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

The ‘hipster tax’ in the House transportation package

9:34 am Jan. 29, 2015

At the federal and state level, lawmakers are often engineers who attempt to mold society through tax policy – discouraging disreputable habits with heavy levies.

Cigarettes and alcohol are often favorite targets. And now, Two points: