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Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
Posts on Regator:357
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Archived Since:July 10, 2011

Blog Post Archive

King Center honoree Muhammad Yunus: “Poverty is the denial of all human rights.”

This August will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Dream” speech, the landmark oratory for which he is most remembered. Since then, a couple generations of school kids have learned...Show More Summary

MARTA unveils business plan, says it won't ask for money from the state until "house is in order"

On Friday afternoon, MARTA unveiled a draft of a five-year plan for how the transit authority can cope with a $30 million operating deficit. Authored by auditing firm KPMG, the "transformation road map" provides implementation guidelines for measures recommended in an audit last year. Show More Summary

Sure, the Falcons won yesterday. But does Matty Ice deserve a raise?

At halftime of yesterday’s Falcons-Seahawks playoff game, I ran into Thomas Lake, former Atlanta magazine writer and now Sports Illustrated senior editor. The latest issue of SI has a great story by Tom about his unrequited love forShow More Summary

Kasim Reed: Hillary in 2016, and Atlanta, please lighten up

Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, and she and her husband will make a play for Georgia. So predicted Mayor Kasim Reed, who spoke to the Atlanta Press Club today. Since taking office three years ago, Reed has steadily been raising his national profile, largely through his strident support of President Obama. Show More Summary

Tweets of the Day: Kasim Read, the AJC, and Gay Marriage Edition

Our mayor came out in favor of gay marriage last month. This morning, the folks on the newspaper's PolitiFact team gave Reed a "full flip" rating on their Flip-O-Meter. Twitter responds. [View the story "Tweets of the Day: Kasim Reed, the AJC, and Gay Marriage Edition" on Storify]

The BeltLine acquires key property, plus other Eastside Trail updates

The Atlanta BeltLine punctuated another year of progress by acquiring the missing link between its popular Eastside Trail and its most visible landmark, Historic Fourth Ward Park. On the last day of 2012, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. purchased a 0.76-acre parcel adjacent to the Masquerade from the Trust for Public Land for a cool $1.3 million. Show More Summary

Pretty girlfriend of Alabama QB from last night's BCS game lives in Georgia

Touchdown for the Peach State! 'Bama may have won last night's BCS National Championship Game, but the highpoint of the evening was ESPN announcer Brent Musburger's strange fixation on the girlfriend of the winning team's QB. When she...Show More Summary

Tweets of the Day: December 21, 2012—End of the World Edition

What Atlantans have to say about the Mayan dramarama: [View the story "Tweets of the Day: December 21, 2012—End of the World Edition" on Storify]

NYSE coming to the ATL?

Mayor Hartsfield would be so proud. Atlanta-based "upstart" IntercontinentalExchange will purchase the New York Stock Exchange for $8.2 billion if everything passes muster. If it does, ICE will run the new company with one office still on Wall Street and another near the Hooch. Show More Summary

If lawmakers like guns so much, why can't we take them to the Capitol?

Creative Loafing reports state Sen. Vincent Fort will propose a ban on assault weapons when lawmakers return to the Gold Dome in January. Fort says his proposal is a response to last Friday's mass murder at a Connecticut elementary school. I'm...Show More Summary

PPP on Georgia: Jason Carter

Public Policy Polling released some new Georgia-centric data this week. A number and a name stood out to me. 37. That's Gov. Nathan Deal's and Sen. Johnny Isakson job approval rating. If all you know about Georgia politics is what you read on local conservative political blogs, you'd think that Sen. Show More Summary

Georgia ranks fifth on Mother Jones list of worst state legislatures

This morning Mother Jones published a funny and infuriating article on its web site titled "America's 50 Worst State Legislatures: Because it's never good when your state's greatest legislative achievement is 'WrestleMania Appreciation...Show More Summary

Georgia spends its money on what?

Gov. Nathan Deal's refusal to accept an expansion of Medicaid, or to set up a health insurance exchange in Georgia as required by the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) aren't new news. Deal made it clear he'd reject an expansion of Medicaid the not long after the Supreme Court's ACA ruling made it easier for states to decline. Show More Summary

Instagrams of the Week: November 12-16, 2012

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Blacking out Broun's opponent

Did Rep. Paul Broun really get re-elected to his seat in Congress with 100 percent of the vote, or is there another side to this important story that isn't being discussed? On one side of the controversy, you have the Georgia Secretary of State's election results web site. Show More Summary

Instagrams of the Week: November 5-9, 2012

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Talkin 'bout my generation: Downtown developers on Millennials and the Atlanta Streetcar

For the past ten years, the nonprofit community development organization Central Atlanta Progress has brought together Downtown businesses for a day of economic boosterism, toasting the past year’s successes and touting upcoming projects. Show More Summary

Tweets of the Day: November 6, 2012—Election Edition

It's Election Day! Here's what Atlantans have to say about their civic duty: [View the story "Tweets of the Day: November 6, 2012—Election Edition" on Storify]

PSA: Don't Instagram your ballot

Georgians, please don't Instagram your ballot. It's illegal. The Peach State has a law that expressly prohibits recording devices in polling places or publicly displaying your ballot, according to the Citizen Media Law Project. In layman's terms, you can't take any pictures or video in a polling place. Show More Summary

The Twittersphere on Our Southern Issue

Our November issue, on Atlanta's Southern identity, is finally on newsstands. Thus far, seems like people like it. So we're going to toot our own horn a little bit. Here's what tweeters have to say about it: [View the story "The Twittersphere on Our Southern Issue" on Storify]

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