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Letter: Elections, legislative process are steered by media corporations

If you have watched the news in the last year, much has been said by commentators on the subject of media bias. In this case, bias means to control the beliefs of the people to drive their actions. The media has become a propaganda machine for an agenda many know little about.

June 28, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: PC epidemic is rampant; the only real cure is truth

We're all familiar with the destructive and fatal PC (aka pernicious counterfeit) virus and some of its strains. The "don't profile and ignore" terrorist activity strain led to 13 murdered and many wounded at Fort Hood in Texas, several years ago.

June 26, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Hall residents feel the drill of tax increase

Tax increases are a bit like having a root canal at the dentist. Sometimes they're necessary, though always painful. And if the dentist doesn't work carefully, the agony is even greater.

June 25, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Congressional elections become menu-driven politics

North Georgians were so inundated with ads about the special 6th District House race in metro Atlanta that a number of people in Hall County even tried to vote, apparently thinking such a high-profile race must be for statewide office.

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


Letter: Supreme Court’s hate speech ruling goes against idea in Constitution

In The Times on Thursday's page 2A, a Today in History item read "In 1992, the U. S. Supreme Court, ruled unanimously that 'hate crime laws' that banned cross burnings and similar expressions of racial bias violated free speech rights."

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


Letter: Grizzard and other writers were Southern voices who are missed

I recently read Ronda Rich's column about Lewis Grizzard which I enjoyed very much. It seems every time I have lunch at the Collegiate Grill, we sit in the booth under his picture. I miss his columns and those of Celestine Sibley.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Some people prove ‘you can’t fix stupid’

So what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the president?

June 24, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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, he said, "I don't know any specifics on what drove this person to do this ... All I do know is that it's not normal; it's not rational. It's just pure evil."

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 on climate change, then I have some oceanfront Kansas property I'd like to sell her.

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 with the shrinking group of people who continue to deny the world is warming in the face of overwhelming evidence, his decision to isolate us from global efforts to slow climate change will harm our nation and our community. We now join only two other countries not joining in the accord.

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 on posts on his public Facebook profile. A week or two ago, he had created a post declaring we are moving in the right direction when the Democrats show up to protest. He was later confronted about the hyperpartisan statement by a commenter reminding him of his job to represent all citizens of the 9th District, not just the ones supporting a specific policy, and he later changed it.

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 need one, that extremism can be found in all types of faces, backgrounds and ideas.

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 warehouse. My co-workers had gone for a lunch break, yet as a 15-year-old I was sure I could take care of customers easily.

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 man named

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


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Ron Martz: ‘Groupthink’ bullies come from right and left

The recent "Google Memo" controversy and last weekend's deadly riot in Charlottesville, Va., involving neo-Nazis and other white supremacists are from opposite sides of ...

August 20, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A conflict set in stone

On any given Saturday, thousands of people pass by "Old Joe" and never give him a second thought. But Gainesville's monument to the Confederacy ...

August 20, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Recent letters, column take different views on how we learn tolerance

The juxtaposition of Jayne Bedingfield's letter in Friday's paper about generalization being "a mistake that is often made by children and the ...

August 19, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Let’s all help UNG students learn to become better writers

University of North Georgia enrollment keeps climbing. As we prepare for the start of the fall semester, we are looking at close to 20,000 ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Feeling grateful and lucky to be alive

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these ...

August 19, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: How a march for equality, dignity can hit close to home

"I wish I lived in an all white world." This shocking statement came from my 5-year-old daughter. It was three decades past the days of ...

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


Letter: Parker’s views on monuments, race echo alt-right extremism

Star Parker's column on Thursday regarding the events in Charlottesville, Va. was in stark contrast to the editorial of The Times on the same ...

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


Editorial: Racism is not a right-left issue; it's a right-wrong one

As conflicts escalate nationwide over racial issues, local residents gathered in a peaceful march Tuesday in Gainesville. They chanted "love not hate will make America ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Prayer, peace will lead us past evil that spurs injustice

Author Charles Dickens once wrote that we are living in the best of times and the worst of times, the age of wisdom, the age ...

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


Letter: Sea levels aren’t rising because of CO2; there are seismic causes

A recent two-column article in the Times pictured dead trees along the shoreline in New Jersey. The first line read something like this, "Dead trees ...

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


Letter: Trump followers aren’t listening to trusted sources of conservative ideas

In this era of Trump, I often ask myself: What or whom do the president's supporters read for educated opinions, wisdom and guidance? No ...

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


Tom Crawford: Georgia Democrats may be headed for an ugly split in 2018 race

Georgia's Democratic voters will have their choice of two Staceys in next year's primary for governor: state Rep. Stacey Abrams of Atlanta or ...

August 16, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Dissent should have a purpose

Put yourself in the shoes of a member of Congress for a moment. Yeah, it may feel icky, but play along.

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


Pro: Will plan to limit legal immigration boost the US economy?

President Donald Trump got big applause last week during a speech in Ohio when he called for fixing our immigration system. Instead of a "terrible ...

August 13, 2017 | By Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue Guest columnists | All viewpoint stories


Con: Will plan to limit legal immigration boost the US economy?

Last week, Sen. David Perdue sponsored the RAISE act, a bill to reduce the number of immigrants into the United States by half over the ...

August 13, 2017 | By Noah Weinrich Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


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