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Few individuals have done so much in so little time as Helen Burns Sharp.

Another Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has come and gone, but not without delivering some home truths to the “big lick” faction of the walking horse industry.

  • Sept. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By Keith Dane
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty. In January 1964, Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.”

  • Sept. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By Robert Rector
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A few events discussed recently in this space have upset some "powers that be" — so much so that their discomfort resulted in professional threats and name-calling.

  • Sept. 22nd, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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Our government has never been more secretive than it is today.

The shocking video of a woman knocked unconscious by her partner — an NFL star athlete — in an elevator and photos of cuts on a 4-year-old boy's body at the hands of his father — another NFL star — put a spotlight on domestic violence and family abuse in recent weeks.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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I remember the sting of my father's belt. I don't dwell on it, but I remember it.

Remember the day Alex Gallman died?

Mo'ne Davis, a 13-year-old eighth-grader, recently made national headlines — and the cover of Sports Illustrated — for her outstanding performance pitching in the 2014 Little League World Series.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
  • By By Janna Jahn
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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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Varney: History repeats — and sometimes rewrites — itself

Chickamauga battle anniversary offers new learning opportunity

There is an old saying: "Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it." Lately someone added "Those who do study history are doomed to stand by while some other idiot repeats it."

  • Sept. 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Frank Varney
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Someone wrote in, angry and ready to call it quits.

Let’s stop calling it the Ray Rice video.

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