Commentary

JFK’s Thanksgiving wish: Be ‘humbly grateful’ for what brings us together

BY: - November 24, 2022

On Nov. 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed this Thanksgiving proclamation. Little more than two weeks later, on Nov. 22, 1963, he lost his life to an assassin’s bullet during a trip to Dallas, Texas. America is as divided as it has been lately and Kennedy’s wish that the nation unite around its shared ideals […]

Bookman: Walker’s backers likely prefer DeSantis over Trump on Senate campaign trail

BY: - November 17, 2022

Donald Trump personally hand-selected Herschel Walker to be his candidate for U.S. senator, hoping that Walker would serve as the instrument through which Trump could reassert political dominance over Georgia and erase the embarrassment of his 2020 loss.  So Trump wooed Walker, he flattered Walker, he publicly pressured Walker to pick up and move here […]

Growing mistrust instead of cannabis in Georgia

BY: - November 10, 2022

It was called the Hope Act. In 2019, the Georgia Legislature passed and the governor signed a law allowing medical patients access to cannabis oil. The law was strict: According to rules of a newly established Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, six private companies — with support of local governments — would be chosen […]

Bookman: Brian Kemp’s brand of Republican no longer plays on national stage

BY: - November 3, 2022

Time and again on the campaign trail, Gov. Brian Kemp has made it clear that he sees his mission as two-fold, “to make sure Stacey Abrams ain’t gonna be our governor — or the next president.” It’s an effective bit of rhetoric, testament to the Republicans’ strategy of treating Abrams not as another state-level politician […]

Candidates ignore the environment

BY: - October 27, 2022

If you wish the Nov. 8 election was over, raise your hand. Careful. Don’t throw your shoulder out of joint raising your hand. The only ones not eager to see the bickering and backbiting in the rearview mirror are the TV stations that are profiting from the gold rush of mudslinging advertising. By now we […]

Bookman: Top Republicans embrace Marjorie Taylor Greene’s violent rhetoric

BY: - October 20, 2022

In a recent campaign video, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican from Georgia, likened Democrats to destructive feral hogs allowed to range free and destroy the American countryside.  But Marjorie had a solution:  As the camera followed her, she grabbed a rifle and climbed aboard a waiting helicopter, where she tracked down and shot a […]