Kyle Wingfield

Kyle Wingfield is the AJC's conservative columnist. He joined the AJC in 2009 after writing for the Wall Street Journal, based in Brussels, and the Associated Press, based in Atlanta and Montgomery, Ala. He is a native of Dalton and a graduate of the University of Georgia. Kyle Wingfield blog Read Kyle's Atlanta Journal-Constitution column on MyAJC.com

Latest from Kyle Wingfield

Opinion: A humble suggestion to improve our politics
 AP File Photo / J. Scott Applewhite Angels do not govern men, a fact we face more and more often. The U.S. Senate this week alone featured one member who 
            
               may face an ethics investigation
             (Robert Menendez of New Jersey, whose corruption case 
            
               ended in a mistrial
       ...

Posted: 11 hours ago

AP File Photo / J. Scott Applewhite Angels do not govern men, a fact we face more and more often. The U.S. Senate this week alone featured one member who may face an ethics investigation (Robert Menendez of New Jersey, whose corruption case ended in a mistrial ...
Opinion: A humble solution to what ails the nation

Posted: 12 hours ago

Angels do not govern men, a fact we face more and more often. The U.S. Senate this past week alone featured one member who may face an ethics investigation (Robert Menendez of New Jersey, whose corruption case ended in a mistrial), one member who asked for an ethics investigation into himself (Al Franken of Minnesota, accused of sexually...
Opinion: Tax reform clears a major hurdle, faces another
 House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman
               Kevin Brady (R-TX) applaud with their fellow House Republicans during a news conference following the passage of the Tax Cuts
               and Jobs Act, Thursday. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)...

Posted: a day ago

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) applaud with their fellow House Republicans during a news conference following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Thursday. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)...
Opinion: When partisan loyalty trumps moral clarity

Posted: 2 days ago

Harvey Weinstein should’ve run for president, or at least Congress. Let me explain. Weinstein is the Hollywood mogul accused by a slew of women of using his position of power to sexually harass or assault them. After years of getting away with it, he has met with immediate consequences since the New York Times last month published the...
Opinion: Roy Moore and the ‘binary choice’
  Harvey Weinstein should’ve run for president, or at least Congress. Let me explain. Weinstein is by most accounts a despicable man, a Hollywood mogul 
            
               who stands accused
             by a slew of women of using his position of power to get away with sexually harassing or assaulting them over the years.
...

Posted: 3 days ago

Harvey Weinstein should’ve run for president, or at least Congress. Let me explain. Weinstein is by most accounts a despicable man, a Hollywood mogul who stands accused by a slew of women of using his position of power to get away with sexually harassing or assaulting them over the years. ...
Opinion: The Georgia GOP’s real problem going into 2018
  A special election — actually, 
            
               three of them
             — finally went Democrats’ way in Georgia. After the bonfire of the punditries that was 
            
               their expensive bust
             in the 6th Congressional District, these successes are heralded as the omen of a blue...

Posted: 5 days ago

A special election — actually, three of them — finally went Democrats’ way in Georgia. After the bonfire of the punditries that was their expensive bust in the 6th Congressional District, these successes are heralded as the omen of a blue...
Opinion: The real problem for Georgia GOP in 2018

Posted: 7 days ago

A special election — actually, three of them — finally went Democrats’ way in Georgia. After the bonfire of the punditries that was their expensive bust in the 6th Congressional District, these successes are heralded as the omen of a blue restoration in state government. Republicans are right to be concerned about 2018,...
Opinion: Damaging allegations hit Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore
 U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to supporters, Aug. 15, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo / Brynn Anderson) In a December runoff, I guess you get November surprises. This certainly qualifies as one. The Washington Post is reporting
             Roy Moore, the longtime social-conservative politician and current U.S. Senate candidate from...

Posted: 8 days ago

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to supporters, Aug. 15, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo / Brynn Anderson) In a December runoff, I guess you get November surprises. This certainly qualifies as one. The Washington Post is reporting Roy Moore, the longtime social-conservative politician and current U.S. Senate candidate from...
Opinion: Lessons of 2017 elections aren’t good for Republicans
 There is no good news from Tuesday’s elections for Republicans. Locally, they lost a pair of state House seats in which just a year ago Democrats didn’t even bother to compete. They saw a pair of Democrats advance to a runoff in a state Senate seat previously held by one of the GOP’s gubernatorial hopefuls. They made no...

Posted: 9 days ago

There is no good news from Tuesday’s elections for Republicans. Locally, they lost a pair of state House seats in which just a year ago Democrats didn’t even bother to compete. They saw a pair of Democrats advance to a runoff in a state Senate seat previously held by one of the GOP’s gubernatorial hopefuls. They made no...
Opinion: The big takeaways from 2017 elections aren’t good for GOP
 Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, a Democrat, celebrates his election victory Tuesday in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo / Cliff Owen) We’ll get to the meaning of the local races later, but first let’s do 
            
               what I said yesterday
             we should be wary of doing: Looking at the results from a Republicans...

Posted: 9 days ago

Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, a Democrat, celebrates his election victory Tuesday in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo / Cliff Owen) We’ll get to the meaning of the local races later, but first let’s do what I said yesterday we should be wary of doing: Looking at the results from a Republicans...
Opinion: Today’s elections more about ethics, taxes than R’s and D’s
 AJC File Photo / Hyosub Shin It’s 
            
               Election Day
            , not that most voters will notice. We can expect poor turnout to elect folks to offices that, while not always staples of
            headlines or dinner-party conversations, often have the largest direct effect on our everyday lives. Locally, we...

Posted: 10 days ago

AJC File Photo / Hyosub Shin It’s Election Day , not that most voters will notice. We can expect poor turnout to elect folks to offices that, while not always staples of headlines or dinner-party conversations, often have the largest direct effect on our everyday lives. Locally, we...