Here in Georgia…
– Following on threats to sue for the DOJ to sign off on new congressional and legislative districts, the State of Georgia is seeking to have parts of the Voting Rights Act struck down.
– Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed continue to push hard for expansion of the Savannah port.
– Jim Walls reports that inefficiencies in the Atlanta 911 dispatch have caused longer than average response times from the city’s firefighters.
– Thomas Wheatley reports that Occupy Atlanta protested the Koch brothers yesterday because they contribute to candidates and various political causes. The hipsters declared that the Koch brothers should withdraw their money from politics or they “will levitate the Georgia Pacific building where they do their business.” Seriously? No word on whether they made similar demands to George Soros.
– Redistricting may lead Cobb County to close some schools.
National stories of interest…
– The debt crisis in Europe appears to be reaching a boiling point.
– The State Department has purchased $70,000 worth of President Barack Obama’s memoir.
– Mitt Romney did himself no favors yesterday with conservatives by declining to take a position on a ballot measure in Ohio that would rein in collective bargain rights for public sectors workers. Interestingly, Romney expressed support for the very same proposal during the summer.
– Rick Perry’s “flat tax” proposal “isn’t all that flat,” according to Philip Klein.
– Collectivism isn’t easy in practice.
A few that I like…
– To mark the 10th anniversary of its passage, the ACLU has put out this infographic on the PATRIOT Act.
– The Walking Dead has been renewed for a third season.
– Bad news for the Falcons, Ovie Mughelli is out for the rest of the year.