Our Place in the Universe: Dead last in per-capita state tax revenue
As my fellow blogger Andisheh Nouraee pointed out yesterday, Tea Party types will never come around to the proposed transportation sales tax (to say nothing of "taxis, taxidermy, and tacks"). But really, they should lighten up a bit.
Who stands to lose the most under Georgia’s anti-abortion bill?
Legislation that seeks to ban the majority of abortions in Georgia, HB 481, is up for a vote in the state Senate as early as this week. Here are a few of the groups who would be disproportionately impacted by Georgia’s heartbeat bill if it becomes law and goes into effect.
Georgia Senator Jen Jordan on her HB 481 speech: “The least that women should be given is the ability to control our bodies.”
For weeks before her viral speech on the Georgia Senate floor, Jen Jordan had been listening to the debate around HB 481 (a.k.a. the "heartbeat bill") but said she hadn’t heard any talk—honest talk—about how the bill would impact women in real, messy terms.
Hollywood’s (threatened) boycott of Georgia, explained
What film studios will boycott Georgia over the abortion law? And what will those boycotts accomplish? We break down what has happened in Georgia's film industry so far since Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481, the "heartbeat bill," into law.
It’s official: Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry—of Queer Eye fame—will run for U.S. Senate
The young leader of Clarkston, Georgia, which has been called the most diverse square mile in America, declared today he’s running for U.S. Senate.
Meet the candidates running for Georgia governor in 2018
With the primary elections coming up, it’s high time to introduce the fresh batch of Georgia gubernatorial hopefuls looking to succeed Governor Nathan Deal.
Hey, Hollywood: Boycotting our state will hurt Georgia women, not help them
There's a better way to support women's rights and fight HB 481, Georgia's abortion ban.
Photos: Thousands protest Georgia abortion legislation during #DoBetterGA march
On Saturday morning, thousands gathered near the Georgia State Capitol in downtown Atlanta to protest HB 481, a bill recently signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp that bars most abortions after six weeks.
Atlanta attorney buys TrumpHotels.org, plasters it with images of immigrant detention centers
When Atlanta-based attorney Loren Collins realized President Donald Trump’s namesake hospitality company had neglected to purchase TrumpHotels.org, he leapt at the opportunity, snagging the site for $16 and plastering it with photos of immigration detention centers on the U.S. border.
Georgia is moving in Democrats’ direction. For Stacey Abrams, will it be fast enough?
Someday a Democrat will win a statewide office in Georgia. It’s a statistical inevitability as the state continues to diversify. That time could be as soon as November 6, as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams seems to be riding a national blue wave that could lift her above Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.