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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


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


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Our Views: Two contrasting 'states' to recovery

In the last two weeks, we've seen two different "state of" speeches, from leaders with widely disparate views. Both offered a list of priorities amid a recovering economy, setting goals to better the lives of those they serve. Each was greeted with applause from supporters, grim faces and still hands from foes.

January 25, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Freedom carries a cost

The idea of free speech embedded into the U.S. Constitution 225 years ago remains an elusive goal ever under attack and in need of a diligent defense. Even as we Americans often don't fully grasp its scope and meaning, what we hold as a fundamental right isn't always acknowledged everywhere.

January 18, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Second term solutions for Gov. Deal

Second terms can be a dicey thing for executive officeholders. Though much desired - when was the last time we recall a president or governor who didn't seek one? -­ ­they often slip into the dreaded "lame duck" limbo as heads start turning toward who's next in line.

January 11, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: New year, fresh goals

Now that the holiday leftovers in the fridge are dwindling and many have put away the decorations, we prepare for the first work week of 2015 with high expectations.

January 03, 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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