About Kyle Wingfield

Kyle Wingfield joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as an opinion columnist in May 2009. The move to Georgia was a homecoming for the Dalton native, who spent the previous four and a half years as an editorial-page writer for The Wall Street Journal based in Brussels, Belgium. In Europe, Wingfield wrote editorials and columns about topics including international trade, antitrust cases, the telecommunications and aerospace industries, energy and environmental policy, British politics and Russia. Prior to that, he worked as a reporter for the Associated Press in Atlanta and Montgomery, Ala., where he wrote about education, courts and general-interest stories.

Wingfield is a 2001 graduate of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the recipient of the college’s John E. Drewry Young Alumnus Award. An Eagle Scout, Wingfield is a member of Veritas Church. He lives in Buckhead with his wife and their two sons.

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Marshall Parker

September 12th, 2009
12:17 am

Have you seen the Arrow?

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September 15th, 2009
6:51 pm

Kyle: You need to say something about that idiot Hank Johnson’s KKK allusions regarding the Wilson incident. I hadn’t realized how stupid Johnson was. I suppose it is all right if race works in your favor, and of course, you can always use it as a defense when it doesn’t–but this guy that represents us is a complete idiot.

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September 28th, 2009
7:00 am

Welcome home. Although we haven’t met, I lived with Steve Doyle in college and he prepared me for your homecoming. He pretty much told me I had to read your stuff because if I didn’t I wasn’t a good person.

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October 20th, 2009
2:43 am

That’s not exactly what I said, but yes, I did tell CJJScout you were coming to town. Glad you all are settling in well! Did I mention that we dropped by the AJC one day to surprise you, but you weren’t in?

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Robert Johnson

November 17th, 2009
12:55 pm

The region’s transit issues are partly addressed by your comments regarding expanding transit service to the ‘burbs. Philly, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Portland, & Dallas are all examples of a more expansive (geographically) system of transit. Also, if you have not already, have a look at a book “Moving Minds” by Paul Weyrich and Bill Lind.

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Cathy Cortright

November 30th, 2009
1:20 pm

Some advice – do full and proper research before you write an article that basically is full of false allegations. Trust? — why should we trust your ability to write well informed opinion articles!!
Instead of harping on the narrow-minded, preserve-corporate-stock-values-at-all-cost position, you should have done more research before you made yourself look like a fool.
I would expect to see an apology in next Sunday’s paper for providing incomplete coverage of “global warming”.

Cathy Cortright

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January 4th, 2010
10:16 pm

Cathy, I just got a call from your friend Al Gore, he said the temperture in Atlanta will be in the 80’s tomorrow. Thank God Al stepped in to save us from this cold

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Al Gore

January 28th, 2010
11:35 pm


Keep on keepin on! Thanks for buying into my baloney hoax on “Global Warming”…uh, I mean “Climate Change.” Have I mentioned how much money I’ve made through investing in beneficiaries of the public policy me and and the democratic party have pushed so hard to scare the daylights out of the general, uniformed public? … a lot! Enough to keep my private jet, all my houses including my energy sucking mansion in Tennessee with the carbon footprint the size of Marietta.

It’s folks like you that keep me going. So please go buy a couple more bumper stickers for the back of your Subaru, old Volvo, or best yet… that brand new Prius. Oh! I am so proud.



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Tommy Lee Maddox

March 28th, 2010
11:57 am

Hey Cathy:

When companies don’t make money, they close; they lay off employees; they go overseas; then you have another Detroit.

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April 17th, 2010
9:33 am

Vote out the incumbents and start over

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May 17th, 2010
2:41 pm

Hey Kyle,

Why is Max Wood getting so little press when he is by far the best candidate in the Republican primary for Georgia’s next Attorney General?

Preston Smith and Sam Olens can’t begin to compare with Max Wood when it comes to finding someone so suited for the position of Attorney General. I can support my statements later if you like. I’m just wondering why Preston Smith and Sam Olens are being adored in the press while Max Wood is being ignored.

If we are serious about electing the best candidate for Attorney General, then I ask you to please consider writing and covering Max Wood more while Jim Galloway gushes over Sam Olens.

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June 16th, 2010
11:37 am

Just thought you’d be interested in our pro/con article on Debatepedia.org on artificial life (or synthetic life):


You wrote a good article on the topic. We quoted from it.

~ Brooks

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June 23rd, 2010
2:26 pm

if you worked where i do you would be required to pee in a bottle for probable cause of drug and/or alcohol abuse. i thought eagle scouts were supposed to be good an kind people.



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Uncle Billy

June 28th, 2010
9:30 am

Even Douglas Holtz-Eagan, McCain’s cheif economics advison in “08, does not buy your arguments. You get you economics education from John Boehner, I guess. They don’t teach economics in journalism school, or much of anything useful for that matter.

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