At some point during the next year, Gov. Nathan Deal may have to come up with the correct answer to a most difficult question: Is spending tax money on a new stadium for Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank so important that it justifies throwing away the job of governor?
Cinema is the leading art form of this era. Nothing matches today's movies for size, reach, and verisimilitude.
Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is catching heat from right-wingnuts for doing exactly what he should be doing: trying to help the federal government find a way out of the financial morass the country is in.
On the day after the Nov. 6 elections, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner conceded that the reelection of Barack Obama as president, along with a Republican-controlled Senate, made it effectively impossible that the federal health care act known as Obamacare will ever be repealed.
In case you have been busy doing mundane stuff like eking out a living, you may have missed the news that there is a petition going around that would allow Georgia to secede from the union. As of this writing, there have been 24,579 signatures to the petition.
I didn't just fall off a turnip truck. I've been using a computer for well over 20 years. I've been selling on eBay since 1997. That was about the same time the Beanie Baby craze hit.
My voting record as a member of the House, and now as a member of the Senate, confirms that I am not in favor of tax increases. I have never supported or voted for tax increases, and I don't intend to start now.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss is hearing thunder from the right - and plenty of it - as he prepares for a possible run for re-election in 2014.
The Times: March 31. "Ga. Power files request to drop fuel rates" The Times: Nov. 3. "Ga. Power bills to rise starting in January." What happened? According to Georgia Power, lower natural gas prices made it possible to decrease residential customer's bill by about $8 a month. In March, it asked the Public Service Commission for permission to do so. But the Southern Co. and Georgia Power, its subsidiary, had already contracted to build two ...
A recent study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Life reveals that for the first time in our history, fewer than half of American adults say they are Protestant (48 percent). This marks the first time in Pew Research Center surveys that the Protestant share of the population has dipped significantly below 50 percent.
There is something about John Barrow, the U.S. House member from Georgia's 12th District, that drives normally even-tempered politicians into a frenzy.
I have just received Junior E. Lee's analysis of the recent election. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., and a certified pest control professional.
I never met Summer Dale. In fact, I've never met her father or stepmother, Al Dale and Cynthia Gentry. I've heard of Al, of course. He's the Hall County boy who for almost 20 years was a correspondent for ABC News. I'm not sure what Cynthia does but it involves travel to exotic places like Croatia. I suspect the two of them are always the most interesting couple at any cocktail party.
The election is over and we know who our president and members of Congress are going to be. Let's take a few minutes and look at some of the other winners and losers in Georgia politics.
The election has come and gone. Nothing has changed. Same president, Barack Obama. Same U.S. House, Republican. Same Senate, Democratic.
The Irish author Oscar Wilde once wrote, "I can resist anything except temptation." 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.
I have said it before, but let me repeat: I have no problem with charter schools. I did have a big problem with the ham-handed way last November's charter school referendum was rammed through by proponents.
We see it time and again. Whether the problem is poverty, bad schools, gun violence, crime in general or even the spread of disease, the liberal answer is always the same: more government. The recent gun debate raging in America illustrates this well.
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.
The first mistake was calling it Obamacare. Apparently that moniker was coined by Hillary Clinton back in 2008 when she ran against Barack Obama in the primaries. She called her own plan Clintoncare. We're talking about national health coverage. Why not call it that? Because the name is politically neutral -- neither a rallying cry for one side nor a cudgel for the other.
Well, boys and girls, I see by the old clock on the wall that it is June already. We know what that means. It is time for Answer Man to dig into the Question Box and see what is on your hearts and minds and assorted body parts.
My generation, the one that came of age shortly after dinosaurs stopped roaming the earth, was punished with paddlings. Both at school and at home, teachers and parents responded to serious misdeeds with swift swats. I only recall a couple of spankings and I can't say that's what molded me into a solid citizen. But I also can't say they led me to alcoholic ruin or incipient bed wetting.
If you're still a Democrat in Georgia, there are reasons to feel optimistic about the future.
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