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Kathleen Parker: Is nice guy Jeb ready to join the GOP's fight club?

When all else is failing, reinvent yourself.

October 29, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP tax plan would harm state’s poor, working class

The Republicans in the Georgia General Assembly are again reminding us what their real priorities are by pushing for a restructure of the tax code next year. Their plan to shift the tax burden from income taxes to sales taxes, and to also lower the corporate tax rate will have a disproportionately negative impact on poor and working class Georgians.

October 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Transparency for tax breaks is heartburn for politicians

The phrase "GASB 77" is not just a random collection of letters and numbers. It is an accounting regulation that applies to state and local governments and could potentially cause massive headaches for elected officials.

October 28, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Candidates are driven by polls, not ideas

It's more than three months before anyone will cast a vote in the Iowa caucuses, and another month beyond that when Georgians will weigh in on who should be the nation's 45th president. Yet the horse race is churning at full tilt with lively contests in both parties - at least in the theoretical, fantasy league version played out in the polls.

October 25, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Other than emails and Blumenthal, Clinton dodges Benghazi flak

Who the blast is Sidney Blumenthal?

October 25, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | All viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Obama watches as Russia rules, Iran marches

Guess who just popped up in the Kremlin? Bashar al-Assad, Syrian dictator and destroyer, now Vladimir Putin's newest pet.

October 25, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | All viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Clinton’s enabler-in-chief at root of email issue

It's an ancient story: An innocent idealist sets out to change the world and in the process becomes what he hates most. "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster," Friedrich Nietzsche advised.

October 23, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | All viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Trump baits the hook and Bush bites it

It might be time for Katie Couric to ask Jeb Bush what he reads.

October 22, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | All viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: It’s already game over for the Democrats

I repeat: Unless she's indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. I wrote that six weeks ago, amid fevered dreams of a Clinton collapse and a Joe Biden rescue. That those were a mirage is all the more obvious after Tuesday's debate. The reason, then as now, is simple: Clinton has no competition.

October 18, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | All viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Radiant Clinton is at her best on big stage

With the latest poll numbers tallied and political pundits having spoken, a consensus has emerged: Hillary Clinton won the first Democratic debate and, barring a Benghazi pinata exploding with revelations, has cinched the nomination.

October 18, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: 'Yes' vote on E-SPLOST is a pennywise choice

It's not hard to make a case to boost public spending for schools. Among all of the government-funded needs, education ranks near the top, along with public safety, in the eyes of most taxpayers as vital services that can't be done on the cheap. As long as local school systems keep growing, the need for more infrastructure, equipment and teachers remains a high priority.

October 18, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: How Biden bid could help Hillary Clinton's campaign

The scuttlebutt in Washington is that Vice President Joe Biden is going to throw his hat into the presidential race, which means there is at least a 50 percent chance that he will. I mean, when is the Beltway scuttlebutt ever wrong?

October 15, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | All viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: A tale of 2 Hispanic realities

As the curtain falls on Hispanic Heritage Month, America's most underappreciated minority is still trying to make sense of two different realities. In a Dickensian twist, the nation's 54 million Hispanics are living through the best of times and the worst of times.

October 13, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | All viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Massacre leads to another charade about gun laws

There's the cycle of poverty. There's the cycle of violence. And then there's the cycle of gun talk.

October 11, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | All viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: No reason for Ryan to go for voiceless speaker post

The worst job in the world, it turns out, isn't the U.S. presidency but speaker of the House of Representatives.

October 11, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | All viewpoint stories


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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


Dick Yarbrough: State senator wants a helping hand for disabled

Republican state Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia's 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician.

January 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | 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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