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Editorial Issue: Opportunity School District
Atlanta Forward

Editorial Issue: Opportunity School District

Nov. 8’s vote on whether to grant state authority to take over failing schools is an issue worthy of voters’ study of both sides.

Towers Take: UGA-S.Carolina game could be played in Georgia Dome

Towers Take: UGA-S.Carolina game could be played in Georgia Dome

ATHENS — Take this for what it’s worth, because neither Georgia nor South Carolina is offering any official or definite statements on the subject, but the information I’m getting is that the teams aren’t going to play their game in Columbia on Saturday.

Isakson believes in a GOP that no longer exists

If Hillary Clinton is elected president in November, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson predicts that he and his fellow Republicans in Congress won?셳 go into lockdown mode, refusing to compromise and legislate as they did in response to the election of Barack Obama.

Readers Write: Oct. 5

Avoiding death by police is simpleIt seems so simple really. If you are stopped by a cop, (and i have been) and he/she says something like ?쐅et out of your car,??then get out of your car.

Academic ?쁈ron Curtain??in colleges needs high-tech opposition

Back in the days of the Cold War between the Communist bloc of nations and the Western democracies, the Communists maintained pervasive restrictions around Eastern Europe that were aptly called an ?쐇ron curtain,??isolating the people in its bloc from the ideas of the West and physically obstructing their escape.

Readers Write: Oct. 4

Mayor turns blind eye to homeless, trafficWhat city does Mayor Kasim Reed live in? It seems that whenever I turn around, I hear another statement from the mayor that Atlanta is a great place to do business in and he is turning the tide on Atlanta?셲 homeless problem.

Readers Write: Oct. 3

Women should be main home caretakersThe present discussion on the government providing child care has struck a sore spot in this old lady who has been around a lot longer than most (1924).

Readers Write: Oct. 3

Women should be main home caretakersThe present discussion on the government providing child care has struck a sore spot in this old lady who has been around a lot longer than most (1924).
Georgia should have won. Tennessee did

Georgia should have won. Tennessee did

ATHENS — Riley Ridley ran past Malik Foreman and gathered in Jason Eason?셲 rainbow, the pot of gold in this case being pole position in the SEC East, and right then you thought: Justice has prevailed.

Readers Write: Oct. 2

What is Trump teaching our children?As the author and screenwriter of ?쏷he Fat Boy Chronicles,??a story used by schools nationwide in their anti-bullying efforts, I have interacted with many students and teachers.

Ga. ballot question misleads

Let me suggest a useful rule of thumb in reading the ballot language on proposed constitutional amendments in Georgia: Whatever you think it means, it often means the opposite.

When Trump found the formula ??and his stride

Editor?셲 Note: This column is from June 24.Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump?셲 Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall.

Discerning our nation?셲 True North

In 2009, this newspaper?셲 Editorial Board announced that we would no longer tell readers which political candidates deserved their vote.

SEC football, elections and gerrymandering

With the SEC football and election seasons in full gear, we are reminded that competitive sports and representative democracy are two of the ingredients that make America a great nation.
The difference between Hillary?셲 lies and Trump?셲 lies

The difference between Hillary?셲 lies and Trump?셲 lies

No matter where I go, I hear the same refrain: I don’t know how we got into this mess. And by “this mess,” people of course mean the reality that one of two widely despised people will be the next president.

Readers Write: Sept. 30

Justice is not blind in the U.S.I could?셳 help but notice that when male police officers shot and killed unarmed suspects, including even a child, they remained protected by their brothers in blue.
How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?

How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?

The Atlanta school district is putting out a national call for help, seeking your best idea on how to transform Atlanta Public Schools from one of the lowest performing districts in the state to a district that does right by all students.
The difference between Hillary?셲 lies and Trump?셲 lies

The difference between Hillary?셲 lies and Trump?셲 lies

No matter where I go, I hear the same refrain: I don’t know how we got into this mess. And by “this mess,” people of course mean the reality that one of two widely despised people will be the next president.

Readers Write: Sept. 30

Justice is not blind in the U.S.I could?셳 help but notice that when male police officers shot and killed unarmed suspects, including even a child, they remained protected by their brothers in blue.
How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?

How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?

The Atlanta school district is putting out a national call for help, seeking your best idea on how to transform Atlanta Public Schools from one of the lowest performing districts in the state to a district that does right by all students.
Who said it during the first debate? Maybe not who you think

Who said it during the first debate? Maybe not who you think

Welcome to a special edition of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” — where, instead of entertaining you with improv comedy, we ask if it was the GOP candidate for president or the Democrat who made these statements in their first debate.
Loran Smith: A story of Scott Woerner and a stolen pig in 1980

Loran Smith: A story of Scott Woerner and a stolen pig in 1980

One day, a few generations from now, a Woerner family bard will relate to eager listeners the legend of a famous family athlete who not only won citations by the dozens, but was also an adventurer who smacked of Renaissance trimmings, especially when it came to the outdoors and travel.

Do you know left from right? Take our quiz!

