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Cook: Mary and Joe's manger of today

Published Dec. 24 2014

Would we have reported on the Nativity?

Shaw: Devices don't always translate to better health

Published Dec. 24 2014

Thinking about gifting yourself one of those new wearable health devices you've been hearing so much about? You know, those...

Gerson: Room for non-conformity

Published Dec. 24 2014

WASHINGTON -- The movie "The Imitation Game" has revived deserved interest in Alan Turing, the eccentric genius of Bletchley Park...

Pam's Points: Police shooting, Sony and Cuba signal time to put away hate

Published Dec. 23 2014

The pendulum swings.

Cook: Congratulations. Teaching is now a blue-collar job.

Published Dec. 23 2014

Teaching in Hamilton County has become a blue-collar profession.

Broad brush; acts of war

Published Dec. 23 2014

Whenever there is a random mass shooting, liberal pundits, broadcasters and politicians search desperately in an effort to tie the...

Smith: What does Christmas cost me?

Published Dec. 22 2014

Thursday is Christmas Day.

EPA's new ash rule is a Christmas lump of coal

Published Dec. 22 2014

Don't tell residents of East Tennessee that coal ash is just trash.

Dionne: The duck that roared

Published Dec. 22 2014

WASHINGTON Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers.

Eye on the left: Partisan molder of minds

Published Dec. 22 2014

Think your college students won't get a little indoctrination in their publicly funded university?

The chemistry we never want to think about needs thought

Published Dec. 21 2014

East Tennessee got a scare last week when emergency officials were called to a chemical leak Tuesday at the Y-12...

Cook: Something worse than hell

Published Dec. 21 2014

The letter arrived in the newsroom on an ordinary day in an ordinary white envelope.

Kennedy: Our family is harried for the holidays

Published Dec. 21 2014

Every night my wife and I huddle.

Good Deed: Kindness of stranger stands out

Published Dec. 21 2014

Recently, I suffered a fairly significant fall while walking my dog in Riverview.

Krauthammer: How to fight the lone wolf

Published Dec. 21 2014

WASHINGTON — The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in...

The truth is simply what we want to hear and other letters to the editors

Published Dec. 21 2014

Michael Crichton ("ET," "Jurassic Park") was once asked to address the question, "What is the greatest challenge facing mankind today?"...

Dionne: Chuck Schumer: Take two

Published Dec. 21 2014

WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles Schumer gave Democrats a talking-to about their obligation to stand up for government’s role in helping...

The Rant

Published Dec. 21 2014

It's comforting to know that the Obama administration will not use enhanced interrogation techniques as part of its drone strike...

2016: Parties Should Start Fresh

Published Dec. 21 2014

Jeb Bush arguably would have been the better Bush to elect in 2000, and Hillary Clinton arguably would have been...

Elliott: 'It Was Useless to Complain': The Union Army Forages North Hamilton County

Published Dec. 21 2014

In late September 1863, just a week or so after the Federal defeat at Chickamauga, Montgomery C. Meigs, the Quartermaster...

... And Another Thing: Thankfully, city no longer rolls up sidewalks at night

Published Dec. 20 2014

River City Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Kim White said 2015 would be the "year of the crane" in...

Ignatius: Swinging for the fences

Published Dec. 20 2014

WASHINGTON The nadir for President Obama's foreign policy was probably last April.

Robinson: A win for the Cuban people

Published Dec. 19 2014

WASHINGTON — President Obama's historic opening to Cuba is long overdue — and has a chance of hastening the Castro...