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Our Views: A roll of the dice

In the minds of some, Georgia may be succumbing to sinful temptation.

December 04, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Fill the shoes

Hard to believe, but even as our 2011 election ends with a runoff a week from Tuesday, the 2012 presidential race is in full swing. The first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire are but weeks away, and Georgia's March 6 primary will be on us in no time.

November 27, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A gratitude horn o’ plenty

Again this year, we enter Thanksgiving Day seeing the glass as half full.

November 24, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Stagnant water

Nearly four years ago, Lake Lanier fell to its all-time low of 1,050.79 feet above sea level after a two-year drought. That was a low point in the tri-state water wars, two decades of battles among Georgia, Florida and Alabama over how to use water that flows from Lanier through the Chattahoochee River to the Gulf of Mexico.

November 20, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Make every day a veterans day

Americans marked Veterans Day on Friday, a celebration that continues through the three-day weekend with events around Gainesville and Northeast Georgia.

November 13, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: For a change, vote

Seems a lot of folks out there want to change our government.

November 06, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Courts on the cheap

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial ... and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense." - U.S. Constitution, Sixth Amendment.

October 30, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A toast to freedom

Warm up your voting fingers, Northeast Georgians: It's almost time to go to the polls again.

October 23, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Lukewarm to HOT

When it comes to transportation solutions in North Georgia, there are more than a few cooks wanting to season the soup.

October 16, 2011 | | Editorials


Our Views: Biting the hand

The yin and yang of U.S. politics is at it again. Only in America does the market provide a protest movement for everyone's preference. If there isn't one for you yet, just wait; someone will create it soon enough.

October 09, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Primary shuffle

Georgia voters will get their first say on the next White House occupant March 6, the day known as Super Tuesday for its mass of scheduled primaries.

October 02, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Let the sun shine

Some may roll their eyes at the discussion of open government and open records laws, believing them to be the concerns of only the media and advocacy groups.

September 25, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Rocky road ahead for new sales tax

Area residents have been hearing a lot about the special purpose local option sales tax for transportation in recent weeks. In the months to come, they are going to be hearing a whole lot more.

September 18, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Lesson of 9/11 is that America’s resilience leads to victory

As our nation marks a solemn Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the nation's deadliest terrorist attacks, the question we ask today on our front page is, "Are we safer?"

September 11, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Laboring to find work

Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season. But for many Americans seeking work, dark clouds have covered the sunshine for some time.

September 04, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: Where there’s smoke

Debating the role of government is common election year fodder, with each side weighing in on how much influence federal, state and local leaders should have over our lives and tax dollars.

October 26, 2014 | 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


Our Views: Are you better off? Empty pockets mean votes

If this year's political ads sound like you've tapped into Nick at Nite reruns of old campaigns, you're not imagining it. That's because there's little new in politics; it only seems that way sometimes when candidates repackage old ideas.

October 12, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: In the line of farce

There's a famous quote by Hall of Fame baseball manager Casey Stengel that describes what's going on today in our federal government. As his expansion New York Mets were going through a historically bad season, Casey lamented: "Can't anybody here play this game?"

October 05, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Wish lists aren’t free

Wanted: Magic money tree. Must produce massive quantities of legal tender to help pay for state's most pressing needs and fulfill all campaign promises. Please deliver to state Capitol by January 2015.

September 28, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Politics hijack the polls

This may seem a naive and silly question, but bear with us as we ask: When did voting itself become such a partisan issue?

September 21, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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