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Our Views: Oysters not wet yet?

At one time, the biggest competition between Georgia and Florida came each fall in Jacksonville over cocktails and a football game. Now when our two states clash, it nearly always involves water and courtrooms.

August 18, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Rebounding in time for fall

Students, welcome to your last day of summer.

August 11, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Blowing in the wind

You can understand if officials in Hall County's various cities are a little reluctant to enter into business deals with the county government.

August 04, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Back to the basics

In coming days, parents will be hitting the stores for shoes, notebooks and glue pens, chiseling dried gum off last year's backpacks and preparing for another school year.

July 28, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Runoff repairs needed

So much for thinking the federal government was going to butt out of Georgia's election process. Just a few weeks after a Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act freed our state from one restriction, along comes another.

July 21, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Little fixes have to do

For a brief shining moment, there appeared a glimmer of hope that our courageous and wise leaders in Washington, D.C., would muster the will to patch up our cracked immigration system.

July 14, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Defining freedom

Freedom is the embodiment of all we hold dear as Americans, yet is something we all tend to define differently.

July 07, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: New South shouldn't keep paying for old sins

In a busy week at the Supreme Court, justices narrowly voted to change the very nature of how elections are conducted in Georgia and 14 other states.

June 30, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Politics gets in way of a unified voting standard

The fight over voter identification just won't go away.

June 23, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Ensuring true justice for state’s young offenders

Georgia ranks among the states with the highest percentage of its population currently behind bars, which is good news or bad news, depending on your perspective.

June 16, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Partners in governing

As the loggerhead battle of partisan squabbling continues unabated in Washington, D.C., it might behoove our national leaders to look to Georgia for an example of how leaders can come together to solve problems.

June 09, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Let’s keep Lanier a safe destination for boaters

It's official: Lake Lanier is a fresh-water boating paradise.

June 02, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A grateful nation must never forget

Memorial Day to most Americans has two sides. One is the holiday's original intent: An occasion to honor our nation's service members who fell in battle, celebrate their memories and cherish the freedoms they sacrificed to preserve.

May 26, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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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


Our Views: Wish lists aren’t free

Wanted: Magic money tree. Must produce massive quantities of legal tender to help pay for state's most pressing needs and fulfill all campaign promises. Please deliver to state Capitol by January 2015.

September 28, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Politics hijack the polls

This may seem a naive and silly question, but bear with us as we ask: When did voting itself become such a partisan issue?

September 21, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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