Category: Politics

Ethical Journalism? Off to the Unicorn Races!

The list of silly things to come out of Georgia’s Legislature is long (see proposed “Constitutional Tender Act;” the 2001 edition of the State flag; Mitchell Kaye; etc.) but the silliest of 2019 has to be the idea of a “State Journalism Ethics Board.” Outgoing State Rep. Andy Welch, a Republican from McDonough, thinks the

Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 9

Good morning! Rain, rain, make the pollen go away, because allergy season in Georgia is starting earlier than ever (cough**CLIMATECHANGE**cough). Macon’s legendary Capricorn Studios will reopen with support from Mercer University. Abrams, Tomlinson – and whether they’ll run for the Senate in 2020. Speaking of climate change, increasing tidal floods mean that US 80 needs

Legislative Sine Die Is Just Half Time

This week’s Courier Herald column: Just before midnight on April 2nd, the chambers of Georgia’s General Assembly gaveled the session Sine Die, or closed for the year.  Barring a called special session, legislators won’t convene again in Atlanta again until next January. There were some headline accomplishments this year.  The year-over-year revenue increase in the

Morning Reads for Monday, April 8, 2019

I don’t know about y’all, but this first Monday after session already feels amazing. It’s Masters Week. There is homemade pimento cheese in my fridge. Texas Tech is in the National Championship tonight. I’m sitting on MY couch, watching the news on MY tv, and drinking coffee. Kirstjen Nielson has resigned as Homeland Security Secretary.

Abrams Says POTUS Campaign Her “Third” Choice

A continually-delayed decision from Stacey Abrams on running for President will continue it’s delay. Reports originally said she would decide in March. Then the first week of April. Here we are in the first week of April and we’re still waiting. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Abrams said her next campaign is

Innovator in Biotechnology

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) presented 9th District Congressman Doug Collins with the 2019 Innovator in Technology Award. This award recognizes Members of Congress who have been collaborative partners, advocates, and champions of the biotechnology and life sciences industries. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood made the presentation and said, “Congressman Collins has been a stalwart

Senator Perdue’s First Challenger: Teresa Tomlinson

Former Mayor of Columbus Teresa Tomlinson says she’s running against David Perdue–if Stacey Abrams won’t. In an email sent early Friday morning, Tomlinson said she’s filed documents to start an exploratory committee. Democrats in our state owe a debt of gratitude to Stacey Abrams for taking on an entrenched power structure right here in Georgia.

Morning Reads for Friday, April 5, 2019

There may be hope for Southerners after the coming Armageddon. Saving Macon. Ironical.  Seems like Tech would know that “tech” people know 404 as something completely different. Ahhh, the mockery. Rock on, Judge. Unattractive in a “contrived, unattractive French maid kind of way.” Maybe the thieves were having a really big steak cookout. How the

Atlanta Archbishop Moving to D.C.

Wilton Daniel Gregory, who has lead the Archdiocese of Atlanta for 14 years, was officially named the seventh Archbishop of Washington D.C. this morning. His Excellency will be ordained May 21. In a message to the Atlanta faithful, Archbishop Gregory said: “In the fourteen years I have served as your Archbishop, it has been my