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Iran nuclear deal tops agenda as Georgia freshmen visit Israel

WASHINGTON — As Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his case against the Iran nuclear deal to a few dozen members of Congress visiting him in Jerusalem, Netanyahu whipped out a whiteboard to illustrate his point. 633 more words


"They Really, Really, Really Don’t Get It": 'Heritage Not Hate'? Sorry, White South, They Go Together

On the grass where I sat and played with my friends and family in the Atlanta suburbs, the second Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1915. 1,129 more words


Hank Johnson makes an incognito inspection of Confederate flag rally

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, and his wife, newly DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, made an unannounced — and mostly incognito — appearance at Saturday’s… 124 more words


Georgia accuses public records activist of information 'terrorism'

The state of Georgia has filed a federal lawsuit against a well-known public records activist that claims that he is engaging in a “strategy of terrorism” by publishing an annotated version of Georgia state law on his website. 1,334 more words


Hank Johnson: 'It's open season on all Americans'

In the wake of the arrest and jail suicide of Sandra Bland in Texas, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, has revised his admonition that it’s… 227 more words


John Douglas tries to unsay what never should have been uttered

The average person has a tiny little editor lodged in his or her skull, whose job it is to slam the door shut on secret thoughts that shouldn’t be given a voice. 434 more words


More than 100 docs, and four phonies, apply to dispense medical marijuana

Georgia’s nascent medical marijuana program has attracted a surge of attention from the medical community.

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who heads the state Department of Public Health, reports that more than 100 physicians have signed up for licenses to dispense the drug. 900 more words