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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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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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Washington Republicans Declare War…On Each Other

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet This weekend marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. It was the first major battle of the Civil War fought in Georgia.  It marked a temporary victory for the Confederacy.  It cost the largest number of lives of any battle not named Gettysburg. To commemorate the occasion, there have been a couple [...]

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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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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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Republicans Have Opportunity To Change The Debate

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

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Tweet by Charlie Harper The cries of “I told you so” are reaching critical mass from the right side of the political spectrum.  Those who have been in opposition to President Obama since his 2008 campaign have been grasping at each and every perceived weakness to justify why he should not be President.   The range [...]

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Erickson: Republicans Need To Get Happy

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Last Friday I wrote a farewell to Neal Boortz.  Monday’s column suggested that perhaps some Republicans in leadership should occasionally object to things said by talk show host Rush Limbaugh when he crosses the line into the outlandish, and reassert that he isn’t an actual leader in the Republican party.  In keeping with a [...]

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