Rick Allen

The Chronicle’s bald-faced lie

The Chronicle’s bald-faced lie

The higher-ups at The Augusta Chronicle must think all local citizens seriously suffer from amnesia. Does everyone remember around this time last year when Chronicle President Dana Atkins tried to explain why he initially pulled Columbia County News-Times publisher Steve Crawford from a debate between then Congressman John Barrow and Republican challenger Rick Allen? After the debate had […]

Thanks, But No Thanks?

Thanks, But No Thanks?

Does anybody else think it’s strange that of the 21 stops in Congressman-Elect Rick Allen’s Thank You Tour, not one happens to be in Richmond County or Columbia County? In case you’ve already forgotten, Allen beat incumbent Democrat John Barrow after a punishing and expensive campaign last month. Even though Barrow moved to Augusta after […]

Burning bridges in all the wrong places

Burning bridges in all the wrong places

As if the recent political debate between Congressman John Barrow and Republican challenger Rick Allen wasn’t bad enough with the sudden change of venue from the Islamic Community Center to the Evans Government Complex, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution managed to prove things could get even worse. Jim Galloway, a political columnist for the Atlanta newspaper, wrote last […]