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Letter: Totems, thought germs, and how we can spread them

We live in a world filled with germs. As we go about our daily lives, we come into contact with thousands of them. Sometimes they infect our vital organs, and if they're successful, they reproduce using our bodies and spread to another host.

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


Tom Crawford: Why do governments fund rich sports owners?

John Malone is a very wealthy man. His net worth is estimated at $6.9 billion, and he is one of this country's largest private landowners.

November 09, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Clinton’s actual ‘experience’ is nothing to brag about in a leader

I agree with the main point of Jim Scharnagel's letter Friday that both Clinton and Trump leave a lot to be desired as a president, but one is going to win. However, I greatly disagree that he feels Clinton is a much better candidate. He mentions her "knowledge and experience in grappling with the numerous problems a president must address." However, he gives zero examples of her "knowledge and experience." This is because she has neither; she is totally inept and has been for the past 40 years. Examples:

November 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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


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Letter: Violent protesters ignore fair election, free speech

I would like to comment on the protests taking place across this nation. I must say I have never seen such childish, petty and stupid ...

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


Letter: Writers forget lessons from attacks of 9-11

It will be comforting to me, if possible, to know readers share my sense of humor concerning comments about two contributing articles to the Jan ...

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


Letter: Problems shouldn’t discourage you but should help develop you

I have been on the Lula City Council for more than 16 years, and we and other city officials face problems every day on how ...

February 09, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Israel expansion foes aren’t ‘haters’ to prefer a 2-state solution

I read with interest Bill Morrison's recent letter stating Israel is entitled to lay claim to much of the Middle East, including parts of ...

February 09, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Saluting the diligent squeaky wheels among us

"Eighty percent of life is just showing up."

January 29, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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