The Georgia runoffs in January are important. We need all the support we can get.

In 2017, after President Trump appointed Republican Rep. Tom Price as Health and Human Services secretary, a seat opened up in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. In the special election that June, Democrat Jon Ossoff ran against Republican and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel. The seat was a stronghold…

Can the Peach State wrestle Senate control from the GOP?

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock wearing face masks.

In the wee hours of the morning on November 6, three days after the election, something miraculous happened in Georgia. Joe Biden overtook Trump’s lead for the first time. The counties that helped deliver the votes during those final nail-biting hours included Clayton, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties — strongholds for…

As a Chinese immigrant, I want to make sure I use my right to free speech

Colorful mural by BiLan, shows BiLan in the center with anti-Trump protestors in foreground.

Ever since she became a U.S. citizen, BiLan Liao, a painter and retired art professor who immigrated to the U.S. from China in 1999, has taken elections very seriously. She began voting shortly after she became a citizen in 2004.

After spending several years in the midwest and Kentucky, she…

Political columnist Anjali Enjeti speaks to Talia Lavin about her debut, ‘Culture Warlords’

President Trump’s nod to the Proud Boys, a hate group, coupled with his refusal to condemn White supremacy at the first presidential debate, would have come as no surprise to Talia Lavin, author of Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy.

New York-based Lavin began writing…

The vice presidential debate was a smackdown — and a warning

Let’s be real. The stakes are not high for vice presidential debates. They are the equivalent of high school Model UN competitions — inconsequential yawn-fests that we endure because they’re supposed to be important. But this is not a typical presidency, and it’s not a typical election year. And the…

An interview with Renee Bracey Sherman on abortion storytelling and the sanctity of our bodies

With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent passing and President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to replace her, the Supreme Court could be weeks away from transforming into a solidly conservative judicial body. Reproductive rights hang in the balance. We have never needed activist Renee Bracey Sherman and her work…

Republicans gave their condolences to the late senator, but their actions are hypocritical to Lewis’ life’s work

On Rep. John Lewis’ last journey, which will eventually end today at South-View Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia, he stopped at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to lie in state, where government officials paid their final respects. These included Republican lawmakers who have worked against Lewis, and the causes he has supported…

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Kentucky and Georgia are having historic turnouts, but that doesn’t mean voters aren’t facing major obstacles

A photo of a black woman wearing a face mask voting at a poll booth in Kentucky.

Kentucky and Georgia’s historic voter turnouts for primary elections are a tremendous victory, one that speaks to the backbreaking work of thousands of volunteers, organizers, and candidates (many of them Black, Indigenous, and of color) who drove out the vote in their districts. But high turnout does not automatically rule…

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The leadership has been failing, and my nerves are on edge because of it

A photo of Governor Brian Kemp.

Living with heinous governance at both the federal and state level is utterly and completely exhausting. Residents in most Republican-controlled states bear the brunt of a sadistic double whammy. We deal with President Donald Trump’s asinine rants, blatant lies, and reckless policies and then endure the same from our own…

Anjali Enjeti

Journalist, critic & columnist at ZORA. Essay collection SOUTHBOUND (UGA Press) & debut novel THE PARTED EARTH (Hub City Press), spring ’21. anjalienjeti.com.

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