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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


Our Views: Another battle won, yet the war goes on

There was some good news this week about Lake Lanier.

July 01, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The wrong fix for immigration problem

One way you can tell it's an election year is not only by the campaign ads and signs that litter the airways and roadways. Another clear indicator is when a public official launches a new policy plan clearly aimed at voters, or a specific group of them.

June 24, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The tax dilemma

This may seem like heresy to many (tea partyers, cover your eyes), but there are occasions when government needs more money. Shocking yes, but true.

June 17, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A taxing question

When The Times launched an effort to find how timely political candidates were in paying their taxes, little did we know the result would be the revelation that you really can't trust those online tax records posted by the Hall County tax commissioner's office.

June 10, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Another chance to halt the gravy train

Amid candidates for Congress, state and local office and a controversial transportation sales tax, you'll find a late addition to the July 31 Republican primary ballot.

June 03, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Remembering freedom’s cost

Every Memorial Day for the past decade or so, we have taken stock in where our country stands as we fight enemies abroad. For quite awhile now, the day set aside in tribute to the nation's war casualties has continued to see that toll mount in deserts of the Middle East.

May 27, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Steer toward a safe summer on roads

With high school and college students out for the summer and vacation season upon us, our already-crowded highways will be clogged with even more travelers in the weeks to come.

May 20, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Grads, prepare to hustle for success

In the days to come, high school and college graduates of the Class of 2012 will grip their diplomas with pride and flip their tassels, leaving the life they've known behind for uncertain waters. Then they will hear speeches warning them of the hard road ahead of them.

May 13, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Invest, shop in our community

Though there are faint, flickering hints of light at the end, the nation remains deep inside a very dark tunnel of financial distress.

May 06, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hall-Gainesville merger is not likely

In a time when local governments continue to operate under tight budgets, with little relief in sight, it's not surprising the issue of consolidation has again made its way to the front burner.

April 29, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Time to crash the parties

So does anyone still think we don't need to keep close tabs on ethical behavior by government officials? If so, take a look at recent scandals in the nation's capital involving members of the General Service Administration and Secret Service.

April 22, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: Advise & consent

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

April 15, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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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


Our Views: Riding solo in DC, as usual

The Lone Ranger rides again.

July 13, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Ruling limits DC power

Last week's Supreme Court ruling that family-owned corporations cannot be required by the government to provide insurance coverage that includes contraceptives, if doing so violates the owners' religious beliefs, came at an ironically fortuitous time.

July 06, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Keep a safer summer

It's summer, glorious summer, that season when school is out and the lazy days are spent sunning on the beach, cruising the lake, hiking the mountains or taking in a ballgame.

June 29, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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