The Social Security program pays monthly cash benefits to retired or disabled workers and their family members and to the family members of deceased workers. The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program consists of two parts. Retired workers, their families, and survivors of deceased workers receive monthly benefits under Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI)… Read More What’s up with Social Security’s Trust Funds?
In the general election last month, candidates in two races failed to reach the required 50% vote threshold and were pushed to runoffs held earlier this month. In each race, the Republican candidates were declared victors, after the complete but unofficial results were reported by the Secretary of State’s office. Georgia Democrats were hoping to… Read More Final Georgia Elections Go to Republicans
By: Jeffrey Albertson/7 Jan. 2018—Lawrenceville, GA Even though most of Georgia remains in the midst of a cold snap, some degree of temperature increase is expected considering the Georgia Assembly convenes tomorrow morning for its 2018-40 day legislative session. Before sine die last year, the notorious “religious liberty bill” made a reappearance, but given the… Read More General Assembly to convene 2018 session; Possible action on guns, monuments, and transportation
I. The Changing South 1. Old Politics, New People The Old “Southern” Politics The politics of the old south—that is, pre-Civil Rights movement—were overwhelmingly dominated a one-party system of the Democratic Party. As a result, the Democratic Party highly depressed rates of white political participation, relentless subordination and exclusion of African Americans from politics, and… Read More “Politics and Society in the South”; ‘The Changing South’