Opinions

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…

Economy: Atlanta Ascending

This year, Atlanta can expect continued economic expansion, underpinned by business development, an educated workforce, innovation, above-average population growth and the housing recovery. The pace of job growth, however, will slow sharply, reflecting external factors such as the trade war,…

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…

Business Casual: SNAP, Again?

A surefire and apparently irresistible way for Washington officials to flex their muscles is to go after the nation’s food stamp program. Officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the program had its beginnings back in 1939 to…

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…