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It’s not the role of the press to coddle government.

It was love at first sight.

At the turn of the 20th century, the best known lawyer in Chattanooga was Lewis Shepherd.

  • April 20th, 2014  |
  • By By Sam D. Elliott
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Tennessee will join the rest of the Southeast region, the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22.

  • April 20th, 2014  |
  • By Heather McTeer Toney
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Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan have always made for a compelling story.

  • April 19th, 2014  |
  • By Mike Chambers
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The Gilded Age was so terrible because it was so extreme. Like an hourglass, the measured middle was squeezed up or down. We were an either-or America: you were either fabulously rich or poor like a bowl of dust.

Barack Obama has been campaigning for the past 19 years. Since Sept. 19, 1995, when he officially launched his first campaign for a seat in the Illinois state Senate, the man has been a tireless barnstormer, but he says 2014 will be his campaign curtain call.

  • April 18th, 2014  |
  • By By David A. Martin
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I have a dream.

People like to say Tennessee has no income tax, but that's not true. Eighty-five years after it was imposed at the urging of Sen. Frank Hall on the eve of the Great Depression, the so-called Hall Income Tax continues to chip away at Tennesseans' nest eggs with an onerous tax on dividends and interest.

  • April 16th, 2014  |
  • By Sen. Mark Green

Pay them not to come.

  • January 20, 2008

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