Ray Glier

Ray Glier

Ray Glier is a freelance Journalist in Atlanta. He has covered local and national sports for 45 years for The New York Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and many others.

Pandemic-fueled Apple union movement unlikely to spur a trend in right-to-work Georgia

By: - May 11, 2022

Inside the Apple store at Cumberland Mall, business is brisk on a Thursday afternoon. There is not a whiff of discontent among the retail workers judging by the demeanor of the staff. Before you can walk from the front of the store to the back of the store, three cheerful Apple workers want to know […]

Would Georgia horse racing put state on track for riches or road to ruin?

By: - March 10, 2022

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – The Sunday choir sings a familiar refrain about horse racing and pari-mutuel betting and the evil it will bring to Georgia. Gambling and betting on racing will bring more pathological gambling addiction and threaten families. The opponents of horse racing and pari-mutuel betting, which include the Georgia Baptist Convention and its […]

State GOP lawmakers’ debate over transgender school sports ban more red-meat than reasoned

By: - February 24, 2022

Jen Slipakoff said the Legislature simply does not want to deal with the details of their own anti-transgender bill. If they explored a medical remedy, like puberty blockers, they might rethink their reasoning for trying to ban transgender children, like Slipakoff’s daughter, from school sports in the state.  But kicking transgender kids off teams is […]

Powerful state lawmaker aims to upend high school sports group to stop their ‘evilness’

By: - February 14, 2022

For a one-stoplight city, Chickamauga is having an outsized influence on the politics of high school athletics in Georgia. It is easy to explain, of course, because state Sen. Jeff Mullis, a powerful Republican from Chickamauga, is enraged at the Georgia High School Association, the governing body of high school athletics. Less than a month […]