Dublin and the disappearance of ‘loyal opposition’ politics

5:29 pm Apr. 29, 2015

On Monday, the Dublin city school system announced it had removed art teacher Nancy Perry from her middle school classroom. She will retire at the end of the school year.

Two months earlier, the teacher had informed one of her students, a 13-year-old black youth, that President Barack Obama was no Christian, and neither was anyone who supported him.

Perry’s husband Bill sat in at the resulting parent-teacher conference. Bill Perry is

Rand Paul takes a step toward gay marriage

9:30 am Apr. 13, 2015

The “civil union” approach now sounds a bit dated, but U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday became – so far as we can tell — the first GOP presidential candidate to express some acceptance of

Cynthia McKinney gives props to controversial French comedian

11:03 am Mar. 12, 2015

Former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney is back in the news in a major way.

Here’s some context from a Politico story on why the French comedian is so controversial:

Dieudonné, who was detained by police in January after posting a comment that seemed to support the Charlie Hebdo gunmen, has a history of making anti-Semitic jokes and remarks. His website, Quenel+, is a play on the French TV channel Canal+ as

President Obama to visit Atlanta on Tuesday

3:04 pm Mar. 4, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will visit Atlanta on Tuesday to give a speech and raise money for the Democratic National Committee.

The White House announced the trip this afternoon, without revealing additional details.

The next week

A sudden, state Capitol fight over plastic bags

9:37 am Mar. 2, 2015

The ubiquitous plastic bag used by retailers across the country may be the surprise issue of the 2015 session of the Legislature.

Our AJC colleague Kristina Torres Officials on Tybee and Athens have discussed a local