The Political Insider is moving to a new home

Ladies and gents:

Pardon the dust, but we’re shifting to a new blog home. The new platform for the Political Insider is here:

Please bookmark it. We’ll be operating from that URL from here on. For now, old entries for the Political Insider will remain at the current location – just in case you get nostalgic.

I’ll be sending out the proper links via Twitter and Facebook with each post, but those of you who rely on RSS feeds will need to update your link.

You’ll notice the new home has a different look, but the biggest change is the fact that you’ll now have to register in order to comment.

Once you’re registered, you can comment as many times as you like on any AJC story or blog, as long as the civilities are observed. If you run into problems or have suggestions, shoot me an email at

Thanks for reading.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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12 comments Add your comment

Eddie Peterson

January 31st, 2013
6:36 pm

Long live and long write the Political Insider.

alligator loafers

January 31st, 2013
7:29 pm

Far Far away!

Jim, you, as an outsider to GA politics, and trying to get in for so many years, its very very good, for you to move on. Not a clue as to what drives southern, and for that matter national politics.

Keep your focus on central Atlanta politics, and you are like “Herman” said, that you have no clue on the rest of the state, and what they want. Larger groups that out vote you, most of the time– is what continues to give you something to write about. Write to you retire.


January 31st, 2013
10:22 pm

I suppose when you put out columns everyday you learn to ignore the insults – I hope you ignore loafers, and keep up the good work.

Edmund Ruffin

February 1st, 2013
7:12 am

I don’t know what all the moving is about, but if it means I’ve got to jump through additional/new hoops to read it, forget it.


February 1st, 2013
10:13 am

Have to agree with Edwin,but could be this is purpose.


February 1st, 2013
10:14 am

Opps Edmund———————–

Anton Chigurh

February 1st, 2013
10:36 am

No additional hoops to read, additional hoops to comment, which is the purpose. Under this format you can use any name any time and illegitimate e-mail addresses to comment. If you want to do that now

Anton Chigurh

February 1st, 2013
10:37 am

it’ll take much more time.

A Conservative Voice

February 1st, 2013
12:01 pm

Jim, I think a good place for you would be California, or China or Russia or Cuba or Venezuela or the Middle East somewhere…….ANYWHERE BUT HERE.


February 1st, 2013
12:04 pm

Always entertaining to see the difference b/w what folks write when hiding vs what they’ll actually say in public under their own name.
It may keep down the rabid insults, but it may also keep down the passing of dirty little secrets which really drive politics irrespective of stripe.
The upside may be if folks quit being able to write hate, maybe they’ll quit thinking hate quite so much, their brains will eventually stop being so inflammed and they might actually turn into nicer people. The power of positive thinking really does work, as does much cultural brainwashing.


February 1st, 2013
5:36 pm


No more boycott necessary (though mine only last a day). Now trolls like Aesop and td will have to behave and contribute to an intellectual discussion of the political topics of the day rather than spewing the hate speech.