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Three rounds of Kasim Reed versus an Atlanta TV station

6:27 pm Apr. 25, 2017

The pugilistic style employed by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in his responses to reporters who annoy him – whether in print, in person, or on video – is no secret.

The outraged phone call is most common, but has recently been supplanted by the long written rebuttal, as the AJC’s Bill Torpy can testify. But we have now entered new territory: The Internet-based video rebuttal.

Which offers an excellent case study

Does ATL’s top cop think we’re only one incident away from total gridlock? Yup.

1:01 pm Apr. 17, 2017

With the I-85 path to north metro Atlanta shut down for weeks to come, one thing has become perfectly clear. Your ability to get where you need to go now hangs by a hair. Consider:

— In today’s wee hours, at 3 a.m., a tractor-trailer toting hundreds of gallons of benzoyl chloride and 50 gallons of diesel fuel overturned in a collision with an SUV on the Downtown Connector. Northbound

Donald Trump could change what it means to be a Sixth District conservative

9:39 am Apr. 10, 2017

So far, the storyline of the Sixth District congressional race has focused on Jon Ossoff, and whether the young first-time candidate can consolidate his Democratic vote, tap the anti-Trump angst of  GOP women and independents, and win the north metro Atlanta contest outright on April 18.

But there’s a subplot that hasn’t been fully explored, in part because it’s still taking shape. And that is how a President Donald Trump has