Andre Jackson

Andre Jackson was named editorial editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in April 2009. He oversees the newspaper’s Sunday editorial page and daily opinion pages.

Latest from Andre Jackson

Opinion: Study and act on economy’s boosters

Posted: 4 days ago

With a catfight over federal tax reform now occupying much of the national mind-space given to dollars-and-sense matters, it’s refreshing to take a look at America’s numbers game from the standpoint of economists — not politicians. Economics is called the Dismal Science for good reason — it’s not light work....
Opinion: Ga. and hunt for Amazon’s HQ2
 It’s not hyperbole that the national competition to land Amazon’s second headquarters has been compared to a reality-TV show. We have little doubt that many, if not most, elected officials would readily don a tophat or ball gown and perform their hearts out for all to see if it would boost their jurisdiction’s chances of...

Posted: 11 days ago

It’s not hyperbole that the national competition to land Amazon’s second headquarters has been compared to a reality-TV show. We have little doubt that many, if not most, elected officials would readily don a tophat or ball gown and perform their hearts out for all to see if it would boost their jurisdiction’s chances of...
Opinion: Seeing all the parts as a whole
 In a day when people tend to clump together around like minds or identical zip codes, it’s a refreshing change to see the Georgia Forward forum back on the scene, bringing together a variety of people around the idea represented by the nonprofit group’s very name. Georgia Forward’s mission is broad, yet simple — to...

Posted: 18 days ago

In a day when people tend to clump together around like minds or identical zip codes, it’s a refreshing change to see the Georgia Forward forum back on the scene, bringing together a variety of people around the idea represented by the nonprofit group’s very name. Georgia Forward’s mission is broad, yet simple — to...
Opinion: Driving toward the future
 As fans of old science fiction know, humankind has a less-than-stellar record at pinpointing what tomorrow holds. Yet Shakespeare had it right, too: “What’s past is prologue.” The leap of wristwatch phones from comic strips to reality proves that. Which makes pondering the future of transportation intriguing — and...

Posted: 25 days ago

As fans of old science fiction know, humankind has a less-than-stellar record at pinpointing what tomorrow holds. Yet Shakespeare had it right, too: “What’s past is prologue.” The leap of wristwatch phones from comic strips to reality proves that. Which makes pondering the future of transportation intriguing — and...
Opinion: Where protest meets reverence

6:00 PM Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Given the sadly viral popularity of an American pastime best described as hissing and spitting, figuratively or even literally, at anyone with whom we might disagree, it’s no surprise that “taking a knee” has rapidly entered our lexicon. In a nation deeply riven by differences over most anything you can name, it follows...
Opinion: Breach demands firm fixes
 It’s a pleasant surprise that the still-unfolding Equifax breach has drawn the ire of politicians on both sides of the aisle. That may be the only pleasing aspect of an epic security lapse that exposed financial and personal data of as many as 145 million Americans. The latest revelation this week indicates info from 10.9 million driver...

4:00 PM Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

It’s a pleasant surprise that the still-unfolding Equifax breach has drawn the ire of politicians on both sides of the aisle. That may be the only pleasing aspect of an epic security lapse that exposed financial and personal data of as many as 145 million Americans. The latest revelation this week indicates info from 10.9 million driver...
Opinion: Where to now on gun policy?

4:00 PM Friday, Oct. 06, 2017

The massacre of dozens of concert-goers in Las Vegas has reignited the uniquely American debate over what restrictions on firearms may be appropriate and warranted — or not — in considering the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms and its practical effects on society. As we’ve written here multiple...
Opinion: Finding fixes for opioid scourge

7:00 PM Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

The numbers are sobering: tens of thousands of Americans who die each year from abuse of the class of pain-relief drugs known as opioids. What’s much-lesser known is the human toll of suffering and death that opioid abuse wreaks on communities. It is a problem not confined to what many might believe are the usual suspects. Opioid abuse...
Opinion: Thoughts on Ga. Tech shooting

4:00 PM Friday, Sep. 22, 2017

In an increasingly common pattern, sporadic upheaval and isolated civil disturbance has taken place in American cities after a police shooting, or legal action around one. This time Atlanta was no exception, after a Georgia Tech campus police officer shot and killed student Scout Schultz. Schultz, who had a history of mental illness, was...
Opinion: Revisiting Ga.’s storm protocols

8:00 PM Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

Last week’s deluge of stormy weather seemed to dig two lines of disparate, yet related, thought across Georgia. One was that, overall, things could have easily been much worse. This, even while damage from Hurricane Irma was substantial in spots – and near-catastrophic in places like Glynn County. Given that tough reality, much...
Opinion: Similar beliefs should foster DACA solution

4:00 PM Friday, Sep. 08, 2017

The Trump Administration’s announcement Tuesday that it was beginning a wind-down of the DACA program of deferred immigration action for people brought to the U.S. as children set off the predictably counterproductive back-and-forth debate. These days, that seems to substitute for substantive, thoughtful discussion and weighing of pros...