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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: April 13, 2018

It’s Friday! The registration deadline is Tuesday (April 17) for “End of Discussion,” the Foundation’s April 19 noon Policy Briefing Luncheon at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta. This book forum features conservative journalist and commentator Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson, Political Editor of Townhall.com and a Fox News contributor, discussing their (recently updated) book, “End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free!” Registration is $60 and includes parking and the cost of the book. Authors will sign books. Information/registration here. Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “Americans are generous people and… View Article

Friday Facts: April 6, 2017

It’s Friday! Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Kyle Wingfield takes the helm Monday as president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, succeeding Kelly McCutchen, who moved on in December to become executive director of HINRI, a venture philanthropy organization. Welcome Kyle on board at KyleW@georgiapolicy.org. Events April 19: Seats are filling fast for, “End of Discussion,” a Foundation noon Policy Briefing Luncheon at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta. This book forum features conservative journalist and commentator Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson, Political Editor of Townhall.com and a Fox News contributor, discussing their (recently updated) book, “End of Discussion: How the… View Article

Friday Facts: March 30, 2018

It’s Friday! Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. ICYMI: A news release last week announced that Kyle Wingfield, opinion columnist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has accepted the position of Foundation president and CEO. Kyle will join the Foundation April 9, succeeding Kelly McCutchen, who moved on in December to become executive director of HINRI, a venture philanthropy organization. Kelly will continue to participate in Georgia policy as a Foundation Senior Fellow. Events April 19: Register here for, “End of Discussion,” a Foundation noon Policy Briefing Luncheon at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta. This book forum features conservative journalist and commentator Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson,… View Article

Friday Facts: March 16, 2018

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “A market that’s driven by subsidies rather than by economics always fails. Subsidy begets subsidy until the system collapses into absurdity. In Australia’s case, having subsidized renewables, allegedly to save the planet, we’re now faced with subsidizing coal, just to keep the lights on.” – Tony Abbott, “Daring to Doubt” “Vigorous disagreements, expressed with civility and respect, strengthen a democratic and pluralistic culture. Conformity of ideas leads to stagnation and mediocrity.” – Arthur Brooks “[W]e must work together make smart reforms to our safety net programs that restore the dignity of work and guide Georgians out of the cycle of poverty and into the middle class. Every single person has a… View Article

Friday Facts: March 9, 2018

It’s Friday! Events March 27: Second Chance Month in April, sponsored by Prison Fellowship, celebrates brighter futures for those who have repaid their debt to society. The Georgia Public Policy Foundation played a leading role in Georgia’s criminal justice reforms. The Foundation’s March 27 Leadership Breakfast, “Second Chances,” features three Georgia leaders who champion “second chances:” Bill McGahan of Georgia Works, Jay Neal, Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Georgia, and Andrea Shelton of Heartbound Ministries $30. 8 a.m., Georgian Club. Registration information at georgiapolicy.org/events. Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “We must own up to the fact that laws and… View Article

Friday Facts: March 2, 2018

It’s Friday! Events March 27: Second Chance Month in April, sponsored by Prison Fellowship, celebrates brighter futures for those who have repaid their debt to society. The Georgia Public Policy Foundation played a leading role in Georgia’s criminal justice reforms. The Foundation’s March 27 Leadership Breakfast, “Second Chances,” features three Georgia leaders who champion “second chances:” Bill McGahan of Georgia Works, Jay Neal, Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Georgia, and Andrea Shelton of Heartbound Ministries $30. 8 a.m., Georgian Club. Registration information at georgiapolicy.org/events. Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “No man is truly great who is great only in… View Article

Friday Facts: February 23, 2018

It’s Friday! “America’s Pastor,” the Rev. Billy Graham, passed away this week at age 99. Tributes have poured in. No greater tribute can be paid, in our opinion, than an article by Louisiana’s WAFB.com about his casket. It speaks to his humility: At his request, the casket was built in 2006 by inmates of Lousiana State Penitentiary, better known as Angola. The “Alcatraz of the South” is home to Louisiana’s most notorious criminals, but is also home to a renowned prison ministry. “This was a great honor. Because this is a great man of God and he wants … an inmate to build his coffin and get the inmate preachers involved ,and it’s mind-boggling; it sends a… View Article

Friday Facts: February 16, 2018

It’s Friday! Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Events February 20: The deadline is today to register for “Pension Solvency and Public Education: The Case for Reforming Georgia Teacher Pensions,” a Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday, February 20. Speakers are Len Gilroy, Senior Managing Director of the Pension Integrity Project and Director of Government Reform at Reason Foundation, and Georgia State Rep. Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta), Chairman of the House Budget and Fiscal Oversight Committee. 8 a.m. at the Georgian Club. $30. Registration and information here. February 26: The Foundation co-sponsors Georgia Justice Day 2018 at the State Capitol, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., highlighting criminal justice reforms,… View Article

Friday Facts: February 9, 2018

It’s Friday! Great news for Georgia and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation! The Foundation was named one of the “Best Independent Think Tanks” in the 2017 Global Go-To Think Tank Index Report (page 181). What’s especially significant is that the Foundation is ranked among organizations with much larger budgets. It proves what we tell supporters: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation offers the best bang for your buck, an impressive return on investment. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. … In vain are Schools, Academies, and Universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years. … The vices… View Article

Friday Facts: February 2, 2018

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “The welfare of our country is the great object to which our cares and efforts ought to be directed. And I shall derive great satisfaction from a cooperation with you, in the pleasing though arduous task of ensuring to our fellow citizens the blessings which they have a right to expect, from a free and equal government.” – George Washington, from his First State of the Union, 1790 “You don’t need government calling the shots to bring meaningful reforms, and you certainly don’t need the government taking over health care the way Warren Buffett says he’d prefer. What you need are private companies experimenting with solutions, competing for consumer dollars, and reaping… View Article

Name one other organization in the state that does what the Foundation does. You can’t.

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