Welcome to the dead-tree edition of ?쏻hose Line Is It Anyway?????where, instead of entertaining you with improv comedy, we ask if it was the GOP candidate for president or the Democrat who made these statements in their first debate.

Readers Write: Sept. 29

Letter-writer?셲 climate data misleadingThe letter writer?셲 (NASA?셲 data is not the whole picture,??Readers Write, Sept.

Readers Write: Sept. 28

Veteran thinks Trump will being U.S. downMy 94-year-old father is a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He served on an ?쐎iler??in the North Atlantic, ferrying fuel to Army Air Force bases so American-built planes could reach Europe.

?쁅avors??to blacks do more harm than good

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor ??off the record ??what his response to them was.

Readers Write: Sept. 28

Veteran thinks Trump will being U.S. downMy 94-year-old father is a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He served on an ?쐎iler??in the North Atlantic, ferrying fuel to Army Air Force bases so American-built planes could reach Europe.

?쁅avors??to blacks do more harm than good

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor ??off the record ??what his response to them was.
The first debate: Did Trump do enough to woo undecided voters?

The first debate: Did Trump do enough to woo undecided voters?

Handicapping debate performances this year has been a fool’s errand, but here goes … If you went into Monday night’s first presidential debate supporting Donald Trump in spite of everything he’s done to turn people off, I don’t see why you’d stop supporting him now.

Readers Write: Sept. 27

Peachtree stretch needs to be cleaned upMiracle Mile ??seriously? Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta between 10th and Ponce has become a war zone.

Readers Write: Sept. 26

Private prisons are inhumane by natureThe Department of Justice delivered a crushing but deserving blow to the Corrections Corp.
Dawgs fans now face a season of lowered expectations

Dawgs fans now face a season of lowered expectations

?쏛 win is a win??was the way many Georgia Bulldogs fans consoled themselves after two consecutive very shaky victories over lowly Nicholls State and an unexpectedly tough Missouri, which raises the question after Saturday?셲 debacle in Knoxville: Is a loss a loss, or are some defeats worse than others?
New Georgia looks like the old Georgia in ugly loss

New Georgia looks like the old Georgia in ugly loss

OXFORD, Miss. — This is the kind of game that got a head coach fired. This is the kind of game that would cause everybody ??boosters, fans, administrators, media, a series of Ugas ??to look around and wonder: Shouldn?셳 Georgia be better?
New Georgia looks a lot like the old Georgia in ugly loss

New Georgia looks a lot like the old Georgia in ugly loss

OXFORD, Miss. — This is the kind of game that got a head coach fired. This is the kind of game that would cause everybody ??boosters, fans, administrators, media, a series of Ugas ??to look around and wonder: Shouldn?셳 Georgia be better?
New Georgia looks like the old Georgia in ugly loss

New Georgia looks like the old Georgia in ugly loss

OXFORD, Miss. — This is the kind of game that got a head coach fired. This is the kind of game that would cause everybody ??boosters, fans, administrators, media, a series of Ugas ??to look around and wonder: Shouldn?셳 Georgia be better?
New Georgia looks a lot like the old Georgia in ugly loss

New Georgia looks a lot like the old Georgia in ugly loss

OXFORD, Miss. — This is the kind of game that got a head coach fired. This is the kind of game that would cause everybody ??boosters, fans, administrators, media, a series of Ugas ??to look around and wonder: Shouldn?셳 Georgia be better?

A sobering, serious responsibility

About 20 editors, social media experts, data experts, visual journalists and assorted others filled our sixth-floor conference room Thursday morning to make plans.

What?셲 Soros doing in a Ga. race?

Matthew McCord seems a bit upset, and I don?셳 blame him.McCord, a Republican, had filed to run for district attorney in Henry County but recently withdrew.

Trump?셲 yuge moment finally arrives

The election that was starting to look like a laugher seven weeks ago has lately turned seriously close.

Readers Write: Sept. 25

Obesity is real threat to public healthExpanding Medicaid would have marginal impact on health outcomes of Georgians, contrary to State Senator Vincent Fort?셲 argument (?쏣xpanding Medicaid would be life-saving,??Editorial, Sept.

Experience shows danger of state takeover of shaky schools

I am opposed to any state takeover of local schools, no matter what it is called. For me, the state of Georgia’s effort to take control of 27 DeKalb County schools — and schools elsewhere — is déjà vu all over again.

Readers Write: Sept. 23

Amendment more about money than educationAfter being married for 30 years to one of the many thousands of incredible Georgia public school teachers, I see firsthand how hard they work.
Weekend Predictions: NCAA over Ole Miss but Ole Miss over Dogs

Weekend Predictions: NCAA over Ole Miss but Ole Miss over Dogs

Before getting to this week’s game between Georgia and the next football program to be dropped into the NCAA Tub of Leeches, Weekend Predictions Investments and Assorted Googled Obscure History References would like to remind you: It was 64 years ago Friday when Richard Nixon gave his “Checkers” speech.
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