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Editorial: It’s still your America

North Georgians awoke this morning as they did the Sunday before, to another January day of church services, household chores, dinner plans, the usual fare. The sun may not be shining, based on a gloomy forecast, yet it did not fall from the sky and incinerate the planet.

January 22, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: A turn to the left is not what Democrats need

I hope you will forgive me, but I am going against my better judgment today and sounding like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits and blah-blah bloggers who can be more boring than a tree stump.

January 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Inauguration draws little interest inside area restaurant

I was excited about watching our new president get sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. At lunch, I made it a point to pick a restaurant that had TVs so that I could watch the ceremonies. The place I picked had it going on, all the TVs were tuned to various affiliates covering the swearing-in festivities as to get several perspectives. They even had the closed caption on so that if you wanted to you could keep up with the sound that was missing. My hat goes off to this restaurant because it was well prepared.

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


Letter: Growing clean energy can offer the US a new road to prosperity

Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry was right when he said that climate change was a danger, but we had to combat it in a way that does not hurt our economy. Fortunately, now that solar and wind energy have become so cheap, now we can both control climate change and help our economy at the same time.

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


Letter: Challenging times call for Congress to show leadership

To Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Rep. Doug Collins:

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


Letter: What God gave Israelis as their homeland can’t be taken away by UN

Regardless of what the United Nations says or what individual countries or leaders say, the whole nation of Israel belongs to the Jewish people, not just a part of it. God gave it to them 4,000 years ago even though it has been overrun and changed hands 15-plus times since.

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


Tom Crawford: Obamacare repeal would hit Georgia hard

To get an understanding of the major problem facing state legislators this year, you have to have been watching a town hall meeting televised on CNN last week.

January 18, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Being Christian doesn’t mean being tolerant of all behaviors

I want to add my name to congratulate The Times for adding columnist Star Parker to your opinion page. I have seen her before on several TV shows offering ideas and good goals. She is a smart black woman who spent many years on welfare and food stamps until she brought herself up by hard work and her bootstraps.

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


Letter: How to tell a newcomer to the South about the need to wave

Having lived all but 10 years of my adult life in the Southeastern part of the United States, I am well aware that this region has some communication customs that are not necessarily recognized in other parts of the nation.

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


Editorial: How we overcome a nation divided into ‘others’

Monday, the nation again pauses to celebrate the legacy of a man who dedicated his life's work toward uniting a divided nation into something whole through shared values of faith, tolerance and compassion.

January 15, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Christian values should embrace a tolerance for our differences

The headline read "Christian persecution grows in America." I don't know if columnist Star Parker wrote the headline or someone at The Times did, but, it was probably intended to be inflammatory and divisive. That seems to be the goal of the modern media these days.

January 14, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville should give hero Deshaun Watson a parade

I hope Gainesville will give DeShaun Watson a parade. I had two sons graduate from Gainesville High and we are extremely proud of him. He not only is a great football player but a fine young man!

January 13, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: FairTax plan would fully replace sales, income taxes

Monday's front page lead article on the General Assembly, "Tax reform, cannabis on to-do lists," includes inaccurate information about the "Georgia FairTax Act," introduced in the 2016 session of the General Assembly by state Rep. Emory Dunahoo, assigned the number HR1141, and still available here.

January 13, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Hail to Gainesville's own champion, Deshaun Watson

To: Deshaun Watson, Quarterback, National Champion Clemson Tigers.

January 12, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Pick up the phone; we must hold elected officials accountable

When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would "drain the swamp" in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling that had infected the nation's capital.

January 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Shooter wasn’t really ‘evil,’ just targeting who he saw as an enemy

On Thursday, The Times featured on the front page a comment by Rep. Doug Collins. In response to the shooting of his colleague Steve Scalise ...

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


Letter: Climate deal won’t work with China, India on honor system

Re: Monday's letter from Bette Holland about the Paris climate accords. If Ms. Holland really believes the Paris accord will have any appreciable effect ...

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


Tom Crawford: Lawmaker is fighting an old war he can’t win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson.

June 21, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Will US be left behind in climate efforts?

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change. While his action may score political points ...

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


Letter: Congressional members are elected to represent all constituents

Earlier this week, my representative, Doug Collins, removed my comments - which did not contain any profanity, nor any personal attacks - and blocked me from commenting ...

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


Editorial: Nation's leaders must stay united against hatred

Wednesday's shooting of a U.S. congressman and others at a baseball practice in suburban Washington should serve as a reminder, if we still ...

June 18, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: An old farmer’s lesson about listening still is not forgotten

My unforgettable lesson about listening happened on a very hot August day in south Mississippi, where I was working in a seed, feed and fertilizer ...

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


Letter: Love and the word of God can heal us from hatred

Once again, we are plagued by the pain of injury and a facture in society brought to the forefront by frustration and self-haters. A wise ...

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


Editorial: Respect for our heroes in blue is well-earned

It's easy at times for jokers to take humorous shots at police officers meant in jest. The jokes and stereotypes are mostly the same ...

June 15, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: To manage world climate change, we need common goals, shared decisions

Imagine you are lord of the manor in feudal times, and you have provided a large pasture (the commons) for your serfs to run their ...

June 14, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Idea of endogeneity explains how scientists sometimes can get it wrong

Seth Godin writes a daily blog. If you are not familiar with it, I recommend subscribing at www.sethgodin.com/sg.

June 14, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia can learn a lesson from Kansas’ mistake

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C., but out to the west in Kansas.

June 14, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: US has too many secrets, too many with access to them

The arrest last Monday in Augusta of 25-year-old Reality Leigh Winner for allegedly passing top-secret government documents to an online news site says as much ...

June 11, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A development worthy of a green light

There are great benefits to living in a county with a robust economy and quality of life that lures more people to move here, but ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Teachers have earned break from cut-and-run crowd

Dear Georgia's Public Schoolteachers:

June 10, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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