Tom Baxter has gone fishing at the end of summer. Tom’s column will resume when the bass stop biting.
- Summer solstice
- Georgia, the firewall state, goes it alone on election security
- Throwing money at crumbling infrastructure won’t be enough
- Everybody talks about the weather, but not as passionately anymore
- As Georgia regulators ponder Vogtle’s future, more revelations emerge about its doomed twin in South Carolina
- In a combustible summer, signs of a global crisis
Tom Baxter has written about politics and the South for more than four decades. He was national editor and chief political correspondent at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and later edited The Southern Political Report, an online publication, for four years. Tom was the consultant for the 2008 election night coverage sponsored jointly by Current TV, Digg and Twitter, and a 2011 fellow at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. He has written about the impact of Georgia’s and Alabama's immigration laws in reports for the Center for American Progress. Tom and his wife, Lili, have three adult children and seven grandchildren.