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Editorial: Trump's foes pay the high price of losing

For the latest summary of the Trump administration's whirlwind two-week debut, we refer to this quote from a sage observer of the American political scene:

February 05, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Understanding our differences could heal divide

As an educator for over 20 years, I have been a staunch advocate for public education. Education can change the world. Language is power. The words we use either open up or shut down possibilities for students. What our schools offer to students and the models educators set for them have profound influence on the future of our democracy.

February 04, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Americans should oppose effort to sell cherished public lands

Hunters, fishermen, hikers, campers, and friends of the natural heritage of our great country are expressing alarm at a recent proposal by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah to sell off 3.3 million acres of public land. A further proposal of Rep. Chaffetz adds insult to injury by taking away the power of Forest Service personnel to enforce regulations within its boundaries.

February 04, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Voters chose a president who will take us down an old path

Most of you reading this are responsible. Most of you chose the 45th president (hereinafter referred to as 45) to lead us. It was an irrational choice and we are being led down an old path that ended in the Bush-Cheney recession (not the Great Recession, as there was nothing great about it, unless you were in a position similar to 45 and could make a lot of money off people's suffering).

February 04, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: All of us need to pitch in to help homeless

I'm writing this letter in response to a article from Jan. 25 concerning the audit done recently of the homeless population.

February 03, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Citizen participation in local government is encouraging

The Times' Sunday editorial spoke about an issue that is near and dear to my heart: citizen involvement in local government. More people need to do this in Hall County, its local cities and municipalities. This is where we have the best opportunity to participate in our democracy.

February 02, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Despite critics and protesters, Trump has us on right path

Jim Scharnagel and Ruben Navarrette couldn't have presented a more different picture or description of President Donald Trump in Tuesday's issue of The Times.

February 02, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Torture is the only way to fight barbarism, combat terrorism

I had to laugh when I read the letter, "We can't let US condone use of torture" by Joan O. King. Yes, no doubt, torture is barbaric, but I have a question. How else are we supposed to fight barbarians? Maybe ask them to go to their room for a time-out?

January 31, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: New president is a threat to nation’s future

Whoever wrote the editorial in the Jan. 22 edition of The Times had their head buried in the sand. The gist of the editorial was that we should relent and assist Donald Trump to make America great again. It would be asinine to spin our wheels on a government gone completely awry.

January 31, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Saluting the diligent squeaky wheels among us

"Eighty percent of life is just showing up."

January 29, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: We can’t let US condone use of torture

I awoke yesterday to learn that our new president believes "torture works."

January 28, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Palestine’ is a term used by Israelis to label Arabs

I'm responding to Bill Morrison's letter to the editor about Palestine. He stated "'Palestine' is a Jewish term for the Jewish land; it is not an Arab or Muslim term."

January 27, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist’s harsh potshots at Dems were not funny, seemed out of line

Saturday's column by your resident humorist, Dick Yarbrough, about the Democratic Party's "left turn" wasn't funny; it managed to be both silly and ignorant at the same time. Mr. Yarbrough is what you'd call a "Republican humorist." which is an oxymoron. Dick, you might have to look that word up. If there's a Republican version of Will Rogers, it's not Dick Yarbrough.

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


Letter: South supports president, but he should switch Super Bowl teams

Dear Mr. President: On Nov. 9, my alarm went off and I started to feel the depression setting in thinking America would still be on this wrong road we traveled down the last eight years. To my excitement, I went to Google and immediately it had your picture as our new president-elect.

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


Letter: Cost of birth control pills doesn’t justify charging taxpayers for it

Re Sunday story "Political changes lead women to seek new birth control options:" Nicole Mason, quoted in this article, apparently confuses "not having access to birth control" with the possible requirement of having to pay for birth control. She says it's "upsetting" to think that women are switching to more invasive (and far more costly) methods of control such as IUDs simply because currently their insurance (or the government) will pay for such procedures.

January 25, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Editorial: Hall County is still moving forward

Inside today's print edition of The Times is the annual special section which we call Progress. In it, we attempt to capture just a ...

March 26, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville should better enforce rules to clean up Midtown

In reading the article in The Times on Sunday regarding the new apartment complex Enclave being built off MLK Boulevard, as a resident of the ...

March 25, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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


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