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Letter: US can’t justify entering another Mideast conflict

Reacting to alleged use of chemical weapons against opposition forces in Syria, President Donald Trump has ordered a U.S. military strike on the Syrian government. A number of cruise missiles were launched from ships against Syrian targets Thursday night. I can't believe the American public is about to fall for another neocon plan to do in Syria what we did to Iraq and Libya. We should be chastened by the horrific results of those wars.

April 08, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Opposition to bilingual ballots isn’t really fiscally responsible

The Times reports that incoming Board of Elections member and former county commissioner Craig Lutz objects to the board's decision to provide bilingual ballots for upcoming elections. Lutz calls the measure fiscally irresponsible and cites costs to taxpayers. This is only one of several shifting arguments against bilingual voting materials that don't withstand scrutiny and are even contradictory. If the question really is only a fiscal one, Lutz should be relieved that by adopting bilingual ballots, the county will avoid costly court cases that have already been threatened under the Voting Rights Act.

April 08, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Guns on campuses will create problems, not solve them

Gov. Deal: I hope you follow your former wisdom and again veto the bill to permit gun carry on campus.

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


Letter: Media’s perception management is used to push its liberal agenda

Frankly I have never heard of perception management until I read a book by David Baldacci titled "The Whole Truth." Baldacci states, "The Defense Department even defines Perception Management in one of its manuals, so the military folks obviously take it very seriously."

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


Letter: Profit or planet? We must choose wisely

It is time for us, as a country and as a civilization, to choose. What is more important? Is it short-term profits or protecting our earth for future generations? Are my immediate financial gains more important than passing on a livable world for my children?

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


Tom Crawford: We no longer have a legislature

I wish I could tell you that Georgia's lawmakers are getting better at the way they handle the people's business, but that would be a lie.

April 05, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Some hits, a few misses from the state Capitol

The General Assembly's 40-day sprint to spring is done, including both nonsense and worthwhile accomplishments. As the gavel bounced at Sine Die, many North Georgia lawmakers might have been more focused on how to make their way home after Thursday's interstate collapse.

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


Ron Martz: 'America First' sounds echoes of past disunity

There is a fascinating, if not eerie, precedent to the turbulent political times in which we are living.

April 02, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Claim that nuclear power is 'clean,' free of CO2, is misleading

Last week, The Times published an Associated Press article that said the following: "Nuclear power is cleaner than generating electricity with coal or natural gas."

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


Letter: Columnist linking health law foes to abolitionists is a bogus claim

I found Wednesday's column by Star Parker ("GOP health bill foes akin to abolitionists") typical of the fuzzy thinking of most conservatives. To compare Freedom Caucus members to abolitionists of the slavery era is a stretch that boggles the mind.

March 31, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Boys & Girls Clubs expand to give youth a bright future

Growing up in Hall County, it is easy to believe you have a good perspective on all aspects of the community. You fall into a comfortable rhythm of school or work, college football and church. Repeat. Perspectives are not easily changed, yet becoming acquainted with a local nonprofit not only changed my perception of that organization but also of our community as a whole.

March 31, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Reagan started GOP’s disdain of government, and it lives on

On one hand, the Republicans embarrassing inability to repeal or reform a law that they have been crusading against for the last seven years is somewhat shocking. One would only assume that after so many years of patiently waiting for this opportunity, they would be more than ready to act when they regained majority power and their long-awaited moment of truth finally arrived.

March 30, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Female pioneers led freedom’s march for us all by speaking up

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution reads: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

March 29, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Americans should have same health care as elected leaders

In my opinion, U.S. taxpayers should have the same health care system as their officials or vice versa. We need to get everything on the table to help ensure that the right things get done.

March 29, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: One state lawmaker has a fresh idea worth considering

One of the most frustrating aspects of covering Georgia's legislature is that you find yourself writing the same stories about the same set of issues, year after year.

March 29, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: To manage world climate change, we need common goals, shared decisions

Imagine you are lord of the manor in feudal times, and you have provided a large pasture (the commons) for your serfs to run their ...

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


Letter: Idea of endogeneity explains how scientists sometimes can get it wrong

Seth Godin writes a daily blog. If you are not familiar with it, I recommend subscribing at www.sethgodin.com/sg.

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


Tom Crawford: Georgia can learn a lesson from Kansas’ mistake

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C., but out to the west in Kansas.

June 14, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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