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Right out of an episode of "House of Cards," about half of Senate Democrats did what a big donor wanted.

  • March 21st, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
  • 3 comments  |

If you know anything about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, you know the rest of the quote.

  • March 20th, 2014  |
  • By By Mike Chambers
  • 3 comments  |

Allen Casey's barge needs to stay right where it is.

It was Saturday, a Halle Berry of an afternoon. I was piddling in the backyard. My retired neighbor was grilling burgers, that charcoal scent filling the air like the springtime version of Vatican incense.

Feb. 14 was a good day for right-wing extremists who subjected Volkswagen’s Chattanooga workers to a two-week barrage of anti-UAW propaganda, outright lies, distortions, and threats to pull state tax incentives.

  • March 18th, 2014  |
  • By Gary Casteel
  • 6 comments  |

The United Auto Workers (UAW) lost its bid to organize Volkswagen’s Chattanooga auto factory on Feb. 14.

  • March 18th, 2014  |
  • By Matt Patterson
  • 1 comment  |

The Russian “invasion” of Crimea has caused an international stir with world leaders calling for economic sanctions and a demand for the withdrawal of military forces.

You’d think that any parent would want to know what the plan is for keeping their child’s school safe.

By now, the old saying about literacy has become a cliché: “The most important thing for our kids is teaching them to read” or “reading at grade level by third grade is the best indicator of a child’s success.”

  • March 16th, 2014  |
  • By By Mayor Andy Berke
  • Comment  |

Meet Andrew Reynolds, the luckiest little kid around.

Right now, 800,000 uninsured Tennesseans have an incredible opportunity.

  • March 16th, 2014  |
  • By By Andy Berke, Madeline Rogero, AC Wharton Jr. and Karl Dean
  • Comment  |

More than 175 years ago, Brainerd Mission members and their Indian converts wept as they gathered around a crude altar to take a final communion. On that Sunday, Aug. 19, 1838, the mission closed its doors.

  • March 16th, 2014  |
  • By By Frank (Mickey) Robbins
  • Comment  |

In the aftermath of the union recognition vote at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, much debate has focused on the intervention of politicians when workers want the right to decide freely on whether to form a union and on the future of a works council model.

  • March 16th, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Michael Fichter
  • Comment  |

Suzy and Curtis Baggett are white.

We currently spend more on defense than the next 13 highest spending countries combined. China is second at $125 billion a year, and they are only spending that because they want to be ready to come collect on all the money we have borrowed from them.

  • March 14th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
  • 5 comments  |

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