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Sen. David Perdue: My first year in Senate shows why Washington isn’t working

Dear friends,

December 28, 2015 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: State may join cityhood clash

The collection of lawmakers who gather under the Gold Dome of the Georgia Capitol for the state's annual legislative session seldom are lacking for topics of discussion, and 2016 isn't likely to be an exception to the rule.

December 27, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Filibusters have hijacked budget process in US Senate

The method our Founding Fathers developed to effectuate a representative government was brilliant. This is done with an overall budget resolution stating what amounts are to be allocated to each appropriations subcommittee. There are 12 subcommittees and each will deliver an appropriations bill.

December 26, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: I wish I had been in Bethlehem long ago

This column has become a Christmas tradition, and I share it with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 25, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Frank Reddy: Santa is real; he delivered a 2-wheeled Christmas miracle

Santa Claus is real.

December 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | All viewpoint stories


Dave Casper: Christmas during the Depression was a hard road to travel

Some Christmases are not so merry and bright. It was Christmas Eve during the Great Depression, 1939 or 1940. Jobs were very hard to find, and it was hard to even put food on the table.

December 24, 2015 | By Dave Casper Community columnist | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Here are 2 guys who really need some Christmas cheer

It's a tradition for newspapers to make a seasonal request of their readers: "This Christmas, remember the needy."

December 23, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Climate change hoax has been years in making

Having read Vernon Dixon's letter, I could almost visualize him drooling over this foolish "climate change" summit. He demonstrates all too well how too many people are willing to be led by the nose rather than do their own thinking.

December 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Leaders in Congress vote against smaller government, deficits

Recently on a local radio station, I listened to Rep. Doug Collins attempt to explain why he supported a spending bill which adds an estimated $57 billion to the national debt. This a debt that our children and our grandchild will be facing. It is totally unfair to burden them with this massive debt.

December 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP leaders again sell out conservatives

The new GOP leader of the House, Paul Ryan, worked with Democratic leadership as conservative Americans' leanings took a back seat to an omnibus bill of tax, spending and regulatory legislation of nearly $2 trillion, done late at night with no time to read and debate.

December 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A stocking full of hope for a world in turmoil

"And so this is Christmas

December 20, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Immigrants who are here legally play a positive role in community

After reading the article on immigration Thursday ("Report says immigrants boost state's economic fortunes") featuring Jerry Gonzalez and Debra Pilgrim, I felt the need to talk to all the immigrants in our community.

December 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist is correct; PSC is out to silence protests of Plant Vogtle

Tom Crawford's scathing column on the Public Service Commission's role in the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Georgia's Power's Plant Vogtle was encouraging. Maybe people are finally waking up.

December 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Sometimes, being on the naughty list can be nice

Ring! Ring! Ring!

December 19, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Climate deal is first step toward a healthier planet

The long awaited United Nations Paris meeting to work out a comprehensive climate change treaty just concluded with almost 200 countries agreeing to limit global warming and transition to a clean energy future. That is a miraculous event in itself. Can you imagine almost 200 countries agreeing on anything, much less something as big and complicated as this?

December 18, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Income equality’s ‘free lunch’ would kill all incentive to strive, succeed

In days gone by farmers would use a long stick with a carrot hanging on a string to entice their mule to pull their cart ...

January 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia’s legal community mourns loss of attorney Summer

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Gainesville attorney ...

January 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Real education reform should address overpaid administrators

I keep reading about the governor's education reform committee. It would appear there is no reform, only an increase in teacher's pay. I ...

January 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Story on nuclear mistakes is evidence of the dangers we face

I was pleased to see the Associated Press account of the Air Force's most recent nuclear screwup Sunday in The Times. The same report ...

January 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Who will win fight for ‘freedom' under Gold Dome?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 27, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Shuttle disaster is what happens when politics overrules science

In 1986, a plan was made to launch a rocket to the space station with a young female school teacher among the crew. The crew ...

January 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Is it time to roll the dice on casinos?

Are Georgians ready to gamble on allowing casinos to take root here?

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


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