The alliance between Georgia's Nathan Deal and Atlanta's Kasim Reed—like the Chris Christie-Cory Booker detente—makes more sense than it might initially appear.
For years, a system called Rapidgate has been granting contractors temporary access to military facilities without background checks.
The Tea Party shows that the right wing understands the game: If you want policy outcomes, you've got to throw your weight around. Progressives don't get it.
The practice of handing over cash to turn out votes used to be an urban Democratic specialty. Are rural Republicans getting in on the fun?
State Republicans have used divisive social issues legislation to strengthen the conservative coalition and push out progressives.