Jim Galloway

Columnist and Blogger

Jim Galloway, a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is the lead writer and founder of the AJC’s Political Insider blog, the best-read and most influential political blog in the state.

Latest from Jim Galloway

House Speaker David Ralston gets a GOP challenge -- again
 House Speaker David Ralston will once more face competition in May to retain his solidly-conservative north Georgia seat.  Margaret Williamson said in a statement to the hyperlocal site Fetch Your News that she would square off against the Blue Ridge Republican in the GOP primary.  “I have actively participated in...

Posted: 7 hours ago

House Speaker David Ralston will once more face competition in May to retain his solidly-conservative north Georgia seat.  Margaret Williamson said in a statement to the hyperlocal site Fetch Your News that she would square off against the Blue Ridge Republican in the GOP primary.  “I have actively participated in...
‘Political Rewind’ replay: David Perdue plunges into a D.C. septic tank of controversy
 A frost-bitten edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” today focused on U.S. Sen. David Perdue and his remarks in defense of President Donald Trump during that immigration meeting last week. Yours truly is in the neighborhood of a roaring fire in far-off Kennesaw, and thus no part of the discussion, but the shout out regarding...

Posted: a day ago

A frost-bitten edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” today focused on U.S. Sen. David Perdue and his remarks in defense of President Donald Trump during that immigration meeting last week. Yours truly is in the neighborhood of a roaring fire in far-off Kennesaw, and thus no part of the discussion, but the shout out regarding...
Tom Price joins advisory board of Jackson Healthcare
 Bloomberg reports that Tom Price’s post-Cabinet career has begun: Price stepped down from HHS job last September, amid probes of his use of taxpayer-funded jets while in office – and after unsuccessful Senate attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Price was a leading critic of the Obama administration’s central...

Posted: a day ago

Bloomberg reports that Tom Price’s post-Cabinet career has begun: Price stepped down from HHS job last September, amid probes of his use of taxpayer-funded jets while in office – and after unsuccessful Senate attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Price was a leading critic of the Obama administration’s central...
The adoption bill that Nathan Deal will have to chew over
 This one, in the dialect of our Legislature, is “for the chil’ren.” And for certain figures attached to the state Senate who are seeking promotion. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed out House Bill 159, the first overhaul of the state’s adoption laws since TV’s “Full House” was a thing...

Posted: 2 days ago

This one, in the dialect of our Legislature, is “for the chil’ren.” And for certain figures attached to the state Senate who are seeking promotion. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed out House Bill 159, the first overhaul of the state’s adoption laws since TV’s “Full House” was a thing...
PSC chair Stan Wise says he’ll resign effective Feb. 20
 Stan Wise, chairman of the state Public Service Commission, sent word to Gov. Nathan Deal this morning that he’ll resign effective Feb. 20.  Wise, a strong advocate for nuclear power, announced his decision late last year, but said he would only depart after the utlility board had approved Georgia Power’s decision to continue...

Posted: 2 days ago

Stan Wise, chairman of the state Public Service Commission, sent word to Gov. Nathan Deal this morning that he’ll resign effective Feb. 20.  Wise, a strong advocate for nuclear power, announced his decision late last year, but said he would only depart after the utlility board had approved Georgia Power’s decision to continue...
Jolt: On Atlanta-D.C. flight, John Lewis taunted with a shout of ‘Trump!’
 A new podcast with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., presumably the prelude to a 2020 presidential campaign, debuted Sunday with an appearance by U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The conversation focused on the Atlanta congressman’s extensive civil rights biography, but in the last few minutes, Lewis spoke of a new taunt aimed his way &ndash...

Posted: 2 days ago

A new podcast with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., presumably the prelude to a 2020 presidential campaign, debuted Sunday with an appearance by U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The conversation focused on the Atlanta congressman’s extensive civil rights biography, but in the last few minutes, Lewis spoke of a new taunt aimed his way &ndash...
Explaining David Perdue's waltz around Donald Trump's vulgarities
 First, he couldn’t remember what Donald Trump had said. Then he could. The president never said anything like what he was accused of uttering, U.S. Sen. David Perdue said Sunday. To understand U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s wordplay this weekend, it is necessary to note whom he chose as his partner when news broke that, during a White...

