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, The Newnan Times-Herald
Private enterprise and free markets will win the fight against COVID-19
Marc Hyden

Georgia’s Republican leadership has been under fire for its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Critics have complained that Gov. Brian Kemp should have taken more forceful, sweeping actions, which…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Rural broadband still faces challenges, but options exist
Marc Hyden

Anyone who has driven through Atlanta during rush hour recently has witnessed quite the spectacle: the city’s well-documented gridlock seems to have largely dissipated. This is mostly because more…

RE: S. 882, the South Carolina Private Flood Insurance Act
R.J. Lehmann

My name is R.J. Lehmann and I am director of finance, insurance and trade policy at the R Street Institute. R Street is a think tank devoted to pragmatic free-market solutions to public policy…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Let’s celebrate Labor Day by making it easier for Americans to work
Marc Hyden

“Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers … It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in…

Myth-busting Voting by Mail in Georgia
Marc Hyden

The coronavirus pandemic has changed how many Georgians vote—at least temporarily. During the past primary election a whopping 1.1 million Georgians voted by mail, compared to only 37,000 in the…

, The Pete Kaliner Show
Podcast: Jesse Kelley on NC police reform task force recommendations
Jesse Kelley

From The Pete Kaliner Show:

Jesse Kelley – Manager, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties at the R Street Institute – joins me to discuss the recommendations that the North Carolina…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Prosecutors can be the catalyst for justice reform
Marc Hyden

Like myriad other Americans, I watched the grainy Ahmaud Arbery video showing the young man’s terrifying final minutes before being gunned down. I was demoralized, outraged and also perplexed. The…

, NACDL
Leading Advocacy Groups Call for Bold and Dramatic Criminal Justice Reform During Special Legislative Session in Virginia
Jesse Kelley

From NACDL:

“Pragmatic policing reforms are important to ensure public safety and to promote positive community engagement,” said Jessica Kelley, Manager, Government Affairs, and Manager,…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Clean Slate would be a boon for many Georgians
Marc Hyden

When the sun set on Gov. Nathan Deal’s administration, many believed that Georgia’s criminal justice reform era had ended, but it appears that the Peach State may be getting its second wind….

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Governor Kemp, General Assembly take steps to help Georgians cope with COVID-19
Marc Hyden

With coronavirus cases surging in Georgia, many are bracing for a potentially debilitating second wave, but thus far, we can at least take solace knowing that COVID-19-related deaths haven’t come…