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Letter: Electors should vote right away, face stiff penalties for switching

If we had a pure democracy, national laws and presidential elections would be dominated by a few mega cities. Rural areas would have almost no influence. We have a Senate and Electoral College to give at least a little influence to smaller states and rural areas. A concern is that people may be able to steal the election by intimidating the electors as the Democrats tried to do.

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


Letter: Don’t tell me to ‘move on’ from Trump family’s ideas

There are so many things wrong with a Trump family presidency, I don't know where to begin. I'll never get over hearing a president say the things he said on the "Bush" tape or brag about his right to skulk around backstage at a beauty contest or use the "f" word at a rally. I won't move on from that, and neither should you.

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


Letter: Little Georgia Tech’s win over mighty UGA is hard to fathom

David v. Goliath, and David wins again. How can it happen?

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


Editorial: A vote for a new way to pick a president

The nation's 45th president will be elected Monday.

December 17, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Thanks to PSC, utility keeps its sticky fingers in public’s pockets

"I'm an individual citizen asking the commission to please represent the public and get this rich, highly profitable, private corporation's sticky fingers out of my pockets!" pleaded public witness Robert Searfoss.

December 17, 2016 | By Glenn Carroll Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Facts on climate change refute letter denying reality of science

Wednesday's edition had a long letter from George C. Kaulbach of Cornelia attempting to show climate change is a hoax. I realize you editors need to fill space on the editorial page with something, but must you do it with letters that leave the reading public with the impression that all folks in North Georgia just came in from the turnip patch, or get their data from a recollection of the drought of 1999 in Cornelia?

December 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Member of PSC didn’t factor in real human cost of nuclear power

The recent commentary by Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols defending conduct of the PSC against criticism from left-leaning critics who have been quote "loud and proud" against nuclear energy is misleading. Commissioner Echols suggests electric rates in Georgia, which include the cost of nuclear power projects ,are about 14 percent below the national average. This does not represent the true cost of nuclear power. The true cost is reflected only when you include catastrophic incidents like the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi meltdown event in Japan, the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in Ukraine, and the 1979 Three Mile Island meltdown at Harrisburg, Pa ...

December 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gus Whalen taught how courage, optimism can achieve any goal

Ever since I moved to Gainesville in 1988, I have remained impressed with the astounding number of prominent local citizens who excel in many ways.

December 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: John Glenn’s vision, courage showed us the true greatness of America

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world changed and I began telling people that the American space program, and many other things American, had been set back by 50 years. On Nov. 9, I changed my prediction again. A person advocating Make America Great Again had become president-elect, and that person has a distorted version of what a great America looks like and represents.

December 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Price understands health care law’s problems better than anyone in DC

Tom Crawford misleads on health care. When Obamacare was passed with the famous quote by Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi that "we need to pass it to find out what is in it," few if any in Congress actually took the time and effort to review it. Certainly no Democrats, certainly not the president and very few Republicans. However, one person who did was Rep. Tom Price, a very respected and intelligent doctor who also happens to be a congressman.

December 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: By any name, it’s hard to make a strong case for climate change

Those who push global warming changed the designation to "climate change." The reason being that in the last 150 years, earth temperature has increased just a little above 1 degree Fahrenheit. One degree warmer isn't significant.

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


Letter: Gainesville Public Works acted quickly to fix water main break

I just can't thank the Gainesville Public Works Department enough for its efficient, timely and competent handling of the water main break on Nov. 28.

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


Tom Crawford: Light penalty is an early gift for Ralston

It isn't quite Christmas Day, but Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, the speaker of the Georgia House, has already received probably the best gift he ever got in his life.

December 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: With ever-changing education policies, students still learn best from the best

Elsewhere in today's edition of The Times, you will find pages spotlighting this year's Teachers of the Year for both the Hall County and Gainesville school systems.

December 11, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump won because voters believed him

"It's the economy stupid." James Carville's famous statement explaining Bill Clinton's 1992 victory has been lost to the left in America.

December 09, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Editorial: New face, fresh start for Gainesville schools

When an organization has a chance at a do-over, the key questions to ask are: What did we do right last time and how can ...

April 23, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A Golden home venue for the Tigers

Atlanta media has been in a frenzy hyping the city's new sports venues - the Braves' new stadium opened to great acclaim, even if getting ...

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


Letter: What Hall spends on bilingual ballots is a wise investment for county’s future

The recent decision by the Hall County Board of Elections to begin making bilingual ballots accessible to the public has attracted some attention. Several letters ...

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


Tom Crawford: Public Service Commission facing reality over nuclear cost overruns

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

April 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Bilingual ballots are a vote for what’s right

We've all experienced this moment: You're in the voting booth, poring over your choices. After selecting your candidates, you scroll to the bottom ...

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


Letter: Hall embraces diversity with bilingual ballots

Recent Hall County events have reminded many of us that our county is a warm and welcoming place to live, a reputation we can be ...

April 15, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: A true love of learning is lost during schools’ testing frenzy

This week, most children begin to endure standardized testing. It will linger through the remainder of the year. Few teachers avoid the notion of or ...

April 14, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: To participate fully in elections, all voters should learn English

I agree bilingual ballots could give Latino legal residents a voice in the Hall County election process. However, if they wish to participate fully, as ...

April 14, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Bilingual ballots will give Latino residents a voice in Hall elections

Enthusiasm for bilingual ballots in Hall County has not gone unnoticed. The news has spread throughout many forums in Hall County for our Latino citizens ...

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


Tom Crawford: All eyes, lots of campaign dollars focused on 6th District House race

There's never been an off-year election like the one happening in the 6th Congressional District, where voters will pick a replacement for departed U ...

April 12, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Impact of CO2 in atmosphere on our weather is overblown

We have enjoyed a mild winter in North Georgia. Once again some are worried about CO2 released in the atmosphere. First off, those who fear ...

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


Letter: Cartoon got it wrong over who the ‘crybabies’ are in Congress

Andy Marlette's political cartoons are usually fair, criticizing both sides. But his Friday cartoon completely missed the mark. It showed a father donkey with ...

April 11, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: All voters deserve a part in our democracy

Recently, walking through the Oakwood Wal-Mart, I ran into former state Rep. Carl Rogers. Like always, we talked politics. We shared a concern common to ...

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


Editorial: A healthy dose of reality needed on Medicaid

The domino effect of Congress' failure to revise, rework or reject the Affordable Care Act last month has tossed the ball back to the states ...

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


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