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Dick Yarbrough: Failing schools need better plan than rejected amendment

Dear Gov. Deal:

November 19, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Electoral College keeps bigger cities from taking power from small states

When I see someone wanting to change the Electoral College system for electing our president (as discussed in The Times on Friday). I realize they have not studied it as I have. Because critics only look at vote totals, they remain in a one-dimensional aspect of the Electoral College and miss all the other benefits.

November 19, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Clearing camps gives homeless no place to go

In the article titled "More Gainesville homeless camps to be cleared Monday," I would like to quote a sentence that reads: "And like a game of 'Whack-a-mole,' local law enforcement has prepared to stamp out these camps without the promise of alternative shelter. "

November 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Better sites could be found for proposed women’s mission

My husband and I have substantial concerns regarding the spot zoning of land on our road.

November 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Leftist forces, supported by Obama, allow violent marches

"There is only one way in which the murderous death of the old society and the bloody birth throes of a new society can be shortened, simplified, and concentrated, and that is by revolutionary terror." These were the words of communist Karl Marx, in the Engels Neue Rheinische Zeitung article "The Victory of Counter-Revolution in Vienna," 1848.

November 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Children show selfless love by reaching out to help a neighbor

As I walked out to get my mail on Friday of this past week, I was very weary from weeks and weeks of visiting my husband in the hospital. I did notice that my yard had been raked and all the leaves were gone. What a wonderful surprise! Who could have done this?

November 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: The Trump effect on Georgia could hit health, environment

For both Georgia and the United States as a whole, the election of Donald Trump as president is going to mean some major changes in our lives.

November 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Don’t fret over this ‘revolution’ as America will rise to occasion

President Thomas Jefferson said "the Revolution of 1800" was even more important than that of 1776, since the 1800 U.S. presidential election marked the first time a nation held a free and fair election in which the ruling party lost but still let the winning opposition party take over the government with no violence.

November 14, 2016 | By Dr. Douglas Young For The Times | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Now it's time to heal a wide split

"Sail on, sail on,

November 13, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Voices of hatred, war shouted their way to election victory

Now the election is over, I'd like to thank a few letter writers for making it an ugly and sordid testament to the depths some people will sink to manipulate the public. You know who you are.

November 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Totems, thought germs, and how we can spread them

We live in a world filled with germs. As we go about our daily lives, we come into contact with thousands of them. Sometimes they infect our vital organs, and if they're successful, they reproduce using our bodies and spread to another host.

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


Tom Crawford: Why do governments fund rich sports owners?

John Malone is a very wealthy man. His net worth is estimated at $6.9 billion, and he is one of this country's largest private landowners.

November 09, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Clinton’s actual ‘experience’ is nothing to brag about in a leader

I agree with the main point of Jim Scharnagel's letter Friday that both Clinton and Trump leave a lot to be desired as a president, but one is going to win. However, I greatly disagree that he feels Clinton is a much better candidate. He mentions her "knowledge and experience in grappling with the numerous problems a president must address." However, he gives zero examples of her "knowledge and experience." This is because she has neither; she is totally inept and has been for the past 40 years. Examples:

November 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Nation falls shy of attaining its democratic ideal in 3 key measures

In 1971, Howard Zinn measured our government against the harshest of all standards, the ideal of democracy. Against this, man's achievements in 1971 or 2016, although worthy of praise, fall short of ideal. Zinn measured our shortages against 10 categories. As we close Election Day 2016, at least three of those deserve another measurement: ballot access, freedom of individuality and the opportunity to protest.

November 05, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Stewardship, education are the keys to survival for hemlocks

Gratitude is much on our minds as we approach the Thanksgiving season and reflect on our blessings: families, friends, the beautiful part of the country we live in and its bountiful natural resources, our freedom to enjoy them and, yes, our responsibility and privilege to protect these treasures. But part of this picture is in grave danger.

November 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Story falsely summarized FBI director’s wiretap stance

From the Times Tuesday, March 21, Page 3A: "Director Comey also says Trump wiretap claims false." I listened to much of Director Comey's comments ...

March 24, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Ted Oglesby, a Renaissance public servant, steady voice of reason in journalism, politics

It would be hard to find too many Gainesville residents who had his fingers in more pies than Ted Oglesby.

March 24, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Americans deserve better health option than GOP bill

Health care really is a complex topic. One reason health care is tricky is because my health is not solely determined by my choices, but ...

March 23, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Tobacco no worse than alcohol, should remain a legal choice

In response to the letter in The Times on March 10 ("Young people are best hope to end 'targeting' by Big Tobacco"), I must say ...

March 23, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Georgia should approve expansion of eye care services

Georgia lawmakers have the opportunity this session to increase consumer access to needed eye care services and enable highly skilled medical professionals to use the ...

March 22, 2017 | By Dr. Benjamin Casella Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia wise not to follow North Carolina off a cliff

We are now in that period called March Madness, when basketball teams fight their way through a three-week tournament to determine an NCAA national champion.

March 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Collins needs to address all the problems with GOP health bill

On March 6, Ken Akins, Marissa Pyle and myself met with Rep. Doug Collins at his Gainesville office to talk about the Affordable Care Act ...

March 20, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: State should put students before politics

Georgia voters rejected a proposed amendment to the constitution last fall that would have allowed the state to assume control of struggling schools. So lawmakers ...

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


Guest column: Move to approve injections by optometrists is a dangerous idea

We, as Americans, aspire to be great. It's why we lead the world in creativity, innovation, and economic growth. Yet, occasionally, our efforts have ...

March 17, 2017 | By Steven Walsh Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State tax dollars should not fund private toll roads

One of the most egregious bills I have ever read is making its way through the Georgia General Assembly, another "Governor's bill" which, as ...

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


Letter: Teacher-athlete pay gap is a case of distorted values

Please note first: I'm a lifelong, avid football fan. Note secondly that I greatly admire those who dedicate their lives to teaching, as my ...

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


Dave Casper: Ides of March sometimes are a bad omen

Legend has it that March 15 carries a bad omen, especially for Roman emperor Julius Caesar.

March 16, 2017 | By Dave Casper Columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Young people should get involved to make their world better

We need to help the youth get on board, whether over religion, drug usage or radical political views. The youth of this city need to ...

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


Letter: Trump video reveals a double standard over what racism is

So it's OK for Snoop Dogg to paint a black man's face like Donald Trump and then show him being assassinated on one ...

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


Guest column: Congressional bills would improve effort to preserve North Georgia forests

The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is home to some of our state's most scenic natural areas: the Cohutta Mountains, Brasstown Bald, Lake Rabun and the ...

March 15, 2017 | By Deron Davis Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


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