There was a time when general election campaigns didn't "officially" get underway until after the Labor Day weekend.
For the past 20 years, an idea frequently floated for reforming the political system has been to set term limits for elected officials.
There are many lessons about elections I've learned through years of reporting on politics.
Ray LaHood, who once was the federal transportation secretary for President Barack Obama, had some blunt advice for a legislative study committee trying to figure out how the state can pay for repairing its highways and bridges.
The conventional wisdom about Georgia politics has been that the state's changing demographics will eventually bring about a change in its political orientation.
There were some important political lessons that should have been learned from last week's runoff election.
In less than a month, students will be reporting for fall semester classes at the public colleges that make up the state's University System.
For those who have endured Georgia's longest runoff election ever, the July 22 finish line is finally coming into view.
Georgia will soon be losing one of its most entertaining political personalities in U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, the Republican from Athens.
As the speaker of the Georgia House, David Ralston is one of the most powerful men at the state Capitol. Gov. Nathan Deal is the only person at the Gold Dome who has more political clout.
Norm Woodel is one of those people in the world of politics whose face may not be that well known, but whose voice is right in the thick of it.
It all seemed to be breaking the right way for Rep. Jack Kingston after the Senate Republican primary.
The people we send to the state Capitol to pass our laws have always reminded me of a goofy, flop-eared puppy that keeps making mistakes as it romps inside the house. No matter how many times you rub their noses in it, they never seem to learn from their mistakes.
In the days after the May 20 primary elections, candidates who advanced to the runoffs made the usual scramble to secure endorsements from opponents who didn't make it out of the primary.
When the U.S. Senate race kicked off last year, the conventional wisdom was that Jack Kingston would be hindered by the fact he was not well-known to Georgia's voters outside the coastal counties he represented in the 1st Congressional District.
In our system of government where citizens elect those who will make the decisions for them, voter registration and the casting of ballots are the fundamental elements of democracy - the blocking and tackling, to use a football analogy.
When George Orwell first coined the phrase "Big Brother is watching you," he knew what he was talking about.
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