A dissected debate for U.S. Senate: iPhones, women, guns and Harry Reid

9:47 am Oct. 27, 2014

The three candidates for U.S. Senate held their second of three debates on Sunday, which became a jumble of strikes and counterstrikes between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue, with Libertarian Amanda Swafford watching mostly from the sidelines.

Read a complete account here. But if you’re in a video frame of mind, we’ve boiled down the 60-minute confrontation to these clips:

RUBBER STAMP: That’s what Perdue has called Nunn, and

A ‘misinformed’ Nathan Deal on an Ebola strike force

10:37 am Oct. 20, 2014

Officially, last night’s Atlanta Press Club gubernatorial debate was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Nathan Deal couldn’t wait. At 5:39 p.m., his office sent out a press release announcing that the Republican governor would sign

Morning of the gun: John Lewis says Deep South is doing it better than Ferguson

8:58 am Aug. 18, 2014

Weaponry, or images of it, seem everywhere this morning. We’ll start with the National Guard walking the streets of Ferguson, Mo.

From the Associated Press:

Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard would help “in restoring peace and order” to the St. Louis suburb, where protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer entered their second week. Police said they acted in response to gunfire, looting, vandalism

Brian Kemp: Guns and run-off ballots won’t mix

10:15 am Jul. 14, 2014

 Over the weekend, the New York Times had a piece on the dispute in Alabama, where the state’s sheriffs association had urged the state’s 67 counties to ban the open carry of weapons at polling

Cops will screen Peachtree Road Race for bombs, but not guns

2:02 pm Jul. 3, 2014

This message from the Atlanta Police Department was issued this afternoon by spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy, just to clarify things:

As part of the Atlanta Police Department’s overall security plan for the Peachtree Road Race, APD plans to secure the finish line. People entering Piedmont Park will be screened for bombs or explosive devices, but no persons in possession of weapons and/or long guns will be denied entry.

Perhaps this could have been