Opinion

Lenda Sherrell is the best and only choice to fill Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District seat now shamed by the incumbent Scott DesJarlais, a tea party-leaning Republican who ran on a pro-life ticket but was found to have encouraged both his former wife and a mistress to have abortions.

Most of us knew him only as that strong bass voice that filled our homes every morning after our parents roused us from sleep.

  • Oct. 21st, 2014  |
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Why does it always take a good crisis to make us understand our folly and reset our priorities?

  • Oct. 20th, 2014  |
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Not that you’d know it, but U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is running for a third term in Congress in Tennessee’s 4th District.

  • Oct. 22nd, 2014  |
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Generations of Chattanoogans knew him only as Luther, and that in itself was a sign of respect.

  • Oct. 21st, 2014  |
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Deadspin, a left-wing sports website run by Gawker Media, thought it was offering a big scoop with its recent news that Republican Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner lied when he said he played high school football.

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For Luther

As they continue a long-running campaign with the goal of securing monopoly-bargaining power over Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, United Auto Workers union officials shroud their true intentions with assurances that they will respect employees’ rights under Tennessee’s popular right to work law.

  • Oct. 22nd, 2014  |
  • By Mark Mix
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WASHINGTON — On the theory that chickens should not only be counted before they hatch but killed, let us consider the downsides for Republicans of winning both houses of Congress.

  • Oct. 22nd, 2014  |
  • By Michael Gerson
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Members of our city's Concerned Citizens for Justice have just returned again from Ferguson, Mo.

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Why all of the panic over Ebola? Why not panic over the flu? Flu kills an average of 36,000 people every year. Get a flu shot.

  • Oct. 19th, 2014  |
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Looks like the Democrats' plan to spend our way out of debt is not working so well. Imagine that!>

Americans love a fight. That is how this country was built. We like it so much that it scares us. And ISIS wants to pick a fight?

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The editorial “Vote Yes on 1” (Oct. 12) serenely assures there’s no problem if the right to autonomy and privacy, currently guaranteed to all by the state of Tennessee, is rescinded for women considering abortions, even if rape or mortal medical danger is involved.

As Navy Day approaches on Oct. 27, let us take the time to dwell on the sacrifices that all our military make for our safety and freedom.

President Obama said, "I am not on the ballot ... but these policies (his) are."

  • Oct. 20th, 2014  |
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