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Congress must act quickly to fix disability insurance loss

A threat of far more immediate and severe consequences looms for many older and disabled Americans if Congress does not act.

August 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville’s residents can impose their will as active voters

This letter is in response to the article, "Pushback on change" found in the July 8 issue of The Times.

August 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Forum focused on man’s desires, not God’s word

Regarding the community forum held Wednesday, a participating clergyman said the effort was about "How can we come together and listen to each other, recognizing that our denominations approach scripture differently - although all see it as God's Word?"

August 14, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Climate change is a cyclical occurrence not caused by man

Whenever you see someone decry industrial influence on "climate change," you generally can be sure you are reading compost. The entire notion of "man-made" or "human-induced" or "anthropogenic" climate change is phony.

August 14, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Trump’s insulting language to women degrading, demoralizing

I choose to register an objection to the degrading and demoralizing of women Donald Trump voiced on national television during a Republican political debate. What is upsetting is Mr. Trump wants to be the custodian of the American people. Yes, he has the right of free speech but not the right of injury to the living being, as set forth in the First Amendment.

August 13, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Trump’s wild card candidacy hurts the GOP’s cause

I imagine that many readers have played card games that have either a trump card or a wild card. Donald Trump's presence in this political season is the wild card or the Trump card for 2016.

August 13, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Moon’s ‘far side’ not always dark

In the Sunday Times, Harris Blackwood wrote about the tough job of being a teacher. His article actually made some science teachers' jobs tougher, as he promoted a misconception. I was happy that he used an analogy from the American space program, but finished it with there was a time when the spacecraft would go on the dark side of the moon.

August 13, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Smell is bad enough kids won't play outdoors

Re: "Stench stirs alliances in Latino area," July 27: The smell is disgusting, and even if you live on Browns Bridge Road, you have no idea what it smells like on Catalina Drive.

August 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville doesn’t need another tax for stormwater fixes

RE: "Gainesville stormwater upgrades a tough sell to public," July 22: Thank you, Frank Norton Jr., you hit the nail right on the head. Of course this should have been taken care of through the years. But not enough money available, right? Of course not, we have monies galore, for one to build a bridge to nowhere!

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Grateful for columnist listing president’s success for a change

Regarding article written July 21, "Obama will shine in history's eyes:" Thanks to Dick Meyer, Chief Washington Correspondent for Scripps Washington Bureau and Decode D.C. for his very candid article. I so admire his integrity. It is so very refreshing to finally read someone stating facts regarding our president, Barack Obama.

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


There’s more to life than arguing about politics; embrace family

Let's not put all our interest in politics; it's going to be what it's going to be. Don't you think your family is more important than politics? Mine certainly is.

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Columnist’s attack against Trump was out of line, offensive

We don't appreciate columnists calling Donald Trump a "dork and a buffoon." He has brought to light issues that need to be addressed. His comments were not outrageous; he was merely telling the truth and no one can disagree with that.

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Smell in air has plagued city for years with no solution in sight

I read the article about the stench in the Atlanta Highway/Browns Bridge area with interest and raised eyebrows. Kelly Randall said he was only made aware of it three weeks ago. I have lived off Browns Bridge Road nearly 14 years and this odor has been around for most of those years. Where's everybody been?

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Leftist agenda puts American dream, US Constitution in peril

The American dream has passed. In its place, soft tyranny. Around the bend, the unknown, possibly third world status. The remainder of this administration's reign portends the fatal piercing of the hearts of the pioneers and patriots who discovered, explored, settled and built the freest and most prosperous Republic in the history of mankind.

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Why can’t we disagree and still respect others’ views?

I have to admit, I'm bemused by the slogan that the homosexual lobby has adopted for its recent court victory, "Love wins." I'm confused because the most vocal proponents of same-sex marriage seem to be extremely un-loving as I understand love: "Love is patient, love is kind ... it keeps no record of wrongs ... Love bears all things, endures all things."

July 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Humanists force their views on others, violate a right to beliefs

I am deeply saddened by Hall County's decision to settle the case with the American Humanist Association about prayer and Christianity in athletic programs ...

September 02, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


State does not need more power to justify costly nuclear reactors

In response to the Associated Press article in The Times on Aug. 29, "Budget on nuclear plant steady, uncertainty remains:" This article says that ratepayers ...

September 02, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Confederate battle flag announces bigotry, like it or not

So much has been written about the Confederate battle flag. Let's face it, like it or not, that flag has been adopted by hate ...

August 31, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


School boards need citizens’ review for SPLOST projects aimed at education

Hall County voters will once again go to the polls this year to renew another 1-cent sales tax. Gainesville, Buford and Hall County schools are ...

August 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Media is right to focus more on facts than left or right leanings

Rebuttal to Bruce Vandiver's Aug. 21 letter: Vandiver seems to think that both liberal and conservative outlooks should be "balanced" in a news media ...

August 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Many ignore facts in favor of good intentions

To Bruce Vandiver from Lula: I read your letter regarding Ron Martz's essay, your general criticism of him and other rational-thinking people with whom ...

August 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Tax dollars should not support group many of us resist

I appreciate The Times' willingness to publish a variety of views. Joel Mathis and I rarely agree, but I'm glad his voice is heard.

August 24, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Public may be ignorant of facts; many in power opt to hide them

In a recent letter to The Times, a Lula city councilman made the following statement: "We should have knowledge and a spiritual obligation to ...

August 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


GOP candidates provide a lot of entertainment, few good ideas

So Hillary's campaign is entertaining to Eddy McEntire? Have you taken a few minutes to watch the Republican clown car? Seventeen individuals, each with ...

August 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Columnist’s take on ‘liberal media’ is right-wing slop

I have a few thoughts regarding Ron Martz's recent column: "Essay: Does traditional media lean left?" This is nothing but a Xerox copy of ...

August 21, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Here’s a unique solution to reconcile abortion, capital punishment

A society that will not use its moral and legal authority to cull evil from its population is doomed to anarchy. It is not enough ...

August 21, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Ethics, truth should matter in a president

Watching the political theater that is the Hillary Clinton campaign has been entertaining as both a comedy and as an epic horror. Comic in that ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Government should come together to serve the people

Have vanity, ideology and shortsightedness prevented us as elected officials from accomplishing the purpose that we were elected to do? Today as we watch television ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville's curb cuts area big help to wheelchair users

A huge thank you to the city of Gainesville for the curb cuts they have worked on for the last couple of weeks. The flow ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Church forum did not refute holy scripture

I write as one who serves a congregation in the Presbyterian Church USA to object to your bold and misleading heading for Dr. Tom Smiley ...

August 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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