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Samuelson: The best stats of 2014

Published Dec. 27 2014

WASHINGTON -- This is the time when we make lists. The best movies of 2014.

Clemente: No more tax break gifts

Published Dec. 27 2014

Christmas came early this year to some of Washington's biggest special-interest groups when Congress passed legislation that was laden like...

Parker: Inglorious hackers

Published Dec. 26 2014

WASHINGTON -- If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I'd sketch a chubby imp donned...

Hart: Capitalism will free Cuba

Published Dec. 26 2014

In one of his few good decisions (and desperately in search of a positive legacy item), President Obama announced his...

The Least Of These

Published Dec. 25 2014

No one deserves to bury two children, but that was Margaret Cone's lot in life. ...

Dionne: Christmas joy without piety

Published Dec. 25 2014

WASHINGTON -- I once told a favorite pastor of mine that I liked him because he wasn't too pious. ...

The promise of Christmas

Published Dec. 25 2014

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Feliz Navidad, Good Cheer. ...

Kennedy: Red kettle Christmas

Published Dec. 25 2014

Christmas in America was not always this bountiful.

Smith: Yes, Virginia, There is a Jesus

Published Dec. 25 2014

The reign of Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus 2,000 years ago was disconcerting for many countries.

Cook: Mary and Joe's manger of today

Published Dec. 24 2014

Would we have reported on the Nativity?

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...

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...

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...

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

Published Dec. 23 2014

The pendulum swings.

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?

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.

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.

Good Deed: Kindness of stranger stands out

Published Dec. 21 2014

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

Kennedy: Our family is harried for the holidays

Published Dec. 21 2014

Every night my wife and I huddle.