Category: Morning Reads

Morning Reads for Friday, January 8, 2016

– Is the War of Northern Aggression still making us sick?
The list. Either it’s a boycott list, or a list of your new favorite places to shop.
– Oh look. More yellow signs around town.
– Gird your loins. 51 days ’til the primary.

– NY miners rescued from stuck elevator. Miss Jessica, we need a detailed accounting of your whereabouts Wednesday night.
Where’s the tin foil?
– Putting the Bucks into Starbucks.
– What goes around, comes around.

Random Everywhere:
– The Force, coming soon to a Walmart near you.
– Guessing Sheldon will have to buy a new t-shirt.

The First Morning Reads of 2016

It’s the first Monday of 2016. For most of us, that means it’s time to go back to work, so, buckle up and welcome to the new year. And don’t forget, the 2016 legislative session starts a week from today.

The GOP presidential race in 2015 was divided into two parts: Before Trump and After Trump. Here’s how it went down, through the eyes of the candidates.

If you think America has never had a politician like Donald Trump, think again. He’s one of a long line of populists going back to William Jennings Bryan.

Is it any wonder, then, that white Republicans are the angriest Americans?

And speaking of angry, these white guys are angry enough to put #OregonUnderAttack.

Twice, Latinos were promised a path to citizenship if they voted for Democrats. It hasn’t happened. Will the third time be the charm?

Meanwhile, a new push by the Obama administration to deport Central American immigrants in the country illegally targets at least 11 families, including one living in Norcross.

If you think Speaker Paul Ryan is a RINO Muslim because the Omnibus passed, you should read this.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Government can support religion over nonreligion.

New Orleans has a streetcar named Desire. In Atlanta, some call ours a streetcar named Undesirable.

A Delta pilot feels the Christmas spirit, and returns to the gate to pick up a family trying to get to their father’s funeral.

The Southeastern Conference sets a new record with 8 bowl game wins.

Morning Reads for Tuesday, December 29, 2015

It’s time to plan your New Year’s Day dinner, and that means black-eyed peas – or Hoppin’ John – (for luck) and greens (for money). How you prepare your greens is entirely up to you, as is which kind of green you choose to prepare (we are a cabbage family). Hopefully, you saved the bone from the ham you served with your holiday dinner, because there’s no tastier way to cook your beans than with a leftover ham bone (pro tip: you can buy just a bone at any Honeybaked Ham store).

Less cooking, mor(ning)e reading:

For the comments, what’s your favorite Georgia (mis)pronunciation? I knew I’d lived in Georgia for a long time when I wanted a Martinez and asked the bartender for a “MAR-ti-nez.”

MRs: RIP, Braves legend; dramatic changes in Savannah politics; Go home, Carolina Panthers!

Trump: Clinton playing ‘woman card’
Will Webb run as an independent?
The GOP’s New Hampshire nightmare
Dramatic change in Savannah politics
Committee recommends more state benefits for kinship care providers
A Kenny Rogers theme park in Atlanta?
Three stolen Bentleys found at Hartsfield-Jackson
Falcons sink Panthers’ hope for an undefeated season
Legendary Bobby Dews dead at 76

MRs: Low gas prices; Dem debate fallout; Clarkston is a ‘terrorist destination’

Clinton aid stammers to defend Hillary’s Trump statement
Gas falls to $2 a gallon
Five takeaways from the Democratic debate
Cruz riles up Savannah supporters
Analyzing Gov. Deal’s school opportunity zone
Carter announces death of 28-year-old grandson
DeKalb city named a terrorist destination
EPA reverses decision on Georgia pipeline
First Web page went live 25 years ago

For Friday, December 18, 2015, Morning Reads These Are

– Found a saving partner Hutcheson Medical Center did.
– Boat ramps, boat ramps. To a dark place this line of thought will carry us.
– The silverware hide we must.

– Common sense this judge had.
– Dangerous and disturbing this puzzle is.
– Gave away the farm, he did.
– Clear your mind must be if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot.

Random Everywhere:
– For the blind, new hope there is.
Join us, you can.

MRs: Georgia’s snobbiest cities; Streetcar in big trouble; Columbus becomes Y’allywood

Trump, Cruz ahead in Iowa
A ‘turning point’ for the world?
Georgia poll finds wide support for Trump and Muslim proposal
State investigators look into Perry fairgrounds management
Valdosta seeking to bench benches
Columbus GA becoming known as Y’allywood
Football fans spend $35M during Georgia-Florida game
Ethics investigation cost local taxpayers $9,000
DeKalb police reach out to Stone Mountain mosque leaders
Atlanta Streetcar in big, big trouble
Mapping Atlanta’s best Christmas displays of 2015
The 10 snobbiest places in Georgia

And finally, George W. Bush enters the 2016 presidential race … 

Morning Reads for Friday, December 11, 2015

– Ding! Dong! Let’s hope the witch is dead!
– You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
– Gotta get that snow fix somehow.

