I was taught at a young age that you shouldn't cut off your nose to spite your face.
In just one more week, Georgia will hold its earliest primary election ever and finally give a definitive answer on the race everybody is watching, the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.
It is easy to become disgusted with the activities of the politicians who inhabit the Gold Dome.
It's official: Gov. Nathan Deal last week signed the "Guns everywhere" bill that expands the public areas where persons with a carry license can legally take firearms. The governor's action, which had been long expected, prompted differing reactions from different groups.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is one of those political issues that divides Georgians more sharply than almost anything else.
Gov. Nathan Deal currently is reviewing the hundreds of bills passed during this year's General Assembly session. He presumably will have everything signed or vetoed by April 30.
Within minutes after a Fulton County jury returned a devastating verdict against the state ethics commission last week, Gov. Nathan Deal's aides were already trying to put their own spin on the story.
For the past few months, the Senate Republican primary has looked like a cage match between five politicians biting and gouging to see who can move most sharply to the far right edge of the ring.
The week before Georgia legislators finished their session, Sen. Steve Thompson, D-Marietta, made a floor speech that put it all in perspective.
The Georgia General Assembly has rightly earned a reputation for being one of America's most conservative legislative bodies.
Georgia's political scorecard for 2014 was filled out last week as hundreds of hopeful candidates dropped by the Capitol to fill out the paperwork that places their names on the May 20 primary election ballot.
It is getting more and more difficult to exclude people who may look or believe a little differently than you.
It was a spectacle you seldom see during a legislative session.
When you're writing about people in politics, you should pay closer attention to what they do than to what they say.
When legislators launched this year's episode of the General Assembly, they were determined to get the session completed quickly so they could start campaigning for those early primary elections on May 20.
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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