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Editorial: At least that Falcons season was a fun ride

Well, that was fun while it lasted.

February 06, 2017 | Times editorial board | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Trump's foes pay the high price of losing

For the latest summary of the Trump administration's whirlwind two-week debut, we refer to this quote from a sage observer of the American political scene:

February 05, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Understanding our differences could heal divide

As an educator for over 20 years, I have been a staunch advocate for public education. Education can change the world. Language is power. The words we use either open up or shut down possibilities for students. What our schools offer to students and the models educators set for them have profound influence on the future of our democracy.

February 04, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Americans should oppose effort to sell cherished public lands

Hunters, fishermen, hikers, campers, and friends of the natural heritage of our great country are expressing alarm at a recent proposal by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah to sell off 3.3 million acres of public land. A further proposal of Rep. Chaffetz adds insult to injury by taking away the power of Forest Service personnel to enforce regulations within its boundaries.

February 04, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Voters chose a president who will take us down an old path

Most of you reading this are responsible. Most of you chose the 45th president (hereinafter referred to as 45) to lead us. It was an irrational choice and we are being led down an old path that ended in the Bush-Cheney recession (not the Great Recession, as there was nothing great about it, unless you were in a position similar to 45 and could make a lot of money off people's suffering).

February 04, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: All of us need to pitch in to help homeless

I'm writing this letter in response to a article from Jan. 25 concerning the audit done recently of the homeless population.

February 03, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Despite critics and protesters, Trump has us on right path

Jim Scharnagel and Ruben Navarrette couldn't have presented a more different picture or description of President Donald Trump in Tuesday's issue of The Times.

February 02, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Citizen participation in local government is encouraging

The Times' Sunday editorial spoke about an issue that is near and dear to my heart: citizen involvement in local government. More people need to do this in Hall County, its local cities and municipalities. This is where we have the best opportunity to participate in our democracy.

February 02, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: New president is a threat to nation’s future

Whoever wrote the editorial in the Jan. 22 edition of The Times had their head buried in the sand. The gist of the editorial was that we should relent and assist Donald Trump to make America great again. It would be asinine to spin our wheels on a government gone completely awry.

January 31, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Torture is the only way to fight barbarism, combat terrorism

I had to laugh when I read the letter, "We can't let US condone use of torture" by Joan O. King. Yes, no doubt, torture is barbaric, but I have a question. How else are we supposed to fight barbarians? Maybe ask them to go to their room for a time-out?

January 31, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: We can’t let US condone use of torture

I awoke yesterday to learn that our new president believes "torture works."

January 28, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Palestine’ is a term used by Israelis to label Arabs

I'm responding to Bill Morrison's letter to the editor about Palestine. He stated "'Palestine' is a Jewish term for the Jewish land; it is not an Arab or Muslim term."

January 27, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist’s harsh potshots at Dems were not funny, seemed out of line

Saturday's column by your resident humorist, Dick Yarbrough, about the Democratic Party's "left turn" wasn't funny; it managed to be both silly and ignorant at the same time. Mr. Yarbrough is what you'd call a "Republican humorist." which is an oxymoron. Dick, you might have to look that word up. If there's a Republican version of Will Rogers, it's not Dick Yarbrough.

January 26, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: South supports president, but he should switch Super Bowl teams

Dear Mr. President: On Nov. 9, my alarm went off and I started to feel the depression setting in thinking America would still be on this wrong road we traveled down the last eight years. To my excitement, I went to Google and immediately it had your picture as our new president-elect.

January 26, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cost of birth control pills doesn’t justify charging taxpayers for it

Re Sunday story "Political changes lead women to seek new birth control options:" Nicole Mason, quoted in this article, apparently confuses "not having access to birth control" with the possible requirement of having to pay for birth control. She says it's "upsetting" to think that women are switching to more invasive (and far more costly) methods of control such as IUDs simply because currently their insurance (or the government) will pay for such procedures.

January 25, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: To measure schools fairly, we need to use reliable data

The Times published two essays last week, one by a national columnist, the other by a local writer, both to inform the public of reasons ...

February 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Protesters should recognize U.S. law supports legal immigration

Those immigrants that were so busy protesting and holding up signs saying "America is made up of immigrants" need to do a little research on ...

February 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Neither side of debate should tolerate violence from protesters

In America, anyone may peacefully assemble, protest lawfully, and make their feelings known, so long as it is done lawfully, no damage is done,and ...

February 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP shouldn’t forget those who rely on national health care law

Republicans in Congress are working toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal and ...

February 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Liberals are still in denial over fact Trump was elected

If you're concerned about America being a deeply divided nation, the first month of Donald Trump's presidency provides some keen perspective.

February 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Sen. David Perdue: Gorsuch is well worthy of post on high court

President Donald Trump promised the American people he would nominate an unwavering supporter of the United States Constitution to the Supreme Court. He has now ...

February 20, 2017 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Water war isn’t won yet

Georgians all certainly learned a hard lesson two Sundays ago, one we won't continue to rehash other than to repeat the lesson: Don't ...

February 19, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Casinos in state could harm arts venues

When gamblers lay down their chips, they're hoping to strike it rich by beating the odds. But the math is clear: There are more ...

February 18, 2017 | By Mary Pat Matheson Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Casey Cagle: State leaders seek legislation to ‘back the badge’

Protect and serve - Georgia's law enforcement officers uphold this noble call to action every day when they leave the comfort of their homes and ...

February 18, 2017 | Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia and all states should celebrate their individual histories

I congratulate The Times for having a small article about "Georgia celebrates 284th birthday, in the Feb. 13 paper, page 4A, located in the lower ...

February 18, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Class of 1967 at Gainesville High marked true end to segregation

We are in February and I received an invitation the other day. Because of the invitation, the number 50 holds particular significance for me, especially ...

February 17, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia needs to provide full funding for schools, health care

I want to thank Rep. Kevin Tanner for meeting every Saturday during the legislative session with his constituents. We appreciate your time and dedication!

February 17, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP leaders join effort on climate change

Several well-respected senior leaders in the Republican party have taken a giant step forward in an effort to both strengthen our economy and to help ...

February 16, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Don’t downplay impact protests can have on our nation’s leaders

Your editorial Feb. 5, "Trump's foes pay the high price of losing" isn't being considerate of the rights of his "foes." The sub ...

February 15, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Community has pitched in with comfort, aid to grieving families

RE: Fundraiser to support family of toddler killed in collision. Thank you just seems so inadequate for everything that has been done for us in ...

February 15, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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