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: Farewell, Gov. Nathan Deal
 Two-term Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s time in office is at an end. His tenure spanned a noteworthy period for this state, and nation. He came to office during the Great Recession that had battered the economy and state budget. Deal had to make many tough choices as he deeply cut state spending to balance outflow with inflow. Deal governed...

Posted: 6 days ago

Two-term Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s time in office is at an end. His tenure spanned a noteworthy period for this state, and nation. He came to office during the Great Recession that had battered the economy and state budget. Deal had to make many tough choices as he deeply cut state spending to balance outflow with inflow. Deal governed...
Opinion: Finding consistent themes across past years
 A walk through long-ago opinions found in this newspaper reaffirms that every year is eventful in its own way. It shows too that what worries people and nations alike remains remarkably consistent across the decades. Fifty years ago, with America immersed in the Apollo age of space travel, concerns here on Earth still dominated headlines...

Posted: 12 days ago

A walk through long-ago opinions found in this newspaper reaffirms that every year is eventful in its own way. It shows too that what worries people and nations alike remains remarkably consistent across the decades. Fifty years ago, with America immersed in the Apollo age of space travel, concerns here on Earth still dominated headlines...
EDITORIAL ISSUE: IN HIS OWN WORDS, MIKE LUCKOVICH’S BEST OF 2018

Posted: 19 days ago

March 30 Trump at the Cross Well, evangelicals are supposed to be all about Jesus. Trump does not seem to be that way. In my opinion, he seems to be against everything that Jesus would stand for. This ran on Good Friday. I like this cartoon, it was fun to draw. June 19, Dad in MAGA hat I like this cartoon just because I think this is happening...
Opinion: Criminal justice reform gains ground
 The national trend toward reform of the U.S. criminal justice system picked up speed with last week’s Congressional passage of The First Steps Act. It is bipartisan legislation intended to help slow the growth and immense cost of imprisoning offenders, many for non-violent crimes. Georgia, under leadership of Gov. Nathan Deal, was an...

Posted: 27 days ago

The national trend toward reform of the U.S. criminal justice system picked up speed with last week’s Congressional passage of The First Steps Act. It is bipartisan legislation intended to help slow the growth and immense cost of imprisoning offenders, many for non-violent crimes. Georgia, under leadership of Gov. Nathan Deal, was an...
Opinion: Aligning interests around common goals
 There’s strength in unity. And cohesion, rather than wheel-spinning division, provides the best fuel for the kind of action and thinking that will best let metro Atlanta, and Georgia, position itself to seize the best opportunities of today and tomorrow. That line of thought bubbled up during The Atlanta Regional Commission’s...

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018

There’s strength in unity. And cohesion, rather than wheel-spinning division, provides the best fuel for the kind of action and thinking that will best let metro Atlanta, and Georgia, position itself to seize the best opportunities of today and tomorrow. That line of thought bubbled up during The Atlanta Regional Commission’s...
Opinion: Gathering around common interests

4:00 PM Friday, Dec. 07, 2018

Any grassroots civic effort that can unite productive people around goals most all reasonable folks share deserves encouragement, especially in divided times like these, we believe. Thus, we’re glad that inclement weather did not deter this year’s GeorgiaForward Forum in Macon. GeorgiaForward is an alliance of people interested...
Opinion: Dear Ga.’s newly elected leaders
 In a sense, the campaign might have been the easy thing, however counterintuitive that seems. After a long, bruising haul of a rancorous campaign, Brian Kemp gained a close victory that brought him the current interim title of Georgia Governor-elect. That win means he must now make the transition from campaigning to governing. We’d...

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 01, 2018

In a sense, the campaign might have been the easy thing, however counterintuitive that seems. After a long, bruising haul of a rancorous campaign, Brian Kemp gained a close victory that brought him the current interim title of Georgia Governor-elect. That win means he must now make the transition from campaigning to governing. We’d...
Opinion: Looking across holiday seasons
 Another Thanksgiving holiday weekend is edging toward its close. Many of us are blessed in that memories of good times with family and friends this weekend will last far longer than the leftovers that now pack our refrigerators. It is good to set aside time to offer public and private thanks for the bounty that many of us share, evidenced...

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018

Another Thanksgiving holiday weekend is edging toward its close. Many of us are blessed in that memories of good times with family and friends this weekend will last far longer than the leftovers that now pack our refrigerators. It is good to set aside time to offer public and private thanks for the bounty that many of us share, evidenced...
Opinion: Toward a better Ga. elections system
 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...

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

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...

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

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...

7:00 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

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...