The calendar tells us there are still several months remaining in 2013, but Karen Handel is acting as if 2014 were already here and we were in the middle of a full-bore Senate race.
Most Georgia voters don't know a lot about Michelle Nunn, aside from the fact that she has a father, Sam, who was a U.S. senator for 24 years.
For many decades, Georgia Power has been the 800-pound gorilla in state politics. Whatever the utility giant wanted, it usually got. Those things would include billion-dollar rate increases, the election of a favored candidate for governor, or the passage of a bill by the legislature. Georgia Power has been able to do this in large part because of a Public Service Commission that has been more of a rubber stamp than a regulatory commission. The ...
If you believe that a vigorous discussion of the issues is important to our political system, then you have to give a big thanks to Dalton Mayor David Pennington.
Major league baseball players will be taking a midseason break for the All Star game, so we'll take our own midseason break and catch up on developments in some of the stories highlighted in earlier columns.
The timing could not have been better. In the days leading up to the Fourth of July, when we celebrate the founding of this country, we were given reminders of just what it means to be an American
Several years ago the Georgia Democratic Party enacted rules to guarantee there would be racial and gender diversity among its leaders.
The Irish author Oscar Wilde once wrote, "I can resist anything except temptation." Wilde could have been writing about Georgia politicians when he penned those words. The elected officials in this state have proved time and again that when it comes to temptation, especially the temptation of dollars, some of them just can't resist it.
School is out, vacations have started, and visitors from across the country are driving to one of the state's great coastal attractions, Jekyll Island.
If you're still a Democrat in Georgia, there are reasons to feel optimistic about the future.
There are many factors that will have an impact on next year's U.S. Senate race: the quality of the candidates, the strategies developed by their consultants, the amount of money they raise.
The Republican Party delegates who gathered in Athens for their annual state convention heard a cautionary message from Gov. Nathan Deal about the future of the GOP.
Until last week, Georgia had been one of only three remaining states that put absolutely no limits on how much money lobbyists could spend to influence the passage or defeat of legislation in a General Assembly session.
It's no secret that politicians often make mistakes - a lot of them. We are all human and we all make mistakes, so politicians are not unique. I have often observed, however, that elected officeholders can be extremely reluctant to admit they have made a mistake and then do something about it. That's why it was so heartening to see the governor and the General Assembly recognize a serious error they made two years ago and ...
The dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library last week reminded me of one of the former president's most memorable public comments.
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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