For the last 22 years, I have been a family therapist, and in that role, I have treated many, many children and teens. In the days since the election on November 8, I have heard from many parents, teachers and others who work with children. What they are seeing in our children in the wake… [Read More]
Gov. Deal and his team are going after Better Georgia — again, and you’ll never guess why.
This time, Gov. Deal is complaining because Better Georgia is following the law — the very same law he uses to keep the public from ever knowing who is donating thousands, or even millions, of dollars to secretive organizations set up to push his agenda.
Yesterday, as conservative leaders across the country denounced Donald Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage as racist, Trump dug in deeper, telling his critics to “get over it.” Apparently, that’s exactly what Gov. Nathan Deal has done. Gov. Nathan Deal and Sen. David Perdue made news yesterday by announcing their plans to host a… [Read More]
Top Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, agree: Donald Trump’s attack on the Mexican heritage of a federal judge is “the textbook definition of a racist comment. “ In fact, Republicans are sprinting to microphones all over the country to disavow the out-of-control megalomaniac who, just yesterday, threw his own campaign under the bus as he urged… [Read More]
A powerful Republican state Senator is blocking a crucial bill that would require police to account for the backlog of untested rape kits — evidence of sexual assault, sometimes including DNA, gathered when victims report the crime to authorities in Georgia. Many rape kits sit on shelves and remain untested for years or are even… [Read More]
Why is Gov. Deal threatening a state representative for helping families get the medical marijuana their children so desperately need?
Last year, with great fanfare, Gov. Deal signed a law allowing some Georgia patients to legally possess medical marijuana oil prescribed by their physicians.
The truth is, this law was broken from the beginning – a false hope that forced patients or their family members to risk violating federal law by transporting the medicine across state lines.
Now, Gov. Deal has threatened Rep. Allen Peake, patients and their family members with “punishment,” he called it, for doing the only thing they can to get the needed medicine the governor championed last year.
This Friday, millions of Georgians will get up early and brave long lines for the incredible deals retailers offer on Black Friday. For many families, Black Friday shopping is a festive, fun tradition that helps lighten the load on the family budget during the holiday season. But thanks to Georgia’s government, this year, we won’t… [Read More]
That was fast. Just last week, we told you that when it comes to Georgia’s lax pay-to-play laws, the once-fierce ethics watchdog, Sen. Josh McKoon, has turned into a disappointing lap dog who isn’t even willing to say that the practice should be illegal. Instead, he told the newspaper that he wanted to protect politicians…. [Read More]
Last week, when Serena Williams defeated Garbine Muguruza to win her 6th Wimbledon title and fourth straight major, she accomplished, for the second time, a feat so rare it bears her name: The Serena Slam. If she wins the U.S. Open this fall, Williams will become the first player in 27 years – male or female… [Read More]
This weekend, I’m buying my 15-month-old granddaughter, Julia Grace, a soccer ball. I suspect they may be in high demand. Why? Because last Sunday, little girls all across the United States got a whole new group of heroes as the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team won an unprecedented 3rd World Cup. From kickoff to Carli Lloyd’s… [Read More]