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‘Political Rewind’ replay: A Confederate lawmaker, Cuba and the Sixth District


Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” starts out on a historical note, with the news that House Speaker David Ralston has deprived state Rep. Tommie Benton of his position on a school curriculum study committee and more after Benton sent colleagues an academic paper explaining why the Civil War wasn’t about slavery.

Did you know that Georgia’s formal statement on secession includes the word “slave” or “slavery” 35 times?

Then it was on to Cuba and the Sixth District.

If you couldn’t catch it live, click here to listen now:

Today’s panelists: Host Bill Nigut; yours truly; Republican blogger and author Jackie Gingrich Cushman; and media strategist Lori Geary.


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Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.