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Past articles by Jim:

Former VA administrator and Georgia senator Max Cleland dies at home

Former U.S. senator Max Cleland, a Democrat who used a wheelchair most of his adult life, was one of the first veterans from the killing grounds of So → Read More

The Jolt: Texas claims sovereignty over us, and many Georgia Republicans like the idea

Every now and again, the 19th century raises its head in Georgia politics. The last time may have been in 2009, when the state Senate re-asserted its faith in the doctrine of states’ rights – including the right to secede from the Union, and the right to nullify federal laws that Georgia does not like. → Read More

Opinion: The Kelly Loeffler, Raphael Warnock runoff crosses a line

One of Kelly Loeffler’s first public appearances as a U. → Read More

The Jolt: Election officials spot a software error that causes candidates to disappear. Has it happened before?

It’s time to revisit one of the great statistical mysteries of the 2018 general election.You’ll recall that on Nov. 6 of that year, Republican Geoff Duncan beat Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico in the race for lieutenant governor, 52% to 48%, a margin of 123,172 votes. But there was something very strange about those results. → Read More

Ginsburg’s death may give Democrats a reason to consolidate in the Senate race for Kelly Loeffler seat

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg may given Georgia Democrats a reason to consolidate behind a single candidate in the Nov 3 special election for the Georgia U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Republican Kelly Loeffler. → Read More

The Jolt: ‘I’m not necessarily saying it’s wrong,’ Brian Kemp says of leaked pandemic report

Who is allowed to know what during a pandemic is becoming something of an issue in our state. Last week, the AJC reported on the many public state records that suddenly have become unavailable or – when made available – are heavily redacted. In this morning’s print edition, the lead article is based on a real but leaked federal report. → Read More

The Jolt: A Holocaust smear enters the 14th District race for Congress

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the leading GOP candidate in the 14th District congressional race, has peddled QAnon conspiracy theories. She’s wondered on Facebook whether the 2017 Las Vegas massacre was a plot to do away with the Second Amendment. → Read More

The Jolt: Re-electing Donald Trump will keep Christians at ‘the top of our political system,’ says Ralph Reed

Then we had the Monday evening fury over a digital ad put out by the U.S. Senate campaign of incumbent David Perdue, which enlarged the nose of Jon Ossoff, triggering accusations that the Republican was evoking anti-Semitic tropes against his Jewish opponent. In a statement, Perdue’s aides blamed an “unintentional error” by an outside vendor when a filter was applied. Critics saw something more… → Read More

A way to keep the late John Lewis as the ‘conscience of Congress’

John Lewis served 33 years as “the conscience of Congress.” There is a way to keep him there, even in death. Remove the figure of Alexander Stephens, the first and only vice president of the Confederacy, from National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.Replace him with Lewis. Perhaps as a young, trench-coated figure about to receive a blow from a police baton. Or sprawled on the U.S. House floor,… → Read More

The Jolt: Jockeying for position ahead of Donald Trump's visit to Atlanta

Lake was a notable Georgia GOP voice of opposition to Trump during the 2016 campaign and shortly after. Ahead of Trump's arrival, Loeffler's campaign pointed to a 2017 comment from Lake acknowledging that he didn't vote for the president and suggesting that Trump might leave office before his first term was up. Said Loeffler spokesman Stephen Lawson: "Doug Collins hiring a Never Trumper to lead… → Read More

The Jolt: The CDC to be eliminated as a first recipient of local coronavirus data

On Monday, Gov. → Read More

The Jolt: A statistical case for expanding the Democratic map into Georgia

In politics, we tend to focus on the chatter that goes on between the two major parties. → Read More

Opinion: The turning point for Atlanta’s spiral into violence

It is no small thing to send government troops into a capital city that hasn’t asked for them. → Read More

The Jolt: Sarah Riggs Amico and her COVID-19 testimonial

Infectious disease specialists are advising us to celebrate the Fourth of July from a distance,... → Read More

Opinion: About that Confederate general on horseback at the state Capitol

On a hot Saturday night in June, while downtown Atlanta was bubbling with anger, 14 or so armored fi... → Read More

The Jolt: The unintended consequences of a ‘police protection’ bill

On Friday, Gov. → Read More

Opinion: The GOP attempt to turn a hate crimes bill into a police protection vehicle

Note to readers: Some 90 minutes after this column was posted at 6:48 p.m. → Read More

A Saturday preview of the coming, volatile Senate debate over a hate crimes bill

It was a rare but blistering day at the state Capitol. → Read More

An endorsement of a hate crimes bill by Georgia’s most prominent political veterans

Below is a letter the editorial page of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will carry on Sunday, urgin... → Read More

The Jolt: Stacey Abrams, David Perdue spar over who’s to blame for primary debacle

What a contrast. → Read More