They always say these things come in threes. First, Georgia state Representative Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) defended the Ku Klux Klan earlier this year, saying that the Klan “wasn’t so much a racist thing” and “made a lot of people straighten up.” Then Sen. Greg Kirk (R-Americus), while debating his bill that would allow religious groups to… [Read More]
Most of us have seen Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric on TV during his speeches in early primary states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. But as Georgia’s presidential primary approaches, Trump is becoming a bigger presence here, having made appearances already in Macon and — just this past weekend — in downtown Atlanta. The rhetoric was… [Read More]
Franklin Graham is famous for his anti-gay bigotry. He believes that gay people don’t adopt — they “recruit” children into their “cause.” So why is Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle waiting to get on Franklin Graham’s tour bus? Connect with Casey Cagle on Facebook and on Twitter @CaseyCagle and ask him if shares Graham’s beliefs.
This year, state lawmakers will consider an unprecedented seven marijuana-related bills, signaling a marked shift in priorities for a state long-considered to be among the nation’s most conservative. One of the more bold proposals, Senate Bill 254 (or SB 254), would abolish felonies for certain marijuana possession cases. Sen. Harold Jones (D-Augusta) talked about his bill… [Read More]
Better Georgia’s communication director Brandon Hanick sat down with The Athens Banner-Herald’s Andrew Shearer to talk about Cause + Effect, the new Georgia progressive film festival hosted by Alliance for a Better Georgia. Here’s what they had to say about the Georgia issues-based film festival, documentary filmmaking and the Athens art scene.