Morning Reads: Wednesday, June 11

June 11, 2014 7:31 am

by Chet Martin · 11 comments

Check out the album to investigate electronic gospel, which is, God help us, a thing that exists.


  • Thank those who came before and remember the sacrifices. The War for the Port is over.
  • The pollsters that misjudged a rather significant election by 34 points last night work for Jack Kingston. They can explain.
  • We’re the 10th most small-business friendly state in the nation, according to Governing. Atlanta comes in 21st among metro areas. Unfortunately for the governor, this is a magazine people have heard of.
  • The 150th anniversary of the Atlanta Campaign is a month ahead and Fletcher Moore has a beautiful long-form tracing the Georgians in gray.
  • Meet the 19-year-old who ran a successful mayoral campaign in Athens/ makes me feel bad about myself.
  • Excellent news: the sexual harassment complaint against the Waffle House CEO might be nothing but extortion.
  • Terrible news: he still didn’t want this woman to keep $1,000.
  • Two Georgians are in the conversation for Majority Leader—it’s a good year to be named Tom—but the important thing is that all of us in the red state have become newly “emboldened.” I had no idea.

Lesser Places

The Morning Reads are an open thread.

xdog June 11, 2014 at 9:32 am

That’s a good read on McLaughlin’s explanations for how and why they missed so badly but they left out what’s probably the main reason, that they’re just not very good at the whole polling thing. Or maybe they just like to keep their clients happy. There’s nothing quite like making your own reality.

griftdrift June 11, 2014 at 9:46 am

“There’s nothing quite like making your own reality”

In politics that’s called a business model

Dave Bearse June 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm

or a bubble.

Bridget Cantrell June 11, 2014 at 10:35 am
Ed June 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Buckhead isnt really a suburb…

Ellynn June 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Wednesday…? Ed’s reads…

MattMD June 12, 2014 at 1:25 am

Thank you, Magellan.

Next you will tell us that 285 isn’t a perfect circle, right?

The Last Democrat in Georgia June 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Thanks for the news, Mr. Martin.

Ed June 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Elynn: it is a long story and involves an international conspiracy. (At least half of that is true.)

Ellynn June 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Can I pick which half can be true?

saltycracker June 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm

HMOG – “A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students – especially poor and minority ones – by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible to fire. ” AJC 6/11

The unions and teachers groups will appeal declaring this ruling a hate crime against students….Let the reform begin.

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