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Our Views: Be ‘the people’

We make every effort to cover the news objectively, but once in awhile, we encounter a story we can't wait to tell.

February 05, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A bitter harvest

Last year when Georgia passed a tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants, it was feared crops would be left rotting in the fields at harvest time.

January 29, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Late to the race

As pundits spend the day assessing results of Saturday's South Carolina Republican primary, Georgia voters await their turn in line to select the nominee.

January 22, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Merging in mystery

Airlines do it. Phone companies do it. Even grocery stores do it. Mergers are nothing new.

January 15, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Go easy on the tax ax

Little has changed in Georgia's economy since last spring when the gavel ended the 2011 General Assembly session.

January 08, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: 2012 looms as a year of decision

As we ring out a 2011 that was memorable in some ways, forgettable in others, we flip the calendar to a new year that we already can christen.

January 01, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Sweet silent night

It's Christmas Day, finally the time when families can gather and enjoy the blessings of the holiday minus all the heavy lifting that comes in the weeks before.

December 25, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Skipping the party

As we brush the dust off one election and prepare to dive into the next, one Georgia lawmaker has a plan worth considering to streamline our election process.

December 18, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Lawmakers' No. 1 priority is jobs

Legislators at the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast last week made it clear they hope jobs are on the menu when lawmakers gather for next year's session of the state's General Assembly.

December 11, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A roll of the dice

In the minds of some, Georgia may be succumbing to sinful temptation.

December 04, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Fill the shoes

Hard to believe, but even as our 2011 election ends with a runoff a week from Tuesday, the 2012 presidential race is in full swing. The first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire are but weeks away, and Georgia's March 6 primary will be on us in no time.

November 27, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A gratitude horn o’ plenty

Again this year, we enter Thanksgiving Day seeing the glass as half full.

November 24, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Stagnant water

Nearly four years ago, Lake Lanier fell to its all-time low of 1,050.79 feet above sea level after a two-year drought. That was a low point in the tri-state water wars, two decades of battles among Georgia, Florida and Alabama over how to use water that flows from Lanier through the Chattahoochee River to the Gulf of Mexico.

November 20, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Make every day a veterans day

Americans marked Veterans Day on Friday, a celebration that continues through the three-day weekend with events around Gainesville and Northeast Georgia.

November 13, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: For a change, vote

Seems a lot of folks out there want to change our government.

November 06, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: Watching state's wayward watchdogs

It is both telling and troubling that the state agency assigned to police ethical behavior in government hasn't been able to mind its own store.

September 14, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Terrorism’s new face

Each Sept. 11 for the past dozen years since the fateful day of 2001, we ask ourselves the same question: Are we safer now than we were then?

September 07, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: It's autumn for old jobs

Labor Day weekend provides us an annual three-day break before summer fades into fall. School and football are back, and though it's still plenty hot, the days are growing shorter and the leaves are crisping up for seasonal changes to come.

August 31, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Georgia icon is still giving ’em Zell

Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.

August 24, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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