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Our Views: An election year wish list

Our new year 2014 ends in an even number, which in modern-day America means two things: Olympics and elections.

January 05, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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Our Views: Free to bow our heads

On any given fall Friday night, you'd be hard-pressed to find a football field in the South without a bowed head or a bent knee.

August 17, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Money for asphalt drying up

Of all the modern conveniences we take for granted - a light goes on at the flip of a switch, water comes out at the turn of a tap - our roads and highways rank high on the list.

August 10, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Private lives go public

Personal privacy these days almost seems like an antiquated notion from a bygone era, like AM radio, whitewall tires and wide lapels.

August 03, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Too many are tuned out, turned off

Polls are, at best, a snapshot of how the public thinks at any given time and we can take or leave them at times. Yet a couple of recent studies by the Pew Research Center show an interesting peek into the American psyche.

July 20, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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