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August 11, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: When it comes to dishonesty in DC, both parties are the same

In his recent letter, Gary B. Hulsey suggests Americans have lost their way and no longer stand for truth and justice. Referring to the Benghazi incident, he infers Hillary Clinton thinks the lives of U.S. personnel are expendable. He ignores the infinitely larger cost of the Iraq war in terms of lives, and fails to attribute appropriate responsibility to political leadership. Were those lives expendable also? Is this selective application of righteous indignation?

August 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Seniors should be willing to support schools, a need for educated workers

I read your Sunday front page article on tax revenue loss for schools with a sense of great disappointment in my fellow senior citizens. Certainly at age 70 or possibly earlier, individuals with limited income, less than $35,000 or possibly $50,000 should be able to be exempt from school taxes. For the rest of us more fortunate seniors, I believe it our responsibility and civic duty to continue to pay school taxes.

August 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Government schools will always want more of our tax dollars

I read with interest the moanings of the school board regarding senior tax exemptions. How sad; these socialists just can't get enough of our money. A much fairer and better way to handle exemptions would be to exempt anyone who has never had a child in government schools. Though I have never been wealthy I raised my children in Christian school, K through college degrees. It was a good decision. It is legal larceny to tax me for the schools that other people choose.

August 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP should back Trump as a better choice than lawless Democratic candidate

When I see law and order attacked and the lawless emboldened by the leadership in our country, I find it extremely troubling. Then we see a person who has been proven to be a habitual liar and grossly incompetent nominated for the highest office in the land. Assuming this is the future norm, how can we survive as a nation our founders envisioned and spelled out in our Constitution?

August 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Isakson may be hurt by Trump's tumble in Georgia

One year ago, the political experts were sure of two things about Georgia voters.

August 10, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Parties sail off on voyages from reality

The political parties have concluded their respective four-day infomercials and the fall presidential race is on. Two New Yorkers earned their party nominations after brutally long and tough primary races and contentious, divided conventions, many of the opposing factions still stewing with hurt feelings over their final defeats.

August 07, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: A broken way to pick a president

The ascendance of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to the head of their respective parties as presidential candidates is proof positive that our present system of picking the leader of the free world is, if not irrevocably broken, at least in need of a major overhaul.

August 07, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Putin is one Vlad actor, but is he a hacker?

Ring! Ring! Ring!

August 06, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Governor didn’t fully explain school amendment issue

While speaking to employees new to the Hall County school district about education reform and the Opportunity School District constitutional amendment proposal, Gov. Nathan Deal missed the opportunity to explain his real education goals to those new employees. He had the opportunity to tell the new teachers in the audience that 4 of every 10 of them will be gone by 2021. A document issued by the Georgia DOE in December, 2015 provides statewide statistics supporting that fact.

August 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Americans should stop being PC, support their traditional values

Jim Croce warned, "You don't tug on Superman's cape." Back then, men mimicked the Man of Steel by standing for truth, justice and the "American way." Today, many men, especially today's middle-aged and younger segment of our population, have been devitalized and relegated to the passivity of only spectating.

August 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Presidential race requires voters to pay attention and participate

I've seen little, if any, coverage of the presidential election in my local papers and other sources. It's as if White County and Georgia have little interest in the most important election, not just in my lifetime but in the history of our country. I'm asking you to put aside your distractions for a few minutes and think about what we are facing.

August 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: CNN convention coverage made an effort to ignore speakers

According to conservative news sources, "CNN cut away from speakers ... Mary Ann Mendoza, Sabine Durden, and Jamiel Shaw, who each lost a child through crimes committed by illegal aliens. ... who spoke out against illegal immigration at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, turning instead to its daily stable of talking heads, and coming back for a conventional politicians speech."

August 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia is not a battleground state yet

As the last of the two conventions finished its business of nominating a presidential candidate last week, the Clinton and Trump campaigns were quickly shifting into high gear.

August 03, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Democrats showed lack of respect for police, flag

Highlights from the Democrats' convention:

August 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Editorial: Politically correct or polite? Just chill and be merry

Leave it to a savvy business like Starbucks to learn its lesson.

December 04, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Now comes the lament of sore losers

The presidential post-mortems over the last three-plus weeks have been at once amusing and revelatory.

December 04, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State legal community mourns Judge Mallis

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of retired DeKalb County Superior ...

December 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Mount Paran students take a stand for flag

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

December 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: PSC works to keep rates low, energy flowing

As a Public Service Commissioner, I have spent the last six years meeting constituents, listening to concerns and discussing energy issues, speaking to civic clubs ...

December 03, 2016 | By Tim Echols Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Experience leads to knowledge, which is how we identify climate change

How do we gain knowledge? Usually through experience. In David Ford's book, "Theology: A Very Short Introduction," he used an apple to illustrate that ...

December 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Freedom could topple Castro’s long legacy of Cuban tyranny

Fidel Castro is dead, but long live Castro.

November 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Farewell to a zany Capitol character

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state Capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

November 30, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Lions Club members serve community well, seek others who want to join in service

I would like to thank Johnny Vardeman for his excellent article on the history of the involvement of the Gainesville Lions Club with City Park ...

November 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Public safety pros earn badges of honor

As we gather for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other end-of-year celebrations, our prayers at the holiday dinner table need to include the men and women in ...

November 27, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Raising lakes, building new ones could ease drought effects

In my memory, based on 32 years of residence in Georgia, our lakes were very low in 1986. They struggled to reach full pool in ...

November 26, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Junior Lee nails the truths other pundits miss

I promised last week I would share with you the results of the latest patent-pending Wikiwinkwink Political Report, courtesy of my colleague, Junior E. Lee ...

November 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: True Christians should support ministry to help sex trade victims

I suggest that the Hall County Commissioners do not reject the Straight Street Ministry's proposal to build a gated home for young women (18 ...

November 25, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: The Times' time to say grace

As we sit down to our annual Thanksgiving feast, we here at The Times would like to go around the table and offer a few ...

November 24, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Even amid changes, Georgia remains a red state

Now that the final election totals are in, let's look at a couple of Georgia's voting trends.

November 23, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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