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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


Our Views: Fill those ballots

Don't look now but it's nearly election time again.

August 28, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A stalled recovery

If you've paid any attention to the financial news in the last few weeks, you're probably wondering what happened to the recovery we were told was under way.

August 21, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Map to the future

This week, Georgia legislators begin the arduous and divisive process of redrawing the state's political maps based on population shifts reflected by the 2010 census. It's a tough job for whichever party has the reins.

August 14, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: There’s no Plan B

Like a bungling buffoon in a kid's cartoon, Hall County commissioners have painted themselves into a corner with their handling of the county's recreation department, and at this point there's no clear path to a solution without leaving a lot of footprints in the paint.

August 07, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Back in the black

Three years ago this summer, Gainesville's school system was in a state of chaos.

July 31, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Blowing the whistle on ourselves

Newspapers and their readers have a special relationship built upon a foundation of credibility and integrity established over a long period of time. On occasion, in order to strengthen that relationship, readers need to be made aware of developments at the newspaper that deserve consideration in evaluating our objectivity in covering and reporting the news.

July 24, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: No new taxes ... ever?

"Read my lips ... no new taxes!"

July 17, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our views: Nonprofits need donations of time, money to make difference

The holidays are traditionally a season of giving, where many with kind hearts buy for families in need, Angel Tree kids or Toys for Tots, feed the hungry or follow the sound of the summoning jingle of bells to drop a few bucks in the Salvation Army's red kettles. And as the calendar year wanes, those in the mood for goodwill and tax deductions pull out their checkbooks to make end-of-year donations.

December 14, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: For medicinal use only

Most Americans of Baby Boomer age and younger were exposed to marijuana at some point in early adulthood, whether they partook or not on their own. For many, it was a rite of passage encountered at a rock concert or someone's dark basement. For others, it was a substance and a crowd of users best avoided.

December 07, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: How we get 2 views of 1 death

In the great American novel "To Kill A Mockingbird," attorney Atticus Finch is explaining to his daughter Scout how to deal with other people amid conflicts at school: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

November 30, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Life is good, so we give thanks

When you think about it, it's somewhat odd to choose one particular day of the year to express thankfulness.

November 27, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: No checks, no balance

If there's a word that can sum up our national leadership these days, it is "lame" - a lame-duck session of Congress, a lame-duck president, all yielding results that are totally lame.

November 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hall rides a rising tide

Hall County's business community took a well-earned opportunity last week to celebrate a full November cornucopia of blessings and pat itself on the back a bit.

November 16, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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