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: Remembering selfless sacrifice, service

Posted: 19 hours ago

Another Memorial Day holiday weekend is in our midst now. It is a time for, yes, relaxation, fun or even plain old rest. As a people, Americans work more than hard enough to claim all of that. Our desire for recreation should not overshadow the true reason for the holiday — to remember and honor the long, continuing caravan of Americans...
Opinion: Political pothole slows infrastructure drive

Posted: 14 days ago

It’s a slogan whose pithiness is exceeded by its expressed truth: “The future won’t wait. Neither can we. It’s #TimeToBuild.” That’s a fitting message for National Infrastructure Week, and especially so given the precarious, if not dilapidated, state of too much of this nation’s public framework that...
Opinion: Seeking opportunity in discordaround Confederate monuments

Posted: 21 days ago

In an America where roiling anger is a new national pastime, it can seem that counterproductive confrontation has stomped into rubble old societal building blocks of civility, respect and collaboration. That’s certainly the case on a myriad of current issues that divide us into predictable camps that are often hostile to differing views...
Opinion: Insights on improving our mobility

Posted: 28 days ago

The Georgia General Assembly’s noteworthy passage this year of transit legislation has generated significant interest and discussion among metro Atlantans who’re either victimized regularly by our epic traffic congestion, are working to reduce it, or both. The reactions include a number of guest columns on transportation and transit...
Opinion: Enabling next-gen transportation fixes
 In an age when histrionics — and not action — too-often hog the public spotlight, it’s most encouraging that the Georgia General Assembly has recently made significant headway toward improving the state’s transportation systems. That is a great victory for pragmatism and politics as the art of the possible at a time...

2:00 PM Friday, Apr. 20, 2018

In an age when histrionics — and not action — too-often hog the public spotlight, it’s most encouraging that the Georgia General Assembly has recently made significant headway toward improving the state’s transportation systems. That is a great victory for pragmatism and politics as the art of the possible at a time...
Opinion: Finding lessons from a life well-lived

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 07, 2018

A man who changed the world was our own. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a son of the South in general, and Atlanta in particular. Much of the nation and world observed, and even mourns still, his passing from this earth 50 years ago last week. Murdered by an assassin’s bullet, King’s death — and life — are well worth...
Opinion: Treating pain while discouraging addiction
 The nation, and Georgia, continue to struggle with a crisis of abuse of the class of painkillers known as opioids. It’s a sign of the severity of the problem that “opioids” is now a household name, even though many who’re aware of the moniker likely know little about them. Awareness, sadly, is likely increasing as...

4:00 PM Friday, Mar. 30, 2018

The nation, and Georgia, continue to struggle with a crisis of abuse of the class of painkillers known as opioids. It’s a sign of the severity of the problem that “opioids” is now a household name, even though many who’re aware of the moniker likely know little about them. Awareness, sadly, is likely increasing as...
Opinion: Varied viewpoints on immigration

3:00 PM Friday, Mar. 23, 2018

Forceful arguments continue to be made by both sides about U.S. immigration problems and the need for reform, even as lawmakers continue to punt on opportunities to act toward that goal. In the latest episodic twist, a federal spending bill passed Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives lacked a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood...
Opinion: Fixes that can’t be delayed in DeKalb
 There’s nothing like a spectacular water main break in the middle of an arterial roadway to drag widespread attention back to the ongoing mess that clings stubbornly to water and sewer operations in DeKalb County. The March 7 failure of a four-foot-diameter water main under Buford Highway provided dramatic visuals for news cameras and...

3:00 PM Friday, Mar. 16, 2018

There’s nothing like a spectacular water main break in the middle of an arterial roadway to drag widespread attention back to the ongoing mess that clings stubbornly to water and sewer operations in DeKalb County. The March 7 failure of a four-foot-diameter water main under Buford Highway provided dramatic visuals for news cameras and...
Opinion: Finish a path out of congestion

5:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018

In an election year where news coming out of the Gold Dome has often centered on a hot-button shortlist of controversial topics, it’s refreshing and encouraging that a pair of transportation-related bills have each passed their respective chamber. Finding effective – and cost-effective — ways to help metro Atlantans better...
Opinion: How to fuel economic trouble
 Once upon a time, Georgia had politicians who were generally wise enough to not let election-season antics act against economic development. They understood that “wisdom” and “moderation” comprise two of three words in the state motto. That season of common sense is gone, it seems. Nothing proves this moreso than the...

3:00 PM Friday, Mar. 02, 2018

Once upon a time, Georgia had politicians who were generally wise enough to not let election-season antics act against economic development. They understood that “wisdom” and “moderation” comprise two of three words in the state motto. That season of common sense is gone, it seems. Nothing proves this moreso than the...