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.
March 11, 2022 • Commentary
Georgia Public Policy Foundation Branches Out Into Investigative Journalism, Here is How You Can Help
Traditional methods of journalism are not as traditional as they once were. Georgia Policy is here to change the paradigm.
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.
October 14, 2021 • Blog
Georgia is Changing, for Better or for Worse?
Butch Miller got in trouble this past week for saying what a lot of Georgians believe.
July 30, 2021 • Commentary
30 Years of Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives
On September 16, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation celebrates 30 years of “Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives.”
July 2, 2021 • Commentary
Our 50 State Flag: How One Ohio Teen’s Quest to Change His Grade Became Our National Symbol
On July 4, 1960, teenager Robert (Bob) G. Heft sat in a swivel chair next to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and asked, “How do you like your job?” as they […]
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 […]
August 9, 2019 • Commentary
‘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. Contempt, “an enduring attitude of […]
January 4, 2019
Make Civility and Civics a Winning Combo in 2019
Bob Hanner embraced a standard of statesmanship for Georgia. By Benita M. Dodd A good man passed away on January 2nd. Bob Hanner, 73, had served 38 years in the […]
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