Category Archives: Politics

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Button Gwinnett

This Dispatch looks at the life, death, and historical after-life of this controversial Georgia figure and Declaration of Independence signer, who fought Georgia’s most famous duel 243 years ago this week.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Franklin D. Roosevelt

With this Sunday marking the 75th anniversary of FDR’s death, Dr. Deaton looks back at our 32nd president’s leadership during another national crisis, the Great Depression–and how the New Deal changed the way every president since FDR has responded to a crisis.

S3E4: Political Insider Jim Galloway

Stan talks to Jim Galloway, a 40-year veteran of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the lead writer and founder of the AJC’s Political Insider blog, the best-read and most influential political blog in the state. Jim talks about Georgia’s changing demographics and their effect on Georgia politics, Donald Trump in historical context, the future of newspapers and the American Republic—and Steve Oney’s influence on his career. Also this week: the ever-popular This Week in History, and a tribute to Pulitzer-Prize winning historian William S. Mcfeely.