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At Issue: Defund or Defend?

Everyone knows Georgia is an increasingly competitive state on the national political stage. In fact, this November both political parties will spend millions trying to persuade Georgia voters in the presidential campaign and in our state’s two featured U.S. Senate…

At Issue: Working Together

I’m a native Atlantan, born and raised in DeKalb County. And like many natives, I’ve always had a strong emotional connection to the city and its history. Atlanta has long been closely associated with a certain amount of boosterism and…

At Issue: Valuable Education

For almost 50 years, the Georgia state legislature has required public colleges and universities to educate their students in American and Georgia government, and in American and Georgia history. This requirement has been met through two general education (core) courses,…

At Issue: Vote by Mail

The coronavirus is impacting every nook and cranny of our society, sometimes in very fundamental ways. One concern is over the safety of voting in person and having to interact with others in long lines at the polling place. In…

At Issue: Bad Ads

The Club for Growth, a small-government, anti-tax advocacy group, has spent literally millions of dollars on attack ads targeting Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Doug Collins since February. They are largely wasting their money, not because current Sen. Kelly Loeffler…

At Issue: Blue-state Exodus

As most people who follow Georgia politics know, the state’s demographics have been shifting in significant ways. These population changes will invariably affect voting patterns in state politics. One of the largest drivers of demographic and population changes is the…

At Issue: What Lies Ahead?

The Georgia Republican Party’s majority in the state legislature is very much tied to its ability to hold onto a critical mass of suburban Atlanta votes in this November’s election. By that, I mean holding onto enough seats in the…

At Issue: Political Drama

The House impeachment and Senate trial of President Donald Trump has consumed much of the nation’s attention for the past several months. The Democratic Party’s campaign to dethrone Trump, which began just after his election in 2016, has produced the…

At Issue: In the Spotlight

In November the Democratic presidential candidate roadshow made a stop in Georgia, specifically to Tyler Perry Studios in South Atlanta. This was the fifth Democratic Party debate in the series, as the various presidential candidates vie for the opportunity to…

At Issue: Political Winds

Next month, Georgia’s state legislators will gather in Atlanta for what could be one of the most consequential sessions of the General Assembly in decades. There’s significant business left over from the 2019 session, but there are also tremendous political…