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.
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.
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.
The dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library last week reminded me of one of the former president's most memorable public comments.
If U.S. Reps. Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston and Tom Price all end up running for Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat next year, you can be sure of one thing: They won't have to worry about a lack of money.
Georgia's senators were caught in a political crossfire last week over their vote on a gun control bill currently being considered in the U.S. Senate.
Many school systems are furloughing teachers and can't provide a 180-day school year for their students. Our elected leaders at the Capitol say they just don't have the money to spend on public education.
This year's General Assembly session was noteworthy as much for the bills that did not pass as for the ones that did.
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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