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Our Views: Capitol inertia

Each year, the Georgia legislature gathers in Atlanta to attend to the state's business in its 40-day session. And each year, observers, pundits and editorialists ponder on whether lawmakers accomplish much in the Gold Dome.

March 24, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: A gulp of freedom

Dr. John Pemberton could never have imagined it coming to this.

March 17, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Crossing over into sanity

Lawmakers in the General Assembly worked a busy day Thursday to keep their proposals alive on Crossover Day, the deadline when a bill must pass one chamber to make it into law.

March 10, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Georgia doesn’t need stadium blitz

No doubt, we live in a disposable era when appliances, electronics and vehicles all seem to become obsolete soon after they come out of the box. But of the items considered temporary, it's hard to imagine a football stadium making that list.

March 03, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Guiding the future

Whatever may be our individual backgrounds, educational levels or career aspirations, we all have one experience in common: At some point in our lives, we were guided by an influential teacher.

February 24, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Obama’s Mardi Gras carnival of spending

So much for "the era of big government is over."

February 17, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Taxing patience

Since 1985, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes have provided Georgia communities with a viable option for financing infrastructure and major capital projects. Throughout the state, cities and counties have used SPLOST collections to build courthouses, jails, libraries, roads, parks and other specific projects that could be clearly defined for voter approval.

February 10, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Fading Sax appeal

As more Americans decry the lack of cooperation among leaders in Washington, D.C., that job gets more impossible by the day.

February 03, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: In real world, there is no ‘always’ safe

Inaugural speeches are known for sweeping rhetoric and big ideas, the president's goal upon taking office to offer a vision for his term rather than two dozen bullet points on the legislation he wants passed (that's what the State of the Union is for ... can't wait).

January 27, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A modest agenda

Sometimes, political leaders succeed not by performing great feats, but by knowing their limitations and working within them.

January 20, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Growing our future

Economic and job growth. That issue was the centerpiece of last year's presidential campaign and remains the focus of all governments as we stagger from the uppercut of a five-year recession.

January 13, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A deficit of trust

With the new session of Congress begun and Georgia legislators preparing to bang their gavel a week from Monday, it's a good time to examine what we expect from our elected employees.

January 06, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Commissioners, take the high road

With the new year comes the promise of change, and personal resolutions to do so are a traditional part of the turning of the calendar page.

December 30, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Salute to trio of Hall leaders bowing out

Barring an unforeseen emergency before year's end or a political comeback at some future time, Tom Oliver has presided over his final Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting as chairman. He leaves behind a legacy of progressive leadership and accomplishment that future chairmen will find difficult to equal.

December 23, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Paint it red this football season

During election season, Georgia is referred to as a "red" state in reference to its reliable Republican loyalties.

December 16, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: It's autumn for old jobs

Labor Day weekend provides us an annual three-day break before summer fades into fall. School and football are back, and though it's still plenty hot, the days are growing shorter and the leaves are crisping up for seasonal changes to come.

August 31, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Georgia icon is still giving ’em Zell

Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.

August 24, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Free to bow our heads

On any given fall Friday night, you'd be hard-pressed to find a football field in the South without a bowed head or a bent knee.

August 17, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Money for asphalt drying up

Of all the modern conveniences we take for granted - a light goes on at the flip of a switch, water comes out at the turn of a tap - our roads and highways rank high on the list.

August 10, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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