About Phil Kent

Authored 7 articles.


  • USG Administrator Says Government/Constitution Requirement Restored

    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.

  • 2020 Election: Both Parties Look at “the Numbers”

    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.

  • More GOP Names Surface for U.S. Senate Appointment

    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.

  • ATL to Hold Transit “District Downloads”

    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).

  • Abrams v. Von Spakovsky on “Voter Suppression”

    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.”

  • Masters Rental Tax Bills Stirring Opposition

    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.

  • James Magazine 2019 Georgian Of The Year: Senator David Perdue

    News, March 08, 2019