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WASHINGTON — It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War).

  • Nov. 16th, 2014  |
  • By By Charles Krauthammer
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The U.S. Postal Service isn't dying.

Harry Reid's control over the U.S. Senate will soon end, and corrupt, pork-barrel spending will be his legacy.

  • Nov. 14th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in the House and Senate have made clear that they'll deploy every weapon in the legislative arsenal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

  • Nov. 14th, 2014  |
  • By By E. J. Dionne
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Inmates released from Hamilton County's workhouse might assume they've satisfied their debt to society with their incarceration.

  • Nov. 13th, 2014  |
  • By By Michael Loftin
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Charlie Saunders, 73, knows from experience that a simple pat on the back can change a life.

WASHINGTON — As the United States advances into its third war in Iraq in a quarter-century, it's important to have a mental checklist to assess whether U.S. strategy there can succeed.

  • Nov. 13th, 2014  |
  • By By David Ignatius
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WASHINGTON — Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless.

  • Nov. 13th, 2014  |
  • By By Kathleen Parker
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WASHINGTON -- A week after the midterm elections, Republicans are still browsing through the jewelry store of their victories, admiring this bauble and that. Most of their Senate wins were predicted by the electoral map. The victories of many Republican governors, however, were impressive for extending the map, holding hard-earned territory or crossing demographic barriers.

  • Nov. 12th, 2014  |
  • By Michael Gerson
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It was 1944. Bennie Marlin was 17 and in love.

Each October the last seven years, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing outstanding young men and women in the Chattanooga area who are candidates for the United States military academies.

  • Nov. 11th, 2014  |
  • By Roger Smith
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The elections on Tuesday served up some definite "winners" and "losers" in politics and policy.

  • Nov. 10th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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As has been the case for decades, many Americans went to the booth last Tuesday and held their nose — and the GOP now controls both the House and the Senate. But, many ask, "so what?"

  • Nov. 10th, 2014  |
  • By By Mike Chambers
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After a week of gun violence in Chattanooga that has resulted in 10 people shot, and three of those dead, some in the community have begun to question the wisdom and effectiveness of the Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative (VRI).

  • Nov. 9th, 2014  |
  • By By David Kennedy
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If you’ve attended a college football game recently, chances are you’ve heard a little ditty called “All I Do Is Win.”

Got a message from a parole officer who wants to tell me the story of one particular parolee who sounds like Lazarus: once lost and doped up as a drug dealer, he's now found, full of life, right as rain.

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