Opinion

Mark your calenders: The GOP is fighting meaningful carbon-cuts policy now (think Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell crying that Kentucky coal jobs are more important than the full earth’s population and Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe invoking God, not carbon, for what he has called the climate change “hoax”), but the demographics of the Republican Party should bring change in the coming decade.

  • Nov. 23rd, 2014  |
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The immigration firestorm has begun — another faux scandal manipulated by the guileless conservatives in a GOP party that used to have statesmen but now just has reality show actors.

There are more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., and soon nearly 5 million will be protected from deportation under executive actions planned by President Barack Obama.

  • Nov. 21st, 2014  |
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Chattanooga was but a spry septuagenarian when one of its most recent storytellers first encountered it.

  • Nov. 23rd, 2014  |
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During a walk through your local Walmart, you're on scores of cameras.

  • Nov. 22nd, 2014  |
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Regrettably, President Barack Obama took executive action Thursday to grant legal status to about 5 million illegal immigrants, thumbing his nose at the American people, who don’t support such an action, and at Congress, which has yet to give him what he wants on the issue.

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Members of the media are often quick to call out public officials who operate behind a wall of secrecy. But we're not as good at calling out those who act with transparency.

Before the battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, the Federal army commanded by Gen. William S. Rosecrans maneuvered the Confederate army of Gen. Braxton Bragg out of Chattanooga, the railroad gateway, and into northern Georgia.

  • Nov. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By By R. Smith Murray
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Friday morning, someone else came forward with another Bill Cosby story.

My 8-year-old has developed an interest in the National Football League.

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So, Obama wants to follow rules when they suit his agenda (Keystone). What about the rest of the time?

  • Nov. 23rd, 2014  |
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Why say Obama pulled out of Iraq too early? Bush said "mission accomplished" back on May 1, 2003, with the end of combat missions.

Tuesday's election results proved that American citizens eventually get it right.

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During afternoon rush hour a few weeks ago, my wife and I were heading north on Norcross Road toward Highway 153.

  • Nov. 23rd, 2014  |
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Getting ready for work, I heard about a baseball player who signed a 13-year contract for over $300 million — that's $60,000 a day — more than I make in a year. I then saw a TFP headline reporting a bonus of $11,000 for each TVA employee. I'm a teacher.

According to the TVA board, its CEO received compensation of only $113,461 per week in fiscal 2013.

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