Opinion

Andy Berke isn't the kind of mayor who glad-hands.

Plant a tree if you like, but if you really want to make a difference on Earth Day (and since climate change is a real, urgent and global challenge, you should), then make some power changes in your life.

  • April 22nd, 2014  |
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Like players in a tortured love triangle, the EPB, the city of Chattanooga and an entrepreneurial company called Global Green Lighting are spinning away energy, dollars and precious time.

  • April 21st, 2014  |
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Who can argue with promoting entrepreneurship and technological innovation, assisting small businesses, ending homelessness of veterans and giving new parents skills to help them with their children?

  • April 23rd, 2014  |
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In an instant, it was done.

When Bill Clinton was president, his best acquaintances were known as Friends of Bill, but apparently sports mascots weren't on the list.

  • April 21st, 2014  |
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Monday night at the four-star Chattanoogan hotel, Mayor Andy Berke gave the annual State of the City address, just as other city mayors have done before him.

The electric chair?

Outgoing U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hopes Obamacare covers injuries sustained from being shoved out a door.

  • April 22nd, 2014  |
  • By Ron Hart
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The distrust in the minds of voters grows justifiably on a regular basis fueled by double standards and double-talk.

  • April 21st, 2014  |
  • By Robin Smith
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We all know that the neck turns the head. Right? Obama is the head, and Harry Reid is the neck. Get it?

Here's a short explanation of the Supreme Court's unlimited campaign donation decision: It legalizes government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, for the wealthy.

  • April 13th, 2014  |
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One thing we know for sure in the search from that missing 777: There sure is a lot of garbage in the sea.

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Bank Congress will soon consider whether or not to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Like many well-intentioned government programs, the bank has morphed into a cronyism stash for well-connected special interests.

  • April 23rd, 2014  |
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Republicans in Nashville are pursing policies that endanger the environment, public health and give to the rich while taking from the p

Christians can't justify giving their money, time and minds to ungodly movies like "Noah."

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