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The Prayer of Perez: Building a New Democratic Coalition

By Loran Posey, Jr. On Feb. 25, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez defeated progressive Rep. Keith Ellison in a 235-230 vote to become the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Perez was considered the establishment candidate and benefitted from the support of former Vice President Joe Biden, while Ellison, who was backed by Senator…

It’s Black and White Or Let’s Not Mention It

By: Greyson Clark April 27th saw the culmination of a month-long political battle of words. More importantly, the day also marked the successful execution of a plan devised by four students at a Wilcox County high school. Wilcox County, located in southern Georgia, has a high school with two proms. One prom is for white…

The Scramble to Replace Saxby Chambliss – UPDATED

By: Charlie Spalding The race to replace the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss is beginning to take shape, particularly on the Republican side. Two candidates have already declared their intention to run in the Republican primary, precipitating a domino effect across the state’s congressional districts. Nate Silver assesses the race to be “Likely Republican,” yet potential…

“No Labels” Redefined

By: Charlie Spalding Many adjectives exist to describe the job performance of the 112th Congress, but the one most commonly applied to our last group of representatives in Washington was “dysfunctional.” An atmosphere of hyper-partisanship resulted in the least productive Congress ever and contributed to historically low approval ratings for both bodies. The fiscal cliff…

Is Georgia’s Democratic Party Dying?

By: Kelsey Thomas From the election of James M. Smith in 1872 until the failed re-election campaign of Roy Barnes in 2002, Georgia had a Democrat in the Governor’s Mansion (three mansions, in fact). Democrats controlled both houses of the General Assembly from 1891 to 2003, and the state swung for the Democratic Party’s presidential…

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