Human Behavior

There is definitely no logic to human behavior.

‘Merger of the Titans’

Energy consultant and veteran PSC observer Jim Clarkson casts a critical eye on the proposed merger of Southern Co. and AGL Resources . . .

Tags: AGL Resources , merger proposal , PSC , Southern Co.

Lawmakers try to defuse an explosive issue

Several incidents over the Fourth of July holiday illustrate the violent danger of fireworks -- but we legalized them anyway . . .

Tags: Jeff Mullis , legal fireworks

Business will win out over tradition

When it comes down to a choice between big business or the Confederate flag, politicians will generally take the side of big business . . .

Tags: Confederate flag , KKK , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , South Carolina , Volvo plant

Where do you want your water to come from?

Would conservation be a better approach to Georgia's water supply issues that drinking treated sewer water? Some questions to ponder . . .

Tags: conservation , droughts , sewer water , water supplies

Three new chapters in the story of America

After a terrible week of racial killings, some inspiring speeches and signs of hope . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Confederate flag , gay marriage , South Carolina

The flag should come down – but will it?

As in Georgia 15 years ago, there are cries to take down the Confederate battle emblem at the South Carolina state capitol . . .

Tags: Confederate flag , racial killings , South Carolina

What’s next for Sen. Isakson?

With the disclosure that he suffers from a serious disease, Johnny Isakson throws an interesting curve ball at the next Senate race . . .

Tags: Johnny Isakson , Parkinson's disease , Senate race

A new book recounts one of the weirdest times in Georgia history

Remember the time when Georgia had three governors and kept blacks from voting by posting guards with shotguns at the precincts? Relive those days with this new book . . .

Tags: 1946 governor's race , Chuck Bullock , Ellis Arnall , Gene Talmadge , three governors controversy

Supreme Court ruling could be a death blow to Georgians

If the Supreme Court strikes down a key portion of the Affordable Care Act, hundreds of thousands of Georgians could lose health coverage . . .

Tags: ACA , Obamacare , Supreme Court

What’s the purpose of a University System?

The Board of Regents pays out big money to its college presidents -- but how about helping out the college students who can't afford the cost of tuition? . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , presidents' salaries , tuition , University System
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