Morning Reads for June 14, 2017

As most of us shuffle across the house this morning for that first cup of coffee, in Middle Georgia there are Law Enforcement Officers who have continued the search throughout the night for the two men who murdered two Georgia Correctional Officers yesterday morning. There isn’t anything new to report on the massive manhunt that

Sen. Isakson’s VA Accountability Measure Passes House

Just a little while ago, the United States House passed Sen. Johnny Isakson’s (R, GA) Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.  Sen. Isakson stated: “I am thrilled that the House has passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. I want to thank House leadership for quickly taking action and House

Gov. Deal: Fugitives WIll Be Brought to Justice

Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a statement following the murder of two Georgia Department of Corrections officers by two fugitive inmates recognizing the lives of the two officers and vowing to bring the killers to justice. Gov. Deal: “Today, two families lost everything in a heinous and senseless act of violence perpetrated at the hands

Congressional Leadership Fund Releases Final Anti-Ossoff Ad in #GA6 

Brian Freeman at Newsmax has reported that the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican Super PAC with affiliations with U.S. House Republican Leadership, has released its final ad as part of its $7 million campaign against Jon Ossoff. The ad chastises Ossoff for avoiding two debates (Atlanta Press Club and CNN), misrepresenting his national security credentials,

Handel Releases New #GA6 Ad “About You”

We are a week away from the GA-6 special election between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff.  Handel has released a new TV ad that focuses on her experience and Ossoff’s raising millions from outside of Georgia. Handel spokeswoman Kate Constantini: “Jon Ossoff has raised millions from outside that state of Georgia from people with different

Stacey Abrams to Resign as House Minority Leader

On Sunday, Greg Bluestein of the AJC tweeted that Stacey Abrams (D) is resigning as House Minority Leader, effective July 1, 2017. In a letter to House Democrats, Abrams said that she wants to focus on her gubernatorial campaign and that the caucus would be better served by a leader with undivided attention. Abrams has

Morning Reads for Tuesday, June 13

One week until the CD6 runoff! Meanwhile, maybe it’s time to call an end to this whole American experiment and just make Dolly Parton Queen of America. Listen to Dolly’s cover of Brandi Carlile’s masterpiece “The Story” and try to tell me I’m wrong. She’s seventy-one years old, she’s nailing those high notes, and she remains

Stacey Evans and her path to success

  In this era of politicians whose views change like the seasons, Stacey Evans has been a rock, holding firm against the erosion of the HOPE program. When someone is so strong, so immovable, it’s not polling or putting a finger in the wind that gives her that strength. Evans has the strength of her

Five Georgias: One Transportation Network

This week’s Courier Herald column. You may find the previous parts of this series by following this link. We’ve spent the last several weeks delving into the Five Georgias – the five distinct regions that form economic and political coalitions which govern the state. These include Atlanta’s Urban Core, Suburban Atlanta, The Coast, The Mountains,