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Our Views: Time to crash the parties

So does anyone still think we don't need to keep close tabs on ethical behavior by government officials? If so, take a look at recent scandals in the nation's capital involving members of the General Service Administration and Secret Service.

April 22, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: Advise & consent

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

April 15, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Vying for votes

This being an election year, we all knew the 2012 session of the General Assembly would produce its fair share of "hey, look at me" bills designed more to impress voters than to solve their problems.

April 01, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Progress update shows better days ahead

Judging our yearly progress was easier at one time.

March 25, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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Our Views: A red cent that makes sense

Death and taxes are life's only certainties, Benjamin Franklin said, and one is about as popular as the other. They surely go together for most elected officials, and when they ask constituents for more, it's like a trip to the dentist for everyone.

February 22, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Should more clout be flowing to Capitol?

For decades, conservative leaders in Washington and Atlanta have preached the goal of decentralizing government by returning power from federal to state and state to local, giving average citizens more direct control of their daily lives.

February 15, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Taking the best shot at safety

"Safety first" was taught to a generation of children in eras past, and remains a top priority for parents, schools and society. Back in the day, children cowered under their desks to prepare for nuclear attack; today, they hunker down in hallways braced for tornadoes.

February 08, 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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