MDJ editorials
National Voices: Refusing a rewrite
It was a long-awaited ruling, and it was a doozy. A three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit Court for the District of Columbia decided the Halbig case Tuesday, ruling that under President Obama’s ...
July 24, 2014 08:51 PM | 4 4 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Runoff done, Perdue now must ‘define’ the real Nunn
A typically hard-fought primary season has finally drawn to a close thanks to Tuesday’s balloting to cap the nine-week long runoff period. We congratulate the local winners (11th District Congressm...
July 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Obamacare ruling: Rewrite comes back to bite
Obamacare, which has already severely disrupted health care coverage for millions of Americans, may be about to further disrupt it for millions more thanks to a ruling by a three-judge panel of the...
July 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: State plays city for patsy on inmates
Local law enforcement officials have long complained privately that the state of Georgia uses Savannah as a dumping ground for a disproportionate share of inmates being released from the state’s pr...
July 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Left rejoicing over Obamacare’s inflated numbers
A private foundation issued a report claiming 20 million Americans “gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act as of May 1.” And the left reflexively threw a party. “The verdict is in: Obamacare...
July 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The SPLOST vote: Lee right to put BRT on back burner
Almost lost in the shuffle of the focus on Tuesday’s coming GOP primary runoffs is that day’s equally momentous vote by the Cobb Board of Commissioners on whether to put a $750 million transportati...
July 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Reid, Senate Democrats out to gut freedom of speech
President Obama took some fire for playing pool before the cameras in Denver and speaking at fundraisers in Colorado and Texas last week while crises were breaking out at home and abroad. The borde...
July 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Call it ‘homer’ or ‘small ball,’ Braves’ plans on track
Though the Atlanta Braves’ move to Cobb has often and accurately been described as “a home run” for the county, the multi-step process by which that move is being accomplished can just as aptly be ...
July 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Proposed Ft. Stewart cuts alarming
Coastal Georgians know the importance of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield to their communities. But more importantly, they recognize the importance of this U.S. Army installation to America’s secu...
July 15, 2014 01:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob for Cobb ... but not that Bob
THE BALKY ELEVATOR at the Strand Theatre caused Bob Barr’s Election Night party to have be moved to the old Theatre on the Square Tuesday evening — but that episode was emblematic of his campaign a...
July 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Party Time: Candidates to converge on Square tonight for celebrations
LOOK for Marietta Square once again to be “ground zero” for election-night parties tonight. Voters might get tired of primaries and primary-runoffs and elections and election-runoffs, but to bar an...
July 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Town: Primary runoffs now down to the wire
PRIMARY SEASON 2014 heads into its final weekend this morning, with “ground zero” squarely on northwest Cobb and Marietta. That’s where the two hardest-fought local races of the season — those for ...
July 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embattled Bacon: Mayor pulls back (a bit) from ‘Polack’ comment
“I’VE BEEN IN OFFICE so long my filter’s just about come off,” said Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon at the outset of his “State of the City” speech last week. Truer words were never spoken. Bacon probably t...
July 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 15 15 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Key players in the Justin Ross Harris case
ONCE AGAIN, Cobb has been in the national media spotlight with the circus surrounding the toddler death of Cooper Harris, the 22-month old who died after being left in his father’s car. You would h...
July 12, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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At tonight’s political forum, expect the gloves to come off
Will tonight’s candidate forum featuring Bill Byrne and Bob Weatherford be an Ali vs. Frazier match? Byrne seemed to indicate it may. “This will be a real political street fight,” said Byrne, who h...
July 08, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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July Fourth will find candidates on the march
THE HARSH recent tones of Cobb’s political season will take a back seat for Uncle Sam and the Red, White and Blue later this week — well, for a few hours, anyway.
July 01, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber to Lee: If you want BRT, you’ll be riding solo
CONVENTIONAL WISDOM has had it that the Cobb Chamber of Commerce is pushing hard behind the scenes for Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee to put a $100 million down payment for a Bus Rapid Transit li...
June 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sewer-bill flap gives Goreham opening to take swipe at Byrne
WHAT STARTED OUT as a story in Sunday’s MDJ about residents angry about their bills from the county water department turned into a political story Monday after District 1 Commissioner Helen Goreham...
June 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Push for BRT is a roll of the dice for Lee
COBB Commission Chairman Tim Lee’s embrace of a proposed BRT and his thus-far unsuccessful efforts to piggyback it onto the upcoming SPLOST referendum ballot are a big roll of the dice — not just f...
June 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 11 11 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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