When you're writing about people in politics, you should pay closer attention to what they do than to what they say.
I was on the telephone with a salesman from the North (Atlanta) the other day, when he mentioned something that caught me off guard, which is where I usually am anyway.
Many of you have written to say you oppose House Bill 875, which would allow weapons in houses of worship and is currently making its way through the state legislature faster than a speeding bullet. I suggest you let the bill's author, State Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, know, too. Call him at 404-656-0188, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When legislators launched this year's episode of the General Assembly, they were determined to get the session completed quickly so they could start campaigning for those early primary elections on May 20.
There's a difference in being stupid and being senile.
My fellow Georgians, in order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is a requirement that I submit to you annually a State of the Column message. This I do today. (Yea! Clap! Clap! Clap!)
Georgia has become the country's laughingstock after the national media watched the metro Atlanta region grind completely to a halt over a 2-inch snowfall.
As I've said in this space before, I am afraid of pickles.
American humorist Will Rogers once said, "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."
Nobody at the Capitol was talking about the legalization of marijuana this time last year, but suddenly it's become a leading topic of discussion in the General Assembly.
What's the difference between a discussion and a debate?
I love to skimp. I get giddy with delight when I save some coin.
I read a news report this week that says while we are living a lot longer in the U.S., people in other countries are living even longer. Bummer.
Every family has its little traditions. When I was growing up, each year from the time I was 4 until I entered high school, there was a birthday trip to the Atlanta Zoo. Every August, I would invite a friend and my parents would take us on a day trip.
State school Superintendent John Barge is on a political suicide mission.
For the past few months, I have heard the same question nearly everywhere I go.
Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.
With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.
Human nature has changed little over time, but human behavior has. We no longer burn heretics at the stake or torture animals for sport ... well, not the way we did in the past. At least today we pay lip service to social justice and the rule of law.
As a father and a school superintendent, I have an extremely personal interest in the state of our schools. I also have a great respect for the democratic process: the opportunity for vigorous debate and the potential created by new and innovative ideas.
I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms.
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