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Georgia Voters, It’s Time

By Kalvis Golde Local politics is never sexy. In Georgia, though, it has been dominating headlines. Two state bills, the “religious freedom” (HB 757) and “campus carry” (HB 859) laws, roiled the Georgia electorate in 2016. Worries about the presidential race evaporated in the face of momentous questions right here at home. Can a state…

Lessons from Louisiana in Education

By Nathan Williams Georgia can learn something from a fellow Deep South state when it comes to raising the bar for education. In recent years, many Georgia public schools have experienced academic failure, been embarrassed by administrative scandals, and found themselves in financial ruin. They are in desperate need of a solution. The model crafted…

Michelle Nunn (left) and David Perdue (right) will be running against each other in the 2014 Senate midterm elections.
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An Extraordinary Election Cycle: An Update on Georgia

By: Jon Wilson As 36 states have been choosing their candidates for this year’s U.S. Senate and state gubernatorial elections, Georgia’s races are proving to be the most unique the state has seen in years. Unlike recent election cycles in the Peach State, this year’s two major elections feature big names for both Democrats and Republicans alike….

The Red Election: The Republican Governor’s Race

By: Cait Felt As the 2014 Georgia gubernatorial race heats up, the individual platforms of candidates are becoming increasingly important to voters around the state. Many of us know a bit more about current Gov. Nathan Deal and State Sen. Jason Carter, but there are two other men vying for the Republican candidacy and the…

A Politicized Education

By: Cait Felt As the state of Georgia plunges into the next gubernatorial race, it is becoming increasingly apparent to voters on all sides that this election will be decided by a topic left relatively untouched by past candidates— the future of our public schools. Political campaigns are built on a history of relying on…

Where are the Democrats?

By: Greyson Clark In the last two months, Georgia Political Review has published keen analysis of the 2014 senate and gubernatorial elections. One focused on Michelle Nunn’s announcement of her candidacy. Another analyzed the underwhelming showing of Democratic candidates for governor. While both are thoughtful and provide useful analysis, neither identifies a deeper trend running…

The Common Core Conundrum

By: Nathan Williams Education reform at any level of government is challenging considering the heightened sensitivity usually surrounding this type of debate. The implementation of the new Common Core Standards upholds this theory as the controversy surrounding its voluntary adoption begins to unfold in states across the country. Common Core is a nationally standardized initiative…

A Solar-Powered Georgia Scorcher, Version 2.0

By: Greyson Clark As each advancing day provides more evidence of another hot Georgia summer, our attention is increasingly focused on two objects: the sun and the air conditioner. Thanks to the sun, many seek reprieve in an AC oasis (while others opt for a covered porch and a glass of sweet tea). As we…

It’s Black and White Or Let’s Not Mention It

By: Greyson Clark April 27th saw the culmination of a month-long political battle of words. More importantly, the day also marked the successful execution of a plan devised by four students at a Wilcox County high school. Wilcox County, located in southern Georgia, has a high school with two proms. One prom is for white…

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