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  1. education
    Georgia School Announces It Will Start Paddling Children As Punishment“There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn’t have the problems that you have,” said the superintendent.
  2. Who Will Win Georgia’s Insane GOP Gubernatorial Runoff?Democrats are hoping the wild GOP contest will help their candidate Stacey Abrams.
  3. It’s Hard to Get Too Weird for the Georgia GOP. But Jason Spencer Pulled It Off.Jason Spencer was already on the way out of office thanks to earlier antics, but he insisted on embarrassing his state and his party one last time.
  4. Trump Endorses GOPer Who Vowed to ‘Round Up Criminal Illegals’ in His PickupIn a surprise endorsement at the last minute, Trump is at odds with popular Georgia GOP governor Nathan Deal.
  5. GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Primary Was About Who Could Be the CraziestIn the latest gleaning from a secret tape of Georgia GOP gubernatorial front-runner Casey Cagle, he admits his party’s kinda nuts.
  6. Georgia GOP Lieutenant Governor Caught on Tape Insisting He’s a Political HackFront-running candidate for governor Casey Cagle walked into a trap by confessing he flip-flopped on a key bill for purely political reasons.
  7. power
    Stacey Abrams’s Win Is Just the BeginningHer victory is a lesson in how to break the rules of politics.
  8. politics
    5 Reasons We’re Excited About Stacey AbramsShe could be America’s first black female governor — and she moonlights as a romance novelist.
  9. Another Big Primary Night for Democratic WomenPrimaries in three southern states plus runoffs in Texas continued to shape a competitive midterm, with Democratic women doing particularly well.
  10. primaries 2018
    Abrams Wins Georgia’s ‘Two Staceys’ Race, Could Be First Black Female GovernorWith Abrams heading the Democratic ticket, the Georgia governor’s race might finally be competitive again.
  11. Abrams Wins Georgia’s ‘Two Staceys’ Race, Could Be First Black Female GovernorWith Abrams heading the Democratic ticket, the Georgia governor’s race might finally be competitive again.
  12. The Two Staceys Versus GOP Wild Men: A Preview of Tuesday’s PrimariesGubernatorial primaries in Georgia and congressional contests in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Texas are on tap for May 22.
  13. Georgia GOP Candidate’s ‘Deportation Bus,’ Like His Campaign, Breaks DownGOP gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams is going nowhere fast, but the general-election showdown in November is becoming more interesting.
  14. Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Points Gun at Teen in New AdBrian Kemp is in a competition with his Republican rivals to show how much he loves guns. But they could go too far.
  15. 2018 elections
    Stacey Vs. Stacey: Inside Georgia’s Strangely Pivotal Governor’s RaceThe dueling Democratic primary candidates agree on this: Sometimes they wish they had different first names.
  16. nightmares
    Video of Rogue Ski Lift Confirms We Should All Just Stay InsideTen people were injured when the lift at the Gudauri resort spun out of control and sent skiers flying.
  17. Georgia Republicans Punish Delta for Cutting Ties With the NRAThe airline could end up paying an extra $40 million for angering gun-loving lawmakers.
  18. Georgia GOP: No Tax Cut for Delta Unless It Gives NRA Members DiscountsThe airline severed ties with the NRA last week. Now, Georgia’s lieutenant governor is threatening to kill a jet-fuel subsidy in retaliation.
  19. Florida: Guns 1, Students 0Florida Republicans didn’t even wait a decent interval to shoot down a proposed assault weapons ban.
  20. Doug Jones’s Victory Shows the Way Forward for Democrats in the SouthDoug Jones assembled the same kind of biracial coalition that always worked for southern Democrats, but without being conservative. Get used to it.
  21. How the Democrats Can Make Inroads in the SouthThe landscape is tough, but demographic change, voter-registration efforts, and a little luck could go a long way toward reviving southern Democrats.
  22. design hunting
    This Is What ‘Wild Minimalism’ Looks LikeMeet Rooms, a two-woman design team operating out of Georgia.
  23. local politics
    State Rep Gives Ominous Warning About Removing Confederate Statues“I can guarantee you won’t be met with torches but something a lot more definitive.”
  24. After Ossoff Defeat, Georgia Democrats Are Looking for Some AnswersShould Democrats in places like Georgia keep trying to rebuild white support? Or should they focus on minority mobilization? The debate goes on.
