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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


Our Views: GOP hands Obama a gold-plated alibi

Excuses; we all make them, and we all hate them. Whether they come from a spouse, child, co-worker or the person across the counter, we want what we want when we want it, and hold the alibis.

October 20, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Divided nation should rediscover ‘right stuff’

An American original passed away last week, a man who was a household name for a generation raised in an era when outer space was brought closer to earth and anything seemed possible.

October 13, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Who is to blame for shutdown? All of us

"Closed due to government shutdown." Those signs are seen outside many federal buildings, agencies and monuments today, the result of an impasse shining a bright light on the ongoing dysfunction in Washington.

October 06, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: Putting faith in the law

There is an old adage warning those who seek civil discourse to avoid the discussion of politics or religion in social situations.

March 01, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A red cent that makes sense

Death and taxes are life's only certainties, Benjamin Franklin said, and one is about as popular as the other. They surely go together for most elected officials, and when they ask constituents for more, it's like a trip to the dentist for everyone.

February 22, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Taking the best shot at safety

"Safety first" was taught to a generation of children in eras past, and remains a top priority for parents, schools and society. Back in the day, children cowered under their desks to prepare for nuclear attack; today, they hunker down in hallways braced for tornadoes.

February 08, 2015 | 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


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