Killing the electric car tax credit

4:52 pm Jan. 12, 2015

Moderated by Tom Sabulis

Battle lines are being drawn over an attempt to eliminate Georgia’s $5,000 tax credit for electric vehicles. An Alpharetta Republican is re-introducing legislation this year to phase out the credit, one of the most generous in the country. Today, he explains the rationale for his bill in an exclusive column for the AJC. But EV supporters say removal of the credit, used primarily by buyers of the

On Charlie Hebdo and a Gold Dome To-Do list

11:36 am Jan. 10, 2015

Liberty’s precious price

A murderous rampage hurled the words Charlie Hebdo into common knowledge last week. The French journalists who paid with their lives for having irreverent ideas would likely appreciate that.
Armed fanatics can quickly cut down unarmed innocents. But they will wholly fail in their larger quest.
For an incessant clash of ideas and ideals is essential to the higher nature of humankind. The necessary clangor of disparate thoughts can, should

Ashes to ashes

4:59 pm Jan. 8, 2015

Cremation’s appeal to mobile populace

By James Gallant

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently published a piece on the growing popularity of cremation of the dead, as opposed to burial (“More Atlantans choose cremation,” Living, Jan. 5). Among the explanations mentioned for this trend were the lower cost of cremation, its environmental friendliness and the decline 0f organized religion.

The author of a book on American attitudes on this matter, interviewed on National Public Radio,

Expanded world trade benefits Georgia

6:27 pm Jan. 6, 2015

Moderated by Rick Badie

India, led by its prime minister, wants to chart a better path for the country’s economic growth, an initiative the Atlanta-based consul general of India says regional businesses and investors should embrace. In a related column on global commerce, an international trade executive explains the importance of “trade promotion authority” legislation to economic recovery in Georgia and the nation.

Invest in India

By Ajit Kumar

The outcome of a historic

A good year for transit

3:00 pm Jan. 5, 2015

Moderated by Tom Sabulis

Last year was a good one for MARTA, as CEO Keith T. Parker outlines in today’s column. There’s a chance that 2015 could be even better, if the legislature follows suggestions from its transportation infrastructure committee and dedicates an annual revenue stream for transit around the state, presumably including MARTA. In our second column, a local think tank executive questions the enthusiasm for transit in a recent

Make it safer for aging communities

4:00 pm Jan. 2, 2015

By Nancy Kropf

I’m a midlife marathon runner. To stay in shape, I’ve run countless miles through Candler Park, Inman Park, Fourth Ward, Ormewood and many other intown neighborhoods. I love running these areas as I can view some of the exciting changes in the city such as the Beltline and Atlanta Streetcar project. And I can “Imagine Memorial” right along with those involved in the Memorial Drive project.

I am also

A vet’s VA experience

2:00 pm Dec. 26, 2014

Medical Center’s cycle of caring

By Robert C. Fuller

The woman appeared to be in her early sixties. She was trim, neat, wearing clothing that was a little more formal than that worn by most of the people in the waiting room. Her skin was dark ebony, and the way she held her head and shoulders spoke of dignity, but she was ill at ease.

She wasn’t reading, chatting, or napping like so

Southern, gay, not leaving

4:00 pm Dec. 19, 2014

Change coming for gay rights

By Brian M. Basinger

It would be tempting for a gay Georgia resident to leave the South and head for California or the Northeast, where same-sex marriage and workplace non-discrimination policies are the law of the land. I can see my husband and I starting over in another state where we cannot be mistreated at work because of our sexual orientation, where we don’t pay additional state

DeKalb’s wannabe cities

4:26 pm Dec. 11, 2014

Moderated by Tom Sabulis

Two DeKalb County communities are fighting a border war in order to get approval from the Legislature to proceed with incorporation. “If the people in this room want something to happen, they’d better get their act together and come up with a map that we can approve, ” Rep. Mark Hamilton, R-Cumming, said at a public hearing. If the General Assembly and Gov. Nathan Deal rule favorably


11:57 pm Dec. 6, 2014

AP Photo

Narrowing our era’s Great Gulf

Andre Jackson, for the Editorial Board

“And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you