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First Amendment rights spark justice and seed change in Georgia

Georgia’s new hate crimes law is welcome and long overdue. But as the headlines marked this historic moment last week, I kept thinking about...

Bookman: We could be witnessing the deciding battle of the culture...

We are living through history, through a tumultuous time in which change accelerates, the once-solid becomes fluid and no one has any real idea...

Terrence Martin: Lessons for my Black son

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a...

Lawmakers return during pandemic, recession and historic calls for justice

Three months ago, the Georgia General Assembly took a historic hiatus because of concerns about COVID-19. Today, the Georgia Recorder staff returns to the...

Bookman: State needs to step up and fix voting system it...

We should be proud of Georgia, or at least of its people. Their commitment to democracy, to being heard, to being counted, was impressive....

Bookman: Let’s be honest about who really fans the flame of...

As protests turned into riots here in Atlanta and elsewhere Friday night, as leaders such as Killer Mike, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Police...

Bookman: Time to spike the football on Georgia’s ‘reopening’? Recall 28-3

"The opening seems to be going very well, Brian,” President Donald Trump told Gov. Brian Kemp in a conference call this week. “I'm hearing...

Bookman: Arbery case’s true horror is safe harbor given for modern...

Only in recent years has white American culture become willing to stare the horror of lynching in the face, or at least glance at...

Bookman: Waycross DA’s judgment of Brunswick shooting video ‘insane’

Somebody thought the video of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery had to be made public if Arbery and his family were to get a...

Bookman: Kemp’s rush to lift business restrictions both risky and bizarre

“I can tell you that I don’t give a damn about politics right now,” Gov. Brian Kemp said this week as he announced his...
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