Times Opinion and Editorials

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."

Some 24 hours before President Barack Obama began talking to the nation about his strategies to defeat ISIS and his hope that Congress will debate war plans and support him with a vote, Congress members were falling all over themselves to spin other scenarios.

  • Sept. 14th, 2014  |
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Chattanooga’s new police chief, Fred Fletcher, acted very professionally and very wisely in asking Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston to seek a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe into allegations that a major crimes detective sexually harassed a woman whose reported rape he was assigned to investigate.

Getting ready for work Thursday and driving into the city, I listened as television and radio stations replayed the news — verbatim — of Sept. 11, 2001.

There's much gnashing of teeth today about NFL player Ray Rice finally getting knocked out -- pun intended -- of his job because he got caught on video slugging his fiancee, now his wife.

  • Sept. 10th, 2014  |
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Perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't quite understand what "presence" the Chattanooga Public Library needs "worldwide."

The dust is finally settling from the 76th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and what may have been the worst attended in recent decades of the 11-day iconic Shelbyville event.

Remember the transformation the new state-of-the-art LED lights made in Coolidge Park in 2011 shortly after a flash mob shooting shocked the city and residents here?

Hey, when was the last time you were told that your consumption of anything was good for the planet?

What is it about Tennessee officials and lawmakers that makes this state so dedicated to saying no to smart policy and yes to spending our dollars stupidly?

This Labor Day offers us a view of disparity. But also hope.

Ready the drums and let loose the war cries.

  • Aug. 31st, 2014  |
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Who thinks it is wise to give your 9-year-old Uzi-shooting lessons? Even just a one-day vacation lark?

The Chattanooga Stormwater Regulations Board that voted 5-3 Wednesday to flush away two years' work and Chattanooga's future proactive plan to keep our streets and drinking water clean after storms needs to look again at what they and we will lose if the city adopts a permit plan that only uses state minimum requirements.

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