Georgia Public Policy Foundation seeks to effect change in the public policy arena by offering an independent voice unbeholden to political parties, special interests and “politics as usual.” A civil discourse must overcome polarizing divisiveness and partisanship, while observing commonsense doctrines of transparency from government, freedom of speech and an expectation of individual privacy.

Reforming Policing While Preserving Law Enforcement

There are good policies worth pursuing that will enhance accountability for law enforcement and judicial systems while respecting the difficult nature of the work required of these positions.

Coronavirus: Self-isolation, Community Unity

Government is working on big solutions, but individual actions can make a difference.

The Search for Civility and Civil Society

Today, instead of uniting behind common goals, many Americans wallow in their differences.

‘Love Your Enemies,’ a Timely Reminder for a Polarized Nation

It’s a cultural phenomenon that many Americans have helplessly watched unfold: the dissolution of respectful political dialogue and the rise of the culture of contempt.

Make Civility and Civics a Winning Combo in 2019

Bob Hanner embraced a standard of statesmanship for Georgia.

Sen. John McCain: ‘Our wealth and culture are the product of our freedom’

To honor the life and career of John McCain, we share excerpts from his remarks at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 15th anniversary celebration in 2006.

State Policy Network Profiles Kyle Wingfield

The State Policy Network interviewed Kyle Wingfield, who became the president and CEO of The Georgia Public Policy Foundation in April 2018.

So What Does a Think Tank Do?

Think-tanks aim to fill the gap between academia and policymaking. Are think tanks of benefit to you? Can they assist you in deciding what you think?

Foundation VP Benita Dodd Shares Thoughts 50 Years After Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

Foundation looks back on policies since MLK's death.

Sunshine Week 2018 Shines a Light on Ongoing Need for Transparency

Sunshine Week highlights government transparency and access to public information.

Can We All Just Get Along?

What connection do air conditioning, airlines and education have with today’s overheated political climate?

Memorial Day Thanks for Better Days After Battle Scars

A man of faith, Scott Rigsby works to serve both as a lesson and an example.

An Assault on Nonprofit Giving

For nonprofits that engage in issue advocacy on political matters, private giving prevents retaliation against speakers.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Of the options of time, talent, and money, I should at least give some money.

What’s so special about the Georgia Public Policy Foundation?

We need institutions that work to advance the ideas of liberty and limited government, no matter who’s in the White House or the Statehouse.

Disruptive Think Tanks: ‘Undermining the State,’ Unnerving the Left

Challenging the Goliath of Big Government and statism – government’s growing control over our business and businesses – is what the “stink tanks” do.

Partisan Politics and Procrastination Hinder a Border Solution

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to diagnose that the chief problem for the federal government is a lack of prioritization

Should Georgia Slow Down Foster Care Pilot Project?

Georgia's foster care pilot projects seems to be fast-tracked, but would a slower approach work better? By Foundation Editor Mike Klein

Our Nation’s Heroes: Character Witnesses for Georgia’s Youth

Schools are preparing to close after a year of struggling to impart not just academics but character. In some cases, it's even tougher to teach character.

Hispanics Understand Free-Market Principles

Excerpt from the keynote address by Daniel Garza, executive director of The LIBRE Initiative, at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 2014 Annual Dinner on March 5, 2014. Garza’s family immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Garza, who as a…