Commentary

Bookman: Isakson an honest man, too much of a legislator for...

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is an honest man, and he deserves honesty in return. So as he announces his reluctant retirement from public life,...

Georgia’s poor, rural hospitals lose in lawmakers’ health care waiting game

Georgia lawmakers are again waiting, fingers crossed, for someone to provide an alternative to expanding Medicaid coverage to nearly 500,000 uninsured Georgians under the...

Bookman: Courts forced to clean up Georgia’s elections mess

Back in 2017, when Gov. Brian Kemp was still Georgia’s secretary of state and responsible for running fair elections and protecting our right to...

Shine more sunlight on plans to mine near treasured Okefenokee

It’s not surprising that the Charlton County Commission late last week passed a non-binding resolution to endorse a mining company’s plan to dig little...

Bookman: Insane approach to gun laws ripe for change

A black-clad man in full body armor, using an assault weapon equipped with a 100-round magazine, opened fire in a Dayton nightclub district and...

A chisel is the right tool for a future-focused leader

You might remember this campaign commercial from last year. A small explosion detonates in a field behind then-gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp as he declares:...

School achievement measures miss mark on student performance

As Georgia school districts kicked off the new school year this month, educators, parents and stakeholders are rejoicing over the recently-released Milestones scores. A...

Bookman: Georgia’s junior senator misplaces his outrage

That’s outrageous,” U.S. Sen. David Perdue said last month, responding to a controversy over tweets in which President Trump attacked four female members of...

Welcome to the Recorder: A fresh voice for Georgia news &...

When I told my longtime journalist friends my new job is to write a weekly opinion column and guide straight-up news coverage at the...
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