Morning Reads: Southern Dems Demise, OK Cafe Damaged, Chick-fil-A Peach Matchup

National

Is this the end for Southern Democrats?
Maybe that’s why the President got indigestion.
Mismanagement at Pearl Harbor
Protests over police killings turn violent.
Rolling Stone can’t make up its mind on who’s to blame in the UVA assault story.
Six prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay.

Local

Gwinnett parents opposed to redistricting
Buckhead power breakfast, power lunch spot damaged by fire
Former OSHA inspector comes up with interesting findings
New Atlanta civil rights movement defining itself
Is this Georgia’s biggest Christmas lights display?

Sports

4 teams in the College Football Playoffs
And it’s TCU vs. Ole Miss in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
First it was “Hands Up …” Now, this…
Will the Big 12 reassess things after being snubbed in the playoffs?
Honus Wager card auctioned for more than 400K

16 comments

  1. saltycracker says:

    Where is the demonstration for those that did not instigate or accelerate a situation that went wrong with the cops ? For all others let the legal system sort it out.

  2. Jon Lester says:

    When’s the last time Rolling Stone did any truly good investigative journalism? Best asset they have lately is Matt Taibbi, but his writing usually can’t be printed at family-friendly sites such as this one, and he’s no P.J. O’Rourke. All the magazine has to offer beyond that is bad pop culture coverage.

    • Will Durant says:

      When’s the last time ___________ did any truly good investigative journalism? The decline of print and the inability of the public to discern credible sources on the net are right up there with money equals free speech as top dangers to our system of government.

      • Will Durant says:

        Publishing an article written by a freelancer who was able to get some quotes critical of the administration from a four-star is hardly good investigative journalism. Having a General say we could win this war with 50,000 more troops was a story originally written with a stylus on a clay tablet.

  3. FranInAtlanta says:

    Not the end of Southern Democrats. Look at Southern members of the CBC. And check votes – you will find some of the most conservative Dems in the House.

  4. Ed says:

    “Is this the end for Southern Democrats?”

    Heard it before. They’ll be back eventually. Maybe not as a bloc, but like everything else… politics is cyclical.

  5. northside101 says:

    Landrieu’s loss in Louisiana completes the “triple crown” of southern Democratic senators sent packing this year, along with Kay Hagan in North Carolina and Mary Pryor in Arkansas. All 3 “drank the poison” and voted for Obamacare—and even nearly 5 years later, the voters of their respective states did not forget…

    The last 2 Democratic presidents—Obama and Clinton—have contributed greatly to the GOP rise in the South. Clinton’s leftward plunge in 1993-1994 led to the GOP winning control of the US House and Senate in 1994, and Obama’s leftward lean in 2009-2010 contributed to GOP wins in the South in both his midterm cycles. If you define the South as the 11 states that seceded in 1860-1861 and add Kentucky and Oklahoma, that amounts to 26 US Senators, only 3 of whom are Democrats—two in Virginia (Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, the latter who barely won last month) and Bill Nelson in Florida.

    • John Konop says:

      She is not talking about Common Core….it is called Chicago Math( everyday math)…..was in the schools way before Common Core…This is actually taught in many top private schools….I think it is fine for students with high level math aptitude….it is very confusing for the other 90% of the world…Which is why I am for tracking which is the real issue….The reason we keep having this issue is the idea that somehow you can equalize aptitude via a curriculum…..no magic bullets in life….We need to let students learn at the proper speed and or track…not push all students toward 4 year college prep or out….

      http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/

        • John Konop says:

          Charlie and I have talked about this issue….he is well aware of the confusion on this issue….he does support tracking students from he told over a few beers at a PP happy hour function…In fact Charlie has been a big advocate for vo-tech options for kids….

          FYI FROM WALKER, As you know a top private school.

          …..The mathematics program, based on Everyday Mathematics…..

          http://www.thewalkerschool.org/academics/lower_school/curriculum/index.aspx

          • Harry says:

            I’d like to see Charlie commit to solid parameters, not just PC Mickey Mouse crap. If he would, he could be an effective advocate for meaningful reform. The real test is, do you guys rile up some of the Educational Establishment. If so you know you’re being effective.

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