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Georgia 6th District Republican Primary Debate

Ahead of the primary election, a crowded field of Republicans in Georgia’s 6th District try to distinguish themselves

As in other Republican debates this season, candidates in Georgia's 6th District largely sidestepped policy specifics to spar over the two main themes animating the party of late: the results of the 2020 election, and which of them is the “true conservative” in the race.
Atlanta Press Club Republican gubernatorial primary debate

Toting tired election fraud conspiracies, Republican candidates angle for Governor Kemp’s seat at debate

Sunday's Atlanta Press Club debate was dominated by bogus claims about the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, with the Republican candidates mostly unified behind the fact that no matter what, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams cannot become governor.
Johnny Isakson

Colleagues and friends in Georgia and nationwide remember Senator Johnny Isakson

On Sunday morning, the family of Senator Johnny Isakson announced he had died overnight at age 76.
A fraught redistricting process begins under Georgia's Gold Dome

A fraught redistricting process begins under Georgia’s Gold Dome

While Georgia's recent demographic changes have favored Democrats, Georgia Republicans are benefiting from a wholly different transformation: a more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.
Gabriel Sterling

Gabriel Sterling on death threats, the Dark Side, and America’s redemptive potential

You don’t expect someone with a title like “voting system implementation manager” to end up on 60 Minutes. But Gabriel Sterling was jolted into the national spotlight after disputing the deluge of misinformation regarding election integrity.
Gabriel Sterling Georgia election

Georgia’s Republican election officials earn plenty of attention for their anger over baseless voter fraud claims, but little action from those they criticize

Gabriel Sterling, the state's voting system implementation manager, and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger have both made national headlines and earned social media fame as they've spoken against their own party's unfounded claims of voter fraud. But nothing has changed for the people they criticize.
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.

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