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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ZPOLITICS!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ZPOLITICS!

Apr 14, 2014

A year ago, we launched zpolitics.  Since then, we’ve broken a few stories.  We were the first to report Sen. Bill Cowsert wouldn’t run for the 10th Congressional District.  That opened up the multi-candidate race we see today. We’ve reported on money raised and money lost in politics. We’ve profiled dozens of candidates and issues. [...]

SARAH PALIN AND KAREN HANDEL

SARAH PALIN AND KAREN HANDEL

Apr 14, 2014

We were riding to Gilmer County in the 2012 Congressional Primary for the 9th District. Ryan Mahoney, Rebecca Yarbrough and I had just made a stop in Dawson County and were heading to Gilmer for an event that night.  We got the call that former Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin was [...]

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ZPOLITICS!

Apr 14, 2014

A year ago, we launched zpolitics.  Since then, we’ve broken a few stories.  We were the first to report Sen. Bill Cowsert wouldn’t run for the 10th Congressional District.  That opened up the multi-candidate race we see today. We’ve reported on money raised and money lost in politics. We’ve profiled dozens of candidates and issues. [...]

SARAH PALIN AND KAREN HANDEL

Apr 14, 2014

We were riding to Gilmer County in the 2012 Congressional Primary for the 9th District. Ryan Mahoney, Rebecca Yarbrough and I had just made a stop in Dawson County and were heading to Gilmer for an event that night.  We got the call that former Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin was [...]

A TALE OF TWO POLLS

Apr 14, 2014

This morning, zpolitics reported on “Differing Polls Released for District 11 Congressional Candidates.”
According to the RightPath Strategic Affairs poll released by the Loudermilk Campaign, the former State Senator was in a statistical “dead heat” with presumed frontrunner Bob Barr.
The other poll, conducted by Governor Deal’s pollster John McLaughlin, told a much different story.  According to theMcLaughlin and [...]

WHO IS MICHELLE NUNN?

Apr 14, 2014

I met Michelle Nunn the first time in the late 1980s when she was helping to launch Hands on Atlanta.  She helped to transition the hundreds of volunteers for the Democratic National Convention held in Atlanta in 1988 to volunteer work around the community. Over the years, I read about her, but never saw her [...]

SINE DIE

Apr 14, 2014

As we close out another legislative session with what we call Sine Die, it’s time to look back and look forward.  As we look back, we see more involvement by citizens in the process than I have ever seen.  The Tea Party continues to be strong, but also, the Chambers of Commerce and groups like [...]

TALK-A-THON FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

Mar 23, 2014

A few years ago at CPAC, Mark Steyn said one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard. It went something like this and it was about Global Warming, I mean, Climate Change, “These people (in Washington) can’t balance a budget but they can control the very heavens with legislation.”  The message is, do the work you were [...]

PROJECT 51: THE WAY TO WIN THE SENATE IN 2014

Mar 23, 2014

I was honored to launch Project 51 with my good friend, Herman Cain.
So, here’s the elevator speech.  Primaries are where the fights should occur in the GOP.  We live in a time when Democrats criticize Republicans and Republicans criticize Republicans, no wonder we have an image problem.  We have to learn to get behind primary [...]

NEW POLLING AND TEA PARTY ENDORSEMENTS FOR RALSTON

Mar 23, 2014

At Fetch Your News (a really great site for local Gilmer/Fannin and Pickens County news) in north Georgia, Debra Johnson wrote an interesting piece yesterday about the 7th District State House campaign, which pits high school wrestling coach Sam Snider against Georgia’s House Speaker David Ralston.  Johnson raised the possibility that challenger Sam Snider might be getting [...]

MEDICAL MISSIONS AND WHY PRACTICE MEDICINE?

Mar 18, 2014

As a surgeon who has seen over 13,000 patients in Georgia, I can tell you first hand that Obamacare, in its thousands of pages of law and code, is destroying America’s healthcare system.   Before I was a surgeon I was an Army Ranger, where I traveled the world and gained a love for service. [...]

LIMITED CONNECTIVITY

Mar 18, 2014

This month marks the ten-year anniversary of social media giant Facebook, highlighting a decade of enhanced connectivity unrivaled in modern history.  Water cooler conversations have moved online and people are increasingly shopping, reading news, and simply sharing life with others on social media.
But while Facebook and those that followed ushered in new methods of communication, [...]

DEMOCRATS URGE IRS TO CRUSH CONSERVATIVE FREE SPEECH

Mar 18, 2014

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” ~First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Perhaps at no time in its history since the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts have the citizens of the United States been more [...]

WHAT’S AHEAD IN GEORGIA’S 2014 JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Mar 18, 2014

On March 3, qualifying for public office in Georgia will begin for candidates seeking election in 2014. While virtually all of the attention will be on the litany of candidates to replace Georgia’s senior U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and on the candidates for governor, there will be other elections that are equally important.
Eight appellate judges – [...]