Opinion

This Labor Day offers us a view of disparity. But also hope.

  • Sept. 1st, 2014  |
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Ready the drums and let loose the war cries.

  • Aug. 31st, 2014  |
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Who thinks it is wise to give your 9-year-old Uzi-shooting lessons? Even just a one-day vacation lark?

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On Labor Day, it's instructive and perhaps inspirational to see how some people work and what they do with their talents and what they earn.

  • Sept. 1st, 2014  |
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Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Food Stamp Act of 1964.

Like former Soviet premier Nikita Kruschev famously uttering “We will bury you” to Western ambassadors, United Auto Workers secretary/treasurer Gary Casteel confidently told Times Free Press writers and editors Friday that Volkswagen soon would recognize UAW Local 42 by dealing with its members and in time could voluntarily recognize the local as the majority representative of company employees (i.e., without a vote).

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It's Labor Day, a holiday created to honor and celebrate the work and efforts of the working class.

  • Sept. 1st, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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The robbery earlier this summer at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center has given me a chronic case of the blues.

  • Aug. 31st, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Clark "DeaconBluz" White
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So my 7-year-old son and I were eating ice cream together last Monday night when he steered the conversation to his favorite subject: Caribbean cruises.

We left downtown just before lunch, the three women and me.

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Which is worse: fiddling while Rome burns or golfing while the world descends into chaos?

  • Aug. 31st, 2014  |
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Thank the Lord that Ferguson, Mo., isn't an open-carry city.

Ever walked up and hit a hornet's nest? No. Well, Hamas is not that smart.

  • Aug. 17th, 2014  |
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Recently a letter writer asked if anyone reads the Bible, and he cited support for the marriage equality law as lack of biblical literacy.

  • Sept. 1st, 2014  |
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The EMS Week Bass Tournament raised $2,500 this year for their two local charities: $2,000 was given to the Paramedic Scholarship Fund and $500 to the Forgotten Child Fund.

  • Aug. 31st, 2014  |
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I would like to commend the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department crew who work so hard every day to keep the Greenway at Spangler Farm looking beautiful.

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