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Imagine, if you will, that President Barack Obama was secretly offering businesses taxpayer dollars if they change their business models and encourage workers to join labor unions. Imagine if Obama denied he was doing it, but documents surfaced that proved he was.

  • April 24th, 2014  |
  • By By Bill Freeman
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If you've ever thought your vote doesn't matter, or if you have the sneaking suspicion that the political cards are stacked against you, researchers from Princeton University and Northwestern University probably confirmed your reservations last week with their study "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups and Average Citizens."

  • April 24th, 2014  |
  • By By David Martin
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It's almost a B-movie script; a renegade nuke is set off by North Korea above Kansas, or a massive solar flare slams into Earth, or a coordinated terrorist attack focuses on the power grid.

  • April 24th, 2014  |
  • By By Mike Chambers
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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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It’s not the role of the press to coddle government.

It was love at first sight.

At the turn of the 20th century, the best known lawyer in Chattanooga was Lewis Shepherd.

  • April 20th, 2014  |
  • By By Sam D. Elliott
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Tennessee will join the rest of the Southeast region, the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22.

  • April 20th, 2014  |
  • By Heather McTeer Toney
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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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