Why Democrats and transit will be relevant in 2015

5:44 pm Dec. 10, 2014

Two years ago, the concept of expanding fixed rail to move more commuters through metro Atlanta was declared dead – staked through the heart by the defeat a sales tax referendum.

One month ago, Democrats in

Sam Olens on the hot seat over Holly LaBerge memo

9:55 am Jul. 16, 2014

Looks like fallout from an ethics probe that, years later, has yet to touch bottom will be the theme of the day.

Late Tuesday, Attorney General Sam Olens issued Said Olens:

“Our civil lawyers determined it was

Mississippi tea party leader an apparent suicide

1:16 pm Jun. 27, 2014

The contest for that U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi isn’t over. In fact, the strangeness keeps piling on. From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger:

Sources have confirmed that attorney Mark Mayfield has died of an apparent suicide.

Mayfield, vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, and is one of the three men charged with conspiring with Clayton Kelly to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife in her nursing home and create a

Cobb County and the price of poor sportsmanship

10:04 am Jun. 2, 2014

Good sportsmanship has been given a bad rap as a superficial concern of the athlete/dilettante, as irrelevant as an upturned pinky in a melee.

In fact, as any student of Clausewitz would tell you, being a

Did Georgia accidentally pass a campus-carry law?

10:03 am May. 29, 2014

A Georgia gun group is contending that, whether he intended it or not, a set of bills signed by Gov. Nathan Deal this spring will permit the legal carrying of concealed weaponry on public university

Common Core and the GOP effort to keep a lid on red-zone rhetoric

6:00 pm May. 7, 2014

If you’ll pardon an off-season sports metaphor, we’ve entered the red zone of the Republican primary season.

With only a dozen days before final ballots are cast, the temptation to make risky plays for hardcore voters becomes ever stronger. Opportunities for fumbles, whether forced or unforced, likewise increase.

If a dominant theme can be assigned to this nerve-wracking, inside-the-20 yard-line period, it’s likely to be the effort among some Republicans to keep