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.

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Opinion: Viewpoints on topics in the news

Posted: a day ago

This week, we present the ideas of three Atlanta writers, offering their opinion on issues in the news that will impact metro Atlantans, Georgians and, if seen in a reasonably broad sense, Americans. It’s been two weeks now since the Georgia Department of Transportation opened the latest addition to the growing network of toll lanes...
Opinion: Bringing transparency to City Hall
 In a wide-ranging January inaugural address, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said “I believe that transparency enables good government.” Mayor Bottoms is spot-on in that belief, and the best opportunity toward cementing that goal firmly into place is now before her and the Atlanta City Council. It is in the form of proposed...

Posted: 7 days ago

In a wide-ranging January inaugural address, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said “I believe that transparency enables good government.” Mayor Bottoms is spot-on in that belief, and the best opportunity toward cementing that goal firmly into place is now before her and the Atlanta City Council. It is in the form of proposed...
Opinion: Decision nears on Gulch plan
 As this day’s overall package of editorials and opinion pieces shows, critical topics now rest before the Atlanta City Council. And Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is a key player in a pair of proposals being urged forward to quick action by entities, including one detailed on another page today by this newspaper’s Editorial...

Posted: 8 days ago

As this day’s overall package of editorials and opinion pieces shows, critical topics now rest before the Atlanta City Council. And Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is a key player in a pair of proposals being urged forward to quick action by entities, including one detailed on another page today by this newspaper’s Editorial...
Opinion: Add to, not subtract from, history
 The skirmishes over brick, mortar and sculptures and the names, ideals, legend or fancy attached to them have descended upon two giants of the United States Senate. The latest volley began when Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer proposed renaming the Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building in honor of the late Sen. John McCain. That’s...

Posted: 15 days ago

The skirmishes over brick, mortar and sculptures and the names, ideals, legend or fancy attached to them have descended upon two giants of the United States Senate. The latest volley began when Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer proposed renaming the Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building in honor of the late Sen. John McCain. That’s...
Opinion: Taking fair measure of Gulch proposal
 It’s a tantalizing prospect — a mega-construction project that would fill in the century-old gap in downtown Atlanta known as the Gulch. And the project floated by developer CIM Group is also being discussed, separately, as a possible site for a second headquarters for Amazon. Atlanta remains a finalist for that hard-sought development...

Posted: 22 days ago

It’s a tantalizing prospect — a mega-construction project that would fill in the century-old gap in downtown Atlanta known as the Gulch. And the project floated by developer CIM Group is also being discussed, separately, as a possible site for a second headquarters for Amazon. Atlanta remains a finalist for that hard-sought development...
Opinion: Ideas on enhancing our mobility
 We can all understand why the matter of how freely people can travel around this great metro is important. Atlanta has the positive, pleasant challenge of remaining in growth mode as people continue to move here to live and work. That’s put world-class stress on the transportation infrastructure that’s supposed to ease our mobility...

3:00 PM Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

We can all understand why the matter of how freely people can travel around this great metro is important. Atlanta has the positive, pleasant challenge of remaining in growth mode as people continue to move here to live and work. That’s put world-class stress on the transportation infrastructure that’s supposed to ease our mobility...
Opinion: Viewpoints on important topics

3:00 PM Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Today, we present a selection of opinion pieces by local voices on important topics that have been in the news. A pair of Atlantans point out that criminal justice reform efforts in Georgia championed by Gov. Nathan Deal have begun to achieve positive results. The authors take issue with a recent Georgia speech by U.S. Attorney General Jeff...
Opinion: Exploring our broken immigration system
 U.S. immigration policy and its effects on this nation, and really the world, continues to be a subject of daily headlines. Immigration problems remain a policy issue with broad implications for most all of us, even those who don’t live anywhere near U.S. border checkpoints. Immigration is also a controversial, divisive issue, we realize...

3:00 PM Friday, Aug. 03, 2018

U.S. immigration policy and its effects on this nation, and really the world, continues to be a subject of daily headlines. Immigration problems remain a policy issue with broad implications for most all of us, even those who don’t live anywhere near U.S. border checkpoints. Immigration is also a controversial, divisive issue, we realize...
Opinion: Build a voting system worthy of trust
 Unlike some ill-fitting governmental acronyms, in this case, the name really says it all: SAFE. As in Georgia’s new Secure, Accessible and Fair Elections Commission. Established by Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the SAFE Commission is charged with one of the most important tasks in a democracy — recommending a voting apparatus...

3:00 PM Friday, Jul. 27, 2018

Unlike some ill-fitting governmental acronyms, in this case, the name really says it all: SAFE. As in Georgia’s new Secure, Accessible and Fair Elections Commission. Established by Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the SAFE Commission is charged with one of the most important tasks in a democracy — recommending a voting apparatus...
Opinion: Heading toward better mobility
 The substantial heft of something whole can sometimes be hidden in and around its various parts. That’s an illuminating way to assess transit efforts at this point in metro Atlanta. It efficiently sweeps in public policy as well as pieces undertaken by local, county and state government to improve the speed and ease at which we can...

3:00 PM Friday, Jul. 13, 2018

The substantial heft of something whole can sometimes be hidden in and around its various parts. That’s an illuminating way to assess transit efforts at this point in metro Atlanta. It efficiently sweeps in public policy as well as pieces undertaken by local, county and state government to improve the speed and ease at which we can...
Opinion: The quest for Amazon’s HQ2 continues
 Metro Atlanta remains in the running as a finalist for Amazon’s second headquarters. The hubbub over potentially landing “HQ”2 and the up to 50,000 high-paying jobs it could bring here remains a super-tantalizing business prospect for this region. On today’s page, we offer a trio of commentary pieces (see links below)...

3:00 PM Friday, Jul. 06, 2018

Metro Atlanta remains in the running as a finalist for Amazon’s second headquarters. The hubbub over potentially landing “HQ”2 and the up to 50,000 high-paying jobs it could bring here remains a super-tantalizing business prospect for this region. On today’s page, we offer a trio of commentary pieces (see links below)...