Attorney General Joins Effort to Combat Elder Abuse

Some months ago, not long after Attorney General Chris Carr had assumed office, he spoke at the Atlanta Young Republicans (AYR) meeting and talked about his priorities. He mentioned three items he would be focusing on – human trafficking, opioid addiction and elder abuse.

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Construction chugs along at Plant Vogtle

In spite of the drama with the bankruptcy of Westinghouse and the uncertainty surrounding the Public Service Commission’s ongoing support of the project, the installation of two new nuclear reactors at Augusta’s Plant Vogtle is carrying on as planned.

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Georgia Center for Opportunity highlights legislators

The Georgia Center for Opportunity, an advocacy group pushing for school choice, has released a series of digital ads praising the thirteen state legislators receiving ‘A’ grades based on their legislative score-cards regarding their support for school choice legislation during the 2017 session.  

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Hill, Shafer Top Latest GOP Straw Poll

Several hundred Georgia Republicans, including all four announced GOP candidates for Governor, rallied this past weekend in Northwest Georgia at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport near Rome. As at any good southern political gathering barbecue was served, speeches were made, and a straw poll conducted.

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Progressive Conference Exposes Left Rift

Over the course of the last year, much of the right has been at a crossroads over what it means to be a Republican, what it means to be “establishment” or what it means to be conservative. There are still holdouts on the right that have not bought into Trump mania but perhaps, at most, 30%. If you went to a conference hosted by Breitbart, the Drudge Report or Hot Air, any Trump skepticism would likely be hard to find or a whisper to a neighbor in the back of the room.

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Stacey Abrams Speaks at the Progressive Netroots Nation Conference

One of the country’s largest conferences for progressives was in Atlanta this weekend. Founded ten years by readers and writers of the progressive site Daily Kos, the convention is attended by approximately 3,000 organizers, activists and a slate of Democrat politicians. All told there were more 80 panel sessions, more than 40 training sessions, keynotes, music and film, and networking opportunities.

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Powerball up to $500 million

This Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is up to $500 million, having rolled over since mid-June.  That means a lucky grand-prize winner could take home $510 million spread over 30 years, or a cash sum of $324 million.  

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Red, Purple, & Blue: 52 Years Later: Still Fighting for Our Rights

​Last Sunday, August 6th, marked the 52nd anniversary of one of the United States’ most important pieces of legislation in history, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965. When it comes to civil rights, there are few bills that measure up alongside the VRA either in terms of the advancement of equality or importance to the sanctity of American democracy. 

“Et tu, McCain?”

In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, the Roman leader declares — on the steps of the Roman Senate and just before being fatally knifed by his friend and colleague, Marcus Brutus — “Et tu, Brute?”  The contemporary adaptation of that iconic scene played out just last week on the floor of the United States Senate during the denouement of the GOP’s long-standing effort to repeal at least part of Obamacare. 

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GT guarantees admission for valedictorians

Last week Georgia Tech announced a new policy wherein it will offer admission to all valedictorians and salutatorians graduating from accredited Georgia high schools.  House Speaker David Ralston was on hand to help unveil the ‘Georgia Tech Scholar’ program, which will increase GT’s exposure and make sure that the best and brightest Georgians will make it a top option.  The new admissions plan has Tech’s ship RISING…

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