Georgia View

Georgia View: The Fight For The 14th

Few things make an ambitious office-seeker salivate more than the prospect of an open Congressional seat. The 2010 U.S. Census indicates Georgia’s population has grown by more than 20 percent since 2000. That means the state will gain a 14th…

Georgia View: Careful What You Ask For

My grandmother taught me an early lesson: It’s okay to ask important people for their time and help, but just be careful not to waste their time. During the 2010 General Assembly, then House Majority Leader Jerry Keen (R-St. Simons…

Georgia View: High-Speed Fantasy

It was 1975 and our futuristic electric monorail was weaving through the treetops in central Florida, enroute to the Magic Kingdom. I’ll never forget that wonderful first ride on the Disney Monorail. That said, high-speed rail for Georgia and much…

Georgia View: Betting On Hope

Youth may in fact be “wasted” on the young, but there are few population segments in Georgia facing a potentially more devastating economic triple threat than high school seniors and college students. Drastic cuts in the state budget are likely…

Georgia View: Whither Georgia Democrats?

Ten years ago, Georgia had a Democratic governor, Roy Barnes, two Democratic U.S. senators, Max Cleland and Zell Miller, and Democrats in the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, agriculture commissioner and labor commissioner, as well as…

Georgia View: Sonny Perdue's Non-Legacy

An editorial cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Luckovich depicted moving day at the Governor’s Mansion. As Gov.-elect Nathan Deal unpacks, he comments that he will have “some pretty big shoes to fill.” Meanwhile, the movers find shoes better suited…