Posted: 4 days ago

First, he couldn’t remember what Donald Trump had said. Then he could. The president never said anything like what he was accused of uttering, U.S. Sen. David Perdue said Sunday. To understand U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s wordplay this weekend, it is necessary to note whom he chose as his partner when news broke that, during a White...
Andrew Young on race and Donald Trump: You don’t help an alcoholic by calling him a drunk
 On the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the fierce topic of Sunday morning news shows was President Donald Trump and his reference, during a negotiation session focused U.S. immigration policy, to African countries and Haiti in vulgar, scatological terms. And Georgia political figures were front and center. On ABC’s &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

On the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the fierce topic of Sunday morning news shows was President Donald Trump and his reference, during a negotiation session focused U.S. immigration policy, to African countries and Haiti in vulgar, scatological terms. And Georgia political figures were front and center. On ABC’s &ldquo...
The Atlanta roots of a North Carolina fight over gerrymandering
 U.S. Supreme Court cases don’t just happen. Often, they must be cultivated. They must be nurtured like any other hothouse flower. On Tuesday, a three-judge federal court panel ruled the congressional district map for North Carolina, a state equally divided between Republican and Democratic voters, to be unconstitutional. The judges...

Posted: 5 days ago

U.S. Supreme Court cases don’t just happen. Often, they must be cultivated. They must be nurtured like any other hothouse flower. On Tuesday, a three-judge federal court panel ruled the congressional district map for North Carolina, a state equally divided between Republican and Democratic voters, to be unconstitutional. The judges...
A cemetery fence separating black and white dead comes down in south Georgia
 We begin this MLK weekend with some lines from the Tallahassee, Fla., Democrat: Camilla is an hour drive from Tallahassee, with a population just over 5,000. Some 70 percent of residents are African-American. The town is closer to Valdosta and Albany, but we’ve seen no reports on this from newspapers there. A statement sent to...

Posted: 6 days ago

We begin this MLK weekend with some lines from the Tallahassee, Fla., Democrat: Camilla is an hour drive from Tallahassee, with a population just over 5,000. Some 70 percent of residents are African-American. The town is closer to Valdosta and Albany, but we’ve seen no reports on this from newspapers there. A statement sent to...





Jim Galloway

Columnist and Blogger

Jim Galloway, a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is the lead writer and founder of the AJC’s Political Insider blog, the best-read and most influential political blog in the state.

Latest from Jim Galloway

House Speaker David Ralston gets a GOP challenge -- again
 House Speaker David Ralston will once more face competition in May to retain his solidly-conservative north Georgia seat.  Margaret Williamson said in a statement to the hyperlocal site Fetch Your News that she would square off against the Blue Ridge Republican in the GOP primary.  “I have actively participated in...

Posted: 7 hours ago

House Speaker David Ralston will once more face competition in May to retain his solidly-conservative north Georgia seat.  Margaret Williamson said in a statement to the hyperlocal site Fetch Your News that she would square off against the Blue Ridge Republican in the GOP primary.  “I have actively participated in...
‘Political Rewind’ replay: David Perdue plunges into a D.C. septic tank of controversy
 A frost-bitten edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” today focused on U.S. Sen. David Perdue and his remarks in defense of President Donald Trump during that immigration meeting last week. Yours truly is in the neighborhood of a roaring fire in far-off Kennesaw, and thus no part of the discussion, but the shout out regarding...

Posted: a day ago

A frost-bitten edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” today focused on U.S. Sen. David Perdue and his remarks in defense of President Donald Trump during that immigration meeting last week. Yours truly is in the neighborhood of a roaring fire in far-off Kennesaw, and thus no part of the discussion, but the shout out regarding...
Tom Price joins advisory board of Jackson Healthcare
 Bloomberg reports that Tom Price’s post-Cabinet career has begun: Price stepped down from HHS job last September, amid probes of his use of taxpayer-funded jets while in office – and after unsuccessful Senate attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Price was a leading critic of the Obama administration’s central...

Posted: a day ago

Bloomberg reports that Tom Price’s post-Cabinet career has begun: Price stepped down from HHS job last September, amid probes of his use of taxpayer-funded jets while in office – and after unsuccessful Senate attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Price was a leading critic of the Obama administration’s central...
The adoption bill that Nathan Deal will have to chew over
 This one, in the dialect of our Legislature, is “for the chil’ren.” And for certain figures attached to the state Senate who are seeking promotion. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed out House Bill 159, the first overhaul of the state’s adoption laws since TV’s “Full House” was a thing...

Posted: 2 days ago

This one, in the dialect of our Legislature, is “for the chil’ren.” And for certain figures attached to the state Senate who are seeking promotion. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed out House Bill 159, the first overhaul of the state’s adoption laws since TV’s “Full House” was a thing...
PSC chair Stan Wise says he’ll resign effective Feb. 20
 Stan Wise, chairman of the state Public Service Commission, sent word to Gov. Nathan Deal this morning that he’ll resign effective Feb. 20.  Wise, a strong advocate for nuclear power, announced his decision late last year, but said he would only depart after the utlility board had approved Georgia Power’s decision to continue...

