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Editorial Issue: Opportunity School District
Atlanta Forward

Editorial Issue: Opportunity School District

Nov. 8’s vote on whether to grant state authority to take over failing schools is an issue worthy of voters’ study of both sides.

The first debate: Did Trump do enough to woo undecided voters?

The first debate: Did Trump do enough to woo undecided voters?

Handicapping debate performances this year has been a fool’s errand, but here goes … If you went into Monday night’s first presidential debate supporting Donald Trump in spite of everything he’s done to turn people off, I don’t see why you’d stop supporting him now.

Readers Write: Sept. 27

Peachtree stretch needs to be cleaned upMiracle Mile … seriously? Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta between 10th and Ponce has become a war zone.

Readers Write: Sept. 26

Private prisons are inhumane by natureThe Department of Justice delivered a crushing but deserving blow to the Corrections Corp.
Dawgs fans now face a season of lowered expectations

Dawgs fans now face a season of lowered expectations

“A win is a win” was the way many Georgia Bulldogs fans consoled themselves after two consecutive very shaky victories over lowly Nicholls State and an unexpectedly tough Missouri, which raises the question after Saturday’s debacle in Knoxville: Is a loss a loss, or are some defeats worse than others?
New Georgia looks like the old Georgia in ugly loss

New Georgia looks like the old Georgia in ugly loss

OXFORD, Miss. — This is the kind of game that got a head coach fired. This is the kind of game that would cause everybody – boosters, fans, administrators, media, a series of Ugas – to look around and wonder: Shouldn’t Georgia be better?
New Georgia looks a lot like the old Georgia in ugly loss

New Georgia looks a lot like the old Georgia in ugly loss

OXFORD, Miss. — This is the kind of game that got a head coach fired. This is the kind of game that would cause everybody – boosters, fans, administrators, media, a series of Ugas – to look around and wonder: Shouldn’t Georgia be better?
New Georgia looks like the old Georgia in ugly loss

New Georgia looks like the old Georgia in ugly loss

OXFORD, Miss. — This is the kind of game that got a head coach fired. This is the kind of game that would cause everybody – boosters, fans, administrators, media, a series of Ugas – to look around and wonder: Shouldn’t Georgia be better?
New Georgia looks a lot like the old Georgia in ugly loss

New Georgia looks a lot like the old Georgia in ugly loss

OXFORD, Miss. — This is the kind of game that got a head coach fired. This is the kind of game that would cause everybody – boosters, fans, administrators, media, a series of Ugas – to look around and wonder: Shouldn’t Georgia be better?

A sobering, serious responsibility

About 20 editors, social media experts, data experts, visual journalists and assorted others filled our sixth-floor conference room Thursday morning to make plans.

What’s Soros doing in a Ga. race?

Matthew McCord seems a bit upset, and I don’t blame him.McCord, a Republican, had filed to run for district attorney in Henry County but recently withdrew.

Trump’s yuge moment finally arrives

The election that was starting to look like a laugher seven weeks ago has lately turned seriously close.

Readers Write: Sept. 25

Obesity is real threat to public healthExpanding Medicaid would have marginal impact on health outcomes of Georgians, contrary to State Senator Vincent Fort’s argument (“Expanding Medicaid would be life-saving,” Editorial, Sept.

Experience shows danger of state takeover of shaky schools

I am opposed to any state takeover of local schools, no matter what it is called. For me, the state of Georgia’s effort to take control of 27 DeKalb County schools — and schools elsewhere — is déjà vu all over again.

Readers Write: Sept. 23

Amendment more about money than educationAfter being married for 30 years to one of the many thousands of incredible Georgia public school teachers, I see firsthand how hard they work.
Weekend Predictions: NCAA over Ole Miss but Ole Miss over Dogs

Weekend Predictions: NCAA over Ole Miss but Ole Miss over Dogs

Before getting to this week’s game between Georgia and the next football program to be dropped into the NCAA Tub of Leeches, Weekend Predictions Investments and Assorted Googled Obscure History References would like to remind you: It was 64 years ago Friday when Richard Nixon gave his “Checkers” speech.

Better to be ‘gouged’ than to run out of gas

It appears we will come out of the Great Gasoline Shortage of 2016 not too much worse for the wear, mostly because the shortage hasn’t been all that great.

Readers Write: Sept. 22

Sports facility funds could go to better useIn Maureen Downey’s column (“College out of reach,” Metro, Sept.

We are a people starkly divided over race

It’s pretty amazing:Among non-Hispanic white voters in Georgia, Donald Trump enjoys a 46-point advantage over Hillary Clinton, says the latest Monmouth poll.

Readers Write: Sept. 21

Wells Fargo bought way out of punishmentWells Fargo has been given a slap on the wrist, instead of a large fine of $3 billion, which they can afford and prison time for the senior and junior management.
This week will say a lot about where Dogs, Jackets are headed

This week will say a lot about where Dogs, Jackets are headed

It’s building in Athens because, well, it always builds in Athens after a win. Jacob Eason makes a big throw to win an SEC game on the road and suddenly the overwhelming thought among Georgia fans is, “If he can do that at Missouri, he can do it at Ole Miss.

Readers Write: Sept. 20

Efforts to fight climate change not enoughIn (“We have a whole world of evidence on climate change,” Opinion, Sept.

Readers Write: Sept. 19

Kaepernick following in big footstepsColin Kaepernick has received some criticism for taking a stand (or a knee) against racism.

When faith in the ballot falters …

In a new Quinnipiac poll released this week, voters were asked what ought to be a totally innocuous question:“If your candidate loses in November, would you think that the outcome was legitimate or would you think that the election was rigged?

A prescription that needs filling

Big public-policy problems have a way of sticking around – and even stubbornly demanding attention by standing well above the tall smokescreens of rancor and division that mark election-year politics.

Readers Write: Sept. 18

OSD probably won’t change anythingI’ve been an teacher for over 30 years, so I’m accustomed to the “fact” that everyone knows more about education than I do, but I’m still confused.

Pathways to expanding healthcare

From an Aug. 31 press release by The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute:Georgia approaches a critical juncture for leaders to remedy its strained health care system and close the insurance coverage gap through Medicaid expansion.

Setting the table in this foodie town

Few things get my creative adrenaline pumping more than when I am planning to feed company. I love to cook, and I love to surprise my guests.

Voices: Long ago, a violent death for Otzi the iceman

  BOLZANO, Italy — Twenty-five years ago this month, two hikers stumbled upon one of the great archaeological finds of the last century: the frozen, mummified remains and personal possessions of a man who died about 5,200 years ago.

Readers Write: Sept. 16

Marietta guilty of cruelty to widowReading “Marietta Pension Saga has a twisted ending,” News, Sept.

Setting the table in this foodie town

Few things get my creative adrenaline pumping more than when I am planning to feed company. I love to cook, and I love to surprise my guests.

Voices: Long ago, a violent death for Otzi the iceman

  BOLZANO, Italy — Twenty-five years ago this month, two hikers stumbled upon one of the great archaeological finds of the last century: the frozen, mummified remains and personal possessions of a man who died about 5,200 years ago.

Readers Write: Sept. 16

Marietta guilty of cruelty to widowReading “Marietta Pension Saga has a twisted ending,” News, Sept.
Tomorrow arrived yesterday. So what do we do now?

Tomorrow arrived yesterday. So what do we do now?

A group of self driving Uber vehicles position themselves to take journalists on rides during a media preview at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh on Monday.

Readers Write: Sept. 15

Hillary’s forgetfulness is doubtfulThe news on Hillary Clinton is absolutely astounding. Just when I think I have heard it all, I am taken aback by a new revelation.

Self-driving cars will uproot old travel ways

The future arrived Wednesday. In Pittsburgh, of all places. Wednesday marked the debut of self-driving cars working on behalf of Uber, the fast-growing ride-hailing service.

Readers Write: Sept. 14

Obama set a terrible standardIn response to the column (“Obama set strong standard for what presidents act like,” Opinion, Sept.
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