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Most of us will push away from the table today feeling much too full. Not just too full of Thanksgiving fare, but also too full of life's blessings to recount.

  • Nov. 27th, 2014  |
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Even if Jim Catanzaro's supporters don't think two no-confidence faculty votes and his controversial hiring of a senior executive assistant to extend Chattanooga State Community College's partnership with a college in Barbados (where he loves to vacation) are enough to get him sacked, then perhaps his own sloppiness with a calendar will seal the deal.

Hands up, don’t shoot. It will be a chant that will live and should live. It will be a chant that should teach us all to seek peace even when peace is an uphill fight.

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.

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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Forget Grubergate. Forget repealing Obamacare. Forget being a cynical southern conservative no-no-no-man or woman.

Old Man Winter has really hit us with the tingle digits. And that's especially true for what must be the largest number of homeless people Chattanooga has seen in years.

  • Nov. 18th, 2014  |
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Not a day goes by without some staggering scientific marvel revealed that we have helped pay for, like a genetically modified potato for McDonald's that offers less cancer risk when fried up for french fries or the stunning 10-year, $1 billion journey of a washing machine-sized spaceship now hitchhiking on a comet.

The hoopla about the Keystone XL Pipeline would be much easier understood by John Q. Public if it were renamed the Koch Industries (and Campaign Funds) Pipeline.

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