Commentary

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...

You’ve always got a next best step

The Georgia Recorder platform I have today gives me an opportunity to pay forward some good advice from my past: When you’re in a...

Bookman: I’d hate to think opponents of vote-by-mail are politically cynical

Georgia Republicans, like Republicans nationwide, seem terrified by the possibility of broader vote-by-mail efforts in response to the coronavirus. According to House Speaker David Ralston,...

Increase COVID-19 transparency in Georgia while still respecting privacy

Narrow restriction of local information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 begs the question: What is the appropriate balance between protecting an individual’s identity and...

Bookman: Time for Kemp to side with sparing life over economic...

“Look at us today,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned the rest of the country on Monday. “Where we are today, you will be...

Bookman: COVID-19 tests in short supply; making it worse, so is...

Two weeks ago, President Trump stood outside the Centers for Disease Control here in Atlanta and promised the nation that “anybody who wants a...

Government transparency in the time of coronavirus; virtual meeting tips

As the world reacts to the coronavirus pandemic, public meetings have suddenly become a threat to public health. In response, governmental entities across the...

Bookman: Kemp’s election hacking claim proven bogus, but it worked

Just days before the 2018 gubernatorial election here in Georgia, Brian Kemp publicly accused the state Democratic Party of trying to hack into the...

Bookman: Georgia in play as health care worries meet tax cut...

The Democratic National Committee has added Georgia to its list of states targeted for millions of dollars in spending in the 2020 campaign, and...
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