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: Why our health-care politics is so jumbled
  Repealing Obamacare has proved to be 
            
               a more difficult task
             than Republicans imagined. So difficult, in fact, that 
            
               the latest “Obamacare repeal” bill
             doesn’t actually repeal Obamacare. It cements much of the law in place, in ways Democrats...

Posted: 58 minutes ago

Repealing Obamacare has proved to be a more difficult task than Republicans imagined. So difficult, in fact, that the latest “Obamacare repeal” bill doesn’t actually repeal Obamacare. It cements much of the law in place, in ways Democrats...
Opinion: What we know, and only think we know, about health care

Posted: 20 hours ago

Repealing Obamacare has proved to be a more difficult task than Republicans imagined. So difficult, in fact, that the latest “Obamacare repeal” bill doesn’t actually repeal Obamacare. It cements much of the law in place, in ways Democrats might appreciate if they weren’t busy peddling fictions about the wonders and...
Opinion: Poll shows most groups prefer state control of health care
 The Georgia Capitol, not the U.S. Capitol, is where control over an issue like health care belongs. (AJC Photo / Bob Andres) In 
            
               Tuesday’s post about the Graham-Cassidy health bill
            , I argued the biggest gain from passing the bill would be shifting more health policy out of the federal level,...

Posted: 23 hours ago

The Georgia Capitol, not the U.S. Capitol, is where control over an issue like health care belongs. (AJC Photo / Bob Andres) In Tuesday’s post about the Graham-Cassidy health bill , I argued the biggest gain from passing the bill would be shifting more health policy out of the federal level,...
Opinion: If Congress can’t do it, let the states fix Obamacare
 U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks as Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
               and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) listen during a news conference on health care, Sept. 13 in Washington (Olivier Douliery/Abaca
               Press/TNS) The latest iteration of a Republican anti-Obamacare...

Posted: a day ago

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks as Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) listen during a news conference on health care, Sept. 13 in Washington (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) The latest iteration of a Republican anti-Obamacare...
Opinion: The national debt hits the big 2-0 (trillion)
 One of these men only increased the national debt. The other one is looking no better so far. That’s bipartisanship in contemporary
               America.
               (Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) I failed to bring your attention last week to this grim milestone (from 
            
               CBS News
            )...

Posted: 3 days ago

One of these men only increased the national debt. The other one is looking no better so far. That’s bipartisanship in contemporary America. (Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) I failed to bring your attention last week to this grim milestone (from CBS News )...
Opinion: UGA game offers winning life lesson for Americans

Posted: 5 days ago

SOUTH BEND, Indiana — Check out most any list of the most hated teams in all of sports, and somewhere near the top you’re bound to find Notre Dame football. Like the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Lakers, the Fighting Irish are one of those squads that, with its national following and history of success...
Opinion: Confirmation that ‘red’ and ‘blue’ really can get along
 A fairly even mixture of fans gathers in Notre Dame Stadium before the Sept. 9 game between the Irish and Georgia. (Kyle Wingfield
               photo) SOUTH BEND, Indiana — Check out most any list of the most hated teams in all of sports, and somewhere near the top you’re
            bound to find Notre Dame football. Like the...

Posted: 6 days ago

A fairly even mixture of fans gathers in Notre Dame Stadium before the Sept. 9 game between the Irish and Georgia. (Kyle Wingfield photo) SOUTH BEND, Indiana — Check out most any list of the most hated teams in all of sports, and somewhere near the top you’re bound to find Notre Dame football. Like the...
Opinion: What’s missing from Atlanta’s City Design

Posted: 7 days ago

Recently I wrote skeptically about the notion Atlanta will add nearly a million new residents within the next couple of decades, tripling the city’s population. A few days after that column ran, the city unveiled a blueprint for handling the influx. Timing is everything, you know. The plan almost two years in the making has a plain...
Opinion: MARTA chief’s exit needn’t derail state transit funding
 AJC Photo / Bob Andres The news last week that MARTA’s chief executive is 
            
               leaving for another job
             came at what could be seen as the best of times and the worst of times. The best, because Keith Parker spent the past 57 months turning what had been a $50 million structural budget deficit at the...

Posted: 8 days ago

AJC Photo / Bob Andres The news last week that MARTA’s chief executive is leaving for another job came at what could be seen as the best of times and the worst of times. The best, because Keith Parker spent the past 57 months turning what had been a $50 million structural budget deficit at the...
Opinion: No, natural disasters like Irma aren’t good for the economy
 Does this look like good economic policy to you? A car port awning sits on U.S. 17 after being ripped off by Hurricane Irma
               on Monday in Bowling Green, Fla. (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara) Once the storm passes, one inevitability is the calculation of the costs of rebuilding the affected areas. And another is
            the...

Posted: 9 days ago

Does this look like good economic policy to you? A car port awning sits on U.S. 17 after being ripped off by Hurricane Irma on Monday in Bowling Green, Fla. (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara) Once the storm passes, one inevitability is the calculation of the costs of rebuilding the affected areas. And another is the...