Posted: 2 days ago

Stan Wise, chairman of the state Public Service Commission, sent word to Gov. Nathan Deal this morning that he’ll resign effective Feb. 20.  Wise, a strong advocate for nuclear power, announced his decision late last year, but said he would only depart after the utlility board had approved Georgia Power’s decision to continue...
Jolt: On Atlanta-D.C. flight, John Lewis taunted with a shout of ‘Trump!’
 A new podcast with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., presumably the prelude to a 2020 presidential campaign, debuted Sunday with an appearance by U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The conversation focused on the Atlanta congressman’s extensive civil rights biography, but in the last few minutes, Lewis spoke of a new taunt aimed his way &ndash...

Posted: 2 days ago

A new podcast with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., presumably the prelude to a 2020 presidential campaign, debuted Sunday with an appearance by U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The conversation focused on the Atlanta congressman’s extensive civil rights biography, but in the last few minutes, Lewis spoke of a new taunt aimed his way &ndash...
Explaining David Perdue's waltz around Donald Trump's vulgarities
 First, he couldn’t remember what Donald Trump had said. Then he could. The president never said anything like what he was accused of uttering, U.S. Sen. David Perdue said Sunday. To understand U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s wordplay this weekend, it is necessary to note whom he chose as his partner when news broke that, during a White...

Posted: 4 days ago

First, he couldn’t remember what Donald Trump had said. Then he could. The president never said anything like what he was accused of uttering, U.S. Sen. David Perdue said Sunday. To understand U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s wordplay this weekend, it is necessary to note whom he chose as his partner when news broke that, during a White...
Andrew Young on race and Donald Trump: You don’t help an alcoholic by calling him a drunk
 On the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the fierce topic of Sunday morning news shows was President Donald Trump and his reference, during a negotiation session focused U.S. immigration policy, to African countries and Haiti in vulgar, scatological terms. And Georgia political figures were front and center. On ABC’s &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

On the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the fierce topic of Sunday morning news shows was President Donald Trump and his reference, during a negotiation session focused U.S. immigration policy, to African countries and Haiti in vulgar, scatological terms. And Georgia political figures were front and center. On ABC’s &ldquo...
The Atlanta roots of a North Carolina fight over gerrymandering
 U.S. Supreme Court cases don’t just happen. Often, they must be cultivated. They must be nurtured like any other hothouse flower. On Tuesday, a three-judge federal court panel ruled the congressional district map for North Carolina, a state equally divided between Republican and Democratic voters, to be unconstitutional. The judges...

Posted: 5 days ago

U.S. Supreme Court cases don’t just happen. Often, they must be cultivated. They must be nurtured like any other hothouse flower. On Tuesday, a three-judge federal court panel ruled the congressional district map for North Carolina, a state equally divided between Republican and Democratic voters, to be unconstitutional. The judges...
A cemetery fence separating black and white dead comes down in south Georgia
 We begin this MLK weekend with some lines from the Tallahassee, Fla., Democrat: Camilla is an hour drive from Tallahassee, with a population just over 5,000. Some 70 percent of residents are African-American. The town is closer to Valdosta and Albany, but we’ve seen no reports on this from newspapers there. A statement sent to...

Posted: 6 days ago

We begin this MLK weekend with some lines from the Tallahassee, Fla., Democrat: Camilla is an hour drive from Tallahassee, with a population just over 5,000. Some 70 percent of residents are African-American. The town is closer to Valdosta and Albany, but we’ve seen no reports on this from newspapers there. A statement sent to...





Jim Galloway

Columnist and Blogger

Jim Galloway, a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is the lead writer and founder of the AJC’s Political Insider blog, the best-read and most influential political blog in the state.

Latest from Jim Galloway

House Speaker David Ralston gets a GOP challenge -- again
 House Speaker David Ralston will once more face competition in May to retain his solidly-conservative north Georgia seat.  Margaret Williamson said in a statement to the hyperlocal site Fetch Your News that she would square off against the Blue Ridge Republican in the GOP primary.  “I have actively participated in...

Posted: 7 hours ago

House Speaker David Ralston will once more face competition in May to retain his solidly-conservative north Georgia seat.  Margaret Williamson said in a statement to the hyperlocal site Fetch Your News that she would square off against the Blue Ridge Republican in the GOP primary.  “I have actively participated in...
‘Political Rewind’ replay: David Perdue plunges into a D.C. septic tank of controversy
 A frost-bitten edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” today focused on U.S. Sen. David Perdue and his remarks in defense of President Donald Trump during that immigration meeting last week. Yours truly is in the neighborhood of a roaring fire in far-off Kennesaw, and thus no part of the discussion, but the shout out regarding...

Posted: a day ago

A frost-bitten edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” today focused on U.S. Sen. David Perdue and his remarks in defense of President Donald Trump during that immigration meeting last week. Yours truly is in the neighborhood of a roaring fire in far-off Kennesaw, and thus no part of the discussion, but the shout out regarding...
Tom Price joins advisory board of Jackson Healthcare
 Bloomberg reports that Tom Price’s post-Cabinet career has begun: Price stepped down from HHS job last September, amid probes of his use of taxpayer-funded jets while in office – and after unsuccessful Senate attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Price was a leading critic of the Obama administration’s central...

