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Our Views: A self-serving agenda

Thursday's feeble effort by county commissioners to defend voting on issues not listed on meeting agendas would be funny if the matter weren't so serious.

October 27, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: GOP hands Obama a gold-plated alibi

Excuses; we all make them, and we all hate them. Whether they come from a spouse, child, co-worker or the person across the counter, we want what we want when we want it, and hold the alibis.

October 20, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Divided nation should rediscover ‘right stuff’

An American original passed away last week, a man who was a household name for a generation raised in an era when outer space was brought closer to earth and anything seemed possible.

October 13, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Who is to blame for shutdown? All of us

"Closed due to government shutdown." Those signs are seen outside many federal buildings, agencies and monuments today, the result of an impasse shining a bright light on the ongoing dysfunction in Washington.

October 06, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Local schools chalking up success

The incessant political chatter over education policy - charters, Common Core, more money, less government intrusion - sometimes drowns out some of the success that is occurring in our local schools.

September 29, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Is ‘better than nothing’ worth health law's downsides?

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

September 22, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Thumbs down on road texting

We've all experienced this: You're heading down the highway and the car in front of or beside you is driving erratically, changing speeds, maybe drifting into the other lane.

September 15, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Mideast peace still elusive 12 years after 9/11 attacks

Twelve years ago this Wednesday, we were suddenly and stunningly jolted from our naive notion that the world was a much safer place than we had led ourselves to believe.

September 08, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Laboring to find work

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, in our case a cool, wet season. With clearer skies finally here, we can dodge the storms and enjoy delayed fireworks, cookouts, football games and time at the lake before fall arrives.

September 01, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Defining a destination

Fifty years ago this week, a seminal moment in history was off many Americans' radar.

August 25, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Oysters not wet yet?

At one time, the biggest competition between Georgia and Florida came each fall in Jacksonville over cocktails and a football game. Now when our two states clash, it nearly always involves water and courtrooms.

August 18, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Rebounding in time for fall

Students, welcome to your last day of summer.

August 11, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Blowing in the wind

You can understand if officials in Hall County's various cities are a little reluctant to enter into business deals with the county government.

August 04, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Back to the basics

In coming days, parents will be hitting the stores for shoes, notebooks and glue pens, chiseling dried gum off last year's backpacks and preparing for another school year.

July 28, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Runoff repairs needed

So much for thinking the federal government was going to butt out of Georgia's election process. Just a few weeks after a Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act freed our state from one restriction, along comes another.

July 21, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: Celebrating a season of progress

Spring brings its annual renewal of life and hope, symbolized by the warm sunshine, green sprouts on the trees and the miracle of Easter.

March 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Our Views: Apathy on the ballot

What if they held an election and nobody voted?

March 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Our Views: Bring public records out of the shadows

As an employer, what would you do if one of your hired workers, someone you pay out of your own pocket, decided to hide information from you that affected your livelihood, perhaps even your safety, your kids' schools and your community?

March 15, 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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