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Our Views: Another battle won, yet the war goes on

There was some good news this week about Lake Lanier.

July 01, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The wrong fix for immigration problem

One way you can tell it's an election year is not only by the campaign ads and signs that litter the airways and roadways. Another clear indicator is when a public official launches a new policy plan clearly aimed at voters, or a specific group of them.

June 24, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The tax dilemma

This may seem like heresy to many (tea partyers, cover your eyes), but there are occasions when government needs more money. Shocking yes, but true.

June 17, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A taxing question

When The Times launched an effort to find how timely political candidates were in paying their taxes, little did we know the result would be the revelation that you really can't trust those online tax records posted by the Hall County tax commissioner's office.

June 10, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Another chance to halt the gravy train

Amid candidates for Congress, state and local office and a controversial transportation sales tax, you'll find a late addition to the July 31 Republican primary ballot.

June 03, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Remembering freedom’s cost

Every Memorial Day for the past decade or so, we have taken stock in where our country stands as we fight enemies abroad. For quite awhile now, the day set aside in tribute to the nation's war casualties has continued to see that toll mount in deserts of the Middle East.

May 27, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Steer toward a safe summer on roads

With high school and college students out for the summer and vacation season upon us, our already-crowded highways will be clogged with even more travelers in the weeks to come.

May 20, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Grads, prepare to hustle for success

In the days to come, high school and college graduates of the Class of 2012 will grip their diplomas with pride and flip their tassels, leaving the life they've known behind for uncertain waters. Then they will hear speeches warning them of the hard road ahead of them.

May 13, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Invest, shop in our community

Though there are faint, flickering hints of light at the end, the nation remains deep inside a very dark tunnel of financial distress.

May 06, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hall-Gainesville merger is not likely

In a time when local governments continue to operate under tight budgets, with little relief in sight, it's not surprising the issue of consolidation has again made its way to the front burner.

April 29, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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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


Our Views: Wish lists aren’t free

Wanted: Magic money tree. Must produce massive quantities of legal tender to help pay for state's most pressing needs and fulfill all campaign promises. Please deliver to state Capitol by January 2015.

September 28, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Politics hijack the polls

This may seem a naive and silly question, but bear with us as we ask: When did voting itself become such a partisan issue?

September 21, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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