At Issue

At Issue: War on ICE

In July, a man armed with a rifle and carrying incendiary devices attacked a federal immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash. The man was shot and killed by police, and no one else was injured. In his manifesto, he claimed…

At Issue: Tale of Two Bills

Two controversial bills in the Georgia legislature in recent years have met different fates, and for reasons that are illuminating. I’m speaking of the religious liberty bill, vetoed by former Gov. Nathan Deal in 2016, and the heartbeat bill, signed…

At Issue: A Personal Feud

Georgia is undeniably in the eye of a storm when it comes to voter registration and ballot access. Credit the personal invective and animosity between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp that stretches back to 2013. Their six-year feud has now…

At Issue: Too Big to Fail

Recently I had the opportunity to travel to China on university business. Our College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University hosts an annual Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO); it alternates every year between Atlanta and Shanghai.…

At Issue: No Easy Sell

Since 2005, 10 new cities have been chartered in Metro Atlanta. The first was the city of Sandy Springs that year, followed the next year by Johns Creek, Milton and Chattahoochee Hills – all in Fulton County. Then DeKalb and…

At Issue: Uncivil Times

I can remember when Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and then-House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams said nice things about each other. They worked together on some important legislation, across the party divide, for the benefit of Georgians. In Georgia, we…

At Issue: Runoffs: A Relic

Only eight states in the country, Georgia being one of them, require a runoff election in any party primary if one candidate does not receive a majority. Two other states require primary runoffs in limited situations. But only one state…

At Issue: Affording College

One of the keys to Georgia’s future will be how successful we are in assuring broad access to high-quality college education. We are one of many states facing a mounting challenge of controlling costs at public institutions while maintaining, actually…