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Letter: Veterans get little help after their sacrifices in other countries’ wars

I am so disgusted with Veterans Affairs. It does not assist veterans who wasted their lives for no reason. America seems to be at war all the time with no purpose. If two foreign countries are fighting each other, that's their problem, but we make it ours. That's why our country is not what it once was. We are playing referee to those countries, so why must we interrupt their little wars? We are playing hero at great expense.

June 07, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Guest column: GOP health plan would eliminate coverage for many with disabilities

Last month, the American Health Care Act, or "TrumpCare" passed the House of Representatives by only four votes. The bill, written as is, would eliminate insurance for millions of low-income Americans, but there is one aspect of the bill that no one is talking about - how the AHCA will impact Medicaid's programs for people with disabilities.

June 07, 2017 | By Justin Pressley Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories

Tom Crawford: Utility leaders reward failure over nuclear boondoggles

The executives of Southern Company, the utility holding company headquartered in Atlanta, have been involved in two of the biggest boondoggles in U.S. industrial history.

June 07, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Paris agreement move a big mistake for nation's future

President Donald Trump's withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement is a national and international tragedy. History will look back upon this as one of the gravest errors that the U.S. has ever committed. We now join Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not in the Paris Climate agreement - really great company!

June 06, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Pulling out of climate deal is another blow to big government

The withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Accord ordered by President Donald Trump has caused his enemies great concern. Their attitude demonstrates their ignorance of the Accord and the climate.

June 06, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Trump endangers Earth by ignoring plea for science

President Donald Trump knows just enough science to be dangerous. Given the opportunity, he has demonstrated that he is more than dangerous. By withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, he endangers the future of our planet, and in doing so, jeopardizes the future of my children and grandchildren, and yours.

June 06, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Dawsonville Highway needs more than just cosmetic fixes

Dawsonville Highway traffic is nearing critical mass as a result of increasing development in the corridor between Lake Lanier and the McEver Road intersection. And now the city is proposing to add a projected 6,700 daily vehicle trips to the corridor, from a 900-residence development by Oak Hall Companies and development of seven commercial parcels along the highway itself.

June 05, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories

Editorial: With growth in a school system comes difficult job of redrawing district lines

If you live in a growing, vibrant suburban or exurban area, there are certain things you learn to expect; niggling, predictable worries that are part and parcel of an envious quality of life.

June 04, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories

Viewpoint: Why Trump’s climate decision was the right one

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement has unleashed a predictable firestorm of criticism. But it was the right move.

June 04, 2017 | By Nicolas Loris and Katie Tubb The Heritage Foundation/Tribune News Service | All viewpoint stories

Dick Yarbrough: Farewell to the world's greatest preacher

In my book, the word "unique" is an absolute. There is no "kind of" unique or "somewhat" unique. Unique is unique. Unmatched. Unequalled. Nonpareil. One of a kind. Dr. G. Gilman Watson is unique. There is absolutely nobody like him.

June 03, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Power crews deserve thanks for quick work

This past Wednesday night a huge red oak fell on Glenwood Drive, of course taking out power lines, transformers and knocking out power for nine hours.

June 01, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Kudos to Times photographer

Photographer Scott Rogers is a consummate professional.

June 01, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Thank you for another great Memorial Day parade

I am writing to send a public thank you to our Gainesville City Council, local public safety officials, local civic leaders, local high school bands and all the many others who were involved in putting on the annual Memorial Day parade Monday.

June 01, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: We must honor sacrifice with responsibility

At first glance, Doug Collins's editorial on May 25 is an appropriate elegy for our veterans and their awe-inspiring sacrifices. Upon deeper consideration, however, his words also beg self-examination of us.

May 31, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Time to let go of idea of Confederate greatness

It was with great interest that I read the recent guest column of Dr. Douglas Young in which he decried the intolerant leftist firebrands who are at work across the country trying to destroy the glorious history of the Confederacy by taking down its monuments.

May 31, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories

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Tom Crawford: Some early gaffes by Kemp mark 2018 governor’s race

When you look over the Republican field of candidates for the governor's race, two names stand out as front-runners: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and ...

July 12, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Putting students ahead of schools dismisses idea their fates are linked

In defending Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a recent letter writer informs us he has read a book concluding that focusing on what is good for ...

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

Letter: Company’s ties to administration, EPA should come under close scrutiny

Recently, the Times published an Associated Press report on an Environmental Protection Agency decision to deny a petition to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide produced by ...

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

Editorial: The label we can all share is USA

When the nation pauses for a few days to celebrate the 241st anniversary of our independence, it goes without saying all the fireworks these days ...

July 02, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories

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