Few are more qualified to talk about the South’s contradictions than Georgia’s 80th governor, who oversaw the revamp of the state flag in 2001
Barnes, a throwback to Georgia’s once mighty but now dismantled Democratic machine, was eager to talk about the South’s contradictions. And, as the governor who oversaw the revamp of Georgia’s state flag back in 2001—which removed the battle emblem and arguably cost him reelection in 2002—few are more uniquely qualified.Read more
On the city’s allure, philanthropy, and historic revamp
When she’s not representing her 35,500 constituents, New Orleans native Jannquell Peters is a family law attorney and businesswoman who opened metro Atlanta’s first standalone indoor cycling studio.Read more
Georgia’s most polarizing pundit has turned the state into a battleground for GOP presidential candidates. As one of America’s most influential conservative voices, his rise to national prominence isn’t due simply to his being a basher of all things Democrat, but as an outspoken critic of the Republican Party.
In a lengthy discussion with Atlanta magazine, Erickson reflects on the now-infamous RedState Gathering, the international origins of his fascination with American politics, his own experience as an elected official, and his long-term aspirations.Read more
The mayor, ranked as one of the 55 most powerful Atlantans in our October issue, also discusses his plans for the Peachtree-Pine shelter
After he was photographed for our October cover, Mayor Kasim Reed chatted with Atlanta magazine editor-in-chief Steve Fennessy for a discussion about his second-term goals, the future of Turner Field, how fatherhood changed him from a “selfish” man, and what’s next.Read more
The book offers a frank look back at Carter’s public and private life. Here, the story of his contentious race for state Senate in 1962.
I decided to run for office in 1962, after the Supreme Court ruled in Baker v. Carr that all votes had to be weighted as equally as possible. This resulted in the termination of Georgia’s “county unit” system, where some rural votes equaled 100 votes in urban areas.Read more
The ouster of the good government group’s director is the latest move in a shift from nonpartisan to progressive
Earlier Tuesday, Common Cause Georgia executive director William Perry parted ways with the group after more than four years, the latest move in a string of recent shakeups within the organization’s Georgia chapter.Read more
Georgia’s new importance in candidate selection reflected by GOP turnout
The GOP candidates now have a greater incentive to spend their time coming down South to sing the praises of peanuts and Waffle House in Georgia rather than corn and fried Oreos in Iowa. The Southern right also hopes the increased importance of the six-state voting bloc will encourage candidates to hew more closely to conservative principles and messaging.Read more
Board boots its own hand-picked investigator, Mike Bowers, out of meeting in its rush to approve incentives
One would think that having former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers literally waiting in the wings to tell the DeKalb County Commission how riddled with corruption its county is—“rotten to the core” is how he put it in a letter this week to the county—might engender a sense of fiscal restraint in the board.Read more
An upcoming runoff for Brookhaven’s Gold Dome seat between Taylor Bennett and J. Max Davis carries statewide implications.
Democratic attorney Taylor Bennett and Republican ex-Mayor J. Max Davis battle over Brookhaven statehouse seat.Read more
How did running a nationally scrutinized state Senate race prepare her for the new job?
After a shellacking by David Perdue in the 2014 Georgia U.S. Senate race, Michelle Nunn wanted to take her time deciding what to do next. Her son, Vinson, was less patient.Read more