We miss some stories around here every now and then, largely because we are all very busy in our own lives. So I’m going to try to post daily with links to stories that we didn’t get to the previous day as well as throw in some other news from around the country.
Here in Georgia…
- Legislators in Georgia may try to ram through a taxpayer-funded investment program during next year’s session that has been a failure in other states.
- Phil Kent, a nativist and immigration restrictionist, doesn’t know the anti-immigration law. Odd given that he was appointed to an important panel that will work to make sure the law is being followed.
- Herman Cain apparently doesn’t know how the Constitution is amended.
- The Occupy Atlanta folks, a mostly white group, may be nearing a showdown with Mayor Kasim Reed.
- The Atlanta Regional Commission may soon have a new executive director.
- The DNC has opened a new headquarters in Georgia.
National stories of interest…
- Rick Perry fell into the “birther” trap over the weekend.
- President Barack Obama’s approval rating is the lowest since Jimmy Carter.
- While all the briefs are in to move the legal challenge to ObamaCare to the Supreme Court, there are still some questions facing how it will be handled by the nation’s High Court.
- We won’t be able to count on Afghanistan as an ally if the United States goes to war with Pakistan.
- Jacob Hornberger explains that the immigration issue has become a convenient scapegoat for GOP candidates.
A few that I like…
- For fans of Parks and Recreation, here’s a look at the show’s politics.
- Even though they didn’t play this past weekend, Georgia is back in the Top 25.
- Georgia Tech fell out of the Top 25 after losing their second straight game.
- The Atlanta Braves hired a new hitting coach.
- In case you missed it, here is a recap of last night’s episode of The Walking Dead.