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Common Core fight is about values

...Representatives of groups more often associated with social issues than education offered their backing of the Brunswick...Georgians are becoming more moderate in their views of social issues such as same-sex marriage, gambling and abortion...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2014-03-19/common-core-fight-is-about-value
Opinion
GOP ignores demographic trends

...candidates are reflecting the wishes of Republican supporters who don't see any need to change their positions on social issues and aren't worried about the votes of non-white demographic groups. When you look at the election results of...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/guest-columns/2013-05-22/gop-ignores-demogr
Guest Columns | Opinion
Campaign seeks to curb underage drinking

...bad decisions under the influence of alcohol if we have the power to stop it. While underage drinking is a complex social issue, we know we can reduce the problem by limiting the availability of alcohol, consistently enforcing existing laws and...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-04-07/campaign-seeks-to-curb-u
Letters | Opinion
Boortz to Republicans: Focus on core issues, or die

The best post-mortem election piece I've read is from radio talker Neal Boortz, who tells Republicans that unless they quit focusing on "mindless" social issues, they'll be permanently relegated to second-tier status.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/barry-paschal/2012-11-14/boortz-to-republic
Barry Paschal | Opinion
Jingle Jam raises awareness about domestic violence

...about."I thought it would be fantastic to bring a big-city-style race to Augusta," Limbaugh said. "This is a social issue people don't really talk about because there's so much shame and stigma associated with domestic violence."Runners...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-11-21/jingle-jam-raises-awareness-about-d
News
Lawmakers return to Atlanta for 2013 session

...make abortions illegal.House Speaker David Ralston has been sending signals that he doesn't want to deal with such social issues this year. That's one more reason to think this will be a relatively quiet session for lawmakers.(Tom Crawford...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/guest-columns/2013-01-13/lawmakers-return-t
Guest Columns | Opinion
Election year puts bees in lawmakers' bonnets

...would prohibit cities and counties from placing additional restrictions on the carrying of knives. Why are all these social issues popping up now? Politics is always a factor. It's an election year with a presidential race on the horizon; lawmakers...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/guest-columns/2012-03-13/election-year-puts
Guest Columns | Opinion
Library to kick off young adult media swap

...where the superheroes genre came from and how comics have morphed through the years, always really dealing with social issues, but even more so nowadays," he said. "Manga" is the Japanese term for comics, Cushman said. "Their stuff...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/15/new_104505.shtml
Greenbrier goes all out for 'Aida'

...true love is all about, following your heart instead of your political aims," Hansen said. "There's a lot of social issues as well as emotional issues." Originally written as an opera by Giuseppe Verdi in the 1870s, Aida is set in ancient...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/22/new_6838185.shtml
Are lawmakers ready to take a gamble?

...position of religious organizations that oppose gambling, and has already used his clout to kill legislation related to a social issue - last year's attempt to legalize Sunday package sales of alcoholic beverages. Geisinger is well aware of Perdue's...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/02/opi_557750.shtml
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