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 […]
Since winning control of the governorship and both houses of the state Legislature in 2004, Georgia Republicans have passed a series of new laws restricting access to the polls. Their mission is clear: To suppress the African-American vote in the Peach State. Now, as the November elections draw near, Georgia’s restrictive ballot-access laws are about […]
The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive The midterm campaigns are loaded with weird candidates, but this Georgia Republican may be the nuttiest of them all. Click above to watch Stephen Colbert introduce the man who doesn’t know the difference between John Quincy Adams and Dolly Parton — […]
When Republican politicians assembled for a rally in Dawsonville, Georgia two weekends ago, nobody thought that things could turn violent. But that was before a journalist showed up with a camera. Click above to see what happened when the organizers decided that they didn’t want to be recorded — the confrontation begins at the 14 minute mark […]