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Letter: Nation falls shy of attaining its democratic ideal in 3 key measures

In 1971, Howard Zinn measured our government against the harshest of all standards, the ideal of democracy. Against this, man's achievements in 1971 or 2016, although worthy of praise, fall short of ideal. Zinn measured our shortages against 10 categories. As we close Election Day 2016, at least three of those deserve another measurement: ballot access, freedom of individuality and the opportunity to protest.

November 05, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Stewardship, education are the keys to survival for hemlocks

Gratitude is much on our minds as we approach the Thanksgiving season and reflect on our blessings: families, friends, the beautiful part of the country we live in and its bountiful natural resources, our freedom to enjoy them and, yes, our responsibility and privilege to protect these treasures. But part of this picture is in grave danger.

November 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories

Dick Yarbrough: Skeeter has his own unique take on election

One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week - besides not having a clue where to put commas - is that it is easy to lose touch with reality and start acting like all the media pundits who think they are so smart that their IQs should be measured with a yardstick. My momma didn't raise me like that.

November 05, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories

Ron Martz: A slanted perspective on campaign

No matter whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency on Tuesday, the biggest loser in this bizarre election cycle will be the American media.

November 05, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories

Editorial: Still worth your vote

Election Days when Americans gather to elect a new president have always been a joyous tribute to our constitutional democracy and the will of the people.

November 05, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Nonprofit transit program helps seniors maintain lives of mobility

It is time to think about our older adults and what they need to stay active, healthy and independent. It is time to think about our grandparents, older parents, older neighbors and friends. It is time to make them a priority. It is time to adopt and embrace a senior transportation program that keeps them from being isolated.

November 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Forget Clinton’s emails; Trump’s flip-flops, policy ideas are far worse

RE: Hillary Clinton's emails. This seeming rehash of this subject resulted from the recent untimely action of FBI Director James Comey reopening his initial statement that the matter was closed.

November 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Voters shouldn’t pick candidates merely on looks, race or gender

In 1962, when I was a lad of 10, I went with my mother to visit one of her friends. Upon arrival, the governor's race was discussed, and my mother said, "I'm going to vote for Carl Sanders because he is so handsome." My mother's friend agreed that ol' Carl was a very handsome man and she was going to vote for him for the same reason.

November 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: There is hope for nation if we vote with our true conscience

Is there still hope for America? It is my hope voters will look to the real issues facing our country and the necessity for a change in our direction, and not vote based solely on popularity. Let's face it; the two people running for president are flawed.

November 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Tom Crawford: Isakson’s health is a valid issue in Senate race

There's not much suspense about who will win Georgia's U.S. Senate race. Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson has been ahead of his Democratic challenger, Jim Barksdale, by 10 points or more in most recent polls.

November 02, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Hall commission gave in to money interests over its Mincey decision

Something stinks more than styrene in Hall County. Look no further than the Hall commissioners' office to find the source. There is absolutely no logical explanation for the approval of the rezoning of Mincey Marble's property other than money and power prevails over the will of the majority of the people, again!

November 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Democrats never discuss hard work, freedom, independence

As you listen to any candidate from the Democratic Party in either a speech or in a written article, there are words and phrases you will never find simply because they do not believe in them. They are as follows: freedom, independence, self-reliance, individual rights, property rights, hard work, accountability, illegal aliens (not "undocumented workers") radical Islamic jihadists and in God we trust.

November 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: We still should be grateful to vote despite nature of election

The length and tenor of the current election cycle has wearied all of us, but I think that we have actually gained something in this election. Because Donald Trump does not seem to be the kind of candidate who can hide his flaws, and because advances in technology have made it possible to see the work of the Democrats behind the scenes, for the first time in my voting life - which began in 1964 - I feel that I truly know who it is I am voting for. For me, this is preferable to voting for some tricked-out imposter all gussied-up ...

November 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Editorial views should shine a light on Clintons’ immoral behavior

The Times does a good job of selecting opposing opinions presented by local non-professional writers on the Opinion page. The professional journalists dealing specifically with Georgia politics are also generally objective and do a good job of representing opposing factions.

October 31, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Editorial: Georgia may have a dry future looming

Here we go again: The tri-state water wars, Round ... whatever this one is.

October 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories

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Tom Crawford: Pick up the phone; we must hold elected officials accountable

When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would "drain the swamp" in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling ...

January 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Thanks to community, rescue pros who helped saved a stranded pet

I would like to thank each and everyone who helped by making and posting flyers, calling with sightings, and ultimately, doing the dirty work of ...

January 11, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

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