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Tax and spend stalls economic recovery


October 24, 2010 | | Viewpoint

From the Democrats: Success is not limited to one generation

Georgia Democrats have a rich history of business and political leadership providing vision for a better Georgia.

October 24, 2010 | By Jim Taflinger Guest columnist | Viewpoint

Prepare for unexpected: Tag fee would pay for trauma centers

As a fiscal conservative, I dislike taxes and debt; I abhor wasteful spending. In the voting booth, I generally vote against raising taxes and adding fees. As a rule I don't trust the legislature to spend our money wisely.

October 17, 2010 | By Dr. Priscilla R. Strom Guest columnist | Viewpoint

‘Carry the struggle’ — Newtown Florist Club at 60

Faye Bush knows the Newtown Florist Club is more than flowers and environmental justice - it's about taking care of the community.

October 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Viewpoint

Third-party road is a tough one, but voters should have the option

Libertarians are polling higher than ever as interest in the party grows. People should be interested. Libertarian Party activism has saved the taxpayers millions.

October 03, 2010 | By Brandon Givens For The Times | Viewpoint

An ounce of prevention

On Thursday, a host of new measures associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act took effect to increase access to health services.

September 26, 2010 | By Phaedra Corso | Viewpoint

Cyclists, motorists: Share the road

Fall came early Sept. 4. On that crisp Saturday morning, I was up before sunrise in Gainesville, loading up gear for a bike ride.

September 19, 2010 | By Erin Williamson For The Times | Viewpoint

Building a bridge through faith

I wonder what our world would look like if we spent more time building bridges than building walls.

September 12, 2010 | By The Rev. Terry E. Walton For The Times | Viewpoint

What do our school systems need?

Growing up, I loved my public schools. My parents were happy with my education, I had great teachers, some of whom I still keep in touch with, and got a great foundation for my career.

August 29, 2010 | By David Pusey Guest columnist | Viewpoint

How far have we come? Women celebrate right to vote

On Thursday, a group of Brenau University students plan to dress out in white, pick up some placards and recreate the image of the women who for years protested tirelessly in front of the White House, no matter what the weather was like, as the defining image of the women's suffrage movement.

August 22, 2010 | By Heather Gollmar Casey Guest columnist | Viewpoint

The center of power

Depending on how voters feel in November, Hall County could become the home office to the state's two top political leaders.

August 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Viewpoint

Grading the grades: A look at Gainesville school's new system

The Times has been reporting some of the important grading changes that Gainesville City schools is implementing for 2010-2011. These include the addition of an enhancement period at GMS and GHS, a new grading scale at GMS, and standards based report cards at the elementary schools.

August 08, 2010 | By Jamey Moore Guest columnist | Viewpoint

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship is changing lives

Election-year politics can make cynics out of just about anyone, so every once in awhile it's worth pausing to look at the remarkable good that elected officials can achieve, particularly when they rise above both partisan and special interests.

August 01, 2010 | By Randy Hicks Guest columnist | Viewpoint

Anatomy of an election: How Deal made the runoff

Nathan Deal wasn't ever guaranteed a spot in the runoff election.

July 25, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Viewpoint

Capitol turnover: Lots of new faces, few incumbents for voters

On the national scale, incumbents may suffer dramatically in the 2010 midterm elections, potentially resulting in the Republicans gaining control of the House of Representatives (or maybe even the Senate).

This anti-incumbent sentiment has permeated to the state and local level as people continue to look for fresh ideas to serious economic and fiscal problems. It seems as though anti-incumbency has become the primary voter motivation; even stronger than partisanship.

July 18, 2010 | By Ross Alexander Guest columnist | Viewpoint

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Fostering first: Extended family rides along bumpy road of foster care

When my husband and I decided to become foster parents, we considered how it would affect our daily life, what saying goodbye to these children would feel like and whether we would ever adopt.

December 13, 2014 | Shannon Casas | Viewpoint


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