Perdue’s legacy to be solidified by Deal’s second term

By: Randy Evans 

As the last two years of President Barack Obama’s second term expire, many will focus on the legacy he leaves. While presidents leave legacies through the policies and appointments they make, so do governors. There is probably no better example of this than one legacy left by Georgia’s first Republican governor in over a century.

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Full House at Constitutional Convention Debate

Last Wednesday, Cherokee Cattle Company and Jack Staver and friends welcomed a full house of people to participate in a debate on whether or not a Constitutional Convention would be good for our country. Lance Lamberton of Cobb Taxpayers Association defended a pro-Con Con position, while Publius Huldah, a retired lawyer, stood firmly against it. After their opening statements, the audience was welcomed to question Lance and Publius directly. The debates and questions were very insightful.

The Madison Forum is very pleased to that announce that a discussion on the ramifications of an Article V Convention of the States at our Luncheon Meeting, Monday, December 8th, Rib Ranch Restaurant, 2063 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066.

We invite you to watch the debate here:

Thanks to Jan Horne and Kim Strawn for video footage and production by Jan Horne.

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Election night 2014: What happened?

By: Randy Evans

On a night when Republicans were expected to do well, they did. Well, to be more accurate, on a night when Democrats were expected to do poorly, they did – losing in places they never expected to lose (like Iowa and Colorado) and slipping further and further behind in state capitols and legislatures around the country (including governorships in traditionally dark blue states like Maryland and Massachusetts).

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2016 presidential candidates: Too many to count

 By: Randy Evans

With the final stretch of the 2014 election to begin, political operatives have already started to line up key supporters and activists for the 2016 presidential election. Not surprisingly, this includes visits (indeed repeated visits)to Georgia by potential presidential contenders, especially as another Super Southern Tuesday starts to take shape.

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The Politics of Impeachment

By Randy Evans

Desperate people do desperate things, whether in sports or politics. As Democrats concede that they face “strong headwinds” in the upcoming November midterm elections, most pollsters and pundits concede that 2014 could be another historic election year with huge gains for Republicans. Meanwhile, Republicans have adopted a bunker mentality hoping to avoid the kinds of catastrophic gaffes that snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in years past.

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