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Our Views: An unhealthy option

It's one of our favorite editorial topics: The law of unintended consequences. And most often here, we are speaking of actual laws, not theoretical ones.

October 14, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Vandiver's lasting legacy

Another era of success is closing at Lanier Technical College, but its future remains brighter than ever thanks to decades of ambitious leadership.

October 07, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: ID duel just a tempest in a voting booth

As Election Day nears, along with the voter registration deadline (Oct. 8, a week from Monday), the process of voting is again in the spotlight.

September 30, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Who are the '47 percenters?'

This election year already is being known as the battle of the viral videos, bringing us deeper into an era when we judge candidates more for what they "meant" to say than what their words clearly tell us.

September 23, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Freedom under fire

Sometimes, the timing of events is the perfect way to illustrate a lesson worth learning.

September 16, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: US now 11 years into new ‘normal’

Little did we know, 11 years ago today, that within 48 hours our lives, our nation, and our world would be changed forever.

September 09, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The job before us

It's fitting this year that Labor Day falls between the two national political conventions. In no election in recent memory has the issue of jobs been bigger than in this fall's vote.

September 02, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Tourism dollars fuel Ga. economy

As Labor Day weekend approaches, the heat and humidity are easing up a bit, the kids are back in school and we prepare for the rites of autumn.

August 26, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: It’s Act III of election year; here’s your cue

For many Georgians, the 2012 election season has been a three-act play - part tragedy, part comedy - that is moving toward a final curtain much too slowly.

August 19, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A loaded debate

It doesn't take long for the smoke to clear from the latest shooting incident before politicians, pundits and amateur sociologists get out their magnifying glasses to determine why such horrible acts occur.

August 12, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A matter of trust

Tuesday's primary vote rejecting the transportation sales tax in the Georgia Mountains Region and eight of the 12 other areas in the state begs many questions.

August 05, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Roads sales tax is vital to manage our growth

Tuesday's Georgia primary ballot offers many interesting races to lure voters, and early voting figures indicate they are responding.

July 29, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: New laws alone won’t make Lake Lanier safer

Nothing casts a pall over summer like the tragedies we've seen on Lake Lanier. Though the number of serious accidents isn't yet that great, a few high profile events have caused a great deal of pain, and pointed out the need for greater safety.

July 22, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Effort to strip chairman’s power is campaign grandstanding at its best

When it comes to cities and counties, there is no perfect system of government, largely because there are no perfect elected officials.

July 15, 2012 | | Editorials


Our Views: Price of security

When it comes to government intrusion, many of us nowadays throw our hands up in the air and ask, "Now what?"

July 08, 2012 | 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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