Discussion on Atlanta's economy, schools, transportation, leadership, quality of life

Find solution to racist symbols

5:39 pm Oct. 28, 2015

By Vincent Fort

Things changed on June 17.

The Charleston massacre at Emmanuel AME Church changed forever how we as Americans consider racist symbolism in our country. Symbols matter. They were used to motivate and justify the

Carve new Stone Mountain legacy

5:33 pm Oct. 28, 2015

By Hank Johnson

“Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.” – The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Those hallowed words of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, uttered more than 50 years ago to more than

Sunday Issue: Where does Atlanta stand?

2:26 pm Feb. 14, 2015

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The Editorial Board’s Opinion
The philosopher Socrates famously pronounced the unexamined life as not worth living. This saying has endured because many through the ages have intuitively gotten his profound point.
Contemplative questions arising around the unexamined life can be applied to the great agglomeration that is metro Atlanta. For cities and other geographic clusters are living organisms in their own way.
And some are far healthier than others.

On Charlie Hebdo and a Gold Dome To-Do list

11:36 am Jan. 10, 2015

Liberty’s precious price

A murderous rampage hurled the words Charlie Hebdo into common knowledge last week. The French journalists who paid with their lives for having irreverent ideas would likely appreciate that.
Armed fanatics can quickly cut down unarmed innocents. But they will wholly fail in their larger quest.
For an incessant clash of ideas and ideals is essential to the higher nature of humankind. The necessary clangor of disparate thoughts can, should


11:57 pm Dec. 6, 2014

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Narrowing our era’s Great Gulf

Andre Jackson, for the Editorial Board

“And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you

Georgia loses two great leaders

12:12 pm Nov. 22, 2014

Leaders by example, and what they can teach us

“Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them … .”
Old Testament book of Joshua.
In one weekend, Georgia and its capital city lost two great servants: former Gov. Carl E. Sanders Sr. and businessman Herman J. Russell.
Their joining of that incessant caravan traveling irrevocably away

Sunday Issue: Election 2014

12:08 pm Nov. 1, 2014

Learn, think, vote

The Editorial Board’s Opinion

After the months of amped-up noise, swirling lights and gyrations inside the inescapable disco that is modern-day election season, it will be a tranquil relief to step into the quiet serenity of polling places Tuesday.
There, with a ballot before us, important work silently beckons. There are important choices to be made on candidates and issues alike. Let us, in large numbers, make them, using clear-headed