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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


Sandblasting the Confederate faces off Stone Mountain? Yeah, right.

It would take a monster of a sandblaster, and raise some highly uncomfortable questions about the selective editing of history, but the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three leaders of the Confederate States of America on Stone Mountain. 894 more words


U.S., Iran strike historic nuclear accord

Here’s the lead on the news of the day from the Associated Press:

VIENNA — After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, world powers and Iran struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions — an agreement designed to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S.

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