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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Who saw this curve ball coming?

  • Sept. 16th, 2014  |
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"The government agency responsible for maintaining America's nuclear arsenal wants to continue to use a TVA nuclear power plant to produce bomb material even though tritium leaks from the process have been nearly four times what was originally projected."

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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.

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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.

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

  • Sept. 18th, 2014  |
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Thanks to my late uncle, H.H. Rogers, who originally mailed "A Driver's Prayer" to your paper:

On July 21, I attended the CWLI/UTC candidate forum for the 3rd Congressional District representative.

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