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Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan have always made for a compelling story.

  • April 19th, 2014  |
  • By Mike Chambers
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The Gilded Age was so terrible because it was so extreme. Like an hourglass, the measured middle was squeezed up or down. We were an either-or America: you were either fabulously rich or poor like a bowl of dust.

Barack Obama has been campaigning for the past 19 years. Since Sept. 19, 1995, when he officially launched his first campaign for a seat in the Illinois state Senate, the man has been a tireless barnstormer, but he says 2014 will be his campaign curtain call.

  • April 18th, 2014  |
  • By By David A. Martin
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I have a dream.

People like to say Tennessee has no income tax, but that's not true. Eighty-five years after it was imposed at the urging of Sen. Frank Hall on the eve of the Great Depression, the so-called Hall Income Tax continues to chip away at Tennesseans' nest eggs with an onerous tax on dividends and interest.

  • April 16th, 2014  |
  • By Sen. Mark Green
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Pay them not to come.

Today is Tax Day, and that means most Tennesseans have filed their federal tax returns, and many are eagerly awaiting their refund. But filing your tax return is about more than getting your money back from Uncle Sam -- it's a reminder of Washington's out-of-control spending and overreach.

  • April 15th, 2014  |
  • By Lamar Alexander
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The new political "crisis" is the minimum wage.

  • April 14th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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Some news stories seem immortal; they just never die; there's always one more angle that needs to be explored or a new twist pops up to reanimate them.

The evolution of Chattanooga into the "Dynamo of Dixie" in the last half of the 19th century can be traced directly to the efforts of the Union army to capture Atlanta during the Civil War.

  • April 13th, 2014  |
  • By By Maury Nicely
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On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee handed his sword to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ending the bloodiest conflict in American history.

  • April 12th, 2014  |
  • By By Roger Smith
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Chattanooga's Volkswagen workers were given the opportunity to vote on United Auto Workers (UAW) representation.

  • April 12th, 2014  |
  • By By Matt Patterson
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An hour or two after Pittsburgh teenagers lay bleeding on the floors of their high school Wednesday morning, my good friend Frank called.

It has been interesting to watch Russian President Vladimir Putin gain in popularity as he outwits Obama.

  • April 11th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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With more than 50 chapters and hundreds of members, the National Socialist Movement is the largest neo-Nazi group in America.

I might be wrong. — Radiohead

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