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.
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 overall disrepair of Georgia's roads and bridges has reached the point where the state's political and business leaders agree "something must be done."
Each year, according to the National Conference of Bar Examiners, about 55,000 people pass the bar exam in the United States, which admits them to the practice of law.
Last month's election results were a reminder that, for all its demographic changes, Georgia is still a conservative state.
The death of former Gov. Carl Sanders is a reminder of how much the times and the state he ran during the 1960s have changed.
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