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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


Our Views: The 40-day sprint begins

For those whose trust in government has dropped as low as recent temperatures, the arrival of this year's session of the Georgia General Assembly is welcome as an annual trip to the dentist.

January 12, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: An election year wish list

Our new year 2014 ends in an even number, which in modern-day America means two things: Olympics and elections.

January 05, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: School progress a good start for 2014

With a new year bringing both a fresh session of the state legislature and statewide elections, look for education to be a prominent recurring topic in state politics in 2014.

December 29, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A Yuletide cease-fire

Other than references to Bob Hope's touring shows for the troops, the words "war" and "Christmas" shouldn't go together any more than "Thanksgiving" and "triceratops."

December 22, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Move to change legal organ a way to keep public in dark

Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum on Thursday asked county legislators to consider changing state law to allow local websites to be county legal organs. Mecum pitched the idea as a way for the county to save money, though he didn't explain how it was he expected money to be saved.

December 15, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Spare no effort to keep schools safe

There was a time when the biggest school safety worries were someone falling off the playground equipment or a high schooler injured in shop or home economics classes.

December 08, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Filling local stockings this season

With the holiday shopping season upon us, it's a good time to be reminded that the season of conspicuous consumption should mean a little bit more.

December 01, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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Our Views: In search of that star

Peace on earth? Where, exactly?

December 21, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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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