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Syria Now The Top Issue In Washington

By   /  September 9, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper Congress returns to Washington this week after their five week summer recess. There are a short eight days scheduled for votes this month, the final month of the federal government’s fiscal year. By design, Congress left town knowing there were votes they would have to take during September to fund the [...]

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Who’s Going To Win?

By   /  September 3, 2013  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper It’s the question that I’m asked most frequently when people want to chat about politics. Who’s going to win? It doesn’t matter the race really. The question is almost the political equivalent of commenting on the weather. It gets a conversation going where none exists, and is an entry into picking [...]

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The Governor And The Super

By   /  August 27, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper The 2014 campaign season has been running in full force since late January, courtesy of Senator Saxby Chambliss’ announcement that he would not seek a third term. The resulting dominoes have opened up campaigns in three Congressional districts, with each of those incumbents’ decisions to seek higher office opening up various [...]

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Stumped On The Right Answers

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper Today we’re going to revisit the campaign of 2012 in order to examine potential problems that Republicans at the national level face in order to achieve a majority while Republicans in Georgia attempt to maintain their overwhelming majority. That is, the problem of Republican primaries. Late in the 2012 primary season, [...]

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In the long run we are all dead. – John Maynard Keynes

By   /  August 12, 2013  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper John Maynard Keynes has become the whipping post for many who have studied just enough economics to not understand the subject but convince others who have not studied it at all that they are experts. That, fortunately for those of you still reading, is a column topic for another day. Instead [...]

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Before You Sign Up For This Semester’s Student Loans…

By   /  August 5, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harpe Students this week are returning to school.  Summer no longer lasts until the week after Labor Day.  In Georgia, most students will spend the majority of August in classrooms.  Traffic will begin to be heavier on local roads, but the upside is that it will be a lot easier to get [...]

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Nunn, The GOP, and The Middle

By   /  July 29, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper Last week, Michelle Nunn made the worst kept secret in Georgia politics official.  She will be a candidate for the US Senate.  In reality for Georgia Democrats, she will be THE candidate for Georgia Senate despite the three other announced candidates who also wish their party’s nomination.  Unlike the Georgia GOP [...]

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Detroit As A Warning

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Last Thursday the city of Detroit Michigan filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history. The move places retired workers’ pensions at risk and makes it likely that those holding Detroit’s municipal bonds will receive pennies on the dollar for their investments. For those individuals affected it will be a painfully dramatic change. [...]

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Judge Alters Georgia’s Election Dates

By   /  July 15, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper Friday morning Georgians were told that the way we elect our party nominees and conduct general election runoffs will change. Federal Judge Steve C. Jones set dates for primaries for candidates seeking federal offices, as well as moved the general election runoff to January, should one be required.

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Georgia Prepares To Execute Mentally Retarded Inmate

By   /  July 8, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper On Monday July 15th, Warren Hill is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic State Prison in Jackson Georgia. Mr. Hill has seen execution dates come and go as is often the custom in death penalty cases. Such appeals and stays of execution are part of the system [...]

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