There are many things in Georgia that we don't have enough money to pay for, according to our elected leadership.
One of the saddest bits of news I've seen in a while was an announcement last week from the office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
After many years of observing the activities of Georgia's politicians, I've come to the inescapable conclusion that the state's voters surely do like scoundrels. If they didn't, they wouldn't keep on electing so many of them to public office.
Now that Labor Day is behind us, the political tradition is that this is when a presidential campaign really begins.
The members of the Senate Ethics Committee have finally settled ethics complaints filed against one of their fellow lawmakers, state Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville.
Between now and Nov. 6, you will hear a lot about the charter school constitutional amendment that's on the general election ballot.
It didn't receive much attention in the state's media outlets, but it's worth noting that the T-SPLOST sales tax campaign saw a major change in the framing of the most basic political question of all: Should taxes ever be increased?
Georgia voters sent a very clear message in last week's primaries: They don't trust the state's political leadership.
The crash of 2007-08 that torpedoed the American economy has given us many hard-luck stories to tell.
Do you have strong feelings about gambling, abortions or the influence of lobbyists? If you do, there's a straw vote question on the July 31 ballot that will give you a chance to make your voice heard. Both parties have placed several nonbinding questions on their primary ballots that will serve as statewide surveys on those particular issues. They are unofficial votes that don't have the force of law, but they can be an effective ...
When it comes to small towns, Ailey is about as small as they come. The Montgomery County community is situated a little north of Uvalda and a few miles west of Vidalia in the heart of southeast Georgia's onion country. Its population was counted at 432 in the last census. Even with its small size, Ailey was still big enough to have its own hometown bank for more than 85 years: Montgomery Bank & Trust. ...
Georgia legislators have been wandering off in some strange and contradictory directions over the past few years.
The language of a recent Supreme Court decision provides a useful reminder of how America has changed over the past 250 years and what has been the driving force behind those changes.
George Washington Plunkitt was born too soon. For those not familiar with the name, Plunkitt was a New York state senator of the 19th century who famously coined the phrase "honest graft" to describe how he became rich from politics. Honest graft, as Plunkitt explained it, occurred when a politician's personal interests happened to coincide with his constituents' interests. For example, Plunkitt would purchase a tract of land in an area where a public project, ...
We are little more than a month from the July 31 election when voters decide whether to impose a 1 percent transportation sales tax for highway improvements and related transportation needs.
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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