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The black-clad members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have shown they are capable of many, many things — beheadings, crucifixions, heads-on-stake barbarism.

In the violent aftermath of the robbery and assault by — then police shooting of — Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., I can offer some advice to looters: Be sure not to forget to also steal those AAA batteries for the flat-screen remote.

  • Aug. 29th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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My uncle, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, once asked my father, a Korea combat vet, how he managed to rise to the rank of master sergeant during the heat of the conflict.

One of the most powerful rituals in our society is the burial ceremony of a veteran.

My son has his own houndstooth hat, for crying out loud.

What happens when a leader treats every opportunity for leadership, every decision and every strategic action as either a political event, an occasion for public relations, or a time to defend a failing agenda rather than identify an actual problem and propose solutions or strategies to solve it?

Our family dog, a spaniel-poodle mix named Boise, is a jealous boy.

Somewhere inside the Central Office, there is a multiyear strategy to alter — dramatically — the health insurance plans for all Hamilton County public school teachers and employees.

Donuts float in a heavenly sky at the corner of Broad and 20th streets in Chattanooga.

  • Aug. 24th, 2014  |
  • By By Erica Smith
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Most Chattanoogans are familiar with the story of Adolph Ochs, the young publisher of The Chattanooga Times who went on to establish a publishing dynasty at The New York Times.

  • Aug. 24th, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Tim Ezzell
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