I Get Letters, Local Edition

Living in Georgia as I do, I’m frequently, ah, “treated” to the thoughts of my Representatives. Today, I received an email from recently-minted US Senator David Perdue. It contained the usual rube-rousing GOP numbskullery (war with Iran, fully repealing Obamacare, “free-trade” boosterism), but the sentence that really stuck with me was this one: President Obama, and now the Supreme...

Georgia Governor, Senate Race Becoming Close?

I’m not sure I believe it, but for what it’s worth, Atlanta NBC affiliate 11Alive is out with a new poll conducted on their behalf by SurveyUSA, showing the race for Governor as a stastical tie between Nathan Deal and Jason Carter, with Deal at 45% and Carter at 44%, and a MoE of 4.2% (hence the statistical tie). Interestingly, the new survey, released yesterday, also shows...

Jack Kingston Should Never Be A Senator, Period

Jack Kingston is the current US Representative from Georgia’s first Congressional district, a position he’s held since 1993. Prior to that, he was a Georgia state representative from 1985-1993. In other words, he’s the sort of Reagan/Gingrich era Republican who toes the party line that “government IS the problem”…but who’s nevertheless been IN government nearly his entire adult...

Georgia Boldly Leading The Way…Backward

Ah, Georgia. The Peach State. My state. Where, thanks to Governor Nathan Deal and the heavily GOP-controlled legislature, we see the final fruit of GOTea policymaking. Or, rather, the lack of fruit. Jay Bookman at the AJC has the forehead-smacking (though entirely predictable) details: After enactment of House Bill 87, a law designed to drive illegal immigrants out of Georgia, state officials...

McCarthyism in Mudville

Or, what passes for academic freedom around my neck of the woods. I don't really follow what goes on in local colleges all that closely, partly because my children are still so far away themselves from the college years, and partly because even though this may be a fantasy I should jettison sooner rather than later, I always sort of assumed this would be more of a weigh station than a permanent...