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Ruth Kittle is as mad as heck, and she's not going to take it anymore.

In the beginning, Donna Williams and I were not friends. Enemies? Maybe that's going too far, but certainly not friends.

WASHINGTON -- Following President Obama's ambitious executive order on immigration -- not unprecedented in subject matter but unprecedented in scope and ambition -- we are left to pick through the wreckage of law and precedent.

  • Nov. 26th, 2014  |
  • By Michael Gerson
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Let's not look at Ferguson. Not yet.

Today’s political landscape is characterized by partisans who address folks not as Americans but as voting blocs of groups that share self-interests.

  • Nov. 24th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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Members of the media are often quick to call out public officials who operate behind a wall of secrecy. But we're not as good at calling out those who act with transparency.

Before the battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, the Federal army commanded by Gen. William S. Rosecrans maneuvered the Confederate army of Gen. Braxton Bragg out of Chattanooga, the railroad gateway, and into northern Georgia.

  • Nov. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By By R. Smith Murray
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Friday morning, someone else came forward with another Bill Cosby story.

My 8-year-old has developed an interest in the National Football League.

WASHINGTON — Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time to cap carbon emissions.

  • Nov. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By By Charles Krauthammer
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WASHINGTON — A centerpiece of President Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated provinces. But new research shows the jihadists have been working since 2009 to gut the very Sunni tribal leadership on which Obama's rollback depends — making the U.S. campaign much more difficult.

  • Nov. 22nd, 2014  |
  • By By David Ignatius
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No, Virginia, there isn't a Thanksgiving.

"Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter." — Jonathan Gruber on passing Obamacare

  • Nov. 21st, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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WASHINGTON — There are any number of marvelous things one might do as president, if Congress were not such a checked and balanced mess.

  • Nov. 21st, 2014  |
  • By By Michael Gerson
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My friend Cindy and I were talking in the break room at work one day this week when she said something I found fascinating.

As the president of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, I am often invited to speak on the issue of hunger in our community.

  • Nov. 20th, 2014  |
  • By By Maeghan Jones
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