Civil Discourse

April 26, 2023 • Commentary

Bringing greatness back to life

The view from one of America’s secular temples eludes capture by the lay photographer.

November 11, 2022 • Commentary

The Modern Perception of Veterans Day

Veterans have earned the respect of a grateful nation, and although they do not expect us to recognize their service, they appreciate it when we do.

June 20, 2022 • Blog

Juneteenth: A Franchise of Freedom

We are not all descendants of American slavery, but to be an American is to have inherited its legacy, and its lessons. 

December 31, 2021 • Blog

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy

After nearly 19 years as VP and resident Jiminy Cricket, December 31, 2021, is my last day with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

June 25, 2021 • Commentary

To Do No Harm, Protect Donor Privacy

Imagine you make a donation to a nonprofit organization that inspired you enough to want to support their good work. Now, imagine this gift became public information. For most people, […]

June 18, 2021 • Commentary

The Joy in Juneteenth

In the 1860s, news traveled slowly. There was no Twitter, no 24-hour cable news, no talk radio. For many enslaved people on the Western Frontier, news of their emancipation arrived […]

May 28, 2021 • Commentary

A Day of Honor, a Sacrifice of a Lifetime

Nearly 5 million people died in the Korean War, a conflict that began in June 1950 and ended in July 1953. More than half of those killed were civilians – a civ

June 12, 2020 • Commentary

Reforming Policing While Preserving Law Enforcement

Systematic reform within the criminal justice system has become prevalent in the public discourse in the wake of recent events, including the tragic deaths of t

March 13, 2020 • Commentary

Coronavirus: Self-isolation, Community Unity

It isn’t just the social-media memes about toilet paper that are bright spots amid the finger-pointing and politicizing over the COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-

September 27, 2019 • Commentary

The Search for Civility and Civil Society

“Civil society” is the latest catchphrase in public policy circles, and for good reason. Personal responsibility and individual initiative have been relinquished to government in unprecedented measure and, related to […]