The great shutdown of 2013 finally ended last week, with Congress voting to raise the debt ceiling and prevent the federal government from defaulting on obligations to pay bills it had already incurred.
The names Nunn and Carter were familiar ones to Georgia voters a while back and they are making a comeback today, thanks to a new generation of political offspring.
If you are looking for ground zero in the fight against the Affordable Care Act, it is right here in Georgia.
Has Washington gone crazy?
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.
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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