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Letter: Editorial stated well how simple solutions don’t solve problems

I am on vacation in the Gainesville area, and my compliments to your staff for the excellent editorial, "Divided, misguided" of June 19. Many of our discussion points are spot on, making particular note of "knee-jerk approaches that don't get to the root of the issue" and "unrealistic solutions designed to inflame emotions and earn votes."

July 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Flood maps hurt homeowners but help insurance providers

I was reading a Times article about redrawn flood plain maps and I couldn't help but respond to it. How fortunate for the insurance and lending companies. I feel bad for those who already live in these areas that do not know they have properties in a flood plain.

July 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Community needs a chance to say goodbye to Enota school

Members of the Gainesville City School Board: I respectfully request you reconsider the decision to raze Enota elementary school and gardens without gaining more public input.

July 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Gainesville’s school board has ignored wishes of community

My frustration with Superintendent Wanda Creel and the Gainesville City School Board has grown since the June 6 meeting.

June 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: The intellectuals’ way has led us to huge government deficits

Most of the recent presidents have been from Ivy League Schools and that supposedly meant they received the best education available. These educated presidents consequently appointed economists who came from the best business schools around. These blue-blooded elitists filled their cabinets with the brightest and most able people in America to insure that we would have a nation which produced prosperity and well-being for all.

June 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Free speech isn’t under attack by those who prefer polite diplomacy

After reading Dick Biggs' recent letter, I'd say it looks like conservatives are going all out to get their party's traditional talking points into this paper. His message seems intended to convince readers that conservatives and Christians are "victims" whose freedom of speech is under attack on all fronts. It's a false narrative. Perhaps the best metric by which to measure this allegation is to look at which party controls Congress. The "victims" are running the show.

June 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Ethanol fuel subsidies show why nation needs better leadership

I read this headline,"FEMA contractor predicts 'social unrest' caused by 395 percent food price spikes." I then remembered we use over a third of our corn crop to power out cars. To make it worse, as taxpayers we subsidize the ethanol producers nearly 50 cents a gallon.

June 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Tom Crawford: Some politicians in Georgia have outraised Trump

As Republicans and Democrats prepare for their national nominating conventions next month, it's clear that this has become one of the strangest - and most entertaining - presidential campaigns since at least 1912.

June 29, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Family’s roadside help is an example of everyday kindness

We read of bad events every day, but so many good deeds are done in our area. I found this out when I had a flat tire while traveling on Pearl Nix Parkway.

June 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Guest column, Rep. Doug Collins: IRS abuse is a violation of public’s trust

Who do you trust with your private information - the affiliations that reveal your religious or political beliefs?

June 27, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories

Ron Martz: Gun limits for whom?

The Obama administration's response to the mass murder of 49 people in an Orlando nightclub on June 12 is depressingly predictable and woefully inadequate.

June 26, 2016 | By Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories

Editorial: A dry spell looming over water worries

Even as we enjoy the cool waters of Lake Lanier amid the summer heat, there are dark clouds looming on the horizon that could affect the lake's long-term health.

June 26, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Will we listen to the message nature sends us?

All around us, we are seeing the ravages of climate change. Mother nature is giving us warnings of the dangers to come if we do not act. Coral reefs are dying; this last year had record flooding; oil spills are doing irreparable damage to ecosystems; sea levels are rising with increases in flooding of coastal cities; record temperatures with resultant severe heat waves and deaths are increasing; and animals and plants are moving their habitat northward to adapt to warmer climates.

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

Dick Yarbrough: Here's a Sebastian who is the real deal

I don't know how school teachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in their way by politicians, bureaucrats, special interest groups, ideologues, social experimenters and assorted other navel-gazers - none of whom could carry their book bag.

June 25, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories

Letter: It’s time to abandon our political correctness, speak out boldly

"Retaking America" is a fascinating book about how political correctness is destroying our nation. Author Nick Adams, a young Australian who now resides in America and loves the founding principles of our republic, states: "Political correctness is one of the major reasons why Europe today is lifeless. I believe America is about 10 years behind the U.K. in the political correctness stakes. I came to America for the American dream - and to escape political correctness."

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

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Letter: Seniors should be willing to support schools, a need for educated workers

I read your Sunday front page article on tax revenue loss for schools with a sense of great disappointment in my fellow senior citizens. Certainly ...

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

Letter: Government schools will always want more of our tax dollars

I read with interest the moanings of the school board regarding senior tax exemptions. How sad; these socialists just can't get enough of our ...

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

Letter: GOP should back Trump as a better choice than lawless Democratic candidate

When I see law and order attacked and the lawless emboldened by the leadership in our country, I find it extremely troubling. Then we see ...

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

Tom Crawford: Isakson may be hurt by Trump's tumble in Georgia

One year ago, the political experts were sure of two things about Georgia voters.

August 10, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories

Editorial: Parties sail off on voyages from reality

The political parties have concluded their respective four-day infomercials and the fall presidential race is on. Two New Yorkers earned their party nominations after brutally ...

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

Editorial: Third parties try to pick the ballot lock

In two weeks, the Republican Party will gather in Cleveland to officially nominate its presidential nominee for the November ballot. A week later in Philadelphia ...

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

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