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"Trust us. We're from the government, and we're here to help."

It's interesting how the worm has turned.

The NFL and its contrite commissioner, Roger Goodell, are in full damage-control mode for the way they handled the Ray Rice domestic abuse case.

  • Sept. 26th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Hart
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How many times have we heard laments such as “women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs” and, as the Justice Department recently found, “blacks are 54 percent of the population in Newark, N.J., but 85 percent of pedestrian stops and 79 percent of arrests”? If one believes that people should be represented socio-economically according to their numbers in the population, then statistical disparities represent injustices that demand government remedies.

Vice President Joe Biden did not have a good week. Last Tuesday, he used what is often recognized as an anti-Semitic slur to refer to people who gave bad loans to members of the military.

Let's think about the glamorous headlines for the moment.

  • Sept. 21st, 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.

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.

Herbert Slatery, legal counsel for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, is likely to do an effective job as Tennessee's new attorney general. But it may be time for legislators to consider a new way for the state's attorney general to be chosen, instead of by the state Supreme Court.

A Washington, D.C., public school, apparently in an effort to shape students like the majority of residents in the District of Columbia, recently assigned sixth-graders a homework assignment that required students to compare former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.

A recent Los Angeles Times article, published in the Times Free Press on Sept. 7, reveals — perhaps unintentionally — one of the fallacies of legalizing marijuana.

Put yourself in the place of an enlisted man — one of some 300 — in the bowels of USS LST 325 as it moves slowly across the English Channel from England to France on June 6, 1944.

  • Sept. 13th, 2014  |
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Making decisions to degrade and destroy a terrorist group like the Islamic State is not for amateurs.

  • Sept. 12th, 2014  |
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Chances are, Ray Rice is not through hitting the woman who is now his wife. Statistics say he is likely to continue to abuse her.

  • Sept. 10th, 2014  |
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