Times Opinion and Editorials

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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Who thinks it is wise to give your 9-year-old Uzi-shooting lessons? Even just a one-day vacation lark?

The Chattanooga Stormwater Regulations Board that voted 5-3 Wednesday to flush away two years' work and Chattanooga's future proactive plan to keep our streets and drinking water clean after storms needs to look again at what they and we will lose if the city adopts a permit plan that only uses state minimum requirements.

A committee's work to study police promotion methods has turned up an interesting and continuing need, especially in light of racial strains illuminated recently in Ferguson, Mo., where only about 6 percent of the 50-member police force is minority in a town that is almost 70 percent black.

When the haters can't find enough fault with the Affordable Care Act (that more and more users are finding to be both affordable and useful) or can't find enough differences in what the GOP vs. what President Barack Obama is already doing in Syria, Iraq or the Ukraine to keep the nation out of war, then they start harping about presidential vacations.

Certainly at this year’s 76th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration special honor should be accorded to Tennessee’s congressional delegation — especially Sen. Lamar Alexander and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

  • Aug. 24th, 2014  |
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Militarizing community police departments is not about safety. It's about money.

  • Aug. 23rd, 2014  |
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Kudos to Chattanooga and one of its contractors for seeking out ways to help felons get work in a depressed area of Chattanooga.

A massive fish kill and stinky mess that closed a portion of South Chickamauga Creek to outdoor enthusiasts for the past several days began with the failure of a mechanical signal that was supposed to start pumps at one of Chattanooga's 80 sewage pumping stations.

  • Aug. 20th, 2014  |
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We have a suggestion for a new Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, agreement: the Helen Burns Sharp legal fees fund.

Tanks, flash grenades and tear gas don't belong in the hands of street cops in America.

There's a lot at stake — especially for Democrats — in the November general election.

It’s almost Celebration time in Tennessee. Again.

In contemplating the fact that we're stuck with Chuck Fleischmann at least until Democrat Mary Headrick takes a shot at knocking him out of office in November, think about the potential downside of voting early.

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