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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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