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Our Views: War’s high costs often are hidden

The high cost of war again has been brought into clear focus.

March 18, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: School safety is always a priority

People of a certain age remember a time when children felt safe in their homes, their neighborhoods and their schools.

March 11, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Think of primary as a job interview

Georgia voters and those in nine other states are next in line Tuesday to join this year's game of Whac-A-Mole in the Republican campaign for president.

March 04, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Legislators, give up the goodies

If ever there were a piece of legislation you'd think should be a no-brainer, it is the idea to cap how much lobbyists can spend to woo state lawmakers, a practice that totals some $1.6 million annually

February 26, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Your Views: Editorial focused on immigration law offered biased views

On Jan. 29, The Times published an editorial entitled, "A bitter harvest." This editorial argued that the Georgia immigration bill sent immigrants, and revenues, fleeing Georgia farms and as a result guest worker reform was needed.

February 22, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: State needs more sunshine, not less

The news that the Georgia General Assembly is considering a major updating of the state's open records and open meetings laws is both welcome and frightening.

February 19, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Skipping a grade

The No Child Left Behind law is one 10-year-old many are happy to leave in the dust.

February 12, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Be ‘the people’

We make every effort to cover the news objectively, but once in awhile, we encounter a story we can't wait to tell.

February 05, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A bitter harvest

Last year when Georgia passed a tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants, it was feared crops would be left rotting in the fields at harvest time.

January 29, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Late to the race

As pundits spend the day assessing results of Saturday's South Carolina Republican primary, Georgia voters await their turn in line to select the nominee.

January 22, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Merging in mystery

Airlines do it. Phone companies do it. Even grocery stores do it. Mergers are nothing new.

January 15, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Go easy on the tax ax

Little has changed in Georgia's economy since last spring when the gavel ended the 2011 General Assembly session.

January 08, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: 2012 looms as a year of decision

As we ring out a 2011 that was memorable in some ways, forgettable in others, we flip the calendar to a new year that we already can christen.

January 01, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Sweet silent night

It's Christmas Day, finally the time when families can gather and enjoy the blessings of the holiday minus all the heavy lifting that comes in the weeks before.

December 25, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Skipping the party

As we brush the dust off one election and prepare to dive into the next, one Georgia lawmaker has a plan worth considering to streamline our election process.

December 18, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: Two contrasting 'states' to recovery

In the last two weeks, we've seen two different "state of" speeches, from leaders with widely disparate views. Both offered a list of priorities amid a recovering economy, setting goals to better the lives of those they serve. Each was greeted with applause from supporters, grim faces and still hands from foes.

January 25, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Freedom carries a cost

The idea of free speech embedded into the U.S. Constitution 225 years ago remains an elusive goal ever under attack and in need of a diligent defense. Even as we Americans often don't fully grasp its scope and meaning, what we hold as a fundamental right isn't always acknowledged everywhere.

January 18, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Second term solutions for Gov. Deal

Second terms can be a dicey thing for executive officeholders. Though much desired - when was the last time we recall a president or governor who didn't seek one? -­ ­they often slip into the dreaded "lame duck" limbo as heads start turning toward who's next in line.

January 11, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: New year, fresh goals

Now that the holiday leftovers in the fridge are dwindling and many have put away the decorations, we prepare for the first work week of 2015 with high expectations.

January 03, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Time to plug the foster gap

Broken families. Neglectful parents racked by poverty, addiction or poor personal decisions. Abused children denied a normal upbringing. Government agencies short on resources and personnel scrambling desperately to keep a bad situation from getting worse.

October 19, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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