Georgia View

Georgia View: The Real Politics Of Green

When your hear the phrase, “the politics of green,” visions of Al Gore, Michael Moore and even Green Party Presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney may dance through your head. This isn’t about that. This is about the real politics of green…

Georgia View: Reading The Tea Leaves

I'm going to forecast two words you'll be hearing often after this November election. The words will be spoken with a slight smile or a smirking sneer, depending on the direction you prefer your networks and talking heads to lean.…

Georgia View: Schools Rule

Early in my career, when I was traveling Georgia with then-Secretary of State Max Cleland, he often spoke of the “holy trinity of church, home and school” that was such an important part of his early years in Lithonia and…

Georgia View: The New Normal

Georgia sales tax and income tax revenues remain in free fall. County tax digests shrink as homes are foreclosed or decline in value. Only the revenues of the Georgia Lottery, selling hope and HOPE, trend up, but still not fast…

Georgia View: The Real Politics Of Hope

We’ve met the man from Hope, Ark., and a President all about “hope and change,” but here in Georgia, HOPE is a much more tangible and concrete resource for thousands of households. Since Zell Miller created the state’s most popular…

Georgia View: The Not-So-Great Eight

Voters increasingly identify themselves as “Independents” instead of Democrats or Republicans. Recent polls put self-classification as “Independent” near 30 percent, with the GOP and Democratic parties holding only slightly higher percentages. Contrast this with the U.S. Senate’s 100 members, with…

Georgia View: Let The Sunshine In

There is something about springtime in Georgia that makes you believe that anything is possible and that a new day may be just around the corner. I personally believe that real and lasting change tends to occur incrementally, as opposed…

Politics: Spending And Taxing

It is a message that my conservative friends have been sending me for years: Georgia spends too much on government services and taxes us too much to pay for all that profligate spending. It can be an effective campaign theme…