Friday on Political Rewind: A new documentary by two Georgia-born filmmakers, brothers Will and Jim Pattiz make the case that Carter was a visionary who promoted policies far ahead of their time; on racial justice, world peace, sustainable energy and much more.
Friday on Political Rewind: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced that she will not run for reelection. In a letter, Bottoms highlighted her proudest accomplishments in office, but gave no reason for her decision not to seek a second term. We’ll look at what her withdrawal means for the race for mayor of Georgia’s most influential city.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Candidates continue to line up for the 2022 election in races that will determine just how purple Georgia has really become. Plus, the results of a new poll from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveal approval numbers for top elected officials in Washington and Georgia.
Monday on Political Rewind: Recent data shows the spread of the virus is slowing in many state, for now. In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp lifted many of the remaining pandemic restrictions placed on Georgia businesses such as gyms, bars and restaurants. Across the state, colleges and universities across the state have yet to announce their plans for the fall semester.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Newly released census figures show Georgia’s population grew by one million people, a more than 10% increase, in the past decade. What do the new numbers mean for Georgia? Also, former Georgia congressman Doug Collins announced he will sit out the 2022 election cycle.
Friday on Political Rewind: Blue Ridge Republican David Ralston has finished presiding over yet another session as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. It is the election law that will likely be the legacy of the 2021 session. That’s just one of the issues the AJC’s Patricia Murphy and host Bill Nigut discussed with Ralston.
Today is Earth Day, an annual celebration of the place we call home. But that home is under threat, as man-made carbon emissions and other pollutions reek havoc with our environment and climate.
During a childhood spent in Alexandria, Va., and Walton County, Ga., author Ty Seidule writes, he lived in a bubble, unaware of the dark history of the horrific treatment of Black communities. He tells the riveting story of his coming to terms with U.S. history in a new book, Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause.
The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial begins their deliberations following closing statement from attorneys. Chauvin stands accused of murder after he put his knee into George Floyd's neck for over 9 minutes. In related news, questions are being raised about HB 286, a measure passed by the state legislature that would bar local governments from cutting police budgets by 5% or more.
Monday on Political Rewind: As a number of county GOP organizations vote to censure Gov. Brian Kemp for his refusal to support the Trump effort to overturn Georgia’s election results, how vulnerable is he to a Republican primary challenge next year? Also, a new study offers evidence that Georgia’s partisan political landscape remains a light shade of purple, according to the well-respected Cook Report.
Friday on Political Rewind: Homegrown corporate giants are finding themselves in the crosshairs of the fierce partisan fight over the state’s new election law. So, how is the recent fallout impact Georgia’s reputation as a state where business leaders and politicians can effectively work together?
Thursday on Political Rewind: Candidates are announcing their intentions to run for a myriad of offices in the upcoming 2022 elections.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Last summer, police violence in communities across the country acted as rallying points for discussion over the role of law enforcement in our society. Now, the police killing of Daunte Wright amid the ongoing trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin spurs renewed demands for structural change.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Senate remains a stumbling block for efforts by President Joe Biden to pass the bills in his ambitious agenda. Many frustrated Democrats are raising once again the long-standing question of whether it’s time to end the rules that allow a minority in the Senate to thwart the majority’s will through the use of the filibuster.
Monday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp faces more criticism from former President Donald Trump. Trump blasted Georgia's governor again over the weekend. Will Kemp’s aggressive push to defend the state’s new Republican-crafted election law be enough to return him to the good graces of his party’s base?