January 12, 2016 10:00 AM
A couple of years ago, a number of my esteemed colleagues at georgiapol.com asked me if I wanted to start blogging on issues in Georgia law and politics. I am forever grateful for their encouragement and I could not be happier that I agreed to join them. The last few years have been a wild and wonderful ride. I am most proud (and appreciative) that I have given voice to perspectives that are not always the most popular in Georgia. That fact notwithstanding, I have nevertheless been able to garner mutual respect for so many folks involved in Georgia politics across the ideological spectrum.
Indeed, politics work best when a diversity of voices can come together to talk about the most pressing— and often divisive— issues in a civil and thoughtful way. Here in Georgia, we are fortunate to have no shortage of sharp public policy minds. And now with georgiapol.com, I hope to be part of a venture that encourages productive exchanges to better the public policy process.
Blogging done right is like an education— it is not so much the filling of a pail as it is the lighting of a fire. Here’s to starting a new chapter at georgiapol.com, kicking off conversations that spark new ideas, and facilitating innovative approaches to improving the lives of Georgians.