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Feb 07
2017

AROUND TOWN: The Clinton effect: Will Trump’s loss in Cobb affect county GOP leadership?

Who will be the next chairman of the Cobb Republican Party? Incumbent Rose Wing said she doesn’t want to publicly announce whether she is seeking re-election until Saturday’s mass precinct meeting. But if you’re a betting person, bet on her to run again. We’re told she was asking people to vote for her at the […]

Jan 14
2017

MDJ: Around Town – Cobb Countians prepare for inauguration, ‘Goldstein gap’ on the Square gets art

  THE EXCITEMENT IS GROWING as Cobb Countians prepare for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump next week and the balls and parades that accompany it. Festivities kick off on Thursday with such things as a “DeploraBall” at the National Press Club. The big day is Friday with the inaugural swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, […]

Dec 04
2016

AJC Political Insider: Gun-happy Kennesaw was won by Democrat Hillary Clinton

One of our number-crunching friends has taken a deeper dive into Cobb County’s November swing into the Democrat camp of Hillary Clinton, by lining up ballots cast with city boundaries — a somewhat tedious and time-consuming process. It was a more thorough victory than some might have thought. Here’s the biggest surprise: The city of […]

Dec 03
2016

MDJ: GOP debate: Should ex-chair be kicked out of the party?

FIREWORKS ERUPTED this week when the Cobb County Republican Committee argued over whether former county GOP chairman Joe Dendy should be booted from the organization. Dendy was arrested in May on charges that he molested two boys. He was indicted in August on 13 charges with a trial date scheduled for next month. At Tuesday’s […]

Nov 15
2016

AJC: Trump’s Cobb defeat creates headaches for GOP

By Greg Bluestein – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Updated: 7:07 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016  |  Posted: 12:34 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 Near the end of a post-election gathering in the heart of Marietta, Georgia tea party leader J.D. Van Brink asked whether the three dozen people assembled to talk about Donald Trump’s stunning victory missed the […]

Aug 09
2016

The Daily Beast: GOP Power Player—and Accused Child Molester

EVIL He was a huge Georgia Republican power player. And the whole time, he was allegedly molesting children. Dozens of them. It took five decades to get him behind bars. GOLDIE TAYLOR 08.09.16 6:25 PM ET There are potentially dozens of victims—children as young as four years old—spanning at least three states over five decades. […]

Aug 09
2016

To Russia, with love

In 1984, at the height of the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign ran an ad. The ad, simply called “The Bear,” hit at the heart of the difference between Republican and Democratic views on the Soviet threat. The ad was simple enough, footage of an American grizzly bear wandering through the woods while […]

Jul 09
2016

Brexit, Oscar Wilde, and What it Means for Donald Trump

On June 23, voters in the United Kingdom shocked the world when they voted to end the UK’s membership in the European Union, a political entity that the UK had a strong hand in bringing into existence following World War II. However, what initially started as a dream of a common trading zone had, over […]

Jun 22
2016

MDJ: JASON SHEPHERD: Analyzing the runoff for county chairman

The 2016 Georgia Republican Primary has been extended in Cobb County with the July 26 runoff between incumbent Commission Chairman Tim Lee and challenger Mike Boyce, a retired Marine Colonel. With no Democratic challenger, and barring an independent candidate entering the race, the winner of the runoff will serve the next four years as Chairman […]

Jun 07
2016

MDJ: AROUND TOWN: Remembering those troops who ‘literally saved the world’ on D-Day

  Monday marked the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, in which the Allies invaded Nazi, Germany-occupied France during World War II. Marietta attorney Jason Shepherd observed the anniversary by paying tribute to his great uncle, who took part in the invasion. Shepherd said on June 6, 1944, “having set sail from the Thames River the preceding […]