Georgia Power: Be a good ‘citizen’ with toxic coal ash

BY: - February 11, 2021

As sure as salt water licks the sands of our Golden Isles, we can expect the state’s largest utility to put a squeeze on Georgia’s Gold Dome. And if mythical sleuth Sherlock Holmes were stalking the halls, he’d say, in his British accent, “They don’t call it Georgia Power for naught.” Very few—if any—pieces of […]

Bookman: Georgia GOP lawmakers are aligned with ‘Stop the Steal’ mob

BY: - February 4, 2021

Unlike the thugs who attacked the U.S. Capitol in frustration at losing an election, Georgia’s Republican legislators are not resorting to violence. However, if their methods differ, their motivations and their goals are all too familiar. Instead of violence, our state legislators are using the mechanisms of our democracy to try to undermine that democracy, […]

Bookman: Too few GOP leaders put the lie to voter fraud until D.C. riot

BY: - January 21, 2021

“Tell the truth.” From the moment that we become capable of uttering and comprehending a simple sentence, we are taught to tell the truth. Our parents taught us to tell the truth; our teachers taught us to tell the truth; our religious leaders taught us to tell the truth. Tell the truth, because it’s the […]

Republican praise of Martin Luther King will sound even more hollow now

BY: - January 16, 2021

There’s a long list of Republicans who ought not part their lips this holiday weekend to praise Martin Luther King Jr., to quote from his most famous speech or suggest in any way that they know anything about content of character.  That list includes the 138 Republicans in the U.S. House and the six Republicans […]

Praise the Lord and pass the pipe bomb

BY: - January 14, 2021

Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker singing “Praise the Lord” on the TV was the soundtrack of my childhood. As I’d get ready for school or play, Tammy Faye and her big fake eyelashes, painted-on eyebrows and glowing tan cheeks would grin and sit next to Jim, who looked like he belonged in the principal’s office. […]

Georgians Are Eager For Immigration Reform

BY: - January 12, 2021

In November and again last week, Georgia’s diverse electorate delivered a mandate for transformative solutions to build a vibrant and healthy country which includes a new immigration initiative centered on a path to citizenship that will power America’s economy and keep families together and safe. Across the country, voters came together to overwhelmingly reject anti-immigrant […]

Bookman: It was always going to end this way

BY: - January 7, 2021

“I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump,” Donald Trump bragged back in March of 2019. “I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be […]

Bookman: How inept can Georgia’s election riggers be?

BY: - December 22, 2020

How can you claim to have evidence of voter fraud that is so extensive and convincing that it justifies the unthinkable, the overturning of an American presidential election, and yet have no evidence of voter fraud sufficient to justify a single arrest, a single prosecution or even the issuing of a single subpoena for documents […]

Georgia members of Congress should help extend census reporting deadline

BY: - December 11, 2020

As Congress returns to Washington to close out a year defined by COVID-19 and a long campaign season, we need our Georgia lawmakers to build momentum and finish out these final few weeks of this congressional session as strong as possible.  There is no question that Congress has had a full plate of issues this […]

Bookman: Georgia senators in runoff sow distrust of state election system

BY: - December 10, 2020

The state of Texas has filed a disrespectful, insulting and legally ludicrous lawsuit against the state of Georgia, telling the U.S. Supreme Court that we’re too corrupt and incompetent to be trusted to run our own elections. So … that’s crazy, right? It’s even more insane that our two U.S. senators, Kelly Loeffler and David […]

Trump rants while a 9/11’s worth of Americans die of COVID-19 in a day

BY: - December 4, 2020

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump  released a video of himself standing behind a podium in the White House’s Diplomatic Room, where he delivered what he claimed was the “most important speech” of his presidency. The video, released on a day when the United States lost 2,798 people to the COVID-19 pandemic, did not show Trump […]

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

BY: - November 26, 2020

Fifty-seven years ago, 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 […]