Insanely long lines Atlanta June 9 election

Let’s talk to Atlanta voters about their chairs!

Because knowing that the lines to cast a ballot will be so long that you pack along a camping chair is part of a completely healthy, functioning, fair elections system.

Sam Massell: It’s time to say “never again”

Last Tuesday night, huddled behind the steering wheel in an overcoat, gloves and a hat, Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell was gridlocked on Atlanta’s main artery, stuck in the slush with the rest of us. As his usual 16-minute Buckhead commute down Peachtree Road slid into an hour, Massell, 86, had time to reflect on half a century of metro Atlanta's mass transit maladies.

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.
Stacey Abrams Georgia governor candidate

After a landslide victory, Stacey Abrams becomes the first female nominee for Georgia governor

By the time all the votes were tallied late Tuesday night, Stacey Abrams had claimed more than 75 percent of the 550,000-plus votes cast for the Democratic candidates.

Herman Cain campaign death watch has begun

Is the Cain campaign dying? Let's see:1. His national poll numbers are in free-fall (Click here and look for the red line).
Atlanta election voting

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Atlanta City Council races in 10 minutes

There's a lot going on in the Atlanta City Council races, and your time is precious. A quick guide to get you up to speed on what you should know before Tuesday.

Bernice King: Atlanta Public Schools dropout rate is ‘appalling’

Bernice King was only an infant when her father delivered his famous “Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, but she can recite its lines with authority. And so, welcoming civic leaders invited to the Carter Center for a discussion on education and civil rights, she said she would like to focus on the portion of the speech about the “red hills of Georgia.”
Atlanta election Keisha Lance Bottoms Mary Norwood

11 Questions for Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood

Atlanta mayoral candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood answer our questions about affordability, homelessness, transit, education, and more.

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