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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


Our Views: Election a wake-up call on immigration

No matter how you feel about the result of the Nov. 6 election, one promising result may be that the federal government finally is moving toward a practical policy on illegal immigration. After years of debate over how best to deal with the nearly 12 million undocumented foreign workers in the United States, a push toward a solution may be sparked by politics.

December 09, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: Ga. students deserve more options in education

No matter how it's computed, Georgia's graduation rate is abysmal.

December 02, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Spread the cheer this holiday

This year's Christmas season began last week with a more recent tradition that goes beyond tree lightings and turkey leftovers.

November 25, 2012 | | Editorials


Our Views: Sharing a full bounty of our gratitude

On Thanksgiving Day, we gather today with family and friends to share the blessings of a big meal, the warmth of our loved ones and a gravy boat full of gratitude.

November 22, 2012 | Times Newsroom Staff | Editorials


Our Views: Divided we fall

Secession? Really?

November 18, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Common ground isn’t hard to find

The most expensive, contentious presidential campaign in U.S. history is behind us now - until the next one begins in about two years. As a second-term president, Barack Obama becomes a lame duck as soon as he palms the Bible and takes the oath anew on the Capitol steps in January. He will face a Congress still divided - Republicans in control of the House, Democrats the Senate.

November 11, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Vote to keep local control of school choice

In an election year with only a few contested state and local races, in addition to president, Georgia's charter school amendment has sparked more passion and interest than any other item on the Nov. 6 ballot.

November 04, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The joy of voting

Few rights in our republic are more cherished than the right to select our governmental leaders at the ballot box.

October 28, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A debatable format

Sharpen the swords, polish the shields and oil up the body armor: It's debate season! Thus, we had the Donneybrook in Denver, followed by the Long Island Town Hall Tug O' War, and now it's on to the rubber match, the Battle in Boca.

October 21, 2012 | 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


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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