Opinion

It's been quite a week — lots of congressional saber rattling about presidential overreach, but, oops, our congressmen and congresswomen really just wanted to complain, not really debate and vote.

  • Sept. 20th, 2014  |
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Cooler heads may be prevailing on the ill-conceived plan to leave the police shooting range open and operational on Moccasin Bend.

  • Sept. 19th, 2014  |
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It is past time -- but hopefully just in the nick of time -- for the U.S. and the world to ramp up a fight against the rapidly spreading Ebola virus in Africa.

  • Sept. 17th, 2014  |
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Someone has hijacked "tolerance," beaten it over the head, stuffed it into the trunk, taken it to a remote location and tried to change its meaning.

  • Sept. 20th, 2014  |
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Nobody denies educational attainment in Chattanooga could be better.

  • Sept. 19th, 2014  |
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If the Senate confirms President Barack Obama's most recent selections for the Tennessee Valley Authority board, its part-time members will for the first time be all Democrats.

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Numbers, apparently, do lie.

President Obama has not been particularly engaged in Iraq. He concluded that he is so likable that people in the media heap massive kudos on him for anything he does. Why shouldn't terrorists?

  • Sept. 19th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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Jim and Mary B. Lynch had a problem: How to fit a houseful of belongings into a modest, two-bedroom apartment.

It's easy to forget that Obamacare's actual name is the "Affordable Care Act." The law's authors used the word "affordable" because they promised it would lower the average family's premiums by up to $2,500 a year.

  • Sept. 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Andrew Ogles
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Our Nobel Peace Prize president had better earn the award or return the $1 million.

  • Sept. 14th, 2014  |
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If teachers canceled their cable television service and their fancy telephones, they could afford the $100 monthly insurance increase.

Which is worse: fiddling while Rome burns or golfing while the world descends into chaos?

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Saturday night (Sept. 13), we spent two memorable hours as part of a small but enthusiastic audience privileged to see three of our city’s exquisitely talented female performers (and one very promising young actor) bring to life the story of the women of Gee’s Bend, Ala., whose now-famous quilts were created against a background of civil rights abuses and victories.

After driving to Signal Mountain on the morning of Aug. 18, I asked a gentleman for directions to Alexian Village.

The biggest executioners in the world are China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

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