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Editorial: Legislature obsessed with prayers and pistols

God, guns and marijuana.

March 20, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Reliving a special radio memory from years ago

Long before I was a columnist, a part of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and a corporate suit, I was in broadcasting.

March 19, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Scouts abuse case a sad event, would have been handled differently today

Today at First Baptist Church, we are in a state of deep regret and sadness. In recent days, we learned beyond any doubt that several decades ago some acts of harm against several of our youth occurred through our scouting program.

March 19, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Crawford left out key details in his column on Collins, Broun

Tom Crawford's column Wednesday left out some very critical information. In his rush to tell everyone how "conservative" Rep. Doug Collins is, citing his conservative rating with National Journal and Heritage Foundation, he completely forgot to mention Paul Broun's ratings.

March 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: McDonald’s defies image of greed with worker wage hikes

I love it when conventional wisdom is proved wrong. I refer to Wednesday's op-ed page and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch piece about a well-known fast food restaurant, "Better-paid employees: McDonald's is lovin' it."

March 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Incumbents are on the defensive this election year

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is the kind of politician who would seem to be very conservative.

March 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Holy Trinity’s clothing store aims to build on last year’s success

Father Bill Humble, the vestry and parishioners of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Flowery Branch would like to issue a heartfelt thank you to all the people who donated clothing for distribution at the Holy Trinity Free Clothing Store last year.

March 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist should realize this year’s presidential race is a new Revolution

Doesn't columnist Ann McFeatters realize that she and her ilk are responsible for Roger Ailes' and Rush Limbaugh's alternative to the Democratic media?

March 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: State’s construction detour needs caution

The Georgia General Assembly is much like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get.

March 13, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Conservatism, states' rights don't always serve common good

"Conservatism" has become a euphemism akin to "dog whistles" of bigotry, elitism and cronyism. Some hear conservative values as a call to favor the will of the majority and denouncement of the minority and those living at the margins of life. Too often, they are told to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Unfortunately, that reason presupposes all have equality, and all have boots.

March 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Parents have a stake in teacher evaluations

To my friends in the state legislature (and, yes, you are my friends; without you, I wouldn't have a job.):

March 12, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gun law should go farther; how about firearms in preschool?

Now that the mad dog gun advocates in our legislature have drafted another gun rights bill promoting and encouraging college students to carry their six shooters on campus, tell me: Where are these life-saving, constitutionally inalienable right to own, pearl-handled killing devices to be stored once the student arrives at the Dawgs game?

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


Letter: Democrats deny voters' rights in their own party delegate process

When Republicans want to require photo IDs to ensure voters are who they say they are, Democrats say Republicans are trying to disenfranchise voters. Yet, around 30 percent of the delegates who determine the nominee for president on the Democratic ticket are super delegates who are not even selected by us voters. They are appointed by the Democratic establishment.

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


Letter: Voters should be able to choose ideas, not just individual candidates

As the political debates drag on and we watch with growing unease as candidates beat each other up with charges and smears we've heard over and over, I'd like to suggest we shouldn't be casting votes for individual candidates at all. Instead, the public should be hearing local debates over issues, policies and ideas, and casting their votes for planks in party platforms.

March 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Deal backed religious freedom before, now changes his tune

While he was in Congress, Gov. Nathan Deal supported wholeheartedly the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The federal RFRA law contains the same wording included in the Georgia RFRA bill. I understand that the governor pledged to sign a bill containing the language of the federal law. Gov. Deal is now unwilling to support this bill.

March 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Dick Yarbrough: Will Deal’s vetoes stall state education reform plans?

A governor's got to do what a governor's got to do, but Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of the Campus Carry bill and ...

May 14, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Bathroom spat won’t end soon, but there are ways to solve it

The last time I was in a lady's bathroom was about 1937. I was 5. I have never seen ladies walk in a male ...

May 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Nation losing its moral compass with Christianity under attack

Never in my wildest imagination, when I was young, would I believe that I'd see conditions in America digress to the level we now ...

May 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Wouldn’t Beckstein still reach out to help any couple in need?

As I read the two stories side-by-side, one about the wonderful Mr. Gene Beckstein and the other about members of the board of Family Promise ...

May 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Playing stats, details out of place in story of coach’s ouster

I read with great sadness, but not much surprise, at the mitigation provided to former West Hall High School boys basketball coach Zac Swansey in ...

May 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Stamping out support to those in need

While Hall County's jobless rate lingers below 5 percent and many prosper from a growing economy, we see reminders that it's never easy ...

May 01, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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