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Commentary: What’s Trumpism without Trump? Georgia’s Senate runoffs offer a preview

What’s Trumpism without Trump? Georgia’s Senate runoffs offer a preview

GOP politicians—Kelly Loeffler chief among them—have stapled their identities to the outgoing president. It might continue to work.
How political polarization changed the way Atlantans interact

The way we live politics

Political polarization doesn't just pervade our national dialogue. It also changes the way we talk to our spouses, parents, and friends.

In politically mixed friend groups, a lesson for navigating differences

Laura Phelan sees her small friend group as a microcosm of her church family—and perhaps a microcosm of the country, politically. One woman casts her vote according to convictions related to social justice and climate change; another is fiscally conservative and supports whichever party’s tax plan makes most sense for her family.

It’s increasingly rare for a marriage to cross party lines. Can such couples offer us hope?

Going into the relationship, Dave and Jessica knew they had their differences. He’s Black, and she’s white. He’s a 50-year-old Gen Xer; she’s a 38-year-old Millennial. But to many people, the difference that’s most surprising isn’t any of these: It’s that he’s a Republican, and she’s a Democrat.
Donald Trump Brian Kemp Rally Macon Georgia Election 2018

Outside President Trump’s Georgia rally: Thousands of Kemp supporters, a jumbotron, and a bloody kiss

Inside the Middle Georgia Regional Airport hangar in Macon on Sunday, Donald Trump endorsed Brian Kemp and encouraged Republican supporters to vote. Outside in the overflow lot, there was a bit of excitement from counterprotesters and poor PA system.
Georgia Governor Runoff Casey Cagle Brian Kemp

Casey Cagle vs. Brian Kemp: A quick guide to the Republican runoff candidates for Georgia governor

On July 24, Republican voters can choose between Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp to be their nominee for Georgia governor. While they align on many platforms, the two differ slightly in a few key areas: Medicaid expansion; transportation, and their campaign personas.
Georgia Republican Governor Debate

Guns, illegal immigration steal the show at Georgia Republican gubernatorial debate

In a political contest that has contained explosions and chainsaws, candidate impersonators, and a “Deportation Bus,” among other peculiarities, the Republican gubernatorial candidates aiming to claim Governor Nathan Deal’s post convened at Georgia Public Broadcasting on Thursday to tout their conservative platforms and to call foul on each other’s indiscretions.
Michael Wiliams Georgia

Can a staunchly Trump Republican become the next Georgia governor?

“I was the first one that came out publicly and endorsed Donald Trump” among state elected officials, Williams says—a fact that’s also proclaimed in bold font on his campaign homepage. Is it a strategy for success or failure?
District lines

How redrawing districts has kept Georgia incumbents in power

Georgia lawmakers have been accused of moving the goal posts so their party can stay in power. Could an independent set of mapmakers put an end to the process? Or must the courts decide?
Jon Ossoff

The Democrats’ $8 Million Man: What would a Jon Ossoff victory mean?

“The fact that people are paying attention to races they otherwise wouldn’t indicates that Democrats and even some moderate Republicans are eager to send a pretty strong message to Trump and the GOP establishment,” said Emory professor Michael Leo Owens, who specializes in urban politics.

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