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Our Views: Who is to blame for shutdown? All of us

"Closed due to government shutdown." Those signs are seen outside many federal buildings, agencies and monuments today, the result of an impasse shining a bright light on the ongoing dysfunction in Washington.

October 06, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Local schools chalking up success

The incessant political chatter over education policy - charters, Common Core, more money, less government intrusion - sometimes drowns out some of the success that is occurring in our local schools.

September 29, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Is ‘better than nothing’ worth health law's downsides?

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

September 22, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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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


Our Views: On the morning after

This election year, we've endured the usual avalanche of broadcast ads and watched candidates sling arrows at each other endlessly during televised debates.

November 02, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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