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On Second Thought for Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018

Just over a year ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a 25-year-old woman in Augusta, Georgia for allegedly leaking top secret information from the National Security Agency to the press. Last month, Reality Winner pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act. Winner was sentenced to 63 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Her prosecution is the first in the trump administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers.


The Denver Post

“The City Too Busy To Hate” wasn’t always the case for Atlanta. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many white residents resented that African-Americans were allowed to integrate and they flocked to the suburbs. They withdrew from public places like pools, parks, and even buses. The beginning of “white flight” had cast a shadow on Atlanta.

Now, in the last decade the “white flight” mentality has completely shifted.




Mel Evans / AP Photo

More Americans are choosing to rent rather than buy homes. That’s especially true in Atlanta, which saw a 67 percent jump in rentals between 2010 and 2015 -- one of the highest rates in the country. We talk about this trend with Dan Immergluck, Professor in the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University.