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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 cattle. Of course, each serf family wants to increase its herd to better themselves, and before long, there are too many cows and the common is overgrazed, turning the field into an eroded area unfit for anything.

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 about the government's ineptitude in handing out security clearances as it does her stupidity in thinking she could get away with it.

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 also a price to pay at times. That push and pull of progress in our area now is playing out on Dawsonville Highway and plans for an 860-home active-adult community.

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


Letter: There’s no way to wipe clean all sins of our Founding Fathers

In his recent letter, Jeff Casper appears to forget slavery was legal and condoned under the government of the United States for almost 100 years. In spite of this, no one has demanded removal of the flag of the United States or statues of founders who also happened to be slave owners.

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


Letter: 2 recent stories showed very different contributions to society

As an observer of how people act, react and think, it is usually something radical that gets to me. I think of an old saying from my parents: "Fools' names, like fools' faces, are always seen in public places." The saying never really became clear until I read the recent reports of foolish people doing foolish things in public places.

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


Editorial: Show biz puts stars in Georgia’s eyes

Georgia's economy is best known for some of its tastiest exports, namely peaches, peanuts, chicken and Coca-Cola.

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


Letter: Veterans get little help after their sacrifices in other countries’ wars

I am so disgusted with Veterans Affairs. It does not assist veterans who wasted their lives for no reason. America seems to be at war all the time with no purpose. If two foreign countries are fighting each other, that's their problem, but we make it ours. That's why our country is not what it once was. We are playing referee to those countries, so why must we interrupt their little wars? We are playing hero at great expense.

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


Guest column: GOP health plan would eliminate coverage for many with disabilities

Last month, the American Health Care Act, or "TrumpCare" passed the House of Representatives by only four votes. The bill, written as is, would eliminate insurance for millions of low-income Americans, but there is one aspect of the bill that no one is talking about - how the AHCA will impact Medicaid's programs for people with disabilities.

June 07, 2017 | By Justin Pressley Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Utility leaders reward failure over nuclear boondoggles

The executives of Southern Company, the utility holding company headquartered in Atlanta, have been involved in two of the biggest boondoggles in U.S. industrial history.

June 07, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Paris agreement move a big mistake for nation's future

President Donald Trump's withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement is a national and international tragedy. History will look back upon this as one of the gravest errors that the U.S. has ever committed. We now join Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not in the Paris Climate agreement - really great company!

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


Letter: Pulling out of climate deal is another blow to big government

The withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Accord ordered by President Donald Trump has caused his enemies great concern. Their attitude demonstrates their ignorance of the Accord and the climate.

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


Letter: Trump endangers Earth by ignoring plea for science

President Donald Trump knows just enough science to be dangerous. Given the opportunity, he has demonstrated that he is more than dangerous. By withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, he endangers the future of our planet, and in doing so, jeopardizes the future of my children and grandchildren, and yours.

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


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Letter: President’s triumphs over first 6 months are impressive

There are some things I dislike about President Donald Trump, but isn't that true of most anyone you've ever known or observed? Over ...

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


Letter: Declaration put God as creator at the founding of our country

Soon after World War II, an assault against our Foundation Papers began. Our Constitution states "Congress shall pass no laws establishing religion or prohibiting the ...

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


Letter: State crackdown on speeders should include those who text

We read the Saturday article regarding the Operation Southern Shield prevention and enforcement initiative in the Southeast that will focus on speed limit enforcement for ...

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


Letter: Ideal health care for all is only possible if we make it universal

Once again, the Republican health care plan will not come up for a vote as promised. This time it's because Sen. John McCain had ...

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


Tom Crawford: Candidate for governor is Georgia’s own mini-Trump

For those Georgia voters who couldn't get enough of Donald Trump in last year's election, fear not. We have a local version of ...

July 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia’s legal community mourns loss of Judge O’Kelley

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Senior U.S ...

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


Editorial: No more offseasons for political circus

There was a time when every pastime had its assigned season: Baseball in spring and summer, football in fall, basketball and hockey in winter. Then ...

July 16, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Lowering the boom on an ISIS recruit

KNOCK! KNOCK! "Sir, you wanted to see me?"

July 15, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: No lazy summers for these kids

Back in the day, summertime for area kids was not only longer by several weeks, it was full of gleefully idle hours spent barefoot in ...

July 13, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: National media bias evident in AP stories from G-20 Summit

The G-20 Summit report in the Sunday paper by Associated Press reporters David McHugh and Geir Moulson provides two great examples of how the media ...

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


Letter: Freedom of faith includes those who are not Christian

Gary Gambrell recently asked in a letter to The Times, "Since when have you heard big government will not tell us where, when or to ...

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


Tom Crawford: Some early gaffes by Kemp mark 2018 governor’s race

When you look over the Republican field of candidates for the governor's race, two names stand out as front-runners: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and ...

July 12, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Putting students ahead of schools dismisses idea their fates are linked

In defending Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a recent letter writer informs us he has read a book concluding that focusing on what is good for ...

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


Letter: Company’s ties to administration, EPA should come under close scrutiny

Recently, the Times published an Associated Press report on an Environmental Protection Agency decision to deny a petition to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide produced by ...

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


Editorial: A temporary holiday of minimal value

One of the rites of late summer here in Georgia, where school starts amid the dog days of the season, is back-to-school shopping. Though a ...

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


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