Socially conservative Republicans are at an advantage on the state level: the party holds 31 governorships across the country and 68 of 98 state legislatures. In 23 states, Republicans control both the governor’s mansion and both legislative chambers.
Deal said he could not support legislation that drew wide criticism from corporations and had triggered threats of a state boycott by the entertainment industry, including movie and TV studios and prominent actors.
The seven states holding contests in the region appear poised to play a pivotal role in selecting the Republican and Democratic nominees.
“We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag,” says the posted sign. “If this offends you… LEAVE!”
Confederate Memorial Day has been struck from Georgia’s official 2016 state holiday calendar. So has Robert E. Lee’s birthday.
The flag, emblematic of slavery to most but a symbol of states’ rights and Southern pride to others, has become something of a political football in the wake of the shootings.
“There is not an airport official in the world who would say that carrying an AR-15 makes sense. So the question is why would that be allowed to happen?”
With the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in a landmark gay rights case, this was a big week for anti-gay nuts. Not to mention the paranoid Texans who defended their state from a federal invasion, or the preacher who took to Facebook to wage holy war against a comic book character. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,”
By Mark Davis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS) Former Georgia Governor Carl E. Sanders, Sr., a statesman, businessman and philanthropist, champion of education and better government, died Sunday. He was 89. As a young man, Sanders gave up his role as a quarterback at UGA to go off to fight a war, now nearly 70 years […]