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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


Our Views: Little fixes have to do

For a brief shining moment, there appeared a glimmer of hope that our courageous and wise leaders in Washington, D.C., would muster the will to patch up our cracked immigration system.

July 14, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Defining freedom

Freedom is the embodiment of all we hold dear as Americans, yet is something we all tend to define differently.

July 07, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: New South shouldn't keep paying for old sins

In a busy week at the Supreme Court, justices narrowly voted to change the very nature of how elections are conducted in Georgia and 14 other states.

June 30, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Politics gets in way of a unified voting standard

The fight over voter identification just won't go away.

June 23, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Ensuring true justice for state’s young offenders

Georgia ranks among the states with the highest percentage of its population currently behind bars, which is good news or bad news, depending on your perspective.

June 16, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Partners in governing

As the loggerhead battle of partisan squabbling continues unabated in Washington, D.C., it might behoove our national leaders to look to Georgia for an example of how leaders can come together to solve problems.

June 09, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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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: 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


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