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Commentary: Hundreds of foster kids need place to call home

Did you know there are hundreds of orphans in Georgia?

February 13, 2011 | By Randy Evans Guest Columnist | Viewpoint


Graves: 'We have blazed our own trail'

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves has wasted no time carving out a name for himself in Washington.

February 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Viewpoint


Commentary: How much government can we afford?

Over the last 10 years, the cities and counties across North Georgia, like across the nation, without really understanding the full dynamics or unintended consequences, have been building "holographic" infrastructure on the backs of the local taxpayers (individual and business).

January 29, 2011 | By Frank Norton Jr. Guest Columnist | Viewpoint


Layers of History: Israel's rich past offers unique experience

It was in Tzfat that it really sank in.

January 22, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Viewpoint


Reporting from the home front

FLOWERY BRANCH - I packed up my desk Sunday night, fearing the worst was coming.

January 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Viewpoint


Commentary: Georgia DOT’s efforts to make roads safer paying off

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January 09, 2011 | By Keith Golden Guest columnist | Viewpoint


Commentary: Lawmakers would be wise to serve 'not for self, but others'

I have been asked by The Times to write an article in which I give advice to the new faces going to the Capitol this year. Webster's dictionary defines advice as, "opinion given as what to do or how to do something." Giving advice to a new legislator is like teaching someone how to dribble a football. I believe the best advice that I received, on any subject, was that which was based on knowledge and experience.

January 02, 2011 | By Lee Hawkins For The Times | Viewpoint


Commentary: Use wise investments to bring our economy back to health

As a movie lover and a father of two teenagers, our family recently ventured out to the midnight showing of the new Harry Potter movie. I came away with several thoughts that night.

December 26, 2010 | By Doug Carter Guest columnist | Viewpoint


Commentary: Officials need to convince voters to approve amendment to fund road projects

Hopefully, the November election sent a ripple through the transportation community and provided a wake-up call to leadership in Georgia that our current solution to transportation funding is in jeopardy.

December 18, 2010 | | Viewpoint


Commentary: State should focus on real goals to improve education

Recent legislative sessions have provided ample opportunities for those of us charged with the duty of educating the next generation to develop a high tolerance for ambiguity. Given Georgia's current political and economic climate, I expect no less during the upcoming session.

December 12, 2010 | By Will Schofield Guest columnist | Viewpoint


Commentary: Truce needed in water wars

As Gov.-elect Nathan Deal prepares to assume his responsibilities for Georgia, he faces many challenges. Unemployment, the budget and economic growth clearly head the list.

December 05, 2010 | By Val Perry Guest columnist | Viewpoint


Commentary: Georgia should change budget philosophy to deal with financial shortfall

Georgia's incoming General Assembly faces a projected budget shortfall of more than $1 billion for Fiscal Year 2012. This is a daunting challenge, and after several years of budget cuts the pressure will grow to use tax hikes to fill some of the gap. A comparison of Georgia's taxes to those of neighboring states, however, suggests that legislators should increase taxes only as a last resort.

November 28, 2010 | By E. Frank Stephenson Guest columnist | Viewpoint


Commentary: 'We've only just begun to fight'

Dr. Paul D. Davis, grass-roots tea party leader in Gwinnett County throws down the gauntlet: "When we fight for Georgia's rights, we all had better be ready to stand firm with our loins girded and our resolve intact. The 10th Amendment is the cure to a tyrannical federal government; The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

November 21, 2010 | By Bill Evelyn Guest columnist | Viewpoint


Commentary: Are we headed for gridlock?

Much has been made recently of the manner in which entrenched interests have settled their differences in France. Yet, with this week's election results, Americans will likely face similar political deadlock as our own governing bodies grind to a halt.

November 07, 2010 | Jesse Corn | Viewpoint


From the Republicans: Tax and spend stalls economic recovery

"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." - President Ronald Reagan, first inaugural address

October 24, 2010 | By Jim Pilgrim 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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