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Letter: To measure schools fairly, we need to use reliable data

The Times published two essays last week, one by a national columnist, the other by a local writer, both to inform the public of reasons for school shortcomings. However, each author is just a few facts shy of a complete picture. Let's compare and contrast our sources of information for a balanced view.

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


Letter: Protesters should recognize U.S. law supports legal immigration

Those immigrants that were so busy protesting and holding up signs saying "America is made up of immigrants" need to do a little research on American immigration. America is made up of law-abiding "legal" immigrants.

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


Letter: Neither side of debate should tolerate violence from protesters

In America, anyone may peacefully assemble, protest lawfully, and make their feelings known, so long as it is done lawfully, no damage is done,and other people's rights are respected. Unfortunately, for as long as I can remember (over 50 years), left-wing protestors rarely respect the rights and property of others.

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


Tom Crawford: Metro Atlanta House race is a referendum on Trump

During the first weeks of the Trump administration, a recurring theme has been the president's sinking popularity in the polls.

February 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP shouldn’t forget those who rely on national health care law

Republicans in Congress are working toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal and replace" they have no replacement ready yet. They know they have a problem on their hands because politically it will be very difficult to pull health insurance away from 30 million Americans, several million in Georgia alone, without causing serious political backlash and very real pain and suffering.

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


Letter: Liberals are still in denial over fact Trump was elected

If you're concerned about America being a deeply divided nation, the first month of Donald Trump's presidency provides some keen perspective.

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


Sen. David Perdue: Gorsuch is well worthy of post on high court

President Donald Trump promised the American people he would nominate an unwavering supporter of the United States Constitution to the Supreme Court. He has now kept that promise.

February 20, 2017 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Water war isn’t won yet

Georgians all certainly learned a hard lesson two Sundays ago, one we won't continue to rehash other than to repeat the lesson: Don't sit on a lead or celebrate too early; you haven't won until you've played the whole game.

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


Guest column: Casinos in state could harm arts venues

When gamblers lay down their chips, they're hoping to strike it rich by beating the odds. But the math is clear: There are more losers than winners; the industry couldn't function otherwise.

February 18, 2017 | By Mary Pat Matheson Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Casey Cagle: State leaders seek legislation to ‘back the badge’

Protect and serve - Georgia's law enforcement officers uphold this noble call to action every day when they leave the comfort of their homes and families. Honorable men and women of the badge all across our state willingly put themselves in harm's way to protect their fellow citizens.

February 18, 2017 | Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia and all states should celebrate their individual histories

I congratulate The Times for having a small article about "Georgia celebrates 284th birthday, in the Feb. 13 paper, page 4A, located in the lower left corner. I live in Savannah for 20 years and attending this birthday celebration event each year, I thought that this birthday celebration of Georgia's history was observed through the state. However, I learned that this was not really true.

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


Letter: Class of 1967 at Gainesville High marked true end to segregation

We are in February and I received an invitation the other day. Because of the invitation, the number 50 holds particular significance for me, especially this month. The invitation was for the 50-year reunion of the Gainesville High School Class of 1967 to be held this May.

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


Letter: Georgia needs to provide full funding for schools, health care

I want to thank Rep. Kevin Tanner for meeting every Saturday during the legislative session with his constituents. We appreciate your time and dedication!

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


Letter: GOP leaders join effort on climate change

Several well-respected senior leaders in the Republican party have taken a giant step forward in an effort to both strengthen our economy and to help the Republican party take leadership in combating climate change.

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


Letter: Don’t downplay impact protests can have on our nation’s leaders

Your editorial Feb. 5, "Trump's foes pay the high price of losing" isn't being considerate of the rights of his "foes." The sub heading read, "Those opposing president should focus less on protest marches, more on winning votes."

February 15, 2017 | Letter to the editor | 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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