– Will someone, somewhere, please do their homework?
– Not that rumor again.
– What? Vox and Glenn Reynolds in agreement? Harmonic convergence, or something.

Random Everywhere:
Stonehenge was moved?
FiveThirtyEight’s election predictor thingy.

MRs: Erickson blasts NYT; Georgia’s San Bernardino hero; the REAL GSU routs Statesboro


Erickson blasts holes in NYT … literally
Georgia native remembered as hero in San Bernandino massacre
Carter says his cancer is gone

Georgia teachers should expect progress toward merit pay next session
Another Georgia execution set for this week
DeKalb community called ‘worst in America’
Budweiser Clydesdales visit Atlanta community

Will Muschamp to become next Gamecocks coach
The REAL GSU is bowl eligible … (Tech must be awfully jealous)
Houston, FSU heading to Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
And finally … perhaps the most significant news of the day 

Morning Reads for December 4, 2015

– Mayor Reed under fire.
Swimmin’ pools and movie stars. (Sigh.)
– And the circus begins…
Nobody Everybody saw this coming.
– RIP Alex Cooley

– Not The Onion. SecDef Ash Carter opening all combat jobs to women.
The gaffe heard ‘round the world.
– Is the cigarette-smoking man back?
– Just… creepy. (watch out for autoplay!)

Random Everywhere:
Batman vs. Superman.
– Not the Onion, again. CNN Christmas report on… Satanists.
– Now we all don’t have to resort to looking like Joan Rivers. Just take a pill, sweetie.

Cyber Monday Morning Reads – 11/30

Here’s your special flash deal of the day: Cyber Monday MRs at a deeply discounted rate!

The turkey has been consumed and people are now spending their productive hours at work trying to find the best deals.




Morning Reads – Tuesday, November 24

It’s Thanksgiving Eve Eve! Do you know what you’re cooking? Here are some ideas:

  • Cornbread dressing: Scott Peacock’s version is the one that comes closest to my Mississippi grandmother’s recipe. Don’t hold back with the turkey stock, and for the love of all things holy, don’t make it with Jiffy cornbread mix.
  • Oyster dressing: Because double the dressing, double the fun! I prefer the version with French bread, because that’s what my Louisiana grandmother made.
  • Talkin’ turkey: Those crazy Yankees at America’s Test Kitchen will never, ever steer you wrong. (Except maybe now that Chris Kimball has left the building, Anonymous will pull off some kind of catastrophic Thanksgiving Day hack and we’ll all be left flailing in puddles of savory turkey brine.)
  • Even the military likes NPR’s Susan Stamberg’s mother-in-law’s cranberry relish.
  • Rely on Miss Manners when your drunk uncle (Drunkle!) starts talking about Trump.

Now, as Thomas Jefferson so sagely said, can we get back to politics? (Please? – James Madison)

Today in Hamilton, we visit the Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy. Listen closely so it will make sense when your three cousins start arguing about which one of them is the Peggy. Work!

Morning Reads for Friday, November 20, 2015

– UGA sororities speak against the Safe Campus Act.
The Eye of Sauron turns upon a Georgia Southern student.
– With these new toys, just watch. It won’t snow.
– Are we talking about the DOT or the Department of Revenue here? Hard to tell.

– “Earnings pressure” is finspeak for “hemorrhaging money.” Blame Obamacare.
– That’s some mighty thin skin there…
Happy New Year, early.
– Hear no briefing evil.
Lurch’s mouth is a diplomatic incident.

Random Everywhere:
Run away! Run away!
I knew it!

Morning Reads for Wednesday November 18th, 2015

Isn’t this a regal portrait of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump?

ISIS, Paris, Refugees, and Stuff

Other News

Blasts from the Past

  • Written fourteen months ago, discussing what happened back in 1785, but in light of ISIS, still relevant.
  • Sunday will be the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the start of the ’60s.  For those of us of a certain age, it left an indelible memory on our lives.  Two years ago, the AJC’s Jim Galloway penned this column about his memories of a turbulent time, and it’s well worth reading again.

Morning Reads – Tuesday, November 17, 2015

An in-depth investigation by the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Huffington Post uncovers massive subsidies of college athletic programs by students who are mostly disinterested in college athletic programs. Their prime example? GSU (the one in Atlanta).

In Macon, GPB asks what comes after public housing?

More on the Palmetto Pipeline, Kinder Morgan, and the DOT.

In Putnam and Baldwin counties, residents felt the earth move under their feet. (The sky did not come tumbling down.)

Antony Bourdain beholds Waffle House, the “yellow beacon of hope for the seriously hammered.”

Seattle residents pay 28 different transportation-related taxes fees.

Should HUD ban smoking in public housing?

Mapping the flow of gun traffic from Georgia (and elsewhere).

This week in “Hamilton”: