Commentary

Abortion should be a kitchen table conversation

BY: - August 16, 2022

My mom began dating an obstetrician-gynecologist when I was in high school. While she always spoke openly about reproductive health care with me, our kitchen table conversations quickly turned into question and answer sessions with her new partner. When asked about his day, he described the differences in birth control methods, new technology for hysterectomies, […]

Bookman: Sometimes, it’s not about the money. Take Music Midtown, for instance.

BY: - August 11, 2022

“The cancellation of Music Midtown will cost Georgia’s economy $50 million,” says Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor. “It’s shameful, but not surprising, that the governor cares more about protecting dangerous people carrying guns in public than saving jobs and keeping business in Georgia.” On the issue itself, Abrams is right. It’s a scandal […]

Florida’s python hunt promotes politician, fails to eliminate invading reptiles

BY: - August 4, 2022

My kids frequently drag me to the theaters to see the latest superhero movie. As a result, I have discovered a fondness for what the comic book people call “origin stories.” You know, like how an illegal alien using a phony name became Superman. Or how Batman is just a rich orphan with anger issues […]

Bookman: No guts no glory if Herschel weasels out of Warnock debate

BY: - July 28, 2022

Back in the primary, Herschel Walker wanted nothing to do with a debate against his Republican opponents, but at least he had a lame excuse of an excuse. With polls showing Walker with an insurmountable lead among Republicans, he could shrug off calls for a debate on the grounds that none of his opponents had […]

How to Clean Up Georgia Power’s Dirty Energy Plan

BY: , and - July 19, 2022

On July 21st, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) will vote on a new energy plan, outlining how Georgia Power will generate our electricity over the next 20 years. The plan will have huge implications on some of our most pressing issues relating to public health, the economy, and the environment.  Unfortunately, the current proposal […]

Protecting our environment is not a game

BY: - July 13, 2022

In simpler times, kids played simpler games. If you had a sidewalk and a piece of chalk, you drew squares for hopscotch. Minus a sidewalk or paved driveway, you used a stick to scratch squares in the dirt. Observing what’s happening in the environmental-protection world, I see what looks like a game of hopscotch. We […]

Bookman: Georgia GOP puts Herschel Walker in bad position

BY: - July 12, 2022

The nomination of Herschel Walker to be U.S. senator was an act of cynical disrespect, not just to the important office that he seeks, but also to Walker’s legacy and to Herschel Walker the person. In sports terms, a coach who cares about his players will put them in a situation where they are most […]

Georgians deserve better than state laws targeting trans athletes

BY: - July 5, 2022

Growing up in Georgia’s public schools, I met a lot of students with wildly different experiences than me and my family. The girl I sat with on the bus to school had immigrated from Nigeria when she was three. My neighbor was Jewish, my swim teammate was blind, and my locker neighbor in tenth grade […]

As pressure mounts, let’s finally pass a solution for Dreamers

BY: - July 4, 2022

This June, we recognized the 10-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy that was established as a temporary solution to a longer-term problem facing our nation’s immigration system: how to create a pathway to citizenship for young children who came to the U.S. with their families. Even though we celebrated all […]