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How Waffle House Explains the GOP

By: Chet Martin My favorite waitress is named Peaches. It’s hard not to adore anyone so kind and competent, and I’m fairly confident that liking someone named “Peaches” is a requirement buried somewhere in Georgia’s 89-page constitution. She works at the corner of Milledge and Lumpkin, an intersection of Greeks, firemen, coffee-shop hippies, and those…

Rand’s Rise

By: Russell Dye In less than four years, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has paraded  himself forward onto the national stage of American politics. He has gone from being a  newly elected  senator from Kentucky to a 2016 U.S. presidential contender in less time than it takes to serve one full term as a U.S. senator….

Georgia Republicans, Focus on the Senate

By: Russell Dye  The Georgia Republican Party has been king of the political hill in our state since 2002 when Governor Sonny Perdue was elected by a 4-point margin to become Georgia’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction. Since that time, the Georgia GOP has grown into a large and finely tuned political machine that has…

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The New Republican Immigration Philosophy

By: Patrick Wheat For many sitting members of the House of Representatives, the term “immigration reform” often evokes a feeling of distaste. Whether this sentiment is evident in the bitter curse word muttered by a Republican at the idea of offering amnesty to illegal immigrants, or in the sarcastic disappointment exuded by a Democrat after…

Remnants of the "Rally for Education" held at the Georgia capitol in 2010. (Photo credit: C. Elle, flickr)
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Understanding Georgia’s Underinvestment in Education

By: Darrian Stacy It’s a new year, and a new session of the Georgia State Legislature has begun. With such issues on the agenda as Campus Carry and Medicaid expansion, Georgia politicians will have their hands full this session. And, given whispers that the legislature is cutting its apparently strenuous 40-day session short this the…

The GOP's prime candidate for the 2016 presidential election is falling under fire. This is at a time when the Republican Party is suffering from very low public approval ratings. (Photo credit: NY Daily News)
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Chris Christie’s Bridgegate to Nowhere

By: Korey Boehm It is no secret that the Republican Party has fallen on tough times recently in terms of its national appeal. Its candidate was easily beaten in the 2012 Presidential election, and the Democrats prevailed in the national popular vote in the Congressional elections as well. Quite simply, the Republicans are not conveying…

How Waffle House Explains the GOP

By: Chet Martin My favorite waitress is named Peaches. It’s hard not to adore anyone so kind and competent, and I’m fairly confident that liking someone named “Peaches” is a requirement buried somewhere in Georgia’s 89-page constitution. She works at the corner of Milledge and Lumpkin, an intersection of Greeks, firemen, coffee-shop hippies, and those…

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The GOP’s Road Map to Majority

By: Nathan Williams As summer begins to fade, campaigns across the country are gearing up for battle as the next election cycle approaches. The stakes are high for both political parties, but the battle for control of the Senate will likely dominate the national showdown beginning early next year. Now that most serious candidates have announced…

Immigration, Economics, & the GOP

By: Nathan Williams As we celebrated Independence Day, we remembered the sacrifices made by our founding countrymen in order to achieve freedom. More than 237 years later, historic sacrifices are marking the halls of the U.S. Capitol – the immigration debate. Both President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) pledged to restructure our…

Paul Broun’s No-Holds-Barred Senate Campaign

By: Chris Neill Rep. Paul Broun’s status as the only candidate to have formally entered the 2014 Senate race came to an end with Rep. Phil Gingrey’s official announcement. But while others have spent time contemplating whether or not to put their names in the hat, Broun has hit the campaign trail hard. He gave…

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