04/06/2020

March 23, 2020: An Underdog Eager to Race the Political Thoroughbreds

I have a special affinity for underdogs.  Maybe that’s because I have been one myself.  So my interest was piqued when I heard that a political novice from Baxley (pop. 4,400) by the name of Dr. Kandiss Taylor is running for the United States Senate seat vacated by Johnny Isakson. Taylor, who has a Ph.D. […]

March 16: Trying To Put Some Perspective to the Coronavirus Pandemic

It has long been my policy not to weigh in on what everyone else in the media happens to be pontificating about at the time.  Hence, you saw little here about the Trump impeachment trial. To add to that cacophony seemed a waste of my time – and yours.  Today is different.  This is about […]

March 2, 2020: Republican Campaign Slamming Congressman Doug Collins Could Backfire

What a difference a decision makes.  Wasn’t it just the other day that Georgia Republican Cong. Doug Collins, of Gainesville, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, was the Hero of the Day, for his strong unwavering defense of Pres. Donald Trump during his Kangaroo Court impeachment trial? Now we are being told that […]

March 9, 2020: Out Of 29 Candidates, Democrats Opt To Go With Two Old White Guys

With a chance to choose a presidential candidate to oppose Donald Trump this November, Democrats have had the opportunity to pick among a diverse list of 29 candidates.  There were six women candidates, including a (cough! cough!) Native American.  There were five black candidates, a Taiwanese, a gay and a gaggle of governors, senators, representatives, […]

February 9, 2020: Teachers Must Stay On Alert at Doings Under the Gold Dome

Georgia’s public schoolteachers must feel like a pinata.  At one end of the Gold Dome, Gov. Brian Kemp has delivered on promised pay raises and now is trying to get rid of some of the onerous and burdensome mandatory tests thought up by a bunch of navel-gazing bureaucrats who have no skin in the game. […]

February 3, 2020: Bob Shaw and Georgia GOP Make Beautiful Music Together

Walking into Bob Shaw’s home in suburban Atlanta is like walking into a slice of Republican Party history. On one wall of his study are pictures of Shaw with the Who’s Who of the GOP:  Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, James Baker, Gerald Ford, Newt Gingrich, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and the list goes on. […]

January 27, 2020: Private School Voucher Proponents Blowing More Smoke

You know that an organization that thinks Big Tobacco is getting a raw deal is just the group you want shilling for private school vouchers.  That brings me to the Heartland Institute which is doing both.  I am still researching their other policies, including whether or not the earth is flat.  I have discovered they […]

January 20, 2020: Some Random Thoughts on Some Random Subjects in the New Year

Whether you support Donald Trump or think he is guilty of nefarious deeds regarding the Ukraine, he is not going to be removed from office unless Republicans have a death wish.   This, despite ponderous pontifications by liberals that at least ten Republicans senators will turn on him and provide a constitutional majority for removal.  Right […]

January 13, 2020: General Assembly Needs to Take a Hard Look at Film Tax Credit Scheme

Another session of the General Assembly is upon us.  This is an election year and there will be more posturing under the Gold Dome than a prima ballerina in a performance of Swan Lake.  One of the big issues will be how to deal with Gov. Brian Kemp’s call for the Legislature to cut 4 […]

January 6, 2020: Some Advice For a Great-Grandson at the Start of a New Year

TO: CAMERON CHARLES YARBROUGH For a number of years, I have written a letter at the beginning of the year offering some thoughts on living a meaningful life now and in the future.  The letters were written to your dad, your uncle and their cousins – my grandsons.  Now, it looks like it is your […]