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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.

On Dec. 20, Chattanooga will observe the 175th anniversary of its founding.

  • Nov. 9th, 2014  |
  • By By Suzette Raney
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WASHINGTON — Memo to the GOP.

  • Nov. 9th, 2014  |
  • By By Charles Krauthammer
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When Republicans won control of the Senate on Tuesday night, life suddenly became much more complicated for our city's Travis McDonough.

En route to her inevitable coronation as the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton has stumbled out of the gate.

  • Nov. 7th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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Damyelle Miller is on a roll.

Very few people vote at the Amnicola Highway polling place, there in the unheated garage of Fire Station 10, where five folding chairs sat empty for most of Tuesday and poll workers talked of voting days gone by the way front-porch men might remember — sentimentally, wistfully — the hottest days of yesteryear.

WASHINGTON — The Republican debate about the shape of the political future has begun, typically for conservatives, as a fight about the past.

  • Nov. 5th, 2014  |
  • By Michael Gerson
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Each election, I vote. And each election, I care less and less for it.

Football coach Steve Spurrier is catching a lot of flak from critics about the quality of his South Carolina football team.

  • Nov. 4th, 2014  |
  • By Ken Chilton
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Over the last year, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has taken the same approach as Barack Obama to governing: stay on the road engaged in the politics of marketing and self-promotion to avoid the mundane task of governing.

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