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Our Views: Immigration again stalled by politics

When it comes to Washington politics, the old rules of cause and effect don't seem to apply, at least not in a logical way. They never really did, to be honest, but the rules of engagement keep bending ever further from the pull of common sense.

June 15, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A break at the pump

It's summer vacation season, when many families load up the vehicle and head down the road to visit the grandparents, explore the mountains or hit the beach.

June 08, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Orr was a true advocate for justice

In an age when politicians aren't always public servants and vice versa, we honor the life and career of Wyc Orr, one who filled both roles ably.

June 01, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Our duty to honor

"All we have of freedom, all we use or know. This our fathers bought for us long and long ago."

May 25, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Why a single vote matters

"Why vote?"

May 18, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Salute to graduates and a school leader

We have reached that time on the calendar when our young men and women "walk the walk" in cap and gown, gripping their diplomas with pride as they march into a promising, if unsure future.

May 11, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The wages of politics

Now that we think of it, maybe it would be best to have legislators stay home during an election year.

May 04, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Winning back the cynics

Each election year, we use this space to encourage everyone to register, vote and take part in our marvelous American democratic process.

April 27, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hope amid the pain

It is a cruel paradox worth noting in our yearly calendar.

April 20, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our views: Tax reform is overdue

'Cause I'm the taxman

April 12, 2014 | Times Editorial board | Editorials


Our Views: Embracing the future at the polls

Just in time for this year's elections, registering to vote in Georgia may get a little easier.

April 06, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A special birthday for a Gainesville icon

Humanitarian. Philanthropist. Patron of the arts. Journalist. Businesswoman. Trailblazer. Tennis enthusiast. Storyteller. Environmentalist. Writer. Community pillar. Humorist. Mother. Wife. Centenarian.

April 01, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Measurable progress

Each year at the end of March, we offer our annual Progress sections, included in today's paper. The sections take our community's temperature along six separate topics - Education and Government, Health and Safety, Business and Industry, Sports and Leisure, Arts and Community and Poultry - over the last calendar year.

March 30, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Sunshine lights way to liberty

Tap your finger on a smartphone and you've got access to your bank account, your favorite restaurant's menu and your child's baseball schedule.

March 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Another ethics dodge in the Gold Dome

As the 2014 Georgia General Assembly winds down this week and a slate of new laws assessed, it's clear one apparent success from last year's session hasn't panned out as many hoped.

March 16, 2014 | 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


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