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Letter: All voters deserve a part in our democracy

Recently, walking through the Oakwood Wal-Mart, I ran into former state Rep. Carl Rogers. Like always, we talked politics. We shared a concern common to candidates and elected officials, voter participation.

April 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A healthy dose of reality needed on Medicaid

The domino effect of Congress' failure to revise, rework or reject the Affordable Care Act last month has tossed the ball back to the states to figure out how best to deal with their indigent, uninsured residents. And this time, Georgia may have to pick that ball up and run with it.

April 09, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: US can’t justify entering another Mideast conflict

Reacting to alleged use of chemical weapons against opposition forces in Syria, President Donald Trump has ordered a U.S. military strike on the Syrian government. A number of cruise missiles were launched from ships against Syrian targets Thursday night. I can't believe the American public is about to fall for another neocon plan to do in Syria what we did to Iraq and Libya. We should be chastened by the horrific results of those wars.

April 08, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Opposition to bilingual ballots isn’t really fiscally responsible

The Times reports that incoming Board of Elections member and former county commissioner Craig Lutz objects to the board's decision to provide bilingual ballots for upcoming elections. Lutz calls the measure fiscally irresponsible and cites costs to taxpayers. This is only one of several shifting arguments against bilingual voting materials that don't withstand scrutiny and are even contradictory. If the question really is only a fiscal one, Lutz should be relieved that by adopting bilingual ballots, the county will avoid costly court cases that have already been threatened under the Voting Rights Act.

April 08, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Guns on campuses will create problems, not solve them

Gov. Deal: I hope you follow your former wisdom and again veto the bill to permit gun carry on campus.

April 07, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Media’s perception management is used to push its liberal agenda

Frankly I have never heard of perception management until I read a book by David Baldacci titled "The Whole Truth." Baldacci states, "The Defense Department even defines Perception Management in one of its manuals, so the military folks obviously take it very seriously."

April 07, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Profit or planet? We must choose wisely

It is time for us, as a country and as a civilization, to choose. What is more important? Is it short-term profits or protecting our earth for future generations? Are my immediate financial gains more important than passing on a livable world for my children?

April 06, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: We no longer have a legislature

I wish I could tell you that Georgia's lawmakers are getting better at the way they handle the people's business, but that would be a lie.

April 05, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Some hits, a few misses from the state Capitol

The General Assembly's 40-day sprint to spring is done, including both nonsense and worthwhile accomplishments. As the gavel bounced at Sine Die, many North Georgia lawmakers might have been more focused on how to make their way home after Thursday's interstate collapse.

April 02, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: 'America First' sounds echoes of past disunity

There is a fascinating, if not eerie, precedent to the turbulent political times in which we are living.

April 02, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Claim that nuclear power is 'clean,' free of CO2, is misleading

Last week, The Times published an Associated Press article that said the following: "Nuclear power is cleaner than generating electricity with coal or natural gas."

April 01, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist linking health law foes to abolitionists is a bogus claim

I found Wednesday's column by Star Parker ("GOP health bill foes akin to abolitionists") typical of the fuzzy thinking of most conservatives. To compare Freedom Caucus members to abolitionists of the slavery era is a stretch that boggles the mind.

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


Letter: Boys & Girls Clubs expand to give youth a bright future

Growing up in Hall County, it is easy to believe you have a good perspective on all aspects of the community. You fall into a comfortable rhythm of school or work, college football and church. Repeat. Perspectives are not easily changed, yet becoming acquainted with a local nonprofit not only changed my perception of that organization but also of our community as a whole.

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


Letter: Reagan started GOP’s disdain of government, and it lives on

On one hand, the Republicans embarrassing inability to repeal or reform a law that they have been crusading against for the last seven years is somewhat shocking. One would only assume that after so many years of patiently waiting for this opportunity, they would be more than ready to act when they regained majority power and their long-awaited moment of truth finally arrived.

March 30, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Female pioneers led freedom’s march for us all by speaking up

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution reads: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

March 29, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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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


Letter: GOP tax plan offers sketchy details, false promises

I attended U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' town hall last Wednesday night and was thankful he answered many questions from a mostly Democratic audience. His ...

August 12, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Congressman was dismissive to those who oppose his views

Thursday's Times report of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' town hall includes quotations by the congressman that are dismissive of and insulting to the ...

August 12, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Planning board doesn’t allow honest input from residents

The meeting of elected officials who compose the Policy Committee of the Gainesville Hall Metropolitan Planning Commission showed their true colors at their meeting on ...

August 11, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Lanier paddlers leave foes in their wake

One by one, the last monuments to Atlanta's 1996 Olympics have come down.

August 11, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: True affordable, decent housing is out of reach for many in Gainesville

For the past couple of years, Gainesville citizens have watched already limited affordable housing options dwindle in the midtown area and beyond. With no rent ...

August 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Plant Vogtle news gets worse for Ga. Power, and its customers

When it comes to the nuclear reactors Georgia Power has been trying to build at Plant Vogtle, there never seems to be any good news ...

August 09, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Civil forfeiture often punishes the innocent

If there were any truth to political labeling, a self-proclaimed conservative would be someone you would expect to favor limited government power and to uphold ...

August 06, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | 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 ...

August 02, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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


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