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The Kind of Democrat Who Can Win in the South – or Anywhere

This article originally appeared in the Daily Beast on June 11, 2017 It’s how I won in Columbus, Georgia. People want progress. They just want it to be implemented in a pragmatic way. In Columbus, Georgia, we believe in good government, and we have a long history of it. At the local level, we do not care for the partisan hooey - a technical term – that may impede the delivery of that good government. Columbus is a city of 200,000 people, ninety-miles southwest of Atlanta. Columbus is a highly diverse, minority-majority community, and home to the international headquarters of…

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Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Sweet Briar College Commencement Address Transcript

This article transcript was published on americanrhetoric.com. Watch the commencement address here.   Thank you, Dean Amy [Jessen-Marshall]. What an honor and privilege it is to be here today on this hallowed ground speaking to this class of remarkable women. Many have asked how I intend to deliver remarks under the circumstances that have brought us to this place at this moment. I say, as each of you do, too: No one loved this place more; no one more honors the impact this great institution has had on countless lives and communities and professions. Any one of us could do…

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