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Letter: Solving income inequality will help, not hurt, US economy

In his Jan. 28 letter, Thomas Day claimed income equality's "free lunch" would kill all incentive to strive and succeed. There are several potential errors in this argument.

February 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Kemp's SEC primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world to pay more attention to Georgia and the South in an important presidential election year.

February 10, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Medical bills can add up fast if you have no insurance

Early in December, I had to miss work and visit the doctor. Winter has never been kind to me, and, as I grow older, my body becomes more susceptible to the changing of the seasons. I was diagnosed with a touch of bronchitis and given two shots and two prescriptions, a simple diagnosis with a simple cure. Except that the latter turned out not to be the case. When my symptoms persisted, I went back two weeks later and received three more prescriptions.

February 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Whatever candidate or party we choose, vote for our democratic freedoms

I am not a political type of person, but feel that one of the many things our voting populous should consider is the type of party, whether it is Republican or Democrat. That it still remain a party that is based on democracy. Our values and beliefs are about freedom and the Bill of Rights and our Constitution.

February 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Doug Collins: One language unites a nation

Imagine that every member of your family or workplace spoke a different language. If scheduling, completing projects, and general communication isn't already enough of a challenge in your household or at your job, I'm sure you agree that the level of difficulty would reach a whole new level if no one understood anyone else.

February 08, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Why not trust the Constitution?

The U.S. Constitution is an amazing document in so many ways, not the least of which is its timeless nature. It has endured 200-plus years of societal and political changes though, like the fabled elephant to the blind men, it appears as different things to all who interpret it.

February 07, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: A death for a death solves nothing

The state of Georgia killed another one of its citizens last Tuesday.

February 07, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Much-loved fried shrimp are back at St. Simons grill

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.").

February 06, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Super Bowl again puts spotlight on domestic violence

Soon we'll gather with friends for the most watched television event of the year (if even just for the commercials). Last year the Super Bowl aired a public service announcement about ending domestic violence and sexual assault, following the surfacing of a graphic video in 2014 showing NFL player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancée and dragging her unconscious body across the floor.

February 06, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Voters should toss out bums of both parties

It is my hope that America will throw the bums out during this election cycle.

February 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Iran giveaway, presidential race show why US is headed awry

I believe most would agree that something very wrong is going on; our society and our nation is going straight to hell in a handbasket. I don't see any significant evidence of real outrage on the part of Americans or the people we elect to go to Washington to represent our interests.

February 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Some people keep fighting the Civil War

You may have the impression that the Civil War ended sometime around 1865, after the Confederate armies stacked their weapons, the soldiers returned to their homes, and the Southern states were re-admitted back into the Union.

February 03, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Enota Road bypass could lead to a dangerous traffic flow

As both a resident of the area and a safety professional, I would like to voice concerns over the proposed bypass of Enota Road. Of greatest concern is the safety of young children.

February 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: If housing, income are your problem, vote for the right solutions

If you are over 40 you should already know what I'm about to say. If you are under 40, hopefully this will help you stop worrying about what you read in The Times over the past week about people having a real problem finding a place to live that they can afford.

February 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Vengeance is no reason to punish some who pose no threat to us

A few years ago, a friend committed a crime. He deserved punishment, but there were extenuating circumstances: He was weathering three personal tragedies, continuous pain from severe scoliosis, drank alcohol to relieve some of the pain and overreacted to a perceived threat to his children.

February 02, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Order on bathrooms unlawfully replaces ‘sex’ with ‘transgender’

According to the U.S. Constitution. under the duties of the U.S. president, there is nothing giving the president authorization to approve the letter ...

May 25, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Citizens Academy a great way to learn how city functions

We just completed the Gainesville Citizens' Government Academy 2016 program offered by the city of Gainesville.

May 25, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: State conservatives still fighting a losing battle

This is one of those times when I feel like I'm watching the movie "Groundhog Day." The same things keep happening over and over ...

May 25, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Primary offers a limited menu

Head to a coffee shop these days and the number of options on the menu will give you more jitters than the java. Same with ...

May 22, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville High baseball team rallied to battle deep into playoffs

It was the second week in May and guess what the Gainesville High School baseball team was doing?

May 21, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Random thoughts — Remorse shouldn’t earn financial rewards

Random thoughts on random topics:

May 21, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Letter was out of line in attacking Christians

Regarding Joan King's latest letter to the editor concerning Christianity being under attack, she doesn't buy any of it and according to her ...

May 19, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: ‘Trump effect’ hitting incumbents in House races

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 18, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Petition with 1,273 signatures shows support for Enota garden

The story in Tuesday's paper ("Garden supporters ask building of new Enota school be delayed") did not mention the petition submitted to the board ...

May 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Highway safety agency needs to solve glut of freeway deaths

The lighted board across Interstate 985 says 494 people have died on Georgia's highways so far this year. We are in mid-May, so this ...

May 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: House candidates join national GOP with wrong ideas

It was with utter incredulity that I read about the insane rantings of the Grand Old Party candidates for the 9th District U.S. House ...

May 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: ‘Mr. B’ set tone for a ministry of compassion

I was in the fifth grade when I first stepped into Good News at Noon one Thursday night. In that I did not understand where ...

May 16, 2016 | By Bradford Morris Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Mr. B. was Gainesville's own ‘Mother Teresa’

Most of us want to do right by those in need around us, but those intentions don't always lead to actions. We might see ...

May 15, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Will Deal’s vetoes stall state education reform plans?

A governor's got to do what a governor's got to do, but Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of the Campus Carry bill and ...

May 14, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Bathroom spat won’t end soon, but there are ways to solve it

The last time I was in a lady's bathroom was about 1937. I was 5. I have never seen ladies walk in a male ...

May 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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