Posted: a day ago

Bloomberg reports that Tom Price’s post-Cabinet career has begun: Price stepped down from HHS job last September, amid probes of his use of taxpayer-funded jets while in office – and after unsuccessful Senate attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Price was a leading critic of the Obama administration’s central...
The adoption bill that Nathan Deal will have to chew over
 This one, in the dialect of our Legislature, is “for the chil’ren.” And for certain figures attached to the state Senate who are seeking promotion. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed out House Bill 159, the first overhaul of the state’s adoption laws since TV’s “Full House” was a thing...

Posted: 2 days ago

This one, in the dialect of our Legislature, is “for the chil’ren.” And for certain figures attached to the state Senate who are seeking promotion. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed out House Bill 159, the first overhaul of the state’s adoption laws since TV’s “Full House” was a thing...
PSC chair Stan Wise says he’ll resign effective Feb. 20
 Stan Wise, chairman of the state Public Service Commission, sent word to Gov. Nathan Deal this morning that he’ll resign effective Feb. 20.  Wise, a strong advocate for nuclear power, announced his decision late last year, but said he would only depart after the utlility board had approved Georgia Power’s decision to continue...

Posted: 2 days ago

Stan Wise, chairman of the state Public Service Commission, sent word to Gov. Nathan Deal this morning that he’ll resign effective Feb. 20.  Wise, a strong advocate for nuclear power, announced his decision late last year, but said he would only depart after the utlility board had approved Georgia Power’s decision to continue...
Jolt: On Atlanta-D.C. flight, John Lewis taunted with a shout of ‘Trump!’
 A new podcast with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., presumably the prelude to a 2020 presidential campaign, debuted Sunday with an appearance by U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The conversation focused on the Atlanta congressman’s extensive civil rights biography, but in the last few minutes, Lewis spoke of a new taunt aimed his way &ndash...

Posted: 2 days ago

A new podcast with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., presumably the prelude to a 2020 presidential campaign, debuted Sunday with an appearance by U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The conversation focused on the Atlanta congressman’s extensive civil rights biography, but in the last few minutes, Lewis spoke of a new taunt aimed his way &ndash...
Explaining David Perdue's waltz around Donald Trump's vulgarities
 First, he couldn’t remember what Donald Trump had said. Then he could. The president never said anything like what he was accused of uttering, U.S. Sen. David Perdue said Sunday. To understand U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s wordplay this weekend, it is necessary to note whom he chose as his partner when news broke that, during a White...

Posted: 4 days ago

First, he couldn’t remember what Donald Trump had said. Then he could. The president never said anything like what he was accused of uttering, U.S. Sen. David Perdue said Sunday. To understand U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s wordplay this weekend, it is necessary to note whom he chose as his partner when news broke that, during a White...
Andrew Young on race and Donald Trump: You don’t help an alcoholic by calling him a drunk
 On the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the fierce topic of Sunday morning news shows was President Donald Trump and his reference, during a negotiation session focused U.S. immigration policy, to African countries and Haiti in vulgar, scatological terms. And Georgia political figures were front and center. On ABC’s &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

On the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the fierce topic of Sunday morning news shows was President Donald Trump and his reference, during a negotiation session focused U.S. immigration policy, to African countries and Haiti in vulgar, scatological terms. And Georgia political figures were front and center. On ABC’s &ldquo...
The Atlanta roots of a North Carolina fight over gerrymandering
 U.S. Supreme Court cases don’t just happen. Often, they must be cultivated. They must be nurtured like any other hothouse flower. On Tuesday, a three-judge federal court panel ruled the congressional district map for North Carolina, a state equally divided between Republican and Democratic voters, to be unconstitutional. The judges...

Posted: 5 days ago

U.S. Supreme Court cases don’t just happen. Often, they must be cultivated. They must be nurtured like any other hothouse flower. On Tuesday, a three-judge federal court panel ruled the congressional district map for North Carolina, a state equally divided between Republican and Democratic voters, to be unconstitutional. The judges...
A cemetery fence separating black and white dead comes down in south Georgia
 We begin this MLK weekend with some lines from the Tallahassee, Fla., Democrat: Camilla is an hour drive from Tallahassee, with a population just over 5,000. Some 70 percent of residents are African-American. The town is closer to Valdosta and Albany, but we’ve seen no reports on this from newspapers there. A statement sent to...

Posted: 6 days ago

We begin this MLK weekend with some lines from the Tallahassee, Fla., Democrat: Camilla is an hour drive from Tallahassee, with a population just over 5,000. Some 70 percent of residents are African-American. The town is closer to Valdosta and Albany, but we’ve seen no reports on this from newspapers there. A statement sent to...