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Gary Johnson fumbles: ‘And what is Aleppo?’

9:20 am Sep. 8, 2016

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson may have just disqualified himself as a common-sense alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

This morning, Johnson sat on the set of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” basking in some rare attention.


The transformation of MARTA into ‘The ATL’

9:14 am Apr. 21, 2015

Over on our editorial page at myAJC.com, Tom Sabulis has an interview with state Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, on the topic of mass transit. Times are changing rapidly for transit in metro Atlanta — albeit

Michelle Nunn named as head of Atlanta-based CARE

3:12 pm Apr. 19, 2015

Former U.S. senate candidate Michelle Nunn has been named president and CEO of CARE USA, the 70-year-old, Atlanta-based relief agency, the organization announced Sunday.

Nunn replaces Helene Gayle, who is stepping down after nearly a decade

A second effort to corrall Uber in Georgia

9:57 am Feb. 9, 2015

State Rep. Alan Powell, R-Hartwell, chairman of the House public safety committee, has filed legislation that force some serious changes on the way that Uber — the Internet-based, car-for-hire network  – now operates. The key

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: