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Winning the Compromise

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Hopefully this is the last column in which we talk about budget showdowns and shut downs for a while.  Perhaps you’ve enjoyed them.  Frankly, they’ve been easy for me because I can almost cut and paste the last one.  We’ve been in this cycle for a while.  And provided the Senate votes to approve [...]

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Give Them Something To Believe In

By   /  December 9, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Republicans last week were celebrating a Harvard survey of “Millennial” voters – those Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 – showing that they have quite sharply turned their backs on both President Obama and his signature Affordable Care Act.  The poll went so far as to showing that a majority of those [...]

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New Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone Communications Poll Shows Support for Atlanta Braves Move In Cobb, Opposition Elsewhere


By   /  November 15, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet (Atlanta)—Two recent public opinion surveys by Georgia-based Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications reveal that most Cobb County residents approve of the Atlanta Braves move from downtown Atlanta to Cobb County. Cobb residents support the move by a margin 57%-29%. However, support declines throughout the rest of Metro Atlanta. Metro Atlantans oppose the Braves [...]

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Forward!…Back To the Future

By   /  November 11, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet Democrats in Georgia got a shot in the arm last week when Senator Jason Carter of Atlanta announced he will be running for Governor.  Carter, rising star within Georgia’s Democratic ranks and grandson of Georgia’s only President, will presumably join Michelle Nunn when the primaries are done to headline a ticket that until recently [...]

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What Do Republicans and Democrats Look Like?

By   /  November 9, 2013  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet By Glenn Mollette I’ve heard a lot of discussion about political profiles in recent days. The Republicans supposedly are the corporate greedy CEOs and the Democrats supposedly are all those standing in the government entitlement lines. Not true. My father was a republican. For thirty years of his life he drove an older model [...]

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Bloomberg: Romney Donors Back Democrat Over Tea Party in Georgia

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet By Laura Litvan Signs of the Republican Party rift between business and the Tea Party are showing up where Democrats most want to see them: in the campaign account of Michelle Nunn, daughter of four-term Georgia Senator Sam Nunn. “The vast majority of Americans say they don’t want the government to shut down, they [...]

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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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The Walking Dead…

By   /  March 16, 2013  /  J Winkleman  /   Comments

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Tweet AMC has created a monster smash hit with The Walking Dead. A tale of humanity and survival during the zombie apocalypse. Watching the first episode of season one, it will be easy to understand why one would become an addict. Great show and I highly recommend getting into the zombification that is sweeping America. [...]

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Congress Considers “No Budget, No Pay”

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet Last week I argued that Republicans needed to reorder the deadlines they face to unwind the remainder of the fiscal cliff by pushing the debt ceiling back until after sequestration and a new Continuing Resolution (CR) are passed.  The debt ceiling seemed the wrong battle to have first both politically and for the well-being [...]

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Fiscal Cliff Economics

By   /  November 27, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Today, we’re going to take a quick look at basic microeconomics to help understand why our elected leaders in Washington D.C. see no easy fixes to the “fiscal cliff” issue that will be dominating political news for the rest of the year.  For the three of you still reading after that first sentence, I [...]

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