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Reforms An Agenda Item And Campaign Issue

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet The Georgia General Assembly convenes next week for what is expected to be one of the shortest sessions in recent memory. Those at the Capitol are whispering at the over/under date of St. Patrick’s Day as to when the business at hand will be concluded. This, after all, is an election year. With an [...]

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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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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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No More RINOs

By   /  June 10, 2013  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper Dear Republicans, it’s time to retire the word “RINO”. That’s right. It’s become a very comfortable word for many, even for those of you who spell it “RHINO” – which is just silly.  After all, if you’re determined to call someone a “Republican In Name Only”, why do you want to [...]

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GA GOP Sets Course For Future – But With A Warning

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Charlie Harper, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet (Editor’s Note:Due tounforseen computer issues this week, The Journal was unable to publish Charlie Harper’s column on Monday, so we present it here. We are sorry for any inconvenience and Mr. Harper’scolumns will continue to appear in the Monday issue in the future)   What do you get the political party who has everything?  [...]

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Cutting Back To Move Forward

By   /  April 5, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet There is an old proverb that says “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” It’s time for me to plant some new trees to replace the ones I didn’t plant 20 years ago.  And with that understanding I won’t bury the lede of this [...]

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