Tag Archives: Confederate flag

Political Notes — Bishop votes for Confederate flag, Westmoreland aide goes berserk

Rep. Sanford Bishop of Albany was the only U.S. House Democrat to vote against banning Confederate flag at national cemeteries; here’s why he voted that way . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Confederate flag , disqualified candidate , Lynn Westmoreland , Polymer Logistics , Sanford Bishop , teacher of the year

Political Notes – Once more, a mountain and a Confederate controversy

The proposal to put a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. atop Stone Mountain draws criticism from Confederate heritage groups . . .

Tags: Confederate flag , Confederate heritage groups , Martin Luther King memorial , Stone Mountain

Ga. man gets six months in prison for Ole Miss noose incident

An Alpharetta resident who placed a noose and a Confederate flag on a statue of civil rights figure James Meredith gets federal prison time for the incident . . .

Tags: civil rights case , Confederate flag , James Meredith , noose , Ole Miss

Political Notes – Isakson raises another $1.39 million for Senate race

Sen. Johnny Isakson continues to expand his campaign war chest in advance of the 2016 elections . . .

Tags: ADL , Bruce Bowers , campaign contributions , Confederate flag , Johnny Isakson , Lewis Massey

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 . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Confederate flag , KKK , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , South Carolina , Volvo plant

As Georgia battles the KKK, South Carolina will take down the rebel flag

South Carolina votes to take down the Confederate battle flag at the state capitol in the same week that Georgia and the KKK are fighting it out in court . . .

Tags: aclu , adopt a highway , Confederate flag , DOT , KKK , Sam Olens , South Carolina

Political Notes – Thurmond returns to the private sector

Michael Thurmond steps down as DeKalb school superintendent to return to the practice of law; some clarifying remarks about the Confederate flag issue . . .

Tags: ajc , Bobby Kahn , Confederate flag , Greg Bluestein , Jim Galloway , Michael Thurmond , Nathan Deal

Three new chapters in the story of America

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

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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 . . .

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On the campaign trail: Data guru Silver looks at the Senate race

One of the best-known political number crunchers, Nate Silver, gives the edge to the Republicans in Georgia’s Senate race . . .

Tags: 11th Congressional District debate , Chris Irvin , Confederate flag , Donna Sheldon , Drew Westen , Gary Black , governor\'s race , Nate Silver , Senate race , Vidalia onions