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Red state rising: The last days of Georgia’s two-party system

Georgia politics in the 1990s was like a murky twilight zone with two galaxies spinning away from each other. On one side were the remains of the old Solid Democratic South, still dominant at the beginning of the decade but best glimpsed in ghosts and caricature-like light from vanished stars. On the other side: the Solid Republican South, gathering mass and best represented by Newt Gingrich.
Zell Miller goodbye

From the Archives: Saying goodbye to Zell Miller, the man who says goodbye best

In our December 1998 issue, we profiled Zell Miller as he prepared to leave the Governor's Mansion, and described how he had a particular knack for giving a good eulogy.

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