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Our Views: A fresh start

Easter Sunday provides a welcome pause each year to celebrate the renewal of spring and our human spirit, all in the rituals of Christianity's most sacred day.

April 24, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Overtaxing successful people won’t make our society better

Joan King's philosophy of robbing the rich is an example of what's wrong with America. The self-made rich are the thought leaders and producers who built this country. Ms. King's example of Willie Sutton says it all: raising taxes on the rich is robbery.

April 22, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama doesn’t come to mind as a true leader

Dear President Barack Obama: So it's time to go out in the public and start raising scads of money to finance your run for re-election. In other words, millions of dollars will be set aside to make sure that your name is in the public limelight and your message is carried forth.

April 22, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Red Rabbit buses are a good way to get around Gainesville

Courtesy, helpfulness and friendliness are what I've experienced when commuting by way of the Red Rabbit Transit System here in Gainesville.

April 21, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: For nation to survive, we need to elect a new president

Let me state, for the record, that in my opinion, Barak Obama is the worst chief executive elected to office ever. Jimmy Carter now must take second place. Obama's unending list of failed policies continue to destroy and discredit our once great nation.

April 21, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Column misstated how organization aids women’s health

Trevor Thomas, I read your latest column regarding defunding Planned Parenthood. Obviously you know very little about the services provided by Planned Parenthood. They are not, "in the business to provide abortions," nor are they, "dedicated to ending human life."

April 21, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Data show loose ties between tax cuts, revenue rise

Both political parties have clearly shown a lack of will to cut entitlement program spending, so increasing tax revenue seems to be the only solution to the nation's growing fiscal crisis. If that is the case, what is the best way to increase tax revenue?

April 20, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Little League opener a success

I would like to give a huge shout out to the Gainesville Parks & Recreation Department for the great job they did preparing four fields for the opening of Little League baseball on Saturday. All the fields were in great shape in spite of the heavy rains on Friday night and Saturday morning.

April 20, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Christians, speak up for motto

As a Christian concerned about what is going on in Washington, I was looking for a way to have my voice heard. I found the site www.popvox.com and was disturbed to find House Concurrent Resolution 13 was being opposed.

April 20, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: A shutdown should stop politicians’ pay, not military’s

Did I read correctly if a government shutdown had occurred, the military would not get paid? Are a bunch of irresponsible fools running this country?

April 14, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Failed perceptions can lead to failed logic in world events

An indescribable event beyond comprehension is said to have been the genesis of our universe. This concept was called the Big Bang by its most famous detractor and the name stuck.

April 14, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Adopt a child to stop cycle of foster care

Brandon Givens opinion column this morning was so to the point. We have children in this state who are without parents. If you think being raised in foster care is the same thing as having a family let me quote one child I have adopted. "Foster care means being a forever guest, knowing that at any time, for any reason, you can be asked to leave or be removed to another place."

April 14, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Gas prices are out of control with no remedy

Are we being suckers for the oil companies and the speculators who are continually pushing gas prices higher and higher until they reach the $4 per gallon mark by summer? I think so. It's sad because so much money is being squeezed from the driving public that the economy is in a real danger of backsliding.

April 12, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Our views: Smithgall Woodland Garden is a worthy project and deserves our support

From academic endeavors to mountain nature preserves, the arts and abandoned animals, the Smithgall name has become synonymous with philanthropic generosity in the North Georgia area. The late Charles Smithgall and his wife Lessie, founders of The Times, have created a legacy of giving back to the community that is remarkable for both its scope and its diversity.

April 10, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Our Views: Our stormy past

As the sky darkened and the air grew leaden on the morning of April 6, 1936, the residents of Gainesville felt something was brewing in the storm clouds that closed in.

April 03, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


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