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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. [...]



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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What Conservatives Should Do Next: Be Conservative

Nov 28, 2012

When conservative ideas are communicated, they win.  That doesn’t mean we don’t have to acknowledge certain things.  The young people, children and grandchildren of Baby Boomers are more libertarian on social issues and believe there is a greater role for government to play.  That’s all they’ve known.  We have to teach them, not lecture them [...]

A Primer for Rich Donors Who Got Taken to the Cleaners by Republican Consultants

Nov 27, 2012

When consultants told rich donors who were funding them that they were not making money off the Super PAC’s that the rich idiots . . . er . . . donors funded, they were being honest. They probably were not.
But ad heavy Super PACs outsourced the ad buys, the mail, the data collection, etc. to [...]

Review: Kathryn Bigelow “Zero Dark Thirty” Exposes Bin Laden Hunt and Kill

Nov 27, 2012

If anyone worried that Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden would be a political statement promoting Barack Obama they can relax. Bigelow and Mark Boal have made a very focused and harrowing thriller that centers on the real life female CIA agent who was obsessed with catching and killing bin Laden. [...]

Issues for Georgia Lottery players online

Nov 26, 2012

Delays at the Georgia Lottery frustrated lots of lottery players across the state on a day that the Powerball jackpot jumped up to $425 million.
Many Metro Atlanta retailers’ machines were down in the area but, Lottery officials deny there weren’t any performance problems with machines.  They say heavy sales may have been the issue.
Player Tony [...]

And the Fair Land

Nov 21, 2012

Every year, the Wall Street Journal posts this on Thanksgiving Day.  I think it’s worth sharing here. Happy Thanksgiving to all.  This season exemplifies continuing the fight the way our ancestors did to found this nation.  It is worth it. Have a wonderful day with family and friends and then get ready to go out [...]

Tom Price loses Republican leadership bid

Nov 15, 2012

As you may have heard, House Republicans met yesterday to elect leadership for the next Congress. While mostly mundane, such as the re-election of John Boehner for House Speaker, there was an interesting race between Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers for chair of the House Republican Conference, an important position that [...]

Political Insider A Tom Price/Paul Ryan alliance to challenge John Boehner

Nov 14, 2012

In this obscure D.C. race that’s turned into a kind of strength test for U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., had pledged himself to Tom Price, R-Roswell, even before he became the Republican nominee for vice president.
That said, Ryan’s endorsement of Price in tomorrow’s election for House Republican conference chairman – the No. [...]

Nov 13, 2012

On March 20, 1998, a microburst tornado struck North Georgia.  Ground zero was a couple of miles from my home and the path of the storm came right through my neighborhood.
Tornadoes are strange things, there is very little warning and can destroy one house and leave the next house untouched. Twenty of my neighbors died [...]

The Cleanup Continues

Nov 12, 2012

New Yorkers took to the streets on Sunday to reinforce recovery from Superstorm Sandy, volunteering to help clean up devastated neighborhoods and using an annual Veterans Day parade to collect donations for victims still struggling without homes or electricity.
Police raised the storm-related fatality toll in New York City to 43, adding the death of a [...]

Petraeus resigns after affair with biographer turned up in FBI probe.

Nov 11, 2012

CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair — an affair with his biographer that was revealed over the course of an FBI investigation.
The FBI had been investigating an unrelated and much broader case before stumbling on the affair. Fox News has learned that during the course of this investigation, the [...]

With the 2012 election done, the field is wide open for 2016.

Nov 8, 2012

The result of the 2012 election is finally known: President Obama won a decisive re-election to a second term. But for those still itching for a political guessing game, there’s always 2016.
The fields on both sides are wide open for the next election.
Democrats have no shortage of candidates who appear capable of picking up the [...]

Superstorm moves on, leaving devastation behind in N.Y. and N.J.

Oct 30, 2012

Sandy, the hybrid hurricane/nor’easter, began to lose steam Tuesday as it drifted across Pennsylvania and veered toward Canada. But the damage was done, and it will go down as a historic storm, not least because of what it did to New York City, where a surge of seawater inundated some of the most valuable real [...]