Jim Galloway

Columnist and Blogger

Jim Galloway, a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is the lead writer and founder of the AJC’s Political Insider blog, the best-read and most influential political blog in the state.

Latest from Jim Galloway

GOP effort to push Roy Moore out of U.S. Senate race falters
 Former Alabama chief justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks in Vestavia Hills, Ala., on Saturday. AP/Hal Yeager The Republican effort to persuade U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to leave the Alabama race appears to have faltered. From the Associated Press: The divide between the state and national GOP reached new depths late Wednesday...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Former Alabama chief justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks in Vestavia Hills, Ala., on Saturday. AP/Hal Yeager The Republican effort to persuade U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to leave the Alabama race appears to have faltered. From the Associated Press: The divide between the state and national GOP reached new depths late Wednesday...
‘Political Rewind’ replay: Bobby Kennedy and Zell Miller
 MSNBC’s Chris Matthews phoned into today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” – he’s pitching 
            his biographical portrait of Bobby Kennedy. Very quickly, the conversation turns to John Lewis, a Freedom Rider of the 1960s, and Kennedy’s relationship with the future
            congressman...

Posted: a day ago

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews phoned into today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” – he’s pitching his biographical portrait of Bobby Kennedy. Very quickly, the conversation turns to John Lewis, a Freedom Rider of the 1960s, and Kennedy’s relationship with the future congressman...
Sean Hannity flips, demands Roy Moore ‘remove any doubt’ or leave Alabama race
 Former Alabama chief justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore leaves after he speaks at a church revival in Jackson, Ala.,
               on Tuesday. AP/Brynn Anderson Roy Moore’s quest to become a U.S. senator from Alabama took a turn for the worse late Tuesday, when Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who had defended the Republican...

Posted: a day ago

Former Alabama chief justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore leaves after he speaks at a church revival in Jackson, Ala., on Tuesday. AP/Brynn Anderson Roy Moore’s quest to become a U.S. senator from Alabama took a turn for the worse late Tuesday, when Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who had defended the Republican...
A Lost Cause confession from Georgia’s oldest historical publication
 The statue of John Brown Gordon, U.S. senator, governor and Confederate general at the State Capitol, against the backdrop
               of downtown Atlanta. AJC/Chris Hunt The Georgia Historical Quarterly is one of those heavily footnoted publications devoted to the somber study of what we once were. To be truthful, some might
        ...

Posted: 2 days ago

The statue of John Brown Gordon, U.S. senator, governor and Confederate general at the State Capitol, against the backdrop of downtown Atlanta. AJC/Chris Hunt The Georgia Historical Quarterly is one of those heavily footnoted publications devoted to the somber study of what we once were. To be truthful, some might ...
Johnny Isakson could play pivotal role in any effort to oust Roy Moore
 Beverly Young Nelson, the latest accuser of Alabama Republican Roy Moore, shows her high school yearbook signed by Moore,
               at a press conference in New York on Monday. Nelson says Moore assaulted her when she was 16 and he offered her a ride home
               from a restaurant where she worked. AP/Richard Drew U.S. Sens. Johnny...

Posted: 2 days ago

Beverly Young Nelson, the latest accuser of Alabama Republican Roy Moore, shows her high school yearbook signed by Moore, at a press conference in New York on Monday. Nelson says Moore assaulted her when she was 16 and he offered her a ride home from a restaurant where she worked. AP/Richard Drew U.S. Sens. Johnny...
‘Political Rewind’ replay: Mitch McConnell gives up on Roy Moore
 With President Donald Trump still umpteen time zones away, today’s edition of 
            GPB’s “Political Rewind” couldn’t help but focus on yet another day of drama over the U.S. Senate race in Alabama and Republican Roy Moore. Fortunately, there were six of us – six! – to handle the topic, and...

Posted: 3 days ago

With President Donald Trump still umpteen time zones away, today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” couldn’t help but focus on yet another day of drama over the U.S. Senate race in Alabama and Republican Roy Moore. Fortunately, there were six of us – six! – to handle the topic, and...
The Jolt: Roy Moore threatens lawsuit over report that he dated a 14-year-old
 Former Alabama chief justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks in Vestavia Hills, Ala., on Saturday. AP/Hal Yeager A flurry of Democratic activists across the nation were posting on social media about their plans to trek to Alabama to help Doug Jones, the once-longshot U.S. Senate
            contender whose fortunes may have shifted...

Posted: 3 days ago

Former Alabama chief justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks in Vestavia Hills, Ala., on Saturday. AP/Hal Yeager A flurry of Democratic activists across the nation were posting on social media about their plans to trek to Alabama to help Doug Jones, the once-longshot U.S. Senate contender whose fortunes may have shifted...
Going home
  My father left high school early for the U.S. Army, six months before Pearl Harbor. Any 17-year-old could see what was coming, and if you signed up early,
            you could pick your service. None of the seven Galloway brothers were born in this country. Nonetheless, four would scatter themselves across the globe
            during World...

Posted: 6 days ago

My father left high school early for the U.S. Army, six months before Pearl Harbor. Any 17-year-old could see what was coming, and if you signed up early, you could pick your service. None of the seven Galloway brothers were born in this country. Nonetheless, four would scatter themselves across the globe during World...
What Sam Massell and Shirley Franklin said about Atlanta’s mayoral runoff
 Atlanta will elect a woman as mayor in 2017. Keisha Lance Bottoms (left) and Mary Norwood will face off in a Dec. 5 runoff.
               AJC file Over the next 25 days, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood will attempt to reshape the race for mayor of Atlanta in terms that will give one of
            them at least 50 percent of the vote...

Posted: 6 days ago

Atlanta will elect a woman as mayor in 2017. Keisha Lance Bottoms (left) and Mary Norwood will face off in a Dec. 5 runoff. AJC file Over the next 25 days, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood will attempt to reshape the race for mayor of Atlanta in terms that will give one of them at least 50 percent of the vote...
‘Political Rewind’ replay: Mary, Joseph and Roy Moore
 Today’s edition of GPB’s
            “Political Rewind” couldn’t help but lead on a Washington Post report that in 1979, when he was a 32-year-old bachelor in Alabama, future U.S.
            Senate candidate Roy Moore struck up a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. One response from an Alabama Republican...

Posted: 6 days ago

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” couldn’t help but lead on a Washington Post report that in 1979, when he was a 32-year-old bachelor in Alabama, future U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore struck up a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. One response from an Alabama Republican...