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Letter: US policies should focus on protecting our children first

Donald Trump's recommendation to temporarily halt the traffic of Muslims into our country deserves consideration, not knee-jerk condemnation. Granted, the First Amendment provides for the free exercise of religion, but this has never meant that people have been free to do whatever they wanted. An example of a restriction on the free exercise of religion is the abolition by the U.S. government of the Mormon practice of polygamy; human behavior required a restriction of the broad language used in the First Amendment.

December 12, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Don't be shocked if Gainesville again tries to impose tax as stormwater 'fee'

I see where the Gainesville City Council has considered a tax on the water that runs off your property. It has been defeated for now, but you can expect it to resurface. Though they now are calling it a fee instead of a tax. Why do you suppose that is the case?

December 12, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: UGA is about much more than just football

As my sweet mama would say, "Things just get curiouser and curiouser." That is the best way to describe the recent events at the University of Georgia - or more specifically - the athletic department at UGA.

December 12, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Gov. Nathan Deal may be Georgia’s own Grinch for Christmas

It's the holiday season, a time when people are supposed to be having fun, going to parties and bestowing good wishes on friends and family.

December 09, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Holidays not 'golden' for everyone

Why do so many people dread the holidays?

December 09, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Doug Collins: ISIS threat calls for a decisive US response

ISIS' murderous rampage in Paris shocked the Western world, but the targeting and taking of human life is not a new page in the ISIS playbook. ISIS has caged human beings and burned them alive, resurrected the brutal practice of crucifixion, lined people up for mass shooting and beheadings, and sells children as sex slaves.

December 07, 2015 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: A Christmas wish — the right leader for the Oval Office

Dear Santa:

December 06, 2015 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: We can’t outlaw evil with new gun laws

"God isn't fixing this," screamed a headline last week in the New York Daily News.

December 06, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Don’t just say ‘Merry Christmas,’ live it

Hot Diggity Dog! It is December and that means Christmas is just around the corner.

December 05, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Richt displayed ideal character, grace at UGA press gathering

Normally my Monday morning activities would not include watching a streaming press conference on my iPad. Yet as a speech coach, I wanted to see how Mark Richt responded to questions during his press conference one day after the University of Georgia fired him as head football coach.

December 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Abortion clinic attack reminds how other innocent lives are lost

The nation has been horrified by another attack on an abortion clinic and the taking of several innocent lives, as well we should be. I wonder how many innocent lives of unborn babies had been taken at that one clinic that day before the attack - the day before, the week before, the month before, the year before - and we were not horrified. Or by the taking of the lives of 55 million plus babies in our country since 1973.

December 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia is pricing students out of college

If you have a child attending one of Georgia's public universities, you may have the perception that the cost of college is going up faster here than just about anywhere else.

December 02, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Encrypting our lives against data thieves

"Information is all, is it not?"

November 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville team, band showed spirit

Congratulations to Gainesville High School. The football team, band, coaches, band director and fans deserve a lot of recognition for the great performances I witnessed in Stockbridge last Friday night. What a game! What a team! What a band! This validated for me the old adage, "it is how you play the game that counts."

November 28, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: My wife a saint? I can't argue with that

Several of you got a chuckle over my recent observations on a survey from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia that says a good way to improve your marriage is to show gratitude to your spouse. As one reader told me, groveling doesn't hurt, either.

November 28, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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Tom Crawford: Some people keep fighting the Civil War

You may have the impression that the Civil War ended sometime around 1865, after the Confederate armies stacked their weapons, the soldiers returned to their ...

February 03, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Enota Road bypass could lead to a dangerous traffic flow

As both a resident of the area and a safety professional, I would like to voice concerns over the proposed bypass of Enota Road. Of ...

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


Letter: If housing, income are your problem, vote for the right solutions

If you are over 40 you should already know what I'm about to say. If you are under 40, hopefully this will help you ...

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


Letter: Vengeance is no reason to punish some who pose no threat to us

A few years ago, a friend committed a crime. He deserved punishment, but there were extenuating circumstances: He was weathering three personal tragedies, continuous pain ...

February 02, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: A new year, but the same old Corps of Engineers

It's not unusual for a new year to usher in new rules, regulations, and laws that can impact the way we live our lives ...

February 01, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Johnny Vardeman: Tunnels still cross beneath the streets of Gainesville

Underground Gainesville?

January 31, 2016 | Johnny Vardeman | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Bringing it on home

If you're reading this on a sunny Sunday from your comfortable home, you may wonder why the struggle to find affordable housing has become ...

January 31, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | 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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