (Tiny Die?). Week before that, we had

Joint Proposal for Congressional Districts Released

A joint proposal for the congressional districts in Georgia has been released by the Majority Caucuses of the Georgia State House and Senate. The map and other proposed maps can be be found on the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office website under the “Proposed Plans” section. Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) issued the following statement

Morning Reads for Friday, November 12, 2021

Mandates, schmandates. Braves have four Silver Sluggers this year. And one’s a pitcher! What on earth could go wrong? Dictionary much? Wow. Just wow. Better and better. Or something. That’s right. It just flings it right up into the atmosphere, like some yard toy from the ’60’s. Insanity. At least it’s more affordable than a

Former Senator Max Cleland Has Died

To grow up as a kid of the 1980s and 1990s in Georgia was to know the name Max Cleland. Sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but always Georgia-centered, whatever the news was about him. Much of Cleland’s service came before I was out of college, but I always knew Georgia and her people mattered to him

Morning Reads for Tuesday, November 9

Good morning! “Don’t California My Coweta!” And other adventures in redistricting. Expect votes on the proposed House and Senate maps by midweek. Next step? Congressional maps. (NB: I am not certain that all of the legislative pairings listed in that article are accurate.) Election officials in Georgia remain concerned that the time crunch between the