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Editorial: Respect for our heroes in blue is well-earned

It's easy at times for jokers to take humorous shots at police officers meant in jest. The jokes and stereotypes are mostly the same; they wear little mustaches, eat doughnuts and either look like Barney Fife or Buford J. Justice.

June 15, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories

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 cattle. Of course, each serf family wants to increase its herd to better themselves, and before long, there are too many cows and the common is overgrazed, turning the field into an eroded area unfit for anything.

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

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

Ron Martz: US has too many secrets, too many with access to them

The arrest last Monday in Augusta of 25-year-old Reality Leigh Winner for allegedly passing top-secret government documents to an online news site says as much about the government's ineptitude in handing out security clearances as it does her stupidity in thinking she could get away with it.

June 11, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories

Editorial: A development worthy of a green light

There are great benefits to living in a county with a robust economy and quality of life that lures more people to move here, but also a price to pay at times. That push and pull of progress in our area now is playing out on Dawsonville Highway and plans for an 860-home active-adult community.

June 11, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories

Dick Yarbrough: Teachers have earned break from cut-and-run crowd

Dear Georgia's Public Schoolteachers:

June 10, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories

Letter: There’s no way to wipe clean all sins of our Founding Fathers

In his recent letter, Jeff Casper appears to forget slavery was legal and condoned under the government of the United States for almost 100 years. In spite of this, no one has demanded removal of the flag of the United States or statues of founders who also happened to be slave owners.

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

Letter: 2 recent stories showed very different contributions to society

As an observer of how people act, react and think, it is usually something radical that gets to me. I think of an old saying from my parents: "Fools' names, like fools' faces, are always seen in public places." The saying never really became clear until I read the recent reports of foolish people doing foolish things in public places.

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

Editorial: Show biz puts stars in Georgia’s eyes

Georgia's economy is best known for some of its tastiest exports, namely peaches, peanuts, chicken and Coca-Cola.

June 09, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories

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

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Tom Crawford: Plant Vogtle news gets worse for Ga. Power, and its customers

When it comes to the nuclear reactors Georgia Power has been trying to build at Plant Vogtle, there never seems to be any good news ...

August 09, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories

Editorial: Civil forfeiture often punishes the innocent

If there were any truth to political labeling, a self-proclaimed conservative would be someone you would expect to favor limited government power and to uphold ...

August 06, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories

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