Morning Reads: 12 May 2014

The NFL Draft is complete and there was not a NASCAR race, so hopefully everyone got to spend some time with Momma on Sunday. If not, hopefully you at least gave her a call. Here’s what else happened over the weekend.


There are no real surprises for the Democratic primary for US Senate.
Speaking of the Senate race, here are the latest fundraising numbers.
About that Move Over law…
Have questions about the SPLOST on the ballot in the Augusta Area?
The “Guns Everywhere” law can’t seem to catch a break.


Hey look, teen pregnancy and abortion rates are falling.
The Washington Monument is finally going to be open again.
Unknown remains returned to 9/11 Memorial.
Pro Russian rebels hopeful after high voter turnout in Ukraine.
South Africa‘s election and its potential consequences.

Everything Else

The Science of why Mom is awesome.
Austria wins Eurovision, meanwhile Americans have no idea what that is.
The Simpsons and their very real math jokes.


  1. saltycracker says:

    With left side states like Hawaii in a centi-million dollar failing attempt to get a health exchange going and Republican candidates promising to repeal a health plan millions have signed on to…..
    …one of the parties has to present a real solution involving regulation without public ownership.

  2. Ellynn says:

    While some are watching the soap oprea of a few Atlanta area School boards, Savannah-Chatahm Couty has is’ts own drama going on…

    Also check out It has a pay wall after 10 articles, but you can use the scroll bar to read around the access window. The ethis complant (along with a link to his emails) and the lobbying were printed May 10th. The contribution list for Ms. Simons (printed May 11th) is impressive. While other school board races are centered around tax rates and Common Core, Chatham is all about handling the Esplost.

  3. TheEiger says:

    Does anyone else find it funny that David Perdue has never voted in a republican primary? Probably because he isn’t a republican. The first time he has voted in Georgia was the 2012 presidential preference primary. I’ve voted in every election since I was 18. I guess when you are living in China and Europe and dove hunting in Argentina you don’t have time to vote absentee.

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