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What is it about Tennessee officials and lawmakers that makes this state so dedicated to saying no to smart policy and yes to spending our dollars stupidly?

  • Sept. 3rd, 2014  |
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This Labor Day offers us a view of disparity. But also hope.

  • Sept. 1st, 2014  |
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Ready the drums and let loose the war cries.

  • Aug. 31st, 2014  |
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Thirty-eight people were sworn into Hamilton County constitutional offices at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Tuesday without incident or controversy. Had there been an incident or controversy, it would have been highly unprecedented.

  • Sept. 3rd, 2014  |
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On Labor Day, it's instructive and perhaps inspirational to see how some people work and what they do with their talents and what they earn.

  • Sept. 1st, 2014  |
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Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Food Stamp Act of 1964.

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For many years, Dan Lothian was the chronicler of America -- our best and worst.

It was the middle of summer, and we were headed on vacation to the Smokies. Apparently, so was everybody else.

It's Labor Day, a holiday created to honor and celebrate the work and efforts of the working class.

  • Sept. 1st, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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The robbery earlier this summer at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center has given me a chronic case of the blues.

  • Aug. 31st, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Clark "DeaconBluz" White
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Which is worse: fiddling while Rome burns or golfing while the world descends into chaos?

  • Aug. 31st, 2014  |
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Thank the Lord that Ferguson, Mo., isn't an open-carry city.

Ever walked up and hit a hornet's nest? No. Well, Hamas is not that smart.

  • Aug. 17th, 2014  |
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Recently a column in the newspaper was devoted to abolishing the death penalty.

  • Sept. 3rd, 2014  |
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In response to the great letter to the editor which appeared in your paper on Aug. 24: Mr. Watson’s criticism of Weston Wamp and your newspaper was damning and accurate!

Recently a letter writer asked if anyone reads the Bible, and he cited support for the marriage equality law as lack of biblical literacy.

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