Category: Politics

Abrams falls behind Kemp in election defined by incumbent performance

With 41 days left until Election Day, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is trailing her opponent, Republican incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp, by over five percentage points in the race for Georgia’s governor mansion, according to Sept. 23 polling data. But Abrams’ campaign isn’t necessarily the reason behind the gap, Emory University Associate Professor of Political [...]

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University professor remembers Gorbachev, recipient of honorary law degree, as ‘the most consequential man in the late 20th century’

Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev — who served as the last leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until the country dissolved in 1991 — died on Aug. 30 after a “long and grave illness” at 91 years old.  Although he is known for advocating for democratic ideals in the Soviet Union, Gorbachev left [...]

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Summer 2022 news roundup

2022 Election Guide By Matthew Chupack and Madi Olivier | May 13 Georgia’s 2022 election features U.S. Senate, governor, secretary of state and other key races. Primary election day was May 24, and runoffs were held on June 21 for the secretary of state Democratic nominee and the lieutenant governor Democratic nominee.  Gubernatorial candidate Stacey [...]

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