Good morning. On this day in 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention began assembling in Philadelphia. In 1804, Lewis & Clark left St. Louis to begin their expedition, and in 1864 the Battle of Resaca began in NW Georgia.
Georgia News Of Interest
Today you can drive on the shoulder on 400 if you want to.
GPB News: Rural Post Offices Face Reduced Hours
Science scores of Georgia’s students are improving.
Maureen Downey posts a column by a recent Cross Keys High School graduate who urges students to “be more responsible for their learning.”
Did Paine College use federal funds meant for students to pay other bills?
Gwinnett resident Paula Hastings offers another view of the Airport Privatization Review Committee’s vote to oppose commercial flights at Briscoe Field.
Atlanta Forward points us to two opinions on lobbyists. Don McAdam says the “mere perception of a conflict is doing great damage to the integrity of our legislative process” while Jet Toney says “The presence of professional advocates on several sides of each issue assures a thorough and healthy debate.”
Maria Saporta remembers a time when “Atlanta stood for something.”
National/International News Of Interest
Meanwhile the allegation that Romney bullied a gay classmate in high school has some factual problems.
Channeling Bill Clinton, John Edwards’ defense relies on the legal definition of “the.”
Gernman Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party suffered a large electoral defeat this weekend. Apparently austerity isn’t cool in Europe anymore. Jim Galloway notes that austerity as a political philosophy is a tough sell and quotes Congressman Rob Woodall on his advice at how to convince voters it’s the way to a brighter future.
Is the Ted Cruz v David Dewhurst Senate race in Texas the next place the TEA Party will flex it’s muscles?
Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown was shocked to learn California’s budget deficit has grown from $9 billion in January to $16 billion today. If voters approve his plan to raise sales taxes and place a surcharge on the rich he won’t have to make massive budget cuts. I wonder what Jon Lovitz will say about that (language warning)?
180,000 non-citizens registered to vote in Florida?
Other News Of Interest
The Hawks lost in the first round of the playoffs. Is that really news?
The Braves swept the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Julio Tehran led the Gwinnett Braves to their fourth straight win Saturday. Sunday’s game at Coolray Field was rained out. The GBraves still lead the International League South by 4.5 games and own the second best record in the IL.
Tech Alum Matt Kuchar won the The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass yesterday.
Aimee Copeland, the Georgia woman battling a flesh eating bacteria, will likely lose her fingers. She remains in critical condition.
At an ALEC Conference I attended Friday in Charlotte (yes protesters were there), I heard a presentation on how cloud computing can benefit State and Local governments. Cue the reflexive opposition to this idea in 3,2,1…