"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." - President Ronald Reagan, first inaugural address
BY JIM PILGRIM
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.
Faye Bush knows the Newtown Florist Club is more than flowers and environmental justice - it's about taking care of the community.
Libertarians are polling higher than ever as interest in the party grows. People should be interested. Libertarian Party activism has saved the taxpayers millions.
On Thursday, a host of new measures associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act took effect to increase access to health services.
Fall came early Sept. 4. On that crisp Saturday morning, I was up before sunrise in Gainesville, loading up gear for a bike ride.
I wonder what our world would look like if we spent more time building bridges than building walls.
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.
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.
Depending on how voters feel in November, Hall County could become the home office to the state's two top political leaders.
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.
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.
Nathan Deal wasn't ever guaranteed a spot in the runoff election.
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.