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Our Views: A deficit of trust

With the new session of Congress begun and Georgia legislators preparing to bang their gavel a week from Monday, it's a good time to examine what we expect from our elected employees.

January 06, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: Commissioners, take the high road

With the new year comes the promise of change, and personal resolutions to do so are a traditional part of the turning of the calendar page.

December 30, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: Salute to trio of Hall leaders bowing out

Barring an unforeseen emergency before year's end or a political comeback at some future time, Tom Oliver has presided over his final Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting as chairman. He leaves behind a legacy of progressive leadership and accomplishment that future chairmen will find difficult to equal.

December 23, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: Paint it red this football season

During election season, Georgia is referred to as a "red" state in reference to its reliable Republican loyalties.

December 16, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: Election a wake-up call on immigration

No matter how you feel about the result of the Nov. 6 election, one promising result may be that the federal government finally is moving toward a practical policy on illegal immigration. After years of debate over how best to deal with the nearly 12 million undocumented foreign workers in the United States, a push toward a solution may be sparked by politics.

December 09, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Editorials

Our Views: Ga. students deserve more options in education

No matter how it's computed, Georgia's graduation rate is abysmal.

December 02, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: Spread the cheer this holiday

This year's Christmas season began last week with a more recent tradition that goes beyond tree lightings and turkey leftovers.

November 25, 2012 | | Editorials

Our Views: Sharing a full bounty of our gratitude

On Thanksgiving Day, we gather today with family and friends to share the blessings of a big meal, the warmth of our loved ones and a gravy boat full of gratitude.

November 22, 2012 | Times Newsroom Staff | Editorials

Our Views: Divided we fall

Secession? Really?

November 18, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: Common ground isn’t hard to find

The most expensive, contentious presidential campaign in U.S. history is behind us now - until the next one begins in about two years. As a second-term president, Barack Obama becomes a lame duck as soon as he palms the Bible and takes the oath anew on the Capitol steps in January. He will face a Congress still divided - Republicans in control of the House, Democrats the Senate.

November 11, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: Vote to keep local control of school choice

In an election year with only a few contested state and local races, in addition to president, Georgia's charter school amendment has sparked more passion and interest than any other item on the Nov. 6 ballot.

November 04, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: The joy of voting

Few rights in our republic are more cherished than the right to select our governmental leaders at the ballot box.

October 28, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: A debatable format

Sharpen the swords, polish the shields and oil up the body armor: It's debate season! Thus, we had the Donneybrook in Denver, followed by the Long Island Town Hall Tug O' War, and now it's on to the rubber match, the Battle in Boca.

October 21, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: An unhealthy option

It's one of our favorite editorial topics: The law of unintended consequences. And most often here, we are speaking of actual laws, not theoretical ones.

October 14, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our Views: Vandiver's lasting legacy

Another era of success is closing at Lanier Technical College, but its future remains brighter than ever thanks to decades of ambitious leadership.

October 07, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

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