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Broun – More Headlines For The Sake Of Headlines

By   /  March 20, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Congressman Paul Broun is good at making headlines.  Being adored by the far right media or eviscerated by MSNBC are both good for his personal politics, and Broun knows it.  And the way one makes headlines in those spheres is not to suggest good policy, but rather to stake out the most rigid position, [...]

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Who, and What, Is Conservative?

By   /  February 22, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet National Journal has released its rankings of the most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Georgia’s Austin Scott was ranked 2nd on this list for 2012.  Given that their number one choice, Todd Akin, is no longer serving due to his failed attempt to become a Senator, Scott can be said [...]

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Blueberries and Venture Capital

By   /  February 21, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Sometimes, quite by accident, two columns written about two completely different topics have the ability to tie concepts together that begin to show a pattern of problems and/or opportunities within our political framework.  The commentary that follows these writings on our blog over at PeachPundit.com often helps to further develop issues, but also can [...]

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Race To Replace Chambliss Creates First Vacancy In GA-10

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet With Senator Saxby Chambliss announcing his retirement, much of Georgia’s political landscape will undergo a seismic shift over the next two years.  While the surprise of the initial news has worn off, the aftershocks will continue to reverberate for months to come as candidates test the waters for various potential races.

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Conservatives Who Disengage And Grandstand Hurt The Cause

By   /  February 8, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet I’ve had a couple of unrelated conversations this week that, when taken together, probably explain a lot about why we currently have gridlock in our political system, and why despite the efforts of those who prefer gridlock as a method to deter the government from continuing down a path they fear is reckless or [...]

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2014 Campaigns Starting To Shape Up

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet By the time you read this column it will be out of date.  The events that began with Saxby Chambliss’ announcement that he will not seek a third term in the US Senate has set off a cascade of events which will keep many of Georgia’s elected officials and those who would like to [...]

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Poll touts Purdue as frontrunner

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Tom Knighton The ink is barely dry on the reports of Senator Saxby Chambliss and his decision to retire from the United States Senate.  However, politics never sleeps.  Discussions started almost instantly regarding who would take the senator from Moultrie’s place in Washington.

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Georgia delegation reacts to Chambliss retirement

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Tom Knighton Friday morning, the website Politico broke the news that Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss was going to retire after his current term ends.  While Chambliss had been saying he intended to run again for some time, speculation was still running that he was finished.

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It Wasn’t A Slow News Week For Chambliss

By   /  November 26, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet It was a great Thanksgiving week.  Most of us took the week off, or at least part of it. Washington was mostly empty of our politicians, so that they and even their staffers could evacuate the city and spend time back home with family.  It wasn’t supposed to be a heavy news week.  But [...]

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