About Phil Kent
Authored 7 articles.
Features, May 21, 2020
Several months ago University System of Georgia (USG) chief academic officer, Dr. Tristan Denley, floated a plan to reduce core courses students must take upon enrollment. It included abolition of the American government requirement— POLS 1101, which incorporates study of the U.S. Constitution and federalism. Yesterday, however, Denley made news.
Features, November 21, 2019
With another Democratic party presidential debate being held this week at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, focus naturally turns to Georgia and its importance in the 2020 election cycle. Is Georgia a “swing state” up for grabs? Both parties are “doing the math” after looking at turnout numbers to answer that question.
Features, October 03, 2019
Over 500 Republican names have been submitted to Gov. Brian Kemp for consideration to be appointed to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Johnny Isakson on Dec. 31.
Features, September 26, 2019
The Atlanta Region-Transit Link Authority (ATL), mandated by state law to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for metro Atlanta, will hold 10 evening community engagement sessions dubbed “District Downloads.” The goal: Inform taxpayers about the expensive transit projects submitted to the ATL’s database as a part of its “Call for Projects” for inclusion in the ATL’s Regional Transit Plan (ARTP).
Features, September 03, 2019
Defeated 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams recently expanded her voting rights group to 20 competitive states to protect against threats of “voter suppression.” However, former Georgian and senior Heritage Foundation legal fellow Hans von Spakovsky declared before a Georgia Public Policy Foundation audience yesterday that “voter suppression is a myth.”
Features, July 11, 2019
Two bills that will be carried over to the 2020 General Assembly have various renters across the state up in arms, but resistance is especially strong at the home of the famed Masters golf tournament: Augusta.
News, March 08, 2019