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Letter: US should act even if chance of climate effect still is uncertain

Depending on the study, the expert scientific consensus that climate change is real and caused by humans varies between 93 percent to 99.9 percent.

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


Tom Crawford: Senate health care vote has tails in knots

The biggest political story in the nation, the defeat of Obamacare repeal legislation, featured an unlikely appearance by a person you would never expect to see there: Georgia U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter.

August 02, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Schools race to keep pace with growth

Sorry kids, it's already time to say goodbye to summer. The calendar may say July, but it's time to head back to school over the next week for Gainesville and Hall County students.

July 30, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Inspired by Dr. Cook, a true lover of words

If you are a regular observer of this space, you are no doubt familiar with the story I am about to share. I have told it several times over the years. With your indulgence, I would like to tell it again. It is about seeking out a college professor to thank him for turning my life around.

July 29, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Seats are only for the elite at Falcons' new home

The Atlanta Falcons opened training camp this week in Flowery Branch, eager for a fresh start and a chance to wash away the bad taste left from February in Houston.

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


Tom Crawford: Georgia's pile of tax breaks are out of whack

Is Georgia doling out too many tax breaks? You could certainly make that argument.

July 25, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Ballot safety is at risk

If it wasn't bad enough America's politics and government are lumbering the highway on four bald tires, the act of voting itself is now under fresh scrutiny.

July 23, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State leaders need to address the epidemic of highway deaths

Imagine briefly that a group of Georgians who have frequently had uncomfortable encounters with dogs decided to confront the problem by initiating a campaign in Georgia to eliminate 100 dogs a month. The group is financially supported by a billionaire who, in her youth, was disfigured by a dog.

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


Letter: City workers deserve our appreciation

Give thanks for the people in the yellow and orange-striped pullovers and vests.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Bullies on both sides should let the Civil War end

My son, a learned philosopher, says of an impending competition between two football teams he particularly dislikes: "May they play a zero-zero tie in the mud."

July 22, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: President’s triumphs over first 6 months are impressive

There are some things I dislike about President Donald Trump, but isn't that true of most anyone you've ever known or observed? Over the years, I've learned to value a person's results more than their idiosyncrasies. By that measure, he is doing extremely well in his first six months at the Oval Office.

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


Tom Crawford: Candidate for governor is Georgia’s own mini-Trump

For those Georgia voters who couldn't get enough of Donald Trump in last year's election, fear not. We have a local version of The Donald who is now running for governor: state Sen. Michael Williams, R-Cumming, who hasn't served quite two terms in the legislature but has his eye on the state's top job.

July 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Ideal health care for all is only possible if we make it universal

Once again, the Republican health care plan will not come up for a vote as promised. This time it's because Sen. John McCain had surgery.

July 19, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State crackdown on speeders should include those who text

We read the Saturday article regarding the Operation Southern Shield prevention and enforcement initiative in the Southeast that will focus on speed limit enforcement for the next week.

July 19, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Declaration put God as creator at the founding of our country

Soon after World War II, an assault against our Foundation Papers began. Our Constitution states "Congress shall pass no laws establishing religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Unelected judges have ruled that no Christian prayers may be offered in public school classrooms. More restrictive rulings have since been passed. Our right to free speech is now further limited not by Congress but by judges.

July 19, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Ron Martz: ‘Groupthink’ bullies come from right and left

The recent "Google Memo" controversy and last weekend's deadly riot in Charlottesville, Va., involving neo-Nazis and other white supremacists are from opposite sides of ...

August 20, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A conflict set in stone

On any given Saturday, thousands of people pass by "Old Joe" and never give him a second thought. But Gainesville's monument to the Confederacy ...

August 20, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Recent letters, column take different views on how we learn tolerance

The juxtaposition of Jayne Bedingfield's letter in Friday's paper about generalization being "a mistake that is often made by children and the ...

August 19, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Let’s all help UNG students learn to become better writers

University of North Georgia enrollment keeps climbing. As we prepare for the start of the fall semester, we are looking at close to 20,000 ...

August 19, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Feeling grateful and lucky to be alive

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these ...

August 19, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: How a march for equality, dignity can hit close to home

"I wish I lived in an all white world." This shocking statement came from my 5-year-old daughter. It was three decades past the days of ...

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


Letter: Parker’s views on monuments, race echo alt-right extremism

Star Parker's column on Thursday regarding the events in Charlottesville, Va. was in stark contrast to the editorial of The Times on the same ...

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


Editorial: Racism is not a right-left issue; it's a right-wrong one

As conflicts escalate nationwide over racial issues, local residents gathered in a peaceful march Tuesday in Gainesville. They chanted "love not hate will make America ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Prayer, peace will lead us past evil that spurs injustice

Author Charles Dickens once wrote that we are living in the best of times and the worst of times, the age of wisdom, the age ...

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


Letter: Sea levels aren’t rising because of CO2; there are seismic causes

A recent two-column article in the Times pictured dead trees along the shoreline in New Jersey. The first line read something like this, "Dead trees ...

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


Letter: Trump followers aren’t listening to trusted sources of conservative ideas

In this era of Trump, I often ask myself: What or whom do the president's supporters read for educated opinions, wisdom and guidance? No ...

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


Tom Crawford: Georgia Democrats may be headed for an ugly split in 2018 race

Georgia's Democratic voters will have their choice of two Staceys in next year's primary for governor: state Rep. Stacey Abrams of Atlanta or ...

August 16, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Dissent should have a purpose

Put yourself in the shoes of a member of Congress for a moment. Yeah, it may feel icky, but play along.

August 13, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Pro: Will plan to limit legal immigration boost the US economy?

President Donald Trump got big applause last week during a speech in Ohio when he called for fixing our immigration system. Instead of a "terrible ...

August 13, 2017 | By Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue Guest columnists | All viewpoint stories


Con: Will plan to limit legal immigration boost the US economy?

Last week, Sen. David Perdue sponsored the RAISE act, a bill to reduce the number of immigrants into the United States by half over the ...

August 13, 2017 | By Noah Weinrich Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


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