  25. the body politic
    Ossoff’s Loss Has a Silver Lining for DemocratsThe emergence of a new game plan, from persuasion to motivation.
  26. the body politic
    Can the New Activist Passion of Suburban White Women Change American Politics?Jon Ossoff’s race against Karen Handel in Georgia is the first test.
  27. shortages
    Freak Weather Has Decimated the South’s Peach SuppliesNow a shortage is looming just in time for summer.
  28. 6 Takeaways From Montana’s Special ElectionMontana’s special election has many lessons, but it’s unclear if it tells us a lot about the remaining contests of 2017, much less the 2018 midterms.
  29. Judge Overturns Early Voter Registration Deadline for the Ossoff-Handel RaceIn rough justice for GOP candidate and voting-rights pariah Karen Handel, a judge has extended registration for her runoff contest with Jon Ossoff.
  30. Ossoff Falls Short of a Majority in Georgia House Race, Heads to RunoffThe Democrat disappointed those hoping for a knockout win in Tom Price’s old district, but he’ll get another shot on June 20.
  31. Georgia’s Many Counties Have Contributed to Atlanta’s Traffic DisasterOne of the least-understood sources of Atlanta’s horrific traffic problem is a balkanized system of counties.
  32. Democrat Gaining Ground in Georgia Special Election to Replace Tom PriceA new survey shows well-funded Democrat Jon Ossoff ahead of or even with his most likely GOP rivals in a second-round runoff in June.
  33. islamophobia
    State Rep Withdraws Proposed Bill That Would Make Wearing the Hijab IllegalThis would be an update to Georgia’s existing anti-masking law.
  34. Latino Turnout Is Surging in Early Voting Across Battleground StatesAnd the spike appears to be fueled by low-propensity voters, whom pollsters weren’t counting on. For Trump, that could mean doom.
  35. election 2016
    The Female Politician Trying to Turn Georgia BlueStacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic House Minority Leader, on why Georgia is a test case for the rest of the United States.
  36. Trump Getting Thumped in Post-Tape-Gate PollsTrump’s 11-year-old endorsement of sexual assault has Ohio looking blue — and Utah and Georgia turning purple.
  37. domestic violence
    Georgia Sued for Making Domestic Violence Victims to Pay Court FeesThe state required anyone who reported domestic violence to pay a fee of at least $50 if they declined to press charges.
  38. half baked
    Walmart Workers Refuse to Make ‘Racist’ Cake for Police Officer’s RetirementThe officer’s friends are now demanding a boycott.
  39. Could Hillary Clinton Win Georgia?Demographic change has made the Peach State more reachable for Democrats.
  40. missing persons
    The Amber Alert Girl Who Says She Doesn’t Want to Be Found“It’s actually because I don’t trust the cops.”
  41. early and often
    Georgia Down-ballot Primary PreviewOne — Paul Broun — called evolution “lies from the pit of hell.”
  42. lives on the lam
    Man on the Run for 48 Years Finally CapturedRobert Stackowitz walked off his prison work duty in 1968. U.S. Marshals finally caught up with him last week. 
  43. Georgia Governor Vetoes Religious-Exemptions Bill Major companies, including Disney, threatened to boycott the state if the controversial became law. 
  44. Georgia Parents Won’t Let Yoga Influence Their KidsIf you can’t pray in school, you can’t “namaste.”
  45. boycotts
    Tyler Perry Joins Chorus Condemning Georgia’s Anti-Gay Bill“We do not tolerate bigotry, division, and discrimination.”
  46. boycotts
    Time Warner Joins Disney and AMC in Opposition to Georgia Anti-Gay BillTime Warner urges Governor Deal to veto.
  47. boycotts
    Hathaway, Daniels Condemn Georgia Anti-Gay BillAaron Sorkin, Seth MacFarlane, and Julianne Moore are also urging Governor Deal to veto the bill.
  48. boycotts
    Disney Might Boycott Georgia Over Anti-Gay Bill, AMC Also Speaks UpThey’ve shot a lot of Marvel movies there.
  49. police brutality
    Georgia Grand Jury Indicts Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black ManAnthony Hill was naked, unarmed, and behaving erratically when officer Robert Olsen shot him to death.
  50. horrible things
    6-Year-Old Dies After Finding a Loaded Gun Stuck in a CouchAnother gun accident involving a child — the fourth in the last six weeks, in Georgia alone.
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