Warnock far superior to Walker

If Georgians replace U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, with Herschel Walker, a Republican, in November, they’ll be making a poor substitute. Warnock has served Georgia well, while Walker is at least as poorly suited for the job of senator as his buddy, Donald Trump, was for the presidency. Still, Walker could win easily. He […]

The war on reality

This “new normal” is taking some getting used to. Prices are soaring for everyday food items, from eggs to milk to chicken. More taxing still are the shortages of necessities such as infant formula. The war in Ukraine, we’re told, will exacerbate shortages in the food supply — driving up prices even more. As aggravating […]

John Lewis’ legacy: Warnock, Ossoff

As his remarkable life was drawing to a close, Georgia Congressman John Lewis penned an opinion essay to be released upon his death. Published in The New York Times on July 30, it was an eloquent but urgent call to action, its message the same bold invocation seen in his life’s work: “Democracy is not […]

Heading for history’s ash heap

Most of the South’s fiery segregationists are dead and largely forgotten, dumped into the ash bin of history by their fierce opposition to equal rights for black Americans. If they are remembered at all, they are thought of as racist throwbacks, small-minded men who stood on the wrong side of the defining issue of their […]

A black woman governor for Georgia?

As Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams has taken on a daunting challenge. If elected, she would be the first black governor of a Deep South state — and the first black woman governor of any state. Despite the excitement she has generated among Democrats nationwide, Georgia has remained reliably red for the last […]

Crime is falling, fear is not

Mobile, AL. — Listening to some campaign commercials, I’m swept into the 2013 horror film, “The Purge” — which portrays a terrifying evening of violent crime. Here in Trump country, politicians running for posts from sheriff to attorney general are pledging to bring an end to what the president has infamously called “American carnage.” Steve […]

Roy Moore’s child abuse

Roy Moore, a former jurist and the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alabama, has carefully crafted an image over the years as an ultra-conservative religious zealot. He bashes gays and lesbians, denounces abortion and brings his hateful brand of religion into the courtroom, where it runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution. Now, it […]