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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: A special birthday for a Gainesville icon

Humanitarian. Philanthropist. Patron of the arts. Journalist. Businesswoman. Trailblazer. Tennis enthusiast. Storyteller. Environmentalist. Writer. Community pillar. Humorist. Mother. Wife. Centenarian.

April 01, 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


Our Views: Another ethics dodge in the Gold Dome

As the 2014 Georgia General Assembly winds down this week and a slate of new laws assessed, it's clear one apparent success from last year's session hasn't panned out as many hoped.

March 16, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hall shouldn’t rush into energy plan

Hall County commissioners are expected to vote today on whether to commit millions of tax dollars to expansive energy-efficiency projects that may, or may not, hold the promise of long-range expense savings.

March 12, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A misguided promise

During the 1988 presidential race, candidates went back and forth over who was more sincere about reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag, which even then seemed a silly issue in the midst of the more serious matters of the time.

March 09, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A final cost of war

At the end of the year, the United States will mark the end of its longest war when the last troops are scheduled to return from Afghanistan. If that occurs, the U.S. will be at peace for the first time since 2001.

March 02, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Let the races begin

It's time to put away the snow shovels and the sleds for now, and get ready for some March Madness. Not basketball, in this case, but a sport with even harsher rivalries and more contact: Election season.

February 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Taking winter’s blow

When it comes to nailing down weather forecasts, the big loser this month isn't the National Weather Service, the TV weather experts or the Farmers' Almanac. It's Gen. Beauregard Lee, the state's official furry Groundhog Dog prognosticator, who saw no shadow and foresaw an early spring two Sundays ago.

February 16, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A flickering flame

Though we're all likely sick of snow and ice in this part of the world, now we have a chance now to enjoy some frozen stuff from a comfortable distance by watching talented athletes slide around on it with skill and purpose.

February 09, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Blizzard of criticism

Anyone ready for spring?

February 02, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Some hits and misses under Gold Dome

When the Georgia General Assembly was gaveled into action earlier this month, hope was that a lightning-quick session would focus on high-priority legislation and fewer of the usual "hey look at me" proposals that often clog progress under the Gold Dome.

January 26, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Blame game politics

If there's one thing politicians like better than free food, golf junkets and seeing their name in bright lights, it is pointing fingers.

January 19, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our views: Nonprofits need donations of time, money to make difference

The holidays are traditionally a season of giving, where many with kind hearts buy for families in need, Angel Tree kids or Toys for Tots, feed the hungry or follow the sound of the summoning jingle of bells to drop a few bucks in the Salvation Army's red kettles. And as the calendar year wanes, those in the mood for goodwill and tax deductions pull out their checkbooks to make end-of-year donations.

December 14, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: For medicinal use only

Most Americans of Baby Boomer age and younger were exposed to marijuana at some point in early adulthood, whether they partook or not on their own. For many, it was a rite of passage encountered at a rock concert or someone's dark basement. For others, it was a substance and a crowd of users best avoided.

December 07, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: How we get 2 views of 1 death

In the great American novel "To Kill A Mockingbird," attorney Atticus Finch is explaining to his daughter Scout how to deal with other people amid conflicts at school: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

November 30, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Life is good, so we give thanks

When you think about it, it's somewhat odd to choose one particular day of the year to express thankfulness.

November 27, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: No checks, no balance

If there's a word that can sum up our national leadership these days, it is "lame" - a lame-duck session of Congress, a lame-duck president, all yielding results that are totally lame.

November 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hall rides a rising tide

Hall County's business community took a well-earned opportunity last week to celebrate a full November cornucopia of blessings and pat itself on the back a bit.

November 16, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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