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At Issue: Election 2020

This is the year that keeps on giving. We’ve had so many surprises and historic firsts this year, almost all unpleasant, that we are by now used to doing things as we’ve never done them before. Great example: Election Day…

At Issue: Assisting Dreamers

Most reasonable people agree the fastest way to improve society and support economic progress is an educated workforce. This is not to say that every single person must go to college, but if we don’t enable as many as possible…

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…