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Readers write: Aug. 18

Fire shows need to preserve recordsGeorgia suffered a terrible loss in the burning of the historic Hancock County courthouse (“Fire guts historic county courthouse,” Metro, Aug. 14) but also of its priceless historical records, some of which have never been microfilmed, and others, copied so badly the film is useless. ...


School daysOpen-book tests recall memories of real, long-ago learningA history teacher’s statement, “I give tests students can’t cheat on,” quoted in an Aug. 10 op-ed by Peter Smagorinsky, sent me off on a nostalgia trip.In 1956,our wonderful geology professor at FSU gave that same type of final exam: an open ...

Readers write: Aug. 15

New senator won’t be any different In November, Georgia will send a new senator to Washington to represent us in all our hopes of a Congress we can be proud of. Our new senator will raise our trust in Congress higher than its ever been. The new senator will fix ...

Readers write: Aug. 14

Ga. should be not just for privilegedJay Bookman’s column (“Congrats to GOP, Gov. Deal,” Opinion, Aug. 10) captured the essence and results of Gov. Nathan Deal’s tactics in the Republican Party‘s war on the common people, and once again, it is the less fortunate who pay the price. Conservative successes ...

Readers write: Aug. 13

Let’s return VA to its original purposeIn response to “Georgia veterans deserve first-class care” (Opinion, Aug. 7), with all due respect to Rep. David A. Scott and Sen. Johnny Isakson, one thing that would help cure the VA health system is to return it to its original post-World War I ...

Readers write: Aug. 12

It’s time we elect those who can leadAmerica has always had the “can do” leaders of the world, until now. Our representatives in Congress are now “can’t do” non-leaders. Can’t fix immigration, too hard. Can’t fix roads/bridges, too costly. The list goes on. We see “it’s too difficult” behavior in ...

Readers write: Aug. 11

Parents’ hopes go with their childrenRather than berate parents who send their children across the border to what is hoped to be a better life in America, we should consider what drives them to make such a wrenching decision. My great-grandparents sent my grandmother and her sister, ages 13 and ...


Criminal justiceSentencing reform needs to be truly comprehensiveOne of my biggest concerns is that the governor’s policy on rehabilitating “nonviolent” offenders is that 90 percent of them will be released. Therefore, we are sending the violent ones home without the treatment necessary to keep them from re-offending. This makes no ...

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