Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mayor Reed chooses wrong partner for reforming Fulton County courts

Last week, Mayor Kasim Reed came out swinging against the mismanagement of the Fulton County Courts in a grandstanding move calculated to make the most of public outrage in the aftermath of the slaying of a state trooper.

After a year of trying to slash public safety workers’ pensions, pouring money into turning recreation centers into youth centers and schmoozing foreign royalty, Reed finally had a prime opportunity to reassert himself as a pro-police mayor by assailing the courts.

There is little argument to be made in defense of the courts. To be sure, the judges are sorely lacking in judgment. But the partner Reed chose to help him tag-team them is every bit as guilty of failing the citizens: District Attorney Paul Howard. Continue reading Mayor Reed chooses wrong partner for reforming Fulton County courts

NEW YORK TIMES’ FRIEDMAN WOEFULLY WRONG ON ATLANTA MAYOR

Thomas Friedman is said to be a brilliant man. He writes very well. But sometimes he’s completely wrong. His facts are sloppy. His word choice is misleading. In truth, sometimes his column reads as though the man is the victim of the last person he talked to, and that person must have been a flack who chatted him up over a very good lunch. Continue reading NEW YORK TIMES’ FRIEDMAN WOEFULLY WRONG ON ATLANTA MAYOR