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Looking Back and Moving Forward

By   /  October 8, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet  Sometimes events happen in life that contain certain symmetries that help frame events as proper bookends around life events. Thursday evening I was honored to accept an invitation to speak to the Spalding County Republican Party. It’s a group that I was once quite familiar with in another life.

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What should ethics reform look like?

By   /  June 17, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     On July’s primary ballot, Georgians will have the opportunity to register their opinion on whether legislators should be limited to receiving gifts of up to $100 from lobbyists.  Public awareness of the need for ethics reform is growing, and a cap on gratuities is the preferred vehicle of choice at the moment.

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Shocked! Shocked! That There May Be Gambling In Georgia

By   /  June 2, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Republicans will be asked five non-binding questions when they vote in the July primary this year.  There will be the much publicized question about limiting gifts from lobbyists to legislators.  Voters will also be asked if active duty military members under the age of 21 should be allowed to obtain a Georgia [...]

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Republicans Entering A Long Term Intra-Party Battle On Ethics

By   /  May 29, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Georgia Republicans gathered in Columbus this weekend to pick delegates to the national GOP Convention and select some party leaders.  They also fired the opening salvos in what is likely to be a long battle between elected Republicans and the grassroots of the party of ethical standards, practices, and enforcement of suspected [...]

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Columbus Convention An Opportunity For GOP To Demand Ethics Reform

By   /  May 18, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     This Friday, Republicans from across Georgia will gather in Columbus for a two day State GOP Convention.  There will be a lot of speeches made, a considerable amount of mixing and mingling between elected officials and the grass roots leadership of the party, and the occasional stops within hospitality suites where those [...]

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Life’s Work and What We Are Owed

By   /  May 13, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Abraham Lincoln once warned that “it is hard to verify quotes on the internet because it is hard to verify their authenticity.”  I read that on the internet so it must be true. It is with that “quote” from Lincoln that will caveat the authenticity of two things I found on Facebook [...]

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Calling In Sick With Spring Fever

By   /  May 6, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     I’m calling in sick today.  Well, not actually calling.  But saying I’m typing in sick really doesn’t make any sense.  And, of course, I’m not really sick.  It’s just spring, and the symptoms of spring fever are setting in strong.  It’s also not like there isn’t work product here, so you’re not [...]

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Chuck Colson, Free Man

By   /  April 27, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   “Dirty Tricks”.  Even with the redemption story of Charles “Chuck” Colson, these words feature prominently in his Washington Post obituary.  It serves as a not so subtle reminder that in politics, as in life, our past is always with us. Colson’s political past was one of absolute allegiance to President Richard Nixon.  That [...]

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No Rush To Obamacaid

By   /  April 22, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     The Health Care Reform Law is more commonly known as the now pejorative Obamacare moniker, and is in the process of being phased in as the overriding health care policy of choice.  While much of the publicity regarding the law and its legality has focused on the individual mandate, the sweeping reforms [...]

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With Power Comes Responsibility

By   /  April 6, 2012  /  Government, Politics  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Days before the 2011 Session of the Georgia General Assembly convened, Senate Republicans chose to strip Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle of much of his power over the body.  Despite Cagle having just won re-election by a wide margin, Senators declared that the constitutional responsibilities of running the Senate should remain with them.  [...]

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