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Our Views: Dishing up a bounty of gratitude

Lake Lanier is up, unemployment is down. The world has circled the sun another time and we're still in one piece.

November 28, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Linking to history’s teachable moments

Americans marked a pivotal day in history last week with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On this day in 1963, two days after he was slain in Dallas, the fallen president was transferred from the White House to the U.S. Capitol to lie in state as the nation mourned.

November 24, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The day history unfolded before our eyes

Fifty years ago today, a dizzying whirl of events began flying past Americans over a four-day period the likes of which no one had never witnessed.

November 22, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Atlanta's ballpark boondoggle

Atlanta is long known for favoring the new to the old, a fast-moving, profit-focused city that has traditionally bulldozed historic buildings for those more shiny and modern.

November 17, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Vets' benefits already paid in full

A nice tradition has emerged in recent years for Veterans Day. Monday, U.S. service members will be treated to free meals from restaurants, shopping discounts at retailers and similar perks from other businesses aimed to show them the appreciation they have earned so well.

November 10, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Off-year votes count

A year ago, the nation was focused on a bitterly contested presidential campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Closer to home, voters in Northeast Georgia filled a new U.S. House seat while voting for state legislators, county commissioners and various other offices. With interest high, 70 percent of registered voters turned out in Hall County to cast ballots.

November 03, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A self-serving agenda

Thursday's feeble effort by county commissioners to defend voting on issues not listed on meeting agendas would be funny if the matter weren't so serious.

October 27, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: GOP hands Obama a gold-plated alibi

Excuses; we all make them, and we all hate them. Whether they come from a spouse, child, co-worker or the person across the counter, we want what we want when we want it, and hold the alibis.

October 20, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Divided nation should rediscover ‘right stuff’

An American original passed away last week, a man who was a household name for a generation raised in an era when outer space was brought closer to earth and anything seemed possible.

October 13, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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Our Views: Two contrasting 'states' to recovery

In the last two weeks, we've seen two different "state of" speeches, from leaders with widely disparate views. Both offered a list of priorities amid a recovering economy, setting goals to better the lives of those they serve. Each was greeted with applause from supporters, grim faces and still hands from foes.

January 25, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Freedom carries a cost

The idea of free speech embedded into the U.S. Constitution 225 years ago remains an elusive goal ever under attack and in need of a diligent defense. Even as we Americans often don't fully grasp its scope and meaning, what we hold as a fundamental right isn't always acknowledged everywhere.

January 18, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Second term solutions for Gov. Deal

Second terms can be a dicey thing for executive officeholders. Though much desired - when was the last time we recall a president or governor who didn't seek one? -­ ­they often slip into the dreaded "lame duck" limbo as heads start turning toward who's next in line.

January 11, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: New year, fresh goals

Now that the holiday leftovers in the fridge are dwindling and many have put away the decorations, we prepare for the first work week of 2015 with high expectations.

January 03, 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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