Lessons learned from Alabama

Three take-aways stand out from the election of Doug Jones (D) in Alabama’s special election last week. First, the huge boost in black turnout. Second, the sharp decline in Republican votes in white suburbs. And third, what the result may mean for the 2018 elections,...

Nathan Deal: uniter, not a divider

Last week Georgia’s political establishment, Democrats and Republicans, blacks and whites, were on hand for the historic unveiling of an 8-foot bronze statue of Martin Luther King Jr. King’s daughter Bernice King, said “Today, we as the sons and daughters of former...

Money rolls in for upcoming congressional races

  The Democrats need a net gain of 25 seats to take control of the US House of Representatives. The 2nd Quarter Federal Election Commission (FEC) finance reports show the amount the candidate raised in the second three months of this year and the amount of...

It’s the economy, or is it?

  Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, appearing on CNBC about a month ago, said that since the election last year, the stock market added $4 trillion in wealth. He noted that the Dow Jones industrial average had gained 16%, the S&P 500 gained 13% and the...

High stakes in Ossoff – Handel race

  The outcome of the June 20 special election in Georgia’s 6th District is crucial to both parties. If Jon Ossoff wins, it will be the first significant election since last fall in which Democrats have won a congressional seat previously held by a Republican....

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