Georgia needs a health care system that is sustainable. The state needs to focus on promising solutions to its health care crisis and not waste time gazing in the rearview mirror at missed opportunities.
Judicial system fails us yet againIn reference to “Deadly loopholes in DUI prosecutions,” News, June 12, it was certainly disheartening to read how our legal system has once again failed to protect the public from such an obvious tragedy waiting to occur.
I have been amazed at the number of negative Medicare-for-all attack pieces printed in various respected papers over the last few months, making me wonder why primarily liberal economists would be attacking a program that progressives have been trying to enact since Truman.
A GRTA Xpress bus leaves after picking up passengers at the Dunwoody Marta Station. (Branden Camp / Special) The state on Wednesday finally revealed the winners of $75 million worth of grants to transit agencies funded in last year’s budget.
An analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce revisits a discussion we had here on the blog last week: Do students fare well at colleges that appear out of their academic league?
Slowly, painfully, reluctantly, Georgia’s Republican leadership is coming to grips with reality.They can no longer deny that the state’s health-care delivery system is in crisis, particularly in rural areas that are already underserved by hospitals and physicians.
Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock arguments on both sides that have remained the same for decades.
When the state of Tennessee ran into problems this spring in its first year of online testing, its lawmakers did something that Georgia’s did not — they asked what happened in other states that adopted online testing.
“What’s this ‘due process’ people keep talking about?” (Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) It turns out, the problem isn’t that Republicans won’t restrict gun sales but that Democrats insist on trampling due process.
Getty Images / Olivier Douliery Here’s how badly the Obama administration has botched the response to ISIS: The Group Formerly Known As the JV Team is now reckoned to be so powerfully inspirational, it has become The Group So Evil We Dare Not Speak Its Name.
Ramadan is here, and I am so excited about the opportunities that it brings. I am also keenly aware of the personal challenges that some might face and the courage needed to successfully complete the fast.
The nation hasn’t exactly joined hands in a united response to the Orlando massacre. But since this terrible mass shooting happened in one of the most weapons-friendly places in the country, maybe we can at least all agree that having wildly permissive gun laws does not make a city safer.
When in his 1964 GOP acceptance speech Barry Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” a reporter sitting near journalist/historian Theodore White famously exclaimed: “My God, he’s going to run as Barry Goldwater!
Rep. Tom Price speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, February 2013. (AP Photo) America’s longest war — 52 years and counting — has long been gauged by the munitions deployed rather than the ground gained.
Legislators to blame for tuition hikesTo the letter-writer from June 9 who said that universities should be ashamed of themselves for raising college tuition so much that some students are choosing to prostitute themselves in order to pay for their education: she should talk to her state legislator.
ACLU director should have more fortitudeIn recent articles about Maya Dillard Smith resigning as ACLU Georgia director over the organization’s position on transgender people being allowed to use bathrooms that match their gender identity, she asks, “How comfortable are we supposed to feel as people” and stated that her two younger daughters were visibly frightened because three 6-foot tall women with deep voices were in the bathroom.
Three months ago, after a different mass killing by ISIS loyalists, President Barack Obama made a claim about the limits of the Islamic State’s ability to harm us: “Groups like ISIL,” Obama said, using a different name for the group, “can’t destroy us, they can’t defeat us.
Many people are debating this week’s decision by Atlanta Public Schools to give a new job to Josie Love, the former principal of Carver Technology High School who awarded grades of 85 to about 65 students in classes where long-term substitute teachers never filed any grades for the 2014 fall semester.
Fear of the unknown can be a pretty powerful driving force. Not many Americans know someone who is openly transgender, and right now a focused debate over transgender equality is leading to a lot of fear and misinformation.
The Stanford rape case is reverberating around the country including the White House where Vice President Joe Biden wrote a letter of support to the victim after her powerful court statement went viral.
During a panel of education heavyweights in Atlanta three years ago, the fiercest criticism of America’s classrooms came from an 18-year-old who likened his affluent and acclaimed New York high school to a prison.
Atlanta’s leaders would condemn DealLast Sunday’s opinion column by Kevin Riley (“A trait of leaders, then and now,” Opinion, May 29) examined the traits of great leaders of Georgia’s past to favorably compare them to the stand made by Georgia’s governor against the Religious Liberty Bill.
No excuse for uptick in tuitionHaving read the article about the young woman who prostituted herself in order to attend college because of exorbitant tuition costs (“Website: ‘Sugar daddies’ for college,” News, May 30), every college president should hide his face in shame.
by Kyle Wingfield, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
AUGUSTA — The central question of the 2016 campaign wafted through the halls of the Georgia GOP Convention last weekend as distinctly as the conditioned air: Is it more important to think like a Republican or to vote like one?
By Molly Bloom How do you not notice $600,000 is missing? That’s what parents and staff at Atlanta’s Latin Academy Charter School asked as the extent of the theft from their school — the largest theft in Georgia charter school history — was revealed.
Among the many disturbing signs of our times are conservatives and libertarians of high intelligence and high principles who are advocating government programs that relieve people of the necessity of working for their own livelihoods.
News you can use? (AP file photo) Last week’s jobs report was surprisingly weak: The estimated 38,000 jobs added during May marks the weakest month since September 2010, when the economy last lost jobs.
Driver’s fine of $1,590 is an injusticeI was completely shocked to read about Ms. Ford’s experience with the municipal court in Grantville (“Dirty license plate leads to $1,590 fine,” News, June 2) — mostly because I did not formerly believe that there was a court that was more of a nightmare than that of the city of Atlanta.
Interesting column by Jim Cowen, interim executive director of the pro Common Core Collaborative for Student Success, on the challenges facing states that chose to create their own tests rather than join the PARCC or Smarter Balanced consortiums.