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Our Views: What a tangled web

Dogs and small children, when taught properly, will learn lessons quickly. Punish them with a slap on the behind or reward them with a treat and you'll get the behavior you want.

May 19, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: Grads, it's time to cut the apron strings

What a perfect mesh of milestones: Mothers Day and graduation, when a parent's pride intersects with a young person's ascent into the world as an independent adult.

May 12, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Beware the buzz

It's hard to ignore the world around us with so many ways of communication available to people of all ages and parts of the globe. As more of us connect with each other through mobile devices of every kind, we find ourselves less isolated and more integrated, albeit often from a distance linked by satellite.

May 05, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Celebrating Georgia’s new signature reforms

Gov. Nathan Deal's signing pen had a busy week, and as a result, some important new laws are on Georgia's books.

April 28, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Heroes and ‘losers’

Yet another act of random violence has left us gasping for air in shock and horror.

April 21, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Need a friend at Capitol? Just call

Phone numbers.

April 14, 2013 | | Editorials


Our Views: Half loaf of reform

Well, it's better than nothing. Barely.

April 07, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Spring of renewal

Easter Sunday has dawned, with many planning to attend church services today, or have just returned from them, with a day of egg hunts, baskets of candy and family dinners ahead.

March 31, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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Our Views: Where there’s smoke

Debating the role of government is common election year fodder, with each side weighing in on how much influence federal, state and local leaders should have over our lives and tax dollars.

October 26, 2014 | 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


Our Views: Are you better off? Empty pockets mean votes

If this year's political ads sound like you've tapped into Nick at Nite reruns of old campaigns, you're not imagining it. That's because there's little new in politics; it only seems that way sometimes when candidates repackage old ideas.

October 12, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: In the line of farce

There's a famous quote by Hall of Fame baseball manager Casey Stengel that describes what's going on today in our federal government. As his expansion New York Mets were going through a historically bad season, Casey lamented: "Can't anybody here play this game?"

October 05, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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