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Ron Martz: The silliest campaign season yet

In the context of politics "The Silly Season" is generally considered to be that period of presidential campaigns from early summer until October of the election year when news is at a premium and journalists are looking for anything to titillate readers and viewers.

January 23, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Climate change is a greater threat to our long-term future than is ISIS

ISIS or climate change: Which is the greater danger?

January 20, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Only those who break our laws should worry about deportation

I read in Sunday's Times that it seems the legal as well as the illegal Latinos in Gainesville and around the state are worried they will be deported and families split. That is their fault not the fault of the United States.

January 20, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Hall County should be more proactive on trash by roadways

On Jan. 13, after the sickening sight of trash buildup on Old Oakwood Road near SAPA got to me, I picked up nine large bags of litter. It seems our litter problem in Hall County is only getting worse. It looks like some kind of action could be taken to catch and make an example of the littering pigs.

January 20, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Deal backs off on merit pay plan for teachers

Last year, Gov. Nathan Deal had everyone thinking he would make major changes in the state's public education system when the 2016 legislative session rolled around.

January 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Deal spending our tax dollars for toll lanes is not the answer for traffic

Gov. Nathan Deal, have you become a jaded politician in just a few years? Where is the common-sense, everyday guy we elected from my Gainesville?

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


Dick Yarbrough: School panel did its best for Georgia’s teachers

Dear Georgia public school teachers:

January 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Attorney Summer will be missed as a courageous voice for justice

All of us lost a great friend this week. Not just some of us, but all of us. Even those of you reading this that did not know Dan Summer lost a great friend.

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


Letter: Hall schools’ office upgrades a poor use of taxpayers’ money

The Hall County Board of Education's recent actions to allocate education SPLOST funds for central office renovations and security doors are a direct punch in the gut to Hall County taxpayers.

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


Letter: King’s speech still resonates today for its substance and style

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday, let's honor the power of his rhetoric and his movement by focusing on the five reasons his "I Have a Dream Speech" became history-changing.

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


Letter: ‘Recipe for change’ won’t come from establishment candidates

Bruce Vandiver has a great grasp of the obvious ("Recipe for change needed to cure our political lethargy," Thursday letters column). He carefully defines the ongoing difficulties and failures. He does not, however, not have a grasp on the person who can do what needs to be done to right a sinking ship. With the efforts of our "establishment" Republicans? It seems that he is not in favor, as he belittles him, of Mr. Donald Trump.

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


Letter: Recipe for change is needed to sure political lethargy

I've given up on this community. Few people bother to speak out on issues of the day. This suggests we don't concern ourselves with subjects that once occupied the minds of America's founders. People are just too busy trying to keep the mortgage paid to consider larger issues. Besides, there's a bit of food on the table and a football game on TV, right?

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


Tom Crawford: Next governor’s race already heating up at Capitol

For the next few weeks you'll see every candidate for president dropping by the Capitol in Atlanta as they campaign toward the March 1 presidential primary.

January 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Lawmakers should abandon sacred cows

If you thought 2015 was dominated by politics, brace yourself for 2016.

January 10, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Returned wallet, minus money, is no great favor

To the person who found my wallet at the Wal-Mart store in Cornelia, I really appreciate you turning it in without my money in it. I really hope you used the money wisely as it was to pay my light bill.

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


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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


Letter: Teachers don’t need an arbitrary way to judge job performances

Dear Dick Yarbrough: From week to week, I look forward to your column. It is usually refreshing and on point. After reading your article on ...

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


Editorial: A few heroes put a rosy glow on winter’s gloom

Winter ... bleh. Like war, unngh, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

January 24, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Governor responds quickly to reader’s road plan concerns

Gov. Nathan Deal called me. He tracked me down and kept calling back until I was off work and headed home around 7:30 p ...

January 23, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: State of my column — Strong and broccoli-free

My fellow Georgians: Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has ...

January 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Presidential race hard to call with shaky candidates leading in both parties

I've been involved in politics for a long time as a Republican, and have been able to name the winner fairly early, missing my ...

January 22, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Politicians are feeding us a lot of bunk over climate change

I believe in global warming and climate change, but not the misinformation and garbage, people such as President Barack Obama and Al Gore dump on ...

January 22, 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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