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Our Views: Divided we fall

Secession? Really?

November 18, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Common ground isn’t hard to find

The most expensive, contentious presidential campaign in U.S. history is behind us now - until the next one begins in about two years. As a second-term president, Barack Obama becomes a lame duck as soon as he palms the Bible and takes the oath anew on the Capitol steps in January. He will face a Congress still divided - Republicans in control of the House, Democrats the Senate.

November 11, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Vote to keep local control of school choice

In an election year with only a few contested state and local races, in addition to president, Georgia's charter school amendment has sparked more passion and interest than any other item on the Nov. 6 ballot.

November 04, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The joy of voting

Few rights in our republic are more cherished than the right to select our governmental leaders at the ballot box.

October 28, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A debatable format

Sharpen the swords, polish the shields and oil up the body armor: It's debate season! Thus, we had the Donneybrook in Denver, followed by the Long Island Town Hall Tug O' War, and now it's on to the rubber match, the Battle in Boca.

October 21, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: An unhealthy option

It's one of our favorite editorial topics: The law of unintended consequences. And most often here, we are speaking of actual laws, not theoretical ones.

October 14, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Vandiver's lasting legacy

Another era of success is closing at Lanier Technical College, but its future remains brighter than ever thanks to decades of ambitious leadership.

October 07, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: ID duel just a tempest in a voting booth

As Election Day nears, along with the voter registration deadline (Oct. 8, a week from Monday), the process of voting is again in the spotlight.

September 30, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Who are the '47 percenters?'

This election year already is being known as the battle of the viral videos, bringing us deeper into an era when we judge candidates more for what they "meant" to say than what their words clearly tell us.

September 23, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Freedom under fire

Sometimes, the timing of events is the perfect way to illustrate a lesson worth learning.

September 16, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: US now 11 years into new ‘normal’

Little did we know, 11 years ago today, that within 48 hours our lives, our nation, and our world would be changed forever.

September 09, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The job before us

It's fitting this year that Labor Day falls between the two national political conventions. In no election in recent memory has the issue of jobs been bigger than in this fall's vote.

September 02, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Tourism dollars fuel Ga. economy

As Labor Day weekend approaches, the heat and humidity are easing up a bit, the kids are back in school and we prepare for the rites of autumn.

August 26, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: It’s Act III of election year; here’s your cue

For many Georgians, the 2012 election season has been a three-act play - part tragedy, part comedy - that is moving toward a final curtain much too slowly.

August 19, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A loaded debate

It doesn't take long for the smoke to clear from the latest shooting incident before politicians, pundits and amateur sociologists get out their magnifying glasses to determine why such horrible acts occur.

August 12, 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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