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Editorial: Starbucks flap pours out a cup of bad cheer

Amid the real issues and challenges our society faces headed toward an election year comes this one that blew up the Internet last week: The coffee chain Starbucks came up with a plain red holiday cup that some didn't deem festive or "Christmasy" enough. Then the whole "war on Christmas" chorus erupted anew.

November 15, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Coddled campus speech isn’t free

There is a certain irony of the timing of two events from the past week in which full front assaults were launched on the freedom of speech.

November 15, 2015 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: UGA study finds key to marital bliss, thankfully

There are many good things happening at my alma mater, the University of Georgia, these days. Unfortunately, not much of it is occurring on the football field.

November 14, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Health insurance is a new form of tyranny for Americans

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: What a misnomer! Mine neither protects me nor is affordable. Every time I pay my premium, my blood pressure goes up.

November 13, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: The good doctor’s odd operation to belittle himself

In the annals of presidential politics, it's hard to recall anyone who has tried so hard to be so ordinary.

November 12, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | All viewpoint stories


Letter: To be a true democracy, we need full voter turnout

Last Tuesday was Election Day. The following day, The Times ran an article announcing the voter turnout to be 9.31 percent of registered voters.

November 11, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Conservatives back free-market plan to address climate change

A friend forwarded Tom Crawford's Nov. 4 column on the failure of our politicians to address climate change. The early signs (sea level rise at Tybee, floods, drought, melting glaciers, changes in growing season) are all around us.

November 11, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Political fortunes flowed from Pinkie’s tap

From one of my favorite cities, Savannah, comes the sad news that Pinkie Master's Lounge will close at the end of the year.

November 11, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Veterans tell of battles against the unknown

Americans who haven't served in the military should try to understand what we have asked of the young men and women who have laid their lives on the line for our benefit. We can't really walk in their boots and share the full experience of combat and beyond. But even if we can comprehend just a bit of the dangers they endured overseas, and the challenges they now face back home, we can better fathom the human cost of war. In doing so, we should wisely choose leaders who don't lead us into them carelessly.

November 08, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: GOP candidates don’t know a win when they see it

Where do Republicans get that special talent for turning gold to dross? They score an electoral "massacre" (The Economist) in 2014 and, a year later, what do they have to show for it other than another threat to shut down the government?

November 08, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: WHO goes messing with our hogs, that's who

The history revisionists are still busy as a bee trying to rid us of all vestiges of the Old South. That means some brave soul is going to have to tell Wheeler County that they have to change their name because the county is named for Confederate Gen. Joe Wheeler.

November 07, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Climate change can’t explain past weather events

With reference to Tom Crawford's column in The Times on Wednesday, Tom uses the recent wet weather to attack Georgia Republican elected officials. Tom provides no scientific backing for his premise that "climate change" is about to kill us all because Republicans are not believers in "climate change."

November 07, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Carson offers an inconvenient truth for Dems' narrative

Here's something you may not know: Dr. Ben Carson is black.

November 06, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | All viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Today's politicians keep big-picture truths behind a wall

As Republican presidential candidates debate the debates, roiling and railing against the unfairness of it all, campaigns have been busy rebooting candidates and crafting fresh slogans.

November 05, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia faces a stormy future as climate changes

This is what the future looks like.

November 04, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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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


Letter: Income equality’s ‘free lunch’ would kill all incentive to strive, succeed

In days gone by farmers would use a long stick with a carrot hanging on a string to entice their mule to pull their cart ...

January 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia’s legal community mourns loss of attorney Summer

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Gainesville attorney ...

January 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Real education reform should address overpaid administrators

I keep reading about the governor's education reform committee. It would appear there is no reform, only an increase in teacher's pay. I ...

January 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Story on nuclear mistakes is evidence of the dangers we face

I was pleased to see the Associated Press account of the Air Force's most recent nuclear screwup Sunday in The Times. The same report ...

January 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Who will win fight for ‘freedom' under Gold Dome?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 27, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Shuttle disaster is what happens when politics overrules science

In 1986, a plan was made to launch a rocket to the space station with a young female school teacher among the crew. The crew ...

January 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | 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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