What Are You Going To Be When You Grow Up?

Courier Herald column for week of May 28th What are you going to be when you grow up?  That’s the question the high school class of 2023 has been asked since their youngest days.  Toddlers seem much more confident in their answers of fireman, astronaut, or ballerina than those in high school.  That’s quite understandable,

Economy Is In Good Shape Now, But…

This week’s Courier Herald column: If you follow business news, or even political news where the debate weapon is the trajectory of the economy, you’ve likely picked up on the opinion that the U.S. is headed into a recession.  This, after all, has been the consensus projection for over a year.  These predictions are a

With Pandemic Over, Focus Must Shift From Physical to Fiscal Health

This week’s Courier Herald column: On April 10th, 2023, President Joe Biden signed a bill officially ending the three-year national emergency for Covid-19.  The White House intends to continue the “public health emergency” until May 11th.  Perhaps then, we can consider the pandemic officially over. For too many in Washington, the perpetuation of this once

This Week Is A Time To Reflect On What Is Next

This week’s Courier Herald column: As someone whose annual calendar is heavily anchored in the activities of the Georgia General Assembly, the annual declaration of Sine Die for adjournment is a bit of relief.  In fact, it’s quite freeing.  It’s time to consider what is next. The immediate focus for the capitol and capital community