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: Toward a better Ga. elections system

Posted: 3 days ago

There might be a rare sign of bipartisan agreement to say that Georgia’s midterm election – and its aftermath – amounts to a mess. As a result, the reputation of our state has been tarnished – not a small thing in this growing place that regularly touts that we’re the best location for business. That’s...
Opinion: Exploring an historic election
 Today, we present several opinion viewpoints that take stock of a notable midterm election week in America. Tuesday’s election allowed voters, in time-honored fashion, to have their say in choosing who should represent them in halls of government. Some questions were handily resolved, such as the balance of power among Republicans and...

Posted: 10 days ago

Today, we present several opinion viewpoints that take stock of a notable midterm election week in America. Tuesday’s election allowed voters, in time-honored fashion, to have their say in choosing who should represent them in halls of government. Some questions were handily resolved, such as the balance of power among Republicans and...
Opinion: Plowing past a bitter harvest
 Americans of goodwill are mourning the 11 people murdered Oct. 27 at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The anti-Semitic hatred that authorities say motivated the accused killer is being rightly condemned by many. Bringing the suspected gunman through the justice system, while fully appropriate, cannot heal the surrounding problem of the corrosive spirit...

Posted: 18 days ago

Americans of goodwill are mourning the 11 people murdered Oct. 27 at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The anti-Semitic hatred that authorities say motivated the accused killer is being rightly condemned by many. Bringing the suspected gunman through the justice system, while fully appropriate, cannot heal the surrounding problem of the corrosive spirit...
Opinion: Gulch decision time drawing near?
 Red Light/Green Light imagery has been adopted by proponents and opponents of redeveloping Atlanta’s Gulch. Makes sense, as stop or go is the question now before Atlanta city government as it weighs an ambitious project that would create a shiny new neighborhood where none now exists. A vote by the Atlanta City Council could come in...

Posted: 25 days ago

Red Light/Green Light imagery has been adopted by proponents and opponents of redeveloping Atlanta’s Gulch. Makes sense, as stop or go is the question now before Atlanta city government as it weighs an ambitious project that would create a shiny new neighborhood where none now exists. A vote by the Atlanta City Council could come in...
Opinion: Many eyes are on Georgia now
 What should be just a normal cycle of election-season mud-slinging is at risk of becoming overshadowed — rightly or wrongly, depending on your side – by the old specter of racial discrimination once predominant in, but never wholly peculiar to, the American South. Senses and sentiments are heightened now, raw-edged on all sides...

3:00 PM Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

What should be just a normal cycle of election-season mud-slinging is at risk of becoming overshadowed — rightly or wrongly, depending on your side – by the old specter of racial discrimination once predominant in, but never wholly peculiar to, the American South. Senses and sentiments are heightened now, raw-edged on all sides...
Opinion: Two visions for Ga.’s future
 Georgia’s slice of the dash toward the November elections is entering the final stretch. Last Tuesday marked the deadline to register to cast a ballot in Georgia on November 6. And on Tuesday, early voting begins in this state. One of the most-closely watched races across Georgia — and the entire nation — is the contest...

3:00 PM Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Georgia’s slice of the dash toward the November elections is entering the final stretch. Last Tuesday marked the deadline to register to cast a ballot in Georgia on November 6. And on Tuesday, early voting begins in this state. One of the most-closely watched races across Georgia — and the entire nation — is the contest...
Opinion: Toward a less-congested ride
 The MARTA Board last Thursday passed a plan that has great potential to increase mobility within the City of Atlanta — and beyond, truth be told. Approval of the More MARTA plan will unleash a projected $2.7 billion for transit improvements within the city limits. That amount is expected to be generated over 40 years from a half-penny...

4:00 AM Saturday, Oct. 06, 2018

The MARTA Board last Thursday passed a plan that has great potential to increase mobility within the City of Atlanta — and beyond, truth be told. Approval of the More MARTA plan will unleash a projected $2.7 billion for transit improvements within the city limits. That amount is expected to be generated over 40 years from a half-penny...
Opinion: Thoughts on issues facing Ga., U.S.
 On today’s page, we offer three opinion pieces on various issues. The CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce offers his group’s viewpoint on what’s needed to help keep Georgia’s economy strong. The Chamber has assembled a set of policy recommendations that it’s urging be heeded by the next group of leaders who...

3:00 PM Friday, Sep. 28, 2018

On today’s page, we offer three opinion pieces on various issues. The CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce offers his group’s viewpoint on what’s needed to help keep Georgia’s economy strong. The Chamber has assembled a set of policy recommendations that it’s urging be heeded by the next group of leaders who...
Opinion: Viewpoints on topics in the news

3:00 PM Friday, Sep. 21, 2018

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...

4:00 AM Saturday, Sep. 15, 2018

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...

10:00 PM Friday, Sep. 14, 2018

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...