Before you ask, yes, a James Brown scream is more than enough to make something a Georgia song.
Morning Reads after the jump
- How Georgia State could get Turner Field, the statehouse could get some green space, and taxpayers could get a bill.
- On the death of Southern manners in the race against Speaker Ralston.
- The Georgia Department of Economic Development touts the economic multiplier of tourism advertising, journalists seem surprised by the concept.
- Most important story of the year: why doesn’t UGA have a graduate program in brewing science?
- A quixotic idealistic college student makes the case for Art Gardner.
- Creative Loafing asks what Atlanta will look like in a decade but we’re just here for the pictures.
- The AJC is tracking the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Civil War campaign in Georgia. Right now, a certain red-headed Yankee general is taking I-75 to Atlanta. Some Confederates held out. (Note: “The Civil War” refers to a conflict from 1861-1865, not a lame metaphor for the GOP Senate primary.)
- The recently victorious GOP Senate candidate in North Carolina—ostensibly an “establishment” figure—went and said something dumb.
- A freak-out over the Supreme Court’s decision on prayer in public spaces. Did anyone else know there was another option?
- The curmudgeonly commencement speech the world needs
- Perfectly legitimate vote on separation has been proposed in eastern Ukraine. Even Putin might be mad about this one.
- The Washington Post looks at Georgia, declares the Tea Party dead. (Next week: Washington Post looks at Georgia declares Tea Party imbued with god-like powers.)
- Six years in to his administration, the President considers original sin and theodicy.
- Bottom story of the century: Monica Lewinsky wrote an essay for Vanity Fair.