David Hannum, a competitor of the showman P. T. Barnum, is generally credited with being the one who coined the phrase, "There's a sucker born every minute."
Whether he wins or whether he loses - and he's a huge underdog at this point - state Sen. Jason Carter brings something worthwhile to next year's race for governor: He will give voters a real choice in which direction they want the state to take.
You will see them in every election cycle: People who have never been elected to political office before, who have little money and who are unknown to most voters, get the idea in their heads that they can run for governor or the U.S. Senate.
The 12-foot-high statue of Tom Watson that has dominated the western front of Georgia's capitol for more than eight decades will be gone in just a few weeks.
The great shutdown of 2013 finally ended last week, with Congress voting to raise the debt ceiling and prevent the federal government from defaulting on obligations to pay bills it had already incurred.
The names Nunn and Carter were familiar ones to Georgia voters a while back and they are making a comeback today, thanks to a new generation of political offspring.
If you are looking for ground zero in the fight against the Affordable Care Act, it is right here in Georgia.
Has Washington gone crazy? It was tempting to think that as Republicans fought with Democrats over the question of pushing the federal government into a shutdown or default. Republicans like Georgia Rep. Tom Graves chose to shut the government down unless the Affordable Care Act was either defunded or delayed. Democrats, including President Barack Obama, said the health care act was not going to be changed. The prospect of a government shutdown wasn't really that ...
When you are governor of Georgia. you quickly learn an essential lesson: Sometimes it's necessary to go to war with the Atlanta media. It's a long-established tradition in state politics.
In many states, one of the top policy objectives is to provide a K-12 and college education for as many people as possible in the belief that a well-educated citizenry is good for a state's future well-being.
When you find yourself stuck in a deep hole, the first thing you should do is stop digging. Georgia's Democratic Party has been in a deep hole for a while. The party hasn't been able to win many elections, it hasn't had much money, and it didn't have a chairman when Mike Berlon resigned in June. The members of the party's State Committee convened in Newnan recently to elect a new state chairman and, perhaps, ...
When he was president, Ronald Reagan could often be heard urging his supporters to "stay the course."
Our state constitution and laws are embedded with provisions that have one simple purpose: to keep politicians and their cronies from looting the public treasury and leaving taxpayers with a mountain of debt.
Public Policy Polling conducted a statewide survey in Georgia a couple of weeks ago to gauge public sentiment on the upcoming Senate and presidential races.
This is what we are doing to the children we are supposed to be educating. Ten years of cutting state funds to local school systems has forced them to reduce school calendars that once were required to be 180 days. Less than one-third of Georgia's public school systems - just 57 of them - will be holding classes for 180 days during the 2013-14 school year, according to the state Department of Education. More than ...
There's an old joke that goes, "a bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."
When it comes to holidays, I've always preferred Thanksgiving to Christmas.
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