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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: 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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