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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


Our Views: Who is to blame for shutdown? All of us

"Closed due to government shutdown." Those signs are seen outside many federal buildings, agencies and monuments today, the result of an impasse shining a bright light on the ongoing dysfunction in Washington.

October 06, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Local schools chalking up success

The incessant political chatter over education policy - charters, Common Core, more money, less government intrusion - sometimes drowns out some of the success that is occurring in our local schools.

September 29, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Is ‘better than nothing’ worth health law's downsides?

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

September 22, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Thumbs down on road texting

We've all experienced this: You're heading down the highway and the car in front of or beside you is driving erratically, changing speeds, maybe drifting into the other lane.

September 15, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Mideast peace still elusive 12 years after 9/11 attacks

Twelve years ago this Wednesday, we were suddenly and stunningly jolted from our naive notion that the world was a much safer place than we had led ourselves to believe.

September 08, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Laboring to find work

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, in our case a cool, wet season. With clearer skies finally here, we can dodge the storms and enjoy delayed fireworks, cookouts, football games and time at the lake before fall arrives.

September 01, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Defining a destination

Fifty years ago this week, a seminal moment in history was off many Americans' radar.

August 25, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Oysters not wet yet?

At one time, the biggest competition between Georgia and Florida came each fall in Jacksonville over cocktails and a football game. Now when our two states clash, it nearly always involves water and courtrooms.

August 18, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Rebounding in time for fall

Students, welcome to your last day of summer.

August 11, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Blowing in the wind

You can understand if officials in Hall County's various cities are a little reluctant to enter into business deals with the county government.

August 04, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Back to the basics

In coming days, parents will be hitting the stores for shoes, notebooks and glue pens, chiseling dried gum off last year's backpacks and preparing for another school year.

July 28, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Runoff repairs needed

So much for thinking the federal government was going to butt out of Georgia's election process. Just a few weeks after a Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act freed our state from one restriction, along comes another.

July 21, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: In search of that star

Peace on earth? Where, exactly?

December 21, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our views: Nonprofits need donations of time, money to make difference

The holidays are traditionally a season of giving, where many with kind hearts buy for families in need, Angel Tree kids or Toys for Tots, feed the hungry or follow the sound of the summoning jingle of bells to drop a few bucks in the Salvation Army's red kettles. And as the calendar year wanes, those in the mood for goodwill and tax deductions pull out their checkbooks to make end-of-year donations.

December 14, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: For medicinal use only

Most Americans of Baby Boomer age and younger were exposed to marijuana at some point in early adulthood, whether they partook or not on their own. For many, it was a rite of passage encountered at a rock concert or someone's dark basement. For others, it was a substance and a crowd of users best avoided.

December 07, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: How we get 2 views of 1 death

In the great American novel "To Kill A Mockingbird," attorney Atticus Finch is explaining to his daughter Scout how to deal with other people amid conflicts at school: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

November 30, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Life is good, so we give thanks

When you think about it, it's somewhat odd to choose one particular day of the year to express thankfulness.

November 27, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: No checks, no balance

If there's a word that can sum up our national leadership these days, it is "lame" - a lame-duck session of Congress, a lame-duck president, all yielding results that are totally lame.

November 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hall rides a rising tide

Hall County's business community took a well-earned opportunity last week to celebrate a full November cornucopia of blessings and pat itself on the back a bit.

November 16, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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