Human Behavior

There is definitely no logic to human behavior.

The end of a long runoff campaign is finally in sight

Georgia voters will decide the outcomes of three important statewide races in the upcoming runoff elections . . .

Tags: Alisha Morgan , David Perdue , Jack Kingston , Michelle Nunn , Mike Buck , Richard Woods , runoff elections , Senate election , state school superintendent , Valarie Wilson

Will we be able to replace the entertaining talents of Paul Broun? The answer is ‘yes’

Don't worry. Even with the impending departure of Paul Broun from the U.S. House, Georgia voters can elect some worthy replacements for the comedic congressman . . .

Tags: Barry Loudermilk , Bob Barr , Bob Johnson , comedic congressmen , Paul Broun

Speaker Ralston is going to have to make a choice between his political and professional obligations

House Speaker David Ralston will have to contend with serious charges of unprofessional conduct filed by the State Bar of Georgia -- can he be speaker and function as a lawyer at the same time? . . .

Tags: allegations of professional misconduct , David Ralston , Georgia Supreme Court , State Bar

Forty years later, he’s caught up in Georgia politics again

Norm Woodel, who interviewed Jimmy Carter as governor more than 40 years ago, does political commercials for Carter's grandson Jason . . .

Tags: Jason Carter , Jimmy Carter , Norm Woodel , political ads , voice talent

Kingston may have provided an opening for Perdue in the Senate race

The expose of an $80,000 contribution to Jack Kingston's Senate campaign by associates of a convicted Palestinian that the U.S. has been trying to deport could give David Perdue the opening to overtake Kingston . . .

Tags: campaign contribution , convicted Palestinian , David Perdue , Jack Kingston , Khalid Satary , Senate race

Some politicians never learn, no matter how many lessons they’ve had

As the recent fiasco over a bill requiring drug tests for food stamp applicants shows, Georgia legislators can be very stubborn when it comes to learning the lessons of recent history . . .

Tags: drug tests , food stamp applicants , Greg Morris , Nathan Deal , Sam Olens , SNAP , USDA

Do political endorsements really matter? Maybe not . . .

After she spent months telling Georgia voters what an awful person Jack Kingston was, Karen Handel does a quick 180-degree turn and says everyone should vote for Jack. So which Karen Handel statement should voters believe? . . .

Tags: endorsement , Jack Kingston , karen handel , Senate race

Geography was destiny in some political races

The conventional wisdom a year ago was that Jack Kingston would have problems in the Senate race because he wasn't that well known outside the coastal region; it was the coastal region that delivered the votes to put him into the runoff with David Perdue . . .

Tags: GOP primary , Jack Kingston , karen handel , Senate race

Another example of the perils inherent in cutting off your nose to spite your face

Georgia has turned down more than $3 billion a year in federal funding under Obamacare for purely political reasons -- but the state is still stuck with paying an extra $90 million a year for new Medicaid enrollees . . .

Tags: Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , Obamacare

Citizen involvement is key to DeKalb government reform

An attorney who was involved in the current shaping of DeKalb County's form of government raises some useful questions about the rush to incorporate new municipalities . . .

Tags: CEO form of government , DeKalb County , incorporation